1. Wash Morning and Night
Normal Skin: Philosophy Purity Made Simple Facial Cleanser
Acne-Prone: Murad Clarifying Cleanser
It’s crucial to wash the day off your face every night and it’s a step that a lot of women skip.
2. Exfoliate Once to Twice a Week
Normal Skin: The Body Shop Aloe Gentle Exfoliator
Acne-Prone: Neutrogena Clear Pore Daily Scrub (I know it says Daily on the bottle, but still only use this no more than twice a week)
This step will promote new skin development and get rid of old skin cells that can clog your pores. Make sure you use an exfoliator with a fine texture, more abrasive exfoliants and applying too much pressure can make tiny tears in your skin and actually cause breakouts.
Philosophy Hope In A Jar or Neutrogena Oil-Free Moisture
Use a light moisturizer after you wash in the morning. Depending on your skin, you can also moisturize after you wash at night. Both of these products have SPF versions. If you’re prone to breakouts or if your pores clog easily, only use SPF when you plan on being outside. Although it’s absolutely necessary when you’re in the sun, SPF can clog pores over time.
4. Monthly Masks
Moisture: The Body Shop Vitamin E Sink-In Moisture Mask
Clarify/Firm: Boscia Luminizing Black Mask
Acne: Murad Clarifying Mask
Whenever you need an extra boost of moisture, some skin clearing power, or when you really just need a girly night in the tub, these masks will help do the trick.