If you have read my post on acne and accutane or have suffered with acne yourself, you will understand the struggle of finding skin care products that work for you and don’t agitate your skin. So I’m here to help you out and tell you some of my favourite skin care brands while I was suffering with acne, undergoing my accutane treatment and recovering from it. However, what works for me may not work for you. The great thing about having great skin now is that I know what products make my skin feel and look healthy!
The thing I hated the most when I was suffering with acne was walking into beauty shops such as Harvey Nichols or Boots. I knew that sales people would automatically use my acne as a way to entice me to buy as many products as possible. I used to feel self conscience and became fed up with people’s insensitive comments. When you suffer with chronic acne, no product will magically get rid of it. It may lessen the redness or take away the harshness of the spots but chronic acne for me, was an internal issue.
So I began using brands whose service wouldn’t try and make me buy 10 products at a time “to magically solve my skin overnight.” I used brands whose sales team didn’t pretend to be dermatologists but would offer their advice deriving from their knowledge of the products.
For those who suffer with acne, we know the simpler the skin care routine, the better your skin will feel. But it’s about finding products that works for you.
I washed my face with Bioderma every day while I was on accutane as it cleaned my skin but didn’t take all the excess oil away. For good healthy skin, I swear by Bioderma!
This product lightly exfoliates my skin leaving it feeling clean and smooth. Even though Bodyshop’s Seaweed collection is recommended for sensitive skin, I do not find the Tea Tree collection too harsh on my skin.
This product is great to apply before you go to bed at night. When I wake up, I find my skin looks fresh and glowy. The solution helps rectify dark marks and discolouration on your skin.
For super dry skin
This product SAVED my skin while I was on accutane. I used it as an intensive moisturizer while my skin was extremely dry. I use it about twice a week now and I love the results. I couldn’t recommend this enough!
Recovery from Acne Medications
I have recently discovered this brand and I love it because it is for skin that has been left dry from medical treatment. It soothes and moisturises my skin.
I still love testing new brands – so any products that work for you, let me know!