Growing up, I had absolutely awful skin- I'm taking major breakouts like 100% of the time. It is so hard to have acne! It affects everything from your social life to your self-confidence, it is really tough. I have so much respect for individuals who deal with acne for extended periods of time, it definitely wears on you. A couple of years ago, I started using a Clarisonic (which I love!) and some Philosophy cleansers- Purity is my absolute favorite! Its a mild cleanser and works flawlessly with the Clarisonic... it is a freaking miracle worker.
Enter PMD (Personal Microderm) and Active Argan Oil... ahhh my two new favs. I'll chat more about these lovlies below!
Here's a quick vid of my routine- I use my Clarisonic every day and my PMD once a week...
If you have never used a Clarisonic you are seriously missing out! I love how it gently exfoliates your skin while giving it a deeeeep cleaning. This thing takes off 100% of my makeup (I swear) so I always feel like I go to bed with a totally clean face.
Now onto this guy. Holy crap I am obsessed with this thing. It exfoliates inch of your face- so its seriously baby smooth when you are done. It works with a little disc and creates a vacuum on your skin (which pulls up the dead skin) amazing right? You do have to be careful though, you can burn your skin if you go over it too many times!
For reals, this is my new favorite skin care tool. Its a must have for your regular routine.
Saving the best little golden nugget for last. And when I say golden nugget, I actually mean there's gold flakes in this... for reals! This Active Argan Oil is like magic in a bottle. It nourishes the skin without making it oily (you know how some serums can do that? I hate hate hate when it happens).
The major selling point on this oil for me is that it moisturizes and improves elasticity. Honestly, if you want to prevent wrinkles, you have to start right now! This liquid gold is basically a bunch of vitamins for your skin. Applying it right after a hard core PMD exfoliation treatment ensures that it gets absorbed on open pores. In my opinion, that is key to actually benefiting from the product.
I can't say that I have perfect skin or anything, but it is a far cry from my days of cystic acne! Adult acne is totally normal and hope these tips can help you guys take better care of your skin :) Let me know if you have any tips or tricks that have helped with your skin- I'd love to get some of your dirty skin secrets :)
I'm a college-grad, certified group fitness instructor and certified personal trainer looking to get my healthy to the next level. I hope you can find a little something here that will help you on your journey too.