One of the unfortunate things about my youth was that I never learned why or how to take care of my skin. It wasn’t horrible, but wasn’t great either. I’ve been learning about products & routines via the million resources available online.
This kind of hype is rare for me – I have boxes of other unfinished products, meanwhile I’m using these up and repurchasing. The changes have been significant and are continuing to improve. My skin tone and texture are more even, balanced all day, pores less clogged. I wish I had taken before and after pictures.
My goal is to have healthy skin with the minimum effort / product.
Anyway, if you have any skin care items that have dramatically changed your skin for the better, please recommend them!
– My recommendations –
For reference, my skin is high sebum & dehydrated type.
Methodology: These products were introduced into my routine one at a time, and resulted in the most significant improvement. Additionally, when swapped out or removed from the routine, negative results were most apparent.
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First product is Cosrx Low PH Good Morning Gel Cleanser. This is the first face wash that left my skin feeling clean but not dry. This is the first step of my face care. It’s awesome.
Second product is Cosrx Oil-Free Ultra-Moisturizing Lotion. This lotion is the last step of my face care (I use a couple acids, moisturizing toners & essences in between, but haven’t settled). It’s a lightweight non-greasy lotion that calms my skin. Afterwards, the next time I wash my face, it’s like washing off a protective barrier I haven’t noticed all day/night, as opposed to a layer of oil or dead flakes.
Additionally, I’ve been using it to great effect on my eczema – my left hand has become eczema-free after two years of chronic rash, and my right hand is showing more sustained improvement than it ever has in the last six.
Third product is Rohto Melano CC Intensive Anti-Spot Essence. I gently dab this on any discolored or pitted acne spots after washing in the morning. It helps heal & even them out.
The hydrating steps between wash and seal are super important for both oily & dry skin, FYI, so if you decide to try these products out, be sure to include this step. I’ve been using multiple applications of the Rohto Hadolabo Gokujun Hyaluronic Lotion Moist, but it’s pretty basic and I’m going to re-evaluate once I use it up.