Anna
Anna
,
21
Dry/Sensitive Skin
,
Alabama
Routine
“This is my new PM routine, free of fragrance and other irritants, meant to repair and restore my completely destroyed skin barrier and hydrate my extremely dry skin.”
Routine
“This is my new PM routine, free of fragrance and other irritants, meant to repair and restore my completely destroyed skin barrier and hydrate my extremely dry skin.”
  • Albolene-Moisturizing Cleanser
    STEP
    1
    albolene moisturizing cleanser
    This uses mineral oil to break down sunscreen, oils, dirt, etc. Mineral oil is rated as 0 on the comedogenic scale! It's not necessarily a "luxurious" feeling on the skin, but it does the job well.
  • Avène-Extremely Gentle Cleanser Lotion
    STEP
    2
    avène extremely gentle cleanser lotion
    I was skeptical that this would be effective in removing my oil cleanser, but it works beautifully! My skin is so damaged, the most gentle pH balanced cleansers out there sting on me. This one doesn't and it still leaves me feeling clean and hydrated.
  • Avène-Thermal Spring Water
    STEP
    3
    avène thermal spring water
    I use this in place of a toner. It's just water, technically, but it's supposed to be packed full of soothing and hydrating minerals. I spray it on, pat in, and proceed to the next step while my skin is still damp.
  • KraveBeauty-Great Barrier Relief
    STEP
    4
    kravebeauty great barrier relief
    Amazing product, amazing brand. Does exactly what it claims to do.
  • Avène-Skin Recovery Cream
    STEP
    5
    avène skin recovery cream
    This product is so cool. It is formulated without preservatives, which I usually have no problem with. But they can be irritating for seriously damaged skin like mine. The manufacturing facility (Sterile Cosmetics) is completely sterile, and the packaging is airtight, which makes it safe to use.
  • Now solutions-100% Jojoba oil
    STEP
    6
    now solutions 100% jojoba oil
    I like to lock in my moisturizer with a nice layer of jojoba oil at night. I see results overnight in dryness and sensitivity. It has been found to be one of the most similar substances found in nature to the sebum your skin naturally produces. It does have a comedogenic rating of 2, but it has never caused an issue on my skin personally.
Commented 11 months ago
I love this! Your routine is super gentle and perfect for restoring a damaged skin barrier. Is the Krave Beauty serum worth the hype?
Commented 11 months ago
Anna, I remember you had written about the TO AHA + BHA chemical peel! Was it too strong for you?
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Commented 11 months ago
Hey! So the peel wasn't necessarily too strong, but I didn't realize how damaged my skin barrier already was when I was using it. I definitely plan on going back to it after my skin is healed, but for now, I'm being super gentle. Sometimes less is more!
Commented 11 months ago
Awww hope your skin gets better soon! ❤️ Do you mind me asking how you knew your skin barrier was compromised?