Products that I swear by – part 2 !!
Like most young girls, I also had to deal with bad breakouts while growing up as a teenager. Even now at 25, I deal with blemishes. It’s really annoying when you breakout right before an important function or a meeting. I knew that my battle with acne had gone too far and I need to do something to get rid of it completely. I researched a lot online about the products and treatments that are safe to follow and I’m glad I found few amazing products.
2015 was really tough on me. I fell sick way too often and went through so much stress that I ended up having such bad breakouts. (OH GOD I DON’T WANNA GO BACK TO THOSE DAYS!). I still have scars from it and I’m doing all that I can to get rid of it completely. I know It isn’t a fast process but I’m getting there slowly
I have put together top list of products that I have been using and that are best for acne prone skin.
CLINIQUE ANTI-BLEMISH 3 STEP :
I cannot stress enough how thankful I’m that I went ahead and bought this 3 step system. It contains a cleanser gel, a toner and a moisturizer. This trio saved my skin when I was having really bad breakouts last year and I highly recommend. The first step: the foam cleanser, is by far my favourite part. After rinsing my face I immediately feel refreshed and clean. The second step: the toner, I apply with a cotton ball and sweep across all areas of my face to remove any dead skin or make up I might have missed. I try to only use this product around oily surfaces on my face, as it can dry up my already sensitive skin. Finally the third step: the moisturizer. This is probably one of my all time favourite moisturizer ever. Its light coverage and non-oily texture leaves me feeling fresh and ready for make up or bed. The best thing about this trio is that you instantly feel refreshed and clean.
I started noticing significant improvements in my skin condition after 2 weeks into using it and I have been using this product religiously morning and night for the past few months. I highly recommend this trio if you have acne prone skin and a must have, especially during summer.
CLEANSER : around 2000Rs (not sure)
TONER : 1750 Rs for 200ml
MOSTURISER : around 1700 Rs
I got this anti-blemish clearing gel as a sample along with this and I use this gel as a spot treatment every time I have breakouts. It does not irritate your sensitive skin at all and it clears stubborn pimples very quickly!!
PRICE : 2500 Rs
TEA TREE OIL : THE BODY SHOP
This product needs no introduction. It’s one product a lot of my friends swear by and it’s been a personal favorite for years now. I usually apply it before going to bed every night and it has become a habit 😀
The best part is that it does not let a pimple form completely and it helps it go back into the skin. Unlike its name suggest, Tea tree oil does not have an oily texture so it’s easily absorbed into your skin. Even though the bottle is tiny, it lasts a reasonably long time. If you are new to this product, let me give you a heads up, it doesn’t do anything for the scars or blackheads and it has a strong medicated smell. Perfect product for acne prone skin!
Price : 695rs
CETAPHIL MOSTURIZING CREAM :
Moisturizing is very essential. Yes, you read it right. Even for oily or acne prone skin people it is important. Because if your skin is stripped off all the moisture, the skin produces more oil to make up for the loss.
A lot of my followers on Snapchat keep asking me to suggest some really good moisturizer and this is one product that I swear by. I use this cream during winter as its best for dry skin. It was recommended by my dermatologist and it’s the only moisturizer I use apart from the Clinique one.
Its fragrance free , which is beneficial to all skin types, especially for sensitive and acne prone skin. It hydrates your skin well and leaves it radiant. I usually put a very thin layer on in the morning before make up to prevent dryness and flaking throughout the day.
PRICE : 295 Rs
BIODERMA SENSIBLE H2O :
We all know the struggle of not wanting to take off our make up before bed because we’re just too tired for the task, but it’s seriously important that we fight through the yawns and do it anyway. While we sleep, our skin regenerates itself, but if our pores are still filled with make up, they are unable to breathe, and in turn leads to pimples.
I love make up and this is my go-to make up remover every single time I need to remove grime or make up. I can only think of pros for this product and I absolutely love this product!! It feels like water and effectively removes all the make up from my face. I love how easy it is to cleanse!!
Trust me girls, it brings a big change in your routine. Its my must-have, even when I travel, I keep a small bottle of Bioderma with me.
Though its pricey, it will last you for a long time and its worth the money. You will never go back to normal make up wipes!!
PRICE : 500 Rs for 100ml
THE POREFESSIONAL BY BENEFIT COSMETICS :
I love a good primer and it is essential to own a good one if you use make up regularly. I have large open pores around my nose and this primer works like magic !
I decided to get my hands on this baby after reading many reviews on Sephora. And I’m glad I own this beauty!! POREfessional has been a staple on my dressing table for the longest time now, and it’s something I always reach out for when I want that extra bit of perfection to my make up! I like to apply a tiny amount of it around my nose (where my pores are more obvious) before I apply my foundation on , and I feel that it helps to minimise the appearance of those huge pores, while giving a matte finish. It does agood job as a primer. It keeps my make up from sliding off for 6-7 hours even in hot and humid conditions !! Now, that’s a WIN WIN situation, isn’t it? 😀
Highly recommend this for those who got large open pores.
PRICE : 2400rs
I love all these products and I highly recommend each and every one of it to those facing acne problems.
I’m finally back to blogging after a short break and ill be doing more fun posts in the coming week. Stay tuned!
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