Dani
Dani
,
26
Oily/Combination Skin
,
Chicago
Routine
“I've learned over the years that introducing new products in my skincare requires patience. Usually, I'll limit myself to trying one new product at a time!”
Routine
“I've learned over the years that introducing new products in my skincare requires patience. Usually, I'll limit myself to trying one new product at a time!”
  • Generic-Oil Cleanser
    STEP
    1
    generic oil cleanser
    I use coconut oil to take my make-up off. It's so easy, and I can pick it up anywhere.
  • Cerave-Foaming Facial Cleanser
    STEP
    2
    After the coconut oil, which I wipe off with a cloth, I use this cleanser and cleanse my face. I used to try more exotic cleansers but my this one does the job well.
  • Differin-Gel
    STEP
    3
    differin gel
    I buy this from my local Target. It was recommended by my dermatologist as a milder treatment to treat my acne. I dab a thin layer over my acne and trouble spots on my skin with a Q-tip.
  • Cerave-Pm Facial Moisturizing Lotion
    STEP
    4
    I apply this all over my face with a gentle, upward motion. To combat dryness, I will apply this with whatever face oil I have in the Chicago winters.
  • the inkey list-rosehip nourishing night oil
    STEP
    5
    I love this rosehip oil when I need some extra hydration. I'll apply a few drops all over my face after the PM moisturizer.
Commented 8 months ago
Hi! How would u recommend Differin gel for acne spot/ dark spots?
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Commented 8 months ago
Yes, I would recommend it wholeheartedly! It's really, really helped with my acne. As you can see, I use it straight after cleansing, as its most effective on bare skin. I wait 20 mins before putting anything else on my face. When I first started using it there was a bit of a purging period (seemingly more breakouts, more cystic acne) but after a few weeks, I saw my acne really start to clear up. I think it's pretty potent stuff & a bit drying so you want to make sure you moisturize WELL after, hence my cerave PM + rosehip oil combo after. Hope that helps :)
Commented 8 months ago
Thank u so much 🙏🏻. Need to get one for myself!
Commented 10 months ago
Love the moisturizer, too. Such a classic.
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Commented 10 months ago
Can't go wrong! Def a mainstay in my routine.
Commented 10 months ago
CeraVe PM. Definitely a drugstore MVP!! 🙌
Commented 10 months ago
Yess 🙌
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Commented 10 months ago
yes totally. i will sometimes use other moisturizers but i always have this as backup!
Commented 10 months ago
Inkey list! 👍👍😍 Their skincare is pretty on point.
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Commented 10 months ago
i know! i loveee their stuff, better than ordinary in my opionion
Commented 10 months ago
Whoa, I've never heard of using straight coconut oil as oil cleanser but find it super intriguing! Does it actually take all your makeup/sunscreen/etc off?
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Commented 10 months ago
yes! i use an eye make-up remover when i have lots of mascara/eye shadow on before this step. i think the key is not to spend too much time rubbing the coconut oil on your face. i usually spend about a minute massaging it over my skin and then wipe it off with a damp cloth.
Commented 10 months ago
Oh interesting. I'll need to try it sometime. Fun fact: I think I read that Serena Williams also uses straight up coconut oil too.. xD