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So, welcome to another one of my articles

I decided to write this one because I used to search for skin routines and products etc on WHI, YouTube and the list goes on and on.

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Before we start, let's clarify something:

JUST LIKE EVERYONE IS UNIQUE SO IS THEIR SKIN.

  • What is a skin routine?

A skin routine is a habit of using certain products to clean, exfoliate/ scrub, remove make up e.a. from your skin.

  • Why do you need a skin routine- even a simple, non-medical one?

A skin routine may be needed for medical reasons such as different types of acne affecting your skin. Even if someone doesn't acne however, a skin routine is a must for cleaning your skin from everyday pollution, bacteria+ make-up leftovers, if you choose to use make-up products.

Use clean and good-quality towels to clean your face.

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Do not forget to use sunscreen even on the cloudy days.

Your skin is connected to the rest of your body, it is a mass of layers that protects the rest of your body. Any substances you put on it, may be absorbed and cause many problems to your organism, if it is not the right one for you.

Do not forget to drink lots of water, exercise and scrub, loves.

Hydration can offer your skin a more healthy and glowing look. Water is needed for your body and that contains your skin, too. Exercise can help you stay fit and maitain a balamce even on your skin. Also, try a more healthy diet that will benefit you, generally. Scrubbing can be very effective for your skin after a bath or after shaving your legs, too. Scrub can be good for your face, lips and body, making them more glowy.

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Not every skin product laying on Instagram or TikTok is suitable for your skin.

You should always keep that in mind when watching these mindblowing skin tranformations videos. This product may be good for some skin types but it can potentially damage yours in case it contains something that triggers or causes allergies to your skin.

  • So, what to do then?

The best way to make sure you choose the right products for your skin type and skin problems is to visit a dermatologist. Ik, it sounds lame and expensive but it is really helpful. In case you don't want to spend much money, you could always ask for advice from your nearby pharmacy (not drugstore), where an expert pharmaceutical can give you more information.

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My experience

I have been searching for skin products since forever. I didn't have that much acne from the ages 12-18, it was more like a pimple when I got stressed or before I got my period. Nothing more. Back then I tried a lot of cleaning gels that may cleaned my skin but at the same time they really didn't. Some were very triggering for my skin,too, causing lots of irritation.
This year, during quarantine I got a proper acne for the first time in my life. What changed was the fact that I got more and all at once pimples and that they got bigger and red-er. They, also, didn't leave like the previous ones did. I thought it was because I used a new cleaning gel or because of my new concealer or because I had been using a lot of make-up products lately. Buuuut no.
We were in quarantine for 2,5 months and I rarely put on make up but pimples didn't get any better. I bought another gel. Didn't do much but helped me a lot with my oily skin. Two months passed and I decided to go see an expert. It wasn't very cheap but I had saved some money for this. He said acne and told me to use a cleaning foam, some creams, the gel I had been using and some special, medical pills used for my type of acne in order to get rid of it. He also advised me to use make up for skin affected by acne so not to trigger my skin pores further more. And my skin feels and look a lot better than it used to.

So that's a wrap

Thank you for reading the whole article!

xoxo,
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