Daily routine

This is what I've settled on after years of trial and error (I also recently moved from the East to the West Coast and it seems to work just as well):

Philosophy Purity cleanser (morning and night)
Cetaphil Restoraderm moisturizer (morning and night)
Elta MD UV Shield SPF 45 (every morning)
Vichy eye cream (every night)
Clarisonic brush (every 2nd or 3rd day)
Perfect Image Glycolic Acid 30% Gel Peel (every 2-3 weeks)

That's about it. These are the things I've been consistently buying and using for months or years and they keep my combination acne-prone skin relatively calm. When I break out, I use Queen Helene Mint Julep Mask as a spot treatment (random, I know). What do other people use regularly?


  • Warm water and a wash cloth, scrub daily.  Every morning I use a mix of jojoba oil/water/glycerin as a moisturizer.  That's it. No more wrinkles than 10 yr. ago when I started doing this (I'm 58 now).
  • I'm fair skinned/mid 30s
    Oil cleanser (homemade in small batches castor oil, polysorbate 20, jojoba, sweet almond oil, rice bran oil & EOs to mask oil smell)
    hot wash cloth
    CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser (rotate between a few that I'm trialing but mostly use CeraVe hydrating cleanser)
    Santas Glycotoner 5% or Hydating Toner (lactic acid)
    Sanitas Moisture Mist
    Sanitas Rejuven-A mixed with Sanitas Vita K Serum on Hydrating Toner nights all ofer incl. eye area
    Dermalogica Clear Start Daytime treatment (2.5% Benzoyl Peroxide) on chin/jaw/cheeks
    Sanitas Peptiderm Eye Treatment
    CeraVe PM Face Lotion
    I also add on Glycotoner nights a serum that I am trialing, at the moment it is Chantecaille Vital Essence (meh)

    Hot wash cloth
    Sanitas Moisture Mist
    Sanitas Vita C Serum
    Sanitas Essential Eye Essence (but any basic eye cream will do)
    CeraVe PM face lotion
    Santas Solar Block (doubles as makeup primer)

    Occasionally do a peel or series of peels (mandelic acid, lactic acid, TCA) or an enzyme mask/hydrating mask.
  • Nothing bc our shower doesnt work. 
  • I have recently been using argan oil on the skin under my eyes and cheeks (not nose as it breaks out ever so slightly) and have seen great results. I'm 30, light olive skin. I really recommend trying it!
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