Since I’m at home and sick like a dog, I figure I’ll finally post about my skincare. I’ve gotten quite a few asks about it so here it is.
Disclaimer: I’m not a dermatologist of any sort so if you try what I use, and it doesn’t work, don’t come for me. Also I just want to point out that with skin, it’s mainly genetics. Both of my parents have clear healthy skin and I was lucky to inherit that and have been lucky to never have had a breakout. A ‘breakout’ for me is one or two pimples. I get oily on my forehead and nose, everywhere else is normal.
The most important thing for my skin is drinking lots of water. I drink almost 2L of water a day (that’s all I can handle) and on the days I don’t, it’s obvious. They say diet is important too but I eat candy so much and that hasn’t really affected me. Sleep is also very important. I make sure I get at least 8 hours of sleep.
I use Cetaphil’s cleanser for oily skin and their moisturizer, along with Clean and Clean toner. I don’t use a specific toner, just whatever is on sale. I make sure I cleanse and moisturize twice a day. I remove my makeup with either wipes or Bioderma. I NEVER fall asleep with makeup on, no matter how drunk I am that shit comes off. Falling asleep with makeup on is so bad for you!
Occasionally, I exfoliate with Queen Helene’s mint exfoliator and I also use her mint clay mask (I swear by it!).
I try not to touch my face and although I work in makeup, I don’t wear any on my days off so that I give my skin a break.
Just before my period starts, I’ll get a pimple (usually on my chin) but I use benzoyl peroxide on it. If you get a pimple, don’t pop it, that will make it worse and may leave a scar.
Hope that helps!