I Spent Thousands Battling Hormonal Acne, and a $20 Regimen Cured It
Through a four-year trial-and-error method, I finally found what keeps my acne under control
-A gentle cleanser (I use Aqua Glycolic Facial Cleanser, $14.39, every two days, and Albolene, $7.29, on the other days, which I also use as a makeup remover)
-A simple moisturizer (Elta MD Intense Moisturizer, $10.50, only at night)
-Gentle treatment products (a vitamin C serum I make myself)
-Makeup (I only wear Shiseido Liquid Foundation, $36, and only if I'm going out)
-Sunscreen Shiseido Anessa SPF 46+++ Mild Face Sunscreen (around $16, imported from Japan)
Those are the only things I ever put on my face.
I also changed a few habits that I think cut down on my blemishes:
-Every day: Clean glasses
-Once every two days: Change pillow case cover
-Once a week: Wipe down everything that touches my hands or my face with alcohol pads (cell phone, keyboard, mouse, steering wheel, etc.); Clean makeup brushes and other beauty tools; Clean bedroom
-Once every two weeks: Wash sheets
-Once a month: Deep clean bedroom and house
I take a cinnamon extract supplement, Omega 3 vitamin, and a multi-vitamin daily.
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