When I was in my early 20's I was on Accutane. It was awesome and I went years without having a zit or pimple at all. Actually, I probably went until I was 29 with no serious breakouts at all. For some reason, as soon as the new year started I began getting awful breakouts like I was a teenager again. Sure, some are hormonal but for the most part I was beginning to think, "WTF is going on". Here's what I've found that has helped:
1) Stop trying so much crap- let's be honest, I am a product whore. I love products and jump at the chance to try anything and everything on my face. I would jump from skincare line to skincare line and would always pile on the free samples. Kind of obvious here, but this isn't good for your skin.
2) Start a Retinoid Cream- I've used Retin-A for years, but I had stopped using it a few months ago for reasons I don't remember. As soon as I started using my retin-a again my face started to clear up.
3) Get a good deep cleanser- I started using this black cleanser with the charcoal sponge and it has changed my skin so much. I used to still see makeup after I cleansed my face with some cleansers, but since using the charcoal sponge I feel like my face is super clean.
4) Start geting peels- I have had about 3 chemical peels since January and love the way my skin feels and looks after receiving them. I have been getting the Jan Marini Refine Peels and they really peel your skin off! This is good because you sloth off the old skin revealing new perfect skin! You can also use glycolic peels for the same effect.
So here's what I am currently using my face that I like right now:
Any tips you all have to share?