My skincare routine may always be a work in progress but everyday is an improvement. Quarantine has given me time to come to terms about what I love and hate about myself. I’ve done a lot of reflecting in the past few months and it’s been a ride. It took ages for me to love myself. As I get older, it gets easier to love myself. I turn 33 next year and it’s about time I loved myself. The biggest step was learning to care for my skin and loving myself without makeup. I spent so many years feeling ugly. I’ve made a few changes my last post about my skincare, so here’s my updated Autumn skincare routine.
Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA
I’ve had redness on my skin that I thought I could heal with the Amino Acids + B5. While it helped reduce my breakouts, I still saw redness and decided to take a chance with the Alpha Arbutin. The description on the website states that it “reduces the looks of spots and hyper-pigmentation”. After using it for a month I noticed the redness healing and my skin tone is evening out. It may take a few months more before I get the results that I desire… But I have time to wait. I haven’t seen my skin glow so much before too so I’m happy to keep using this product.
Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution
First things first, this is an acid. Use it with caution and read the instructions well! I can’t use this if I have a break out because it’s acid. But let me say this. When I do use this, I wake up the next morning with amazing skin. Like skin from heaven. According to the item description, it provides “mild exfoliation for improved skin radiance and visible clarity”. Which I’ve seen in my skin. It’s smoother than I’ve ever seen it before! But this is a strong toning solution and should be used once a week to start with. I may use it up to 3 times a week but I’m not there yet.
Keeping my skin moisturized is the focus issue for me. My Autumn skincare routine has the same focus as my summer one. But the two new products I’ve added take it to the next level. Do keep in mind that my skincare journey is my own. Experiment to find what works best for you. And please always spot check because a tiny allergic reaction will always be better than a huge one.