1. DOUBLE CLEANSE
This is key if you have congested skin. My dermatologist recommended this tip several years ago and it has helped so much with my acne. You want to start with removing makeup—Bioderma is affordable and works well if you have sensitive skin. I use this first, then cleanse with a gel cleanser. My esthetician uses IS Clinical Cleansing Complex and I finally broke down and purchased it. This cleanser is really gentle and makes my skin feel really clean.
Have you tried a black mask yet? The Revision Black Mask is a clay-based mask that helps with soothing and calming irritated skin. It’s perfect for breakouts or congested skin and doesn’t make my skin feel dry or tight after. I’ve found clay masks to be too drying in the past, but this is by far the best I’ve tried. There’s a reason it’s a cult favorite!
I never really understood why a toner was so important until my dermatologist explained. A toner can maintain your skin’s pH and help to balance and restore it, keeping excess oil at bay. The Hydropeptide Pre-Treatment Toner makes my skin feel so soft and smooth. It doesn’t sting or make your skin feel tight.
Because my skin is acne-prone (and sensitive), I have to be careful with moisturizers and serums. When I layer a lot of product, my skin tends to freak out. So I keep it really simple. My Dermatologist LOVES the IS Clinical Hydra-Cool Serum. It feels instantly cooling and is formulated to hydrate and sooth skin. I don’t use any moisturizer when I use this, but you certainly can if you prefer.
For my eyes, I recently started using the IS Clinical Youth Eye Complex. This is an intensive eye treatment specialized to reduce fine lines and dark circles. I haven’t been using it enough to see big results honestly, but several of my favorite dermatologists use and love, so I’m willing to give it a try. We shall see!
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