My Skincare Routine
Over the past couple of months, I have been testing out different and new skincare products to help better my skin, especially on my face. With working out, riding, and stress from school, my skin is definitely prone to breaking out. However, my face is dry in some places and oily in others, so it has been hard to find the perfect skin products, until now.
To start my morning & nighttime routines, I always use the Tula Cult Classic Face Cleanser. I find it is really simple and great for sensitive skin, however does an amazing job of getting all the bacteria and dirt off of my face. I love Tula as a company because they promote healthy skin, not perfect skin. I follow the cleanser with a new favorite: Tula Clean and Clear toner. This toner has worked wonders on my skin to help clear up my acne and prevent more acne from developing. I’m not saying I never have a zit or pimple, but they come up significantly less than before I started using this product. Additionally, this toner is not harsh or drying whatsoever. I find it easy to apply and it has never burned or hurt my skin (like other products I have tried).
Now, here is where my morning and night routines differ. For my night routine, I will follow my toner with the Tula Breakout Star (can you see a pattern?) Moisturizer, another Tula product that I absolutely adore. This acne moisturizer is the most perfect product ever. Unlike other acne face lotions that are harsh and never work, the Tula Breakout Star has done wonders for my skin. It works incredibly well with the toner to help prevent acne while leaving my skin ultra soft and moisturized. For my morning routines, I follow the toner with the Glossier Vitamin C and Magnesium serum. This serum adds a nice dewy glow to my face. but also has tremendously assisted with reducing my acne scars and redness. I would highly recommend this serum as it is light and simple.
As you can see, I don’t have a huge skincare routine (unlike other people). I have found over the years that my skin loves the whole “less is more” approach. However, I wanted to share a couple of my other top tips for keeping my skin as healthy as possible.
If I do have some pimples pop up, I like to use the Mario Bedescu Drying Lotion or a Zitsticka patch. I am currently also trying out the Tula Go Away Acne spot treatment and like it thus far. I know Natalie swears by the Starface Pimple Patches!
After I ride, I always wipe off my face with a Cetaphil Face wipe. These wipes are very soft and don’t have any scents or extra ingredients to irritate my sensitive skin, but they do a great job of getting rid of the sweat, dirt, slobber, and alfalfa (thank you, JT!) that comes with riding. You never realize how dirty your face can get after a day at the barn until you wipe it off with a clean, white wipe. Yuck!!!
I am terrible at this, but wash your helmet liner frequently! It will help prevent those forehead pimples you get after a long days of riding.
My face doesn’t work well with face masks, but if your skin benefits from them, go for it! Every once in a while I will do a face mask from Tula (who else guessed that answer?!) or a pore strip from Biore.
I love my skincare routine, but it has taken me a while to nail down exactly what works for me and my skin type. Take the time to find the best products for your skin (hint-the “best” products doesn’t always mean the most expensive). I highly recommend you first figure out your skin: is it typically dry, oily, acne-prone, dull, etc.? Once you figure that out, try to find skincare brands that are within your budget and have the simplest ingredients. Don’t get tempted by Tiktok skincare recommendations because they might not work for your skin. I highly recommend skincare products like Tula, Cetaphil, Glossier, Bubble, CeraVe, Neutrogena and other tried and true brands. Your face is unique to you, don’t try to follow the exact routine as someone else. Have fun exploring the different options out there and let me know some of your favorites!