Acne, Hyperpigmentation, Wrinkles – Oh My! My skin care routine to counter these villians!

My Skin Care Routine

I have a feeling that I am not the only one who deals with a range of issues keeping his or her complexion from being flawless (if that is even a worthy goal).  Over the years, I have battled most of the common skin issues including cystic acne that left awful scars and sometimes even craters in my skin.  On top of that medications the medications I was taking left my skin so sensitive to sun damage that even when my skin did clear up a bit, I had muddy looking patches on my cheeks from hyper pigmentation remnants.  Fast forward a few more years, and fine lines (aka wrinkles) started making their presence known.  Over the course of the past 20 years, I have been on antibiotics, creams, Retin A, Accutance (3 times!), and countless over the counter products!

Now that you know my dermatological history, where am I now?  Presently, I still deal with some cystic acne and take prescription meds for it (Spirolactane) and use Retin A every other day to counter the scarring that I get when those flair ups arise.  My skin care routine, however, focuses on the use a few products that in combination seem to work really well to address all my needs!


Here is a list of what I am using:

In the Morning:

In the Evening:

  • Simple Micellar Facial Cleanser Water  –  – $6.99
  • Clarisonic Mia 2 – – $149
  • I use Dove Sensitive Skin Beauty Bar –  – $2.66 for 4 bars with my Clarisonic!  It works so well!  Just wet the brush on the Clarisonic and with it turned off, rub the brush on the bar of soap to create a nice foam.  Love this combo!
  • Origins Starting Over Eye Cream – – $41
  • Clinique Take the Day Off eye makeup remover – – $19
  • If I am not using my Retin A (every other night), I use Paula’s Choice RESIST SUPER ANTIOXIDANT CONCENTRATE SERUM – – $36
  • Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizer – – $26



If needed for breakouts:

Does anyone use any of these products? Any thoughts or suggestions?

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