The floors & the washing machine have yet to be repaired. No rush. It's not like we're running out of clean clothes (😬🙈👙)
These are all the products with active ingredients (hence "actives") that I have being using lately in my #PMroutines. I usually only have 1 active per routine so I don't aggravate my skin. For my nighttime #skincareroutine these include AHAs/BHAs/retinol/retinoic acid. In the daytime, this would also include antioxidants like Vit C & niacinamide, but those are two actives that I actually combine with other actives like AHA/BHAs .
🌟Acid Exfoliator: #Skinceuticals Blemish + Age Defense* This is a blend of 3.5% Glycolic (smooths skin & encourages cell turnover), 2% Dioic acid (prevents hyperpigmentation & helps control oil), & 1.5% Salicylic (helps unclog pores). I have been using this consistently for 7 weeks. I was impressed from Day 1, but I became really blown away around week 5. My texture is greatly diminished, my pores look smaller, & spots and red marks seems to heal quicker. ❤️A full blog post is coming!
🌟OTC #Retinol: #JordanSamuelSkin Etoile plus 0.2% retinol. Retinol is said to be 10x less potent than retinoic acid, but that doesn't mean it is less effective--in fact, even a lower concentration can produce similar results over time (Babcock et al, 2015). AND a mild retinol like the JSS can save you from skin flaking, dryness, etc that a comes with using a stronger retinoic acid. Consistent use for ~8-12 weeks leads to great results!🙌🏻
🌟Rx #RetinoicAcid: #Tazorac Cream 0.1% This is strong & it works, but even after years of using it, it can still lead to some dry patches. Bc of Etoile, I dropped this down to once a week.
🌟Acid Exfoliation: I used to use #SundayRiley #GoodGenes 2-3 x a week, but once I fell in love with the Skinceuticals product, I didn't reach for this as often. I still LOVE the way it plumps my skin, so that's I why I keep it in rotation. I also love this as a primer under makeup when I'm going out. 👍🏻 about 3x a month I use Good Genes or #TheOrdinary 30%AHA+BHA Mask. That blood red mask does a good job at providing strong exfoliation without being too harsh for my skin.