How I Fight Acne Post-Accutane

Let’s be honest, I still get pimples. Accutane did it’s job by taking care of my painful hormonal cystic acne, BUT I still break out here and there due to my cycle, eating shitty, or *cringes* falling asleep in my makeup.

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I’m definitely not considering another round of Accutane at this point in my life (there’s just too much shit going on to be worried about random nose-bleeds in public), so I’ve been working on finding daily solutions to my current breakouts. And I think I’ve nailed down a super easy, bomb routine.

Let’s get into it, shall we:

Makeup Remover

To remove my makeup I’ve been using The Original Makeup Eraser with warm water. I’ve actually been using this product going on four years now and I just got a new one at this year’s LA Beauty Con (so I’m hyped)!

Cleanser

I switched out my super expensive cleanser that I shared in my last skincare routine for one that is a lot cheaper and more easily accessible. I’ve been using Neutrogena’s Oil-Free Acne Face Wash Cream Cleanser morning and night to remove makeup residue, refresh my skin, and combat acne. I love it’s creamy texture and cooling sensation. Plus it’s $50 cheaper than the cleanser I was using previously (ya, I don’t know what I was thinking either).

Direct Acids & Masks

The Ordinary

This is the BIG one ladies and gentlemen, so get your pen and paper. I started using The Ordinary’s AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution twice a week, or when I’m suffering from a major breakout. OMGGG the results are insane!

If I have a bump that hasn’t formed into a head, this acid will bring it to the surface and dry it out immediately. 48 hours after using this peeling solution my skin is CLEAR again! It’s truly a lifesaver and I definitely recommend giving it a shot.

I use the AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution at night after I’ve cleansed and dried my face (you can’t apply it to wet skin). It looks a little scary and smells even scarier, but trust me when I say, it’ll only burn for a second (lmfao no seriously though). I leave it on for 10 minutes, which is the max time recommended. Then I wash it off with warm water and continue with the rest of my routine.

Toner & Moisturizer

The rest of my skincare routine hasn’t changed that much. I’m still using Thayers' Witch Hazel Aloe Vera Formula alcohol-free toner in the Rose Petal Scent morning and night, followed up with Aveeno's Clear Complexion Daily Moisturizer.

That’s it! I told you this was a super easy routine! Comment below your holy grail products for clear skin!

If you enjoyed this post, check out Skin Update: Why I’m Considering a Second Round of Accutane and Summer Beauty Products I’m Rebuying This Year next!

xo, Sha

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