Hi I have just joined the Acne.org forum and wanted to share my acne skin care & makeup regimen and hope you can help me tweak it to get clear smooth skin. But first let me explain my fight with acne..
I have had moderate/mild acne since I was 12 and it has been a 4 year battle and seems to have no end~ Anyway my skin was doing great I didn't have clear skin but my skin was soft not fully smooth but better then in the previous years. I still had some black heads, a few white heads, and several red bumps.
Well now for some reason one side of my forehead has been breaking out more, on my cheeks are starting to break out more, and my mouth area is have a lot more breakouts,my body acne has come back and to top it off the black heads have increased! I swore I was winning and clear smooth skin would be mine . But I'm not giving up on my acne and I hope anyone reading this doesn't either!~
P.S. My Combination Skin has gotten drier
Here is my current skincare regimen:
Equate Oil-Free Acne Wash w/ Salicylic Acid(Dries my skin to where it's tight)
Acne Free 5% Benzoyl Peroxide Cream(Doesn't seem to do much
Target Dual Action Moisturizer(Burns my skin and doesn't do much moisturizing)
E.l.f Zit Zapper w/ Active Ingredients of 1% Salicylic Acid(Helps acne slightly)
E.l.f Clarifying Pressed Powder (Top broke off yesterday and had to be thrown away
Essence Translucent powder (I pile this stuff on or my T-zone will ooze oil!)
And I'm out the door!
I love the simplicity but I want to start wearing foundation,concealor the whole nine yards again! I love makeup and it has been hard fighting the urge to just pile on foundation! I can't even wear my liquid concealor because my skin flakes especially around the nose and eyebrow area.Had to throw out almost all my makeup,once I found out it can make acne worse!
Anyway can I get advice on tweaking my routine,makeup tips,recommendations etc!Thanks for reading!