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March 26, 2018

My Skincare Routine: What I Use And Why + Differin Update

If you follow me on Instagram (shameless plug) then you see my skincare routine on a pretty regular basis, but I know just seeing a routine sometimes isn’t enough to understand the full picture. That’s why I want to walk you through my skincare routine and explain every single product I use, why I use it, and how it fits into my routine. The only products I’m not going to talk about in this post are masks because for me they’re something I only use 1-2 times per week (if that), and because this post is already going to be absurdly long as it is. If you want me to do another post on my face masks, drop me a comment down below or on IG letting me know, and I’ll get to it ASAP.

This post has been a long time coming, but I’ve always held off on doing it because my routine changes so much based on what I’m currently testing. At this point, I feel like my routine is stable enough that I can finally share the logic behind it all. Plus, I’ve had a lot of questions lately about what order to use products in, so this is obviously something y’all are curious about. I’m happy to help! I’m also including a Differin (adapalene) gel update because it’s been over a year since I first started using it and I definitely have some new information to share!

Without further ado, here’s my skincare routine.

Disclosure: This post is not sponsored. This post does not contain affiliate links. Some of the products in this post were PR gifted, denoted with *. I have not been asked to include them in this post. All opinions are my own.

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In acne, review, skincare on
July 17, 2017

Differin Gel Review: How Differin Improved My Skin

Sometimes a product comes along that totally changes your skin. For me, Differin Gel was that product. When I was a teenager, I was pretty lucky to only get the occasional zit. It wasn’t until around 19 or so when I started to suffer from major breakouts, including occasional bouts of cystic acne. I was able to get most of that under control with aggressive AHA and BHA usage, which thankfully my skin can tolerate, and switching to a low pH cleanser. (If you’d like to learn more about why a low pH cleanser is important, especially for acne-prone skin, then check out this super informative post from SnowWhiteandtheAsianPear) However, even with that routine, I was still having a lot of problems with texture, especially little clogs/bumps all over my cheeks. As a makeup addict, this drove me crazy because unlike a zit, which can kind of be hidden, my texture was just always there, and makeup only seemed to make it look worse.

I was ready to start trying something new, and right around that time it was announced that Differin would soon be available for over the counter purchase. Around this same time, Poshly offered to send me a set of all three Differin products to test out and review, so I lucked out and got to try these for free.  As usual, I’ll be sharing my honest thoughts and experiences with you. At this point, I’ve finished a full-size tube of Differin, so I’m ready to share my results with you all!

Disclosure: I received these products for free in exchange for an honest review on Differin’s website. This post is not sponsored. This post does not contain affiliate links.

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