I have had various skin care routines over the years, but I finally have a good system in place that seems to be working. It's really only based on trial & error plus a little luck.
I definitely don't have perfect skin, but if I do this routine, well, routinely it seems to curb all the gross skin blemishes that creep up. (Unless I am super stressed, in which case my skin fights back with a vengeance.) My skin, for the most part, has definitely "calmed down" a lot now that I'm not a teenager. I like to say that my skin had major teenage angst ;-)
So what's the routine?
I alternate every other night.
Night A: I use the Clarisonic Mia with Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser. I have used the other Cetaphil cleansers, but my skin is super sensitive and the gentle is the only one that doesn't dry my skin out. (And, bonus, it doesn't have a weird smell like the others!)
Night B: I only use the Clarisonic every other night so I don't irritate my skin. But I do like to use a scrub instead. The St. Ives Apricot is hand's down the best. I don't know what the secret is in this thing, but I swear it's magic! It's the perfect consistency and the perfect amount (read: just barely) of smell. Don't use the Clarisonic with a scrub!!! Just a warning!
After I cleanse my face, I always follow up with this MAGICAL stuff.
I need a lifetime supply of Clean & Clear Persa-Gel 10. It's literally better than anything you could get from the dermatologist. It's potent (sorry I'm not sorry) and gets the job done in a big way. I only use a tiny bit, because it really dries out the skin, but on problem areas this is a NECESSITY. Even though it's tempting to buy the generic, it really doesn't work as well as the real deal.
How to you get ready for bed? What products do you swear by?