November Daily Skincare Routine

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November Daily Skincare Routine

Gabriella Kluch, Co-Opinions Editor

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*These products can go on your skin but beware of possible allergies/allergic reactions. Use little amounts at first, perhaps to your wrist so that if your body has a reaction, it will not be too obvious. I am not a dermatologist and will be speaking strictly from experience*

Beauty isn’t just for women, but for everyone. Skincare is extremely important in maintaining a healthy appearance as well as a simple act of self-care. I, personally, have never suffered cystic or severe acne. What works for me will not work for everyone, but I hope you can give it a try and I hope it has positive effects on your skin and self-esteem!

I began my skincare routine in February of this year, and it has taken time for my skin to get as clear as it is now. If you decide to try out some of these products, immediate improvements are ideal but not realistic. Legitimate, noticeable results began showing up about a month after I began this nighttime routine.

Water – Yes, I’m sorry to be that self-care girl, but water has proven to be extremely good for the skin and body as a whole. Stay hydrated throughout the day! Try to cut back on coffee and sodas. According to charlottesbook.com, too much dairy is detrimental to those who are acne-prone. Coffee is also a dehydrant, so if you find that you aren’t able to cut back on sugary drinks, try to balance it out with water.

Aloe Vera Gel ($3.29 at Target) – This is the only aloe vera gel brand I have used and it works great! I apply a generous amount on my entire face. This specific product lasts me about six months at a time and has definitely minimized my acne scars as well as given me healthier, softer skin.

Thayers Witch Hazel Alcohol-Free Toner ($9.29 at Target) – A 12oz bottle of this product lasts me about six months and is absolutely amazing! Witch hazel reduces swelling as well as irritated skin. It also helps counteract any harmful bacteria to your skin and prevent pimples before they show up.

CeraVe SA Cream for rough and bumpy skin ($16.19 at Target) – This 12oz bottle of moisturizer is still plentiful after being used for eight months. I have combination skin, with an oily t-zone and dry cheeks. Because of this, I apply a generous amount of lotion to my cheeks and a little amount to my forehead. Even if you have an oily skin type, do not deprive your skin of moisturizer! Just apply a minimal amount.

I hope that if you choose to invest in these products; they work for you!

Sources:

https://www.everydayhealth.com/diet-nutrition/diet/aloe-vera-benefits-risks-uses-more/

https://www.healthline.com/health/aloe-vera-for-acne#uses-for-acne

www.target.com

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