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wanting to start your skincare routine and feeling overwhelmed? I streamlined the basic steps of skincare, coupling them with some more affordable suggestions of products for you to pick. and I’ve listed some of the most common add-ons – the other building blocks you can slowly introduce to your routine, according to your skin’s needs. make sure you have products you like to use everyday, because a routine is made of persistence.
let’s talk about trash, baby let’s talk about my empties let’s talk about all the good things and the bad things used by me ;)
used these all up, hardly any regrets. some I won’t repurchase just because I’m currently going through other products, or because I’ve found some alternatives I prefer. bar from one, these are all winners.
There are 3 anti-ageing holy grail ingredients in skincare: Peptides, Vitamin C, and the mother of all the gold standards: tretinoin (with all its sister and cousin derivatives from Vitamin A). It is also largely known as a go-to for acne treatment.
Many people try out retinol or retinoid products, and most are formulated in low percentages, and/or with buffers and other ingredients that soothe the harshest side-effects. Yet, when jumping on to stronger retinols and topical tretinoin (better known by its commercial name, Retin-A), the side effects can be harsh. There’s a whole method to this madness of trying to slow down the signs of ageing, and I’ll share what I’ve learnt with you. This video goes deep into the products that I found are helping me to keep my skin soothed and as balanced as possible.
Also on this post, I’ll keep a little list of the things I have learnt so far (and I reserve the right to come back to this post to add or replace any information I can gather/correct. I also encourage you to check out Caroline Hirons‘ blog, since she’s preparing a massive post (and maybe video) on this subject. She is a skincare encyclopaedia.
So many amazing products on the market, these were the ones I trusted my almost 40 acne-prone combination skin during the year. Of course I experimented around and there are some others out of this list that I truly rate, but I had to cut somewhere or this video would be 10 hours long.