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 11 months ago
Hi! How would u recommend Differin gel for acne spot/ dark spots?
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Commented 11 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 11 months ago
Thank u so much 🙏🏻. Need to get one for myself!
Commented 1 year ago
Love the moisturizer, too. Such a classic.
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Commented 1 year ago
Can't go wrong! Def a mainstay in my routine.
Commented 1 year ago
CeraVe PM. Definitely a drugstore MVP!! 🙌
Commented 1 year ago
Yess 🙌
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Commented 1 year ago
yes totally. i will sometimes use other moisturizers but i always have this as backup!
Commented 1 year ago
Inkey list! 👍👍😍 Their skincare is pretty on point.
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Commented 1 year ago
i know! i loveee their stuff, better than ordinary in my opionion
Commented 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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