Skin Type: Combination (Oily+Dry+Sensitive)
These Products May Not Work for All Skin Types and I am not Claiming to be a Professional, but they Definitely Work for Me!
What I Avoid Eating: Fast Food, Dairy, and Oils: Between the chemicals, grease, and fried nature of the products, fast food is something I try to avoid as much as possible when striving for clear skin. Dairy has been shown to promote breakouts so I try to limit this as well. I love cheese and ice-cream so this is something that I have trouble cutting down on. As far as consuming anything oily, or greasy goes, I make sure to wash my hands as soon as I am done eating before I touch my face in order to prevent the grease from attacking my pores.
Vitamins I Take Daily: Vitamins are such an important part of achieving clear skin. Vitamin D3 has been shown to promote clear skin and I definitely see a difference in my skin when I take it. Vitamin C and Vitamin E help me as well.
Cleansing Products: Clean & Clear’s, “Morning Burst Detoxifying Facial Cleanser” is the only face wash I can use that doesn’t break me out. It doesn’t have benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid, which is better for my sensitive skin. It is supposedly infused with oxygen and antioxidants inside the small beads and I think they work well to unclog pores. Before I wash my face I use face wipes to get all the makeup off. I personally think any brand of makeup wipes will work just as well as the next.
Topical Products: Okay, so the following products are really what has improved my skin the most. To start, a clay mud mask such as one from the brand, Queen Helene does wonders for acne prone skin. The clay gets into pores and dries the oil out. Leave it on for ten minutes and then wash off. Next, go to you’re local Whole Foods and pick up alwadi orange blossom water. It works better than rose water as an amazing toner. Apply with a cotton ball after cleansing face and applying the mud mask. Now, as strange as it may sound, take pin and puncture a vitamin E capsule. Squeeze out the oil and combine with CeraVe Moisturizer (an excellent moisturizer for acne prone skin). Rub it on the face, neck, or any other problem areas of the body. This routine has cleared my skin like nothing i’ve ever tried. Oil is a magnet for other oil, so by topically applying an oil like Vitamin E that doesn’t clog pores, you are actually pulling the pore clogging oil out of your skin!
Hope This Helps You and Good Luck ! (: