Covering up my blemishes and scars was becoming such a chore so I decided to change up my face cleansing routine. I took care of my face before (kind of) but not enough to not get those occasional breakouts and scarring as a result. Yes, I still get pimples because, well, I’m human. However, I’ve succeeded in making the change from a foundation-concealer-powder every day routine to just BB cream/tinted moisturizer and powder. I do use concealer to cover up my [designer] bags but that’s about it. My acne scars are becoming less visible and I have to thank these products for it. I have oily/combination skin that’s more oily in the summer and dry in the winter. Alongside this routine, I drink tons of water, started eating healthier and exercise regularly.
These products are working for me but it may not have the same results for everyone.
- Lush’s Dark Angel’s Facial Cleanser – This stuff is amazing. It contains black sugar and exfoliates like crazy. It makes my skin baby soft. I use this in the shower since it gets messy and I focus on exfoliating where my acne scars are.
- Dickinson’s Witch Hazel Pore Perfecting Toner – After I cleanse my face, I get a cotton ball, soak it in the toner and rub it over my face. It removes any residue left over from Dark Angel’s and it tightens my pores. I also use this before I put on my moisturizer or BB cream to get rid of any excess oils. Before I used witch hazel, I used an astringent and that stuff dried out my skin. This toner doesn’t. The smell took me a while to get used to but I’ve seen a rose water version that I want to try soon.
- Lush’s Full of Grace Serum – After using a toner, I use this bar to moisturize my face. I rub the bar and activate it with the heat from my hands and put the product all over my face. I only use this at night because it’s a bit heavy for my oily skin.
- Mario Badescu’s Whitening Mask – I use this mask 2-3 times a week but only on my acne scars. It claims to brighten up your face but I just use it to lighten my acne scars. I apply it with a q-tip and wash it off with warm water once it’s dry.
That’s been my face routine for about 2 months and my acne scars are really starting to fade. If you try out any of these products let me know how it works out for you!