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What's your Skin Care Routine like?

Recently I've realized that I need to branch out and start a new skin care routine. I use to be very minimalistic, but recently I've noticed my skin needing a bit more work, especially my face. So I'd love to learn about what you do and what your routine is like! - Abigail, Team Member

  1. From someone who's suffered with cystic acne since 18, and im in my 30s now one thing ive noticed that has worked for me is a simple routine with simple products. I've used everything under the sun literally everything and i got to a point where i went back to basics and my skin has improved tremendously. To the point i dont get anymore spots and the only thing im working on is my scarring which has faded and fine lines.

    I would say start off with the basics and then focus on what specific problems youre having and incorporate products slowly. For example this is my routine (my main focus is hyperpigmentation but i also want to target fine lines, and focus on keeping my skin firm and plump); double cleanse, tone, moisturise and SPF (for the day). In the night I, cleanse, exfoliate, use a facial oil/serum, moisturise and use retinol. The next morning all i do is rinse my face with water and spray a generous amount of rose water, use SPF and go about my day.

    Ive started incorporating red light therapy and gua sha in my night time routine maybe 2/3 times a week which has helped tremendously and i randomly stumbled across the product on TikTok, its called LED gua sha tool by Vitality and Vanity.

    But the key takeaway is not to use so many things at once, keep it simple but consistent and also DONT STRESS! Aging gracefully is completely fine and im here for it 😀

    1. Hello and welcome to our online community! I am particularly interested in your plan as you mention the scarring from the acne. I can relate to that. My face reflects the years I suffered when I was much younger. I have not found success to minimize the pock mark look. I am happy to read that you did! As well, I am smiling as I read your closing comment. Aging gracefully is a wonderful goal! Your management plan sounds very well thought out. "Keeping it simple", as you wrote, is an excellent way to increase consistency, compliance and better results. It sure sounds like you are well on your way to aging gracefully and grandly! Best regards, Liz - - Site Moderator

  2. For me, keeping it simple but consistent has been key. I focus on gentle cleansing, moisturizing well, and never skipping sunscreen during the day. Also, finding products that really suit your skin type makes a big difference. It's all about trial and error, but once you find what works, it's worth it.

    1. Hello , your comment reflects a well thought out management plan. As you wrote, keeping the plan simple, I believe yields better daily compliance and therefore better outcomes. Thank you for sharing your personal experience with us. Healthy regards, Liz - - Site Moderator

  3. Abiggal I've had know problem with my dermatitis if do I just put the cream on within 45 minutes or less it's gone

    1. That's fantastic, !! I'm so glad that the cream has helped your dermatitis so much!!! It brings me so much joy whenever someone has found something that truly helps them & relieves them of their pain!๐Ÿ’• I hope this cream continues to aid you, and I'll definitely be looking into it asap!!! Wishing you a lovely week๐Ÿ’— - Abigail, Team Member

  4. I only cream my hands when they start to burn and itch I always use balmonds skin salvation for me it's the best

    1. Hello dear , I have reached out to my colleague, Abigail, about your reply to her question. While awaiting her reply, I would like to add my applause for your successful find for that dreadful burning and itching feeling. Thank you for sharing your remedy with us that works for you! Many here may benefit from your wise words. Sending healing hugs to you, Liz - - Site Moderator

    2. That's wonderful, ! I'm so glad that balmonds skin salvation has helped you so much!!๐Ÿ’• I've never heard of it before, so I'll definitely have to look into it! Thank you so much for sharing with us๐Ÿ˜Š If you don't mind me asking, how have you been managing lately? - Abigail, Team Member

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