As I have left behind my teenaged years and entered into adulthood, I have found few things (beauty & health wise) that are more important than proper skincare. I have also found few things that are more annoying than acne and breakouts. Whether you dealt with the stereotypical version of acne in your teen years, or developed it a little bit later on, we can all agree that it can be a pain in the you know what.
Enter, Adult Acne Rant:
*If you aren’t in the mood for a good old rant, kindly scroll to the bottom to view my skincare favourites*
Growing up, I never had to worry about acne or horrible breakouts, when I did get a pimple (because lets get real, who doesn’t?) it would only be the occasional one here and there. I had soft skin and an even skin-tone and had absolutely NO complaints. Fast-forward to my early 20’s, and my skin took a drastic change for the worst. I’m talking painful, annoying, and impossible to cover cystic adult acne. It was a big shock to me and made me super self-conscious, especially since I never had to deal with it in my teen years. Many people told me this was “hormonal” or “stress” acne, or in other words nothing-you-can-do-about-it acne..and that explanation wasn’t good enough for me.
For around a year and a half I tried everything to the moon and back for “blemished” or “acne” prone skin. From herbal remedies to expensive, chemical-laced products, and nothing was working. I had almost given up until I came across a Youtube video of skincare products and I found the best thing that has ever happened for my skin: The Simple Skincare Line
In sum, I discovered that all I needed to do was find simple (no pun intended) products that provided gentile ingredients for my skin and most of all, to be patient. My skin took a few weeks to adapt to these products listed below.
Without further ado, here is my current skincare routine, along with the products and some description about why they are so great:
Simple’s Cleansing Facial Wipes
What sets these apart from the other brands is that they are gentile and cater to sensitive skin (which does not mean you have to only have sensitive skin to use them) They are free of perfumes, chemicals and dyes that might harm your skin, and include ingredients that you can actually pronounce. It removes my makeup and gets the job done, all the while not irritating my skin.
Simple’s Cleansing Micellar Water
I use this with an organic cotton pad after using the makeup wipes. Again, it is free of perfumes, chemicals and dyes. Some people might think this is excessive, but you wouldn’t believe what this stuff gets off of your face, even after you have used the makeup wipes AND washed your face. EXAMPLE:
I know…I couldn’t believe it either.
SpectroGel Blemish-Prone Skin Cleanser
Another sensitive skincare line, that is fragrance and dye free, uses non-irritating ingredients and restores the PH balance in your skin. I use this after the Micellar water, rinsing it off with my hands and not using a wash cloth (can hold a lot of germs).
Simples’ Soothing Facial Toner
Again, free of perfume, chemicals and dyes; it helps restore ph levels in your skin, and uses ingredients such as witch hazel, water and flower extract to calm and renew your skin. I use this after every time I wash my face.
Live Clean’s Fresh Face Smoothing Facial Scrub
Another great, natural skin care product. I use this 1-2 times a week to remove dry skin and promote skin renewal. It is made with plant-based ingredients, is naturally derived, hypoallergenic, chemical free, pure vegan, dye free etc. etc. etc. (basically everything good for you and amazing)
Clean & Clear Persa-Gel 5
For the really pesky breakouts that don’t seem to want to leave, I use this as a spot treatment. I use it typically for 2-3 nights after I remove my makeup and it works wonders.
All in all, the purpose of this post is to hopefully help some of you out there who may be lost and confused in a world filled with millions of skincare products. The biggest thing to remember is that everyone’s skin is different, what works for me might not work for you…but I sure hope it does!
Leave a comment below if you have ever used Simple’s Skincare Line, what products you swear by and any questions you may have! I’d love to hear from you 🙂