Breakouts always happen at the most inopportune time. Not that there’s really a convenient time but still. Over these past weeks I’ve perfected my blemish routine and it’s been working wonders. I threw this routine together after getting a few unwelcome visitors and needed to figure something out. A combination of different products that exfoliate, resurface, cleanse and hydrate is key. Oh and drinking lots of water and not eating junk food is kind of important too. So this is what to do when you break out….
Cleanse And Exfoliate
I first wash my face with this Cosmedix gentle cleanser (last seen in here). I love it’s gel consistency and it does a great job cleansing away makeup. I’ll then exfoliate my skin and I’ve fallen in love with the M61 Powerglow Peel. I don’t use it every day though since it’s a bit more potent and you don’t want to overdo it. For every day use, I recently discovered these Nip+Fab daily exfoliating pads. They resurface and brighten my skin and feel amazing. You can use those up to twice a day and they’ve quickly integrated into my routine.
Masking Is The Name Of The Game
As soon as I see a spot on the horizon, I run to my mask collection. Masking is so important to get rid of all impurities. Mud and charcoal masks are where it’s at. Recently I’ve been loving the all natural Alaska Glacial Mud Co. mask (last mentioned here) that I apply with a small brush. Charcoal wise, I have this Cosmedix detox mask that feels a bit lighter. I’m also a huge fan of the Queen Helene Mint Julep Mask. All these masks draw out the dirt, reduce pore size and leave your skin refreshed and smooth.
Last but not least I finish up the routine by hydrating and restoring my skin’s moisture. I stick with products that my skin is already used to. That way I know I’m not irritating my skin further and trust what I put on my face. Right now I’m still using both M61 serum and moisturizer (last seen here). Another trusted friend is the Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizer. We go way back.
So that’s what to do when you break out. I’ve been following this routine any time I’ve got a little situation going on and it keeps everything at bay. What are your go-to steps or products against spots?