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I’m looking to get into a regular facial beauty routine, What products did you use starting out and what’s your current routine?

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I deal with fairly minor acne from time to time and in general kind of rough skin, however what I've been doing these past few weeks has really started to help a lot. When I shower while my hair is pulled back and my Revita is setting in, I use this pink grapefruit face wash I don't use any harsh exfoliators or washes with like beads and stuff in them, because when I did it ended up doing more harm to my skin than good. I use a very small amount and just gently message it in. Rinsing in warm to hot water for a good minute opens up and cleans out the pores then a quick rinse with cold water (I usually get a wash cloth wet with cold water before I shower and just leave it to one side on a holder) closes the pores. At least this is what I've heard from the limited research I've done.

 

Haven't had a serious breakout since I started using the wash, but I never had a super serious problem with acne. One or two blemishes come through at some point, then I use a benzoyl peroxide spot cream. Don't really have a brand preference, it's all the same drug. I also use this for razor bumps whenever they come up, but they haven't really, at least on my face, since I started this routine.

 

It's really important though if you use benzoyl peroxide to always wear sunscreen when you go outside, or you'll end up looking like a lobster. This is also a good idea even when just using something with salycilic acid (like the wash I mentioned earlier), since both chemicals take away the top most layer of skin. Just an SPF 15-30 spray has worked for me, doesn't have to be anything extreme. If you wear makeup daily, you can also get finishing spray that has sunblock in it.

 

Two or three times a week I also use this dead sea mud mask the specific kind of mask is really down to personal preference, I really like the way this one smells and feels, so it's what I go with. The only downside is that it doesn't peel off, so you have to wash it off and it can get kind of messy. As for moisturizing, I use this Aveeno lavender moisturizer again this is really down to what you like, just mess around with stuff and find what you like.

 

The important thing in my opinion is the routine, not the specific brands. I would warn you against using anything like a "sunless glow" moisturizer or anything else that colors the skin without caution. I have very, very fair skin and luckily I noticed it in time but I didn't get my entire face and I looked like I had just thrown on a single spray of spray tan. Luckily with a lot of effort it washed off.

 

In general, my skin is still far from perfect. But I have had a noticeable improvement from this routine, to the point I can finally use make up and have it work to even out the skin tone, before there were too many blemishes and patchiness. Again, if you have very fair skin like I do, you'll automatically be facing an uphill battle, since every flaw is automatically a lot more noticeable. This isn't gospel, I'm still very new to this myself, so I'd see what others recommend, and I'd encourage anyone to tell me what they might change or add to this routine.

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My current routine is first of all in the morning I will cover myself in a body scrub before showering. Then shave in the shower with a moisturising cream to even out the bumps. Then I will use an exfoliator, then moisturiser, then a vitamin C gel on my skin before putting on my makeup. With a face mist spray afterwards to brighten me up.

 

In the evening I remove my makeup with makeup remover. Then exfoliator and toner water to fully clean up my skin, followed by a night moisturiser.

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Kirsten

Hmm I’m sure I will be the outlier here since I don’t do much. I use an age defying face cream cleanser in the shower, shave with conditioner (whatever I have at the time and I leave it on for 3-4 mins b4 I shave, then I wash with the cleanser again. After the shower it’s an age defy lotion and I put my foundation on when it’s still just tacky. (Helps it blend I feel) 

at the end of the day I use a cheap makeup wipe and use an overnight cream lotion. All together the products I use cost about 20 dollars for all of them. And I haven’t heard any complaints. 

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