One of the most common questions I get asked is regarding my daily skincare routine. While I do like to try new products here and there, I love sharing the products with you that really stick out to me.
I’ve mentioned before that my skin type is combination, but lately, it seems I have been suffering from more breakouts and excess oil. Lovely, I know. While this can seem very frustrating at times, I have read in several articles that oily skin does have it’s benefits. For one, it’s less dry during the winter, and two, we are less likely to get wrinkles at an early age. Those do seem exciting but I know for me, I want to control my oil and breakouts as much as possible.
So what does that mean? Well, after meeting with my dermatologist, she told me I needed to make some changes in my skincare routine. I shared with her some “oil resistant” products I was using and while they seemed like a good idea, I then found out that they were actually causing my skin to over produce oil. I needed to find some products to balance my skin, while managing the breakouts and oil in an appropriate way.
About a year ago, I was introduced to the Colleen Rothschild skincare brand (20% off with code DIVA20). I only tried a few products, but one that you guys may recognize from my snapchats is the Radiant Cleansing Balm (it’s the perfect makeup remover). After using this for about a year, I decided I wanted to give more of her products a try. I actually got to meet with her last April, and loved hearing about her Dallas based company. She told me all about her products to help with oily/combination skin and a treatment to help cure breakouts.
Colleen was so knowledgeable (and so friendly) and gave me some great advice. I was anxious to try some of her skin care for oily or congested skin. You can save 20% off any purchase (8/31-9/6) with code DIVA20. Here is my current morning skincare routine for oily/acne prone skin:
Using a gel based cleanser, twice a day, is going to be your best bet for oily, congested skin. It’s helps clean your skin, but doesn’t strip the skin from it’s natural oils. Like I mentioned before, if you strip away all of your skins natural moisture, it will only have a negative effect.
I’ve been using the Balancing Gel Cleanser and have been very satisfied with the results. It’s not over drying, but it does help keep my skin’s PH levels balanced. It works especially well with my Clarisonic Mia Fit. A little bit goes a long way wit this cleanser, this bottle should last you a while!
Using the Salicylic Treatment Complex has been the biggest influence on my skins texture and acne. I use this all over clean skin twice a day, morning and night. Hearing Colleen talk about this product when I met her, was what originally had me interested in trying this skin care regimen.
I have seen substantial results with blemishes since using this treatment. My skin felt softer and my pores appeared smaller after a week of applying this treatment morning and night.
Another option, is the Clarifying Detox Mask. I use this once a week or as an overnight spot treatment. Highly recommend that mask to anyone with deep or severe acne. It really does reduce the size of the blemish (literally overnight) and jumpstarts the healing process.
I am a huge “beauty spray” fan. I love to use sprays in the morning before makeup and during the day to “refresh” or touch up my makeup. I was so so excited to try the Beauty Water. This product is a nice way to “wake up” you skin while preserving your H2O Balance. I would recommend this for all skin types!
Yes, even with oily skin you still need to use a moisturizer. I love the Sheer Renewal Cream. This oil-free moisturizer is weightless and allows skin to breath. I’ve used this for over the past year and though I try new things occasionally, I love coming back to this product. It’s easy to mix in with products you already use in your skin care routine and it does not make my face look shiny. This works great with your favorite SPF Foundation.
THIS POST IS IN PARTNERSHIP WITH COLLEEN ROTHSCHILD. AS ALWAYS, ALL OPINIONS AND SELECTIONS ARE MY OWN.
images by: Mary Summers Hafner