I’ve been on this adult acne journey for a while now. A few years ago I had horrible cystic acne that was soo painful. On top of having super sensitive skin, nothing was working to Controll it. In 2020 I started curology and I haven’t looked back.
Since I am turning 30 this year (and a red head) I wanted to add some proactive aging products to my resume in addition to Retinol. Vitamin C is all the rage right now, so I’ve been doing some research on Derma-E Vitamin C Concentrated Serum with Hyaluronic Acid and Probiotics. It has only been a week (and its that time of the month) I want to give it some time before I commit, but so far so good. It was on sale at Target, you can also get it at Wholefoods and likely Walmart as well for a decent price. I was researching some of the best Vitamin C serums and they can get pretty pricy, this is more within my range for clean products.
Let’s talk about eyes. This is the part of my face that has started to age the most. My curology formula does address aging, but sometimes you need more. So I have two favorites I use every day, Sephora’s Brightening Eye Cream and Neutrogena Retinol Under Eye Cream. If you use Retinol, you MUST use SPF daily! No, your makeup doesn’t count, you need both. For SPF that is super light weight, Curology actually recommended that I use Unseen Sunscreen by Supergoup since it is so light weight and non comedogetic (which means it doesn’t clog your pores so acne safe.)
It was a while before I could add in things like masks. For my own mental health, I LOVE face masks. Honestly can cure a whole shitty week with one … that’s a stretch, I work in staffing. BUT still like to stick to my clean ingredients. My aesthetician recommended Aveeda’s Mud Mask and I love it! I really feel like it resets my skin and clears out my pores. I am very prone to blackheads and my greasy Italian skin doesn’t help. This keeps it managed.
This is just a small snapshot, but these are the items I use daily. Likes I said, its taken me so long to get to this point of being comfortable to branch out a bit, but I know how hard it is to navigate all of this so let me know what your thoughts are in the comments below!