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I have a confession to make. I’m not the best when it comes to skincare. The truth is that I’ve never been the best (I’ve tried!), so when this new year came around the corner, I had one resolution in mind: Tackle my skincare routine once and for all.
Sure January and February came around, and I managed to accomplish pretty much nothing the skincare department. But now I’m really committed to focus on this and to start tackling all the issues that have been haunting me for so long (ahem adult acne I’m looking at you).
The first step was heading straight to Target (aka the beauty product heaven) to look for new products that were targeted specifically for my skin issues. The clear winner? The NEW! Differin® Gel!
Differin® Gel is the first and only prescription strength retinoid now available over the counter for clearing and preventing acne. So needless to say it’s the best of the best because it clears breakouts where they start (deep in the pores), prevents breakouts before they begin, and as a result, restores skin’s texture and tone. Hello, count me in!
After that comes the process of establishing the actual routine.
- Wash your face mornings and nights: I love to use Cetaphil® Gentle Skin Cleanser because it leaves my skin clean without feeling dry.
- Apply an acne treatment: This is obviously going to vary according to your skin type and your specific issues. If you are like me and suffer from mild to moderate acne, use Differin® Gel. It is now NEW to the OTC acne aisle, and it contains the only multi-benefit dermatologist recommended retinoid, Adapalene, now available without a prescription to clear and prevent acne. It’s the newest advancement and ingredient in the OTC acne category in over 30 years! Basically, it’s the bomb.com.
- Moisturize baby: Moisturizing is one of the most important steps and one that you should not skip at all! Pick a moisturizer that you love, but I personally prefer to use Cetaphil® Daily Facial Moisturizer SPF 15 because it comes with broad spectrum sunscreen which is pretty much amazing (and eliminates one extra step of the routine).
Unlike spot treatments, you apply Differin® Gel all over your face once a day, every day – even after your acne has cleared up. Please use caution when using Differin® Gel with more than one acne treatment or glycolic acid product because this could lead to irritation.
- Stay consistent: The most important part, my friends, is doing it every single day. In order to see the results, you crave, put in the little bit of elbow grease. Hey, it’s even a relaxing way to end your day
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And a handy dandy little printable checklist so you can print, frame, and keep in your bathroom at all time (trust me, it comes in handy).
This product is dermatologist developed and tested. Please call 1-866-735-4137 for any questions you may have concerning the product. However, should you experience any problems while using the product, please discontinue use and consult your healthcare provider.