I am very diligent and extra with my skin routine but sometimes when I travel I fall off regular scheduling or the change in environment causes my skin to break out.
Not only travel but also times and seasons sometimes even within a single month especially around my time of the month. Resultantly, I have this little skin care routine that I embark on for short periods of time to try and re-center my skin.
It is an six step intense process that happens at night because I only cleanse my face once a day now.
I cleanse with my art naturals sulfate free cleanse for oily and acne prone skin. I have found this to be the only cleanser my skin has taken a liking for… I may use it in conjunction with a facial spin brush or pass the brush.
2. AHA mask
I picked up this alba botanicals 6% AHA mini peel mask from healthy U six months ago, and I can’t wait to get my hands on another. It’s gentle enough to use quite often but gets the job done. Read about benefits of AHAs here and find out why I introduced them into my skincare.
3. Clay mask. Preferably with BHA
Because the mini peel does a great job exfoliating my dead skin cells, I use a clay mask which is known for its excellent deep pore cleansing abilities… My two favorite ones currently are the Garnier charcoal mask (which has 2% salicylic acid hence boosts its deep pore cleansing ability) and the art natural clay mask
Toning helps rebalance the skin pH and is your first step of reintroducing moisture back into your skin. I like to pick my avalon organics vitamin c toner also because of the added vitamin C and the fact that it’s in an opaque bottle which means my vitamin C is active. Yey!!
Serum is the next intense course of moisture that I tap into my skin to continue in our little moisture ritual. Still trying to find a ride or die brand but I am currently using a natural logic trio consisting of a 2.5% retinol serum, hyaluronic acid serum and a a vitamin C serum because you can never have enough of vitamin c.
6. Moisturizer / oil
In the event that I want to attain my apex moisture levels, I add my rose hip oil whose benefits are here.
Otherwise I pick up my Dr Organics vitamin E cream or the mineral clay moisturizer.
I do this for about a week alternating with my normal skin routine.
Here is a visual representation of this….
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