Setting up a Daily Skincare Routine

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Russell Steadman
Russell Steadman
3/6/2022 · 1 minute read

I recently had the epiphany that I am not doing enough to take care of my skin. I have struggled for quite a while with excess oil and texturization along with occasional acne, and so I am trying to plan out a way to combat these issues.

I take showers in the morning, so my daily morning routine starts with a shower. I have recently been starting with a apricot salicylic acid scrub to decrease texture and then using a face wash. I am currently testing out the CeraVe foaming face wash for normal/oily skin — it does a good job of cleaning without making your face feel excessively dry. I use Differin gel (topical retinoid) every other day in my T-zone, and after that dries I have been using the Neutrogena Hydroboost moisturizer with SPF. I am planning on adding the CeraVe eye repair cream to help with darkness and puffiness beneath my eyes.

For nights I wash my face again, and then apply Neutrogena oil-free moisturizer for combination skin. Once a week (when I am feeling fancy) I use The Ordinary's AHA/BHA mask to help control texture.

For lips I have absolutely fallen in love with Dr. Dan's Cortibalm, which is a chapstick with hydrocortisone. My lips are perpetually chapped, especially in winter so this has been a life-saver for me. I am also trying out ChapStick's soothing oasis, which has been very soft and light so far.