June 20, 2019

How I Clear My Skin When I’m Having a Breakout

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As someone with crazy sensitive, acne prone skin that tries a LOT of beauty products, I often break out. Why I do this to myself? No one can be sure. It’s a problem. But after nearly 34 years of my life, I have finally figured out how to quickly calm my skin down and heal the breakout fast so I can go back to feeling my best self (and inevitably, trying more products and doing it again because I’m a masochist). Here’s how I clear my skin when I’m having a breakout… as an adult.

How I Clear My Skin When I'm Having a Breakout | Skin care products used to heal breakouts from Paula's Choice, Tatcha, Drunk Elephant and Biologique Recherche

It’s highly ironic I even got into beauty blogging because majority of this role/job consists of testing out new products and launches pretty much constantly. Multiple new launches happen a week and some things even get sent to me in PR (which is amazing now… so thankful and so is my wallet, haha). But it basically wrecks havoc on my sensitive, acne prone skin.

I used to have sensitive, super oily, acne prone skin. Since post-pregnancy, I now have sensitive, _normal/dry_, acne prone skin.

It is an even tougher balance because many acne-fighting ingredients tend to dry out the skin. When you already have normal/dry or even dry skin and still struggle with acne (which totally happens to tons of people), it’s a delicate balancing act to bring the skin to its clearest and healthiest state.

This is what seems to work for me regarding how I clear my skin when I’m having a breakout…

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How I Clear My Skin When I’m Having A Breakout

First and foremost, you MUST stop anything new you’ve been trying. NEVER try more than one new skin care or makeup product at the same time. Always give at least a full week before trying a second, new product.

On times you fail to remember this rule (#guilty), cease all new products.

Then, incorporate this routine (or something similar):

MORNINGS

How I Clear My Skin When I'm Having a Breakout | Paula's Choice 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant, Paula's Choice Skin Clearing Treatment, Paula's Choice Moisture Renewal Oil

 



How I Clear My Skin When I'm Having a Breakout | Biologique Recherche Masque Vivant Skin Balancing Mask, Tatcha Dewy Skin Cream
EVENINGS

Within two days of this routine, I notice my skin dramatically clearer with all breakouts drying up and fading away. Within 4-5 days, it’s perfectly clear just working on rebalancing the skin. It’s amazing.

If only I just didn’t have this addiction to trying new beauty products, hahaha…

Well, my loss is your gain. I hope this helps you!

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-Steffanie

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