As a woman in her twenties, my interest in skincare products is as high as ever. Since my teenage days, I have become obsessed with treating acne, pigmentation, and overall skin health. Simultaneously, I’ve learned which products made a positive difference and those items which unfortunately caused more damage than good.
I’ll focus on my best finds so far. I have learned that using less products on my face works well when it comes to skin barrier preservation. If you’re not using PanOxyl as a face wash, well then let me know of any other miracle worker.
PanOxyl Acne Foaming Wash
This face wash fights acne and prevents its formation. It does exactly what it promises to do, ever since this product joined my daily skincare routine, I never looked back. I will use it once or twice a day if my makeup is heavier on a particular day. I then follow up with my favourite toner.
If you’re struggling with larger pores, this will be your holy grail. Honestly, not only did my pores get smaller, but some disappeared. My makeup looks better, and my overall skin condition is less congested.
Paula’s Choice Pore-Reducing Toner
The brand stole my heart. Put simply, once I tested their products two years ago, I continue to repurchase every time I run low. Speaking of which, the toner lasts months. It has a phenomenal weightless formula which absorbs quickly and minimises pore size. Usually, I would cleanse my skin with Panoxyl and follow up with Paula’s Choice toner. If I’m getting ready to jump into bed, I finish up here. When I see that my skin needs some extra hydration, I apply 2-3 drops of niacinamide. Otherwise, I will use a moisturizer with SPF50, no matter the season. Apply your SPF50 daily, you’ll thank me in a few years.
La Roche-Posay Anthenlios UV 50+
This ultimate protection, weightless and quick absorbing liquid is the perfect base for makeup or ideal when applied on its own to give you that healthy glow. I cannot recommend this SPF enough. It does not clog my pores, which is highly important for my skincare routine. My sensitive skin loves it.
Believe it or not, that is all. I went from applying oils, different facemasks, moisturisers and the list only continues, to finally become best friends with an easy three step routine.