My Favorite Skincare Products (Oily + Acne Prone)

favorite skincare products for oily and acne prone skin

Has anyone’s skin gone haywire from the sudden weather changes in Houston? It’s been taking a toll on mine, but thankfully, my everyday skincare routine has helped with getting it under control. Ever since I could remember, I’ve had acne and extremely oily skin. It has always been a gift and a curse. For one, I never had to worry about dry, itchy skin during the winter but the summers were always miserable. As for my acne, that eventually went away and now I only deal with it at a very minimal-scale during times of high stress or during extreme shifts in the weather. Although my acne is not as bad as it used to be, the only way I can maintain it is by using my favorite skincare products. Keep reading to learn more about my skin care routine perfect for oily and acne-prone skin!

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CLEANSE/EXFOLIATE
The first product that I use in my nighttime routine depends on how my skin has been feeling. If I noticed that skin has been it’s usual oily self, I use my First Aid Beauty Skin Rescue Deep Cleanser. This is my everyday cleanser that I use both morning and night. To avoid dehydration I use a smaller dab in the morning and mainly concentrate on my t-zone. At night, I apply generously all over my face and neck to really deep clean any leftover makeup or dirt that may have not been removed initially with a makeup wipe. Although this product is not the cheapest, do not let the price scare you away:

Skincare is the number one thing that you should always invest in. After all, you wear it every single day. 

On days when I feel like my skin is looking pretty dull or I feel some sort of texture, I use my St.Ives Nourished and Smooth scrub. Unlike the apricot exfoliator, this one is much more gentle. I steer more towards this one because it avoids my tendencies to over-exfoliate and completely strip any and all moisture from my face.  You can use it as a mask, but I tend to just stick to it’s scrubbing capabilities since it gets the job pretty well done.

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MOISTURIZE
Immediately after cleansing my skin, I apply my moisturizer to retain and also bring back all of the moisture in my skin to keep it from dehydrating. Even though I have oily skin, it’s extremely important to still moisturize because otherwise your skin will produce excess oil during the day thinking that it’s still “moisturizing” your skin. I recommend Clean and Clear’s Dual Action Moisturizer because it’s gel-like formula is light and airy which won’t clog up your pores. I’ve also tried Clinique’s Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel and it works just as well if you’re looking for a more high-end option!

On days when I exfoliate or use a mask, I use my AHAVA Comforting Cream instead since these cleansing methods are more abrasive. This is one of my more “heavy” moisturizers that I just love using before I go to bed. It does all of it’s replenishing magic overnight and by morning my skin feels extremely soft and nourished.

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SPOT TREATMENT
I’m thankful that my teenage acne finally went away, but occasionally, I get one or two zits that are just as stubborn as my attitude was back when I was 15 years old. Regular treatments never worked for me, nor the topical treatments that I would get from my dermatologist. It wasn’t until I discovered Clean and Clear’s Persa-Gel 10 at CVS! It’s extremely potent and effective. I make sure to apply it over a light layer of moisturizer to avoid it from drying out my skin. Best part? This baby will kill those problem pimples overnight!

Have you tried any of my favorite skincare products? Let me know what YOU use for your oily and/or acne-prone skin so I can try next!

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