A total of 3 reviews of this product on Reddit.
Alright thanks! Do you maybe know if this one is legit? Not a lot of sellers on Amazon ship to where I live, and im super afraid of fake stuff..especially when it regards my face:)
I meant the pump. Bought it from Amazon
I have this skin condition where my cheeks are constantly red, so I’ve been reading/studying all things skincare for about two years in attempts to calm it down. It also doesn’t help that my cheeks are super dry, and that my t-zone is oily and acne-prone. Trying to get products that work for both of those areas is a real struggle, so I’ve put a lot of research into how to treat that. My skin looks heaps better than when I started, so I think it’s working lol.
I’m not going to list all of the products I use because that would be A LOT, but I’ll give you the basics you need for a good routine:
1) Cleanser: A gentle, non-stripping, pH-balanced cleanser is essential to a good routine. The pH needs to be around 5.5, preferably, as to not disrupt your acid mantle (a very delicate part of your skin’s structure: its health determines what you see/feel in terms of your skin). I recommend this.
2) Sunscreen: This is great for minimizing any redness you have and preventing the effects of the sun’s rays. Most people think that the only bad stuff the sun does is cause skin cancer and sunburns (it does, and it’s great to protect against with sunscreen, but there’s other effects), but it also causes aging, general redness, slower wound healing, and the development and continuation of PIH (darkspots). I recommend this as a starter. It leaves a slight white cast on the face, but it isn’t too noticeable after it has sunk in.
3) Moisturizer: This is the final part of the most basic routine. There are three levels of moisturizers: hydrators, emollients, and occlusives. I could go on about all of those, but I don’t think you want to hear. Anyway, a hydrating gel will probably be the best since you’re just starting. I have yet to try this one myself, but I’ve heard amazing things about it.
The order of steps would be: Cleanser, Moisturizer, Sunscreen.
It’s best to figure out these three things first in terms of what works best for your skin and then to get into treating your acne because you don’t want to get something that causes you to break out. There’s not a guarantee with all products that they won’t break you out, so it’s kind of a guessing game at times, but all of the products I’ve recommended to have a very low chance of breaking you out. Just to be sure, though, you should patch test them, and that is done by taking some of the product and applying it to a breakout-prone area of your face for a few days and seeing how your skin reacts. If there’s pimples, it’s not for you. If there’s no pimples, it’s for you. It’s pretty easy, haha. 😛
Sorry if this was too much to write, but I absolutely love this sort of thing. If you want, you can message me if you have any other questions and things, so feel free. Also, you should read up on the sidebar information over on /r/skincareaddiction and /r/asianbeauty. They’re both extremely helpful. Good luck to you on your skincare journey, so to speak! 🙂