If I can tell you how many products I've tried over the years to see what actually works for my skin you would think I have a problem...
First off, I don't have perfect skin. lol at all. I have hormonal breakouts that turn into hyper-pigmentation's and I have super sensitive/combo skin and mildly oily t-zone. It wasn't till last year and this one I saw major improvement based on my own experimentation.
Again, this is what works for me and it might not work for everyone & always consult with your dermatologist. (I've been thru so many and nothing they gave me worked and made my skin worse so I decided to go the natural route without any harsh chemicals because my skin is way too sensitive)
1. As soon as I get home, I take off my makeup with Garnier's SkinActive Micellar water with a cotton round (a few actually for my whole face haha)
2. After I take my makeup off I always jump in the shower right after and then use either Shea Moisture's African Black Soap or Biore's Baking Soda Cleansing Scrub. Again it all depends on how my skin feels. I always use the African Black soap a week before and during my period because I know it helps calm my skin down. But after my period I use the Baking Soda Scrub. It helps exfoliate dead skin cells and reduce clogged pores that leads to acne.
3. Once I cleanse my face, I pat dry my face and put 3 drops of Josie Maran's Argan Oil on my face to regain moisture, sidenote: I feel like this really helps with mild acne.
4. Once my skin is prepped with the argan oil, I rub a little bit of Egyptian Magic cream, I use this because A. Its all natural and B. you wake up with a glow. It helps dull skin feel plump and hydrated and helps with acne. It's good for all skin types and yes, even oily skin people can use it! xo
5.My final and last step, I spot treat my dark spots from leftover acne breakouts with Nadinola. I stumbled up this treasure about a year ago when I felt like Ambi wasn't working for me anymore. This right here has evened out my skin tone, and lighten up my dark spots in a week. I always see major improvements after a breakout occurs when I use this.
Most of these products, I buy at my local beauty supply store, drugstore chains like CVS, Duane Reade's etc but the Egyptian Magic I purchased at Ricky's because on Amazon they sell fake ones so to be safe buy at the suggested retailers on their website. (such as ricky's!)
I hope this helps anyone who needs something new to try and I wish you the best to find what works for you ! xo