Oh, hey hormonal acne-prone skin – nice to see you again! Not. I’m not sure if it’s stress or the recent change in weather, but my skin has been none too happy. Just when I think I have it under control, it likes to throw me for a loop! While that’s incredibly upsetting and frustrating, I knew that it was time to change a few products. So, what better time than now to share my A.M. to P.M. skin care routine. Switching just a few of my products has really helped my skin heal.
For reference, I would say that I have normal to combination skin. Also, this is in no way sponsored by La Roche Posay. I’m a huge fan of their products (sensitive skin girls, give ’em a try!).
The newest addition to the clan is La Roche Posay Toleriane Hydrating Gentle Cleanser. In the short time that I’ve switched to this, it’s made ALL the difference. I originally was using a medicated cleanser both day and night, and I think it was over-drying my skin. Thus causing more problems than solutions. This cleanser is great for sensitive skin! It’s calming and hydrating. I even notice that my skin and acne isn’t nearly as red after washing my face with this product, and my skin feels pretty soft. Guess that hydration claim actually works!
After cleansing, I apply a lightweight eye cream. I’ve been enjoying the e.l.f. Illuminating Eye Cream. Is it doing much for my dark circles? No. But, it’s a nice formula that gets the job done. Plus, $10 for an eye cream is hardly anything to complain about. Then, I moisturize with Neutrogena Oil-Free Moisture Sensitive Skin. This has been my go-to for years! It agrees with my skin and works great under makeup, so I see no reason to change what works.
I still use the La Roche Posay Effaclar Medicated Gel Cleanser followed up by the Effaclar Clarifying Solution. I like to use the medicated products only at night now since I feel like they’re actually doing their job to treat and heal any impurities that might’ve surfaced during the day. You can check out this post about these products if you want more details!
Following the toner, I apply an acne spot treatment if needed. Then, I apply another round of the same eye cream and onto moisturizer. While not technically a night cream, I use La Roche Posay Toleriane Double Repair Moisturizer. Again, I’ve noticed such a difference in the feel and appearance of my skin since incorporating this product. It’s pretty thick and can leave behind a slight white residue if you don’t blend it in enough – hence why I don’t use it during the day – so I think it’s great for overnight. Leftover dry spots from acne have healed a lot quicker thanks to this moisturizer!
I always thought that an A.M. to P.M. skin care routine had to consist of several different products both morning and night. I’m pleasantly surprised that changing just a couple things while the rest stays the same can make all the difference!