10 August 2013

Morning Skincare Routine- Combination Oily Skin

skincare routine combination oily skin, cetaphil oily skin cleanser, aveeno, origins ginzing, cystic acne, morning skincare routine
At the start of this year I had another bout of breakouts that would just not go away, after getting rid of one another one would appear. I have combination oily skin, which means I have an oily t-zone and fairly normal cheeks. When I break out as I was for the first half of this year I get cystic acne which are the pimples that are deep within the skin and do not have a head. I get them on the sides of my chin and they hurt a lot. So after months of these pimples I decided to chuck in the routine I was using, as it obviously wasn't working anymore and start from scratch. I am very happy with my current system and I am pimple free most of the time.

Cetaphil Oily Skin Cleanser: This was on recommendation from my doctor who suggested I try it out as it was dermatologist recommended. It has no harsh ingredients such as salicylic acid so I was skeptical but my concerns were unfounded. The formula is very gentle and does not dry my skin out. It washes my skin very effectively and I have noticed a difference in the amount of oil on my skin. I use this every morning and have fallen in love. It is a simple yet effective cleanser that is perfect for my skin and is relatively inexpensive.

Aveeno Positively Radiant Daily Moisturiser SPF 15: I previously used this last summer and was happy with its SPF properties so decided that this was the best moisturiser for during the day. It is a great light reflecting formula which lightens up my skin and definitely gives it a boost on days it's not looking too good. I have also found this moisturiser is helping to reduce the darkness in my hyper-pigmentation left over from cystic acne, so another plus. This moisturiser goes a long way and soaks into the skin very nicely. I apply this every morning after I cleanse and before I apply my makeup.

Origins GinZing Eye Cream: Other than breakouts my under eye darkness is definitely something I try to help. After reading numerous good reviews online about its light reflecting properties and how good it was I decided to purchase it. It is crazy brightening and definitely detracts from any darkness under my eyes. It has a mild cooling sensation which feels very nice in the morning. I use this every morning before I apply my makeup and it definitely de puffs and brightens my eye area beautifully. 

You may notice I have stopped using a toner. I know there is a lot of contention between the effectiveness of a toner and I stopped using one because my doctor said it was too harsh for my skin. As I was skeptical about Cetaphil I was also skeptical about this, going no toner was hard for me. I think it has definitely paid off, my skin has been much less dry this winter and my breakouts are definitely fewer in numbers. I have been looking at The Body Shop Tea Tree Toner so if anyone has any comments on that please leave them below.

I hope this helped anyone who is looking at updating their skincare routine and if you have any questions please leave a comment below,
Brie x



  1. Where did you find the Cetaphil for Acne-prone skin? I use Cetaphil, but the regular Oil Cleanser. I can't find the Acne-Prone Skin anywhere, not even on their website.

    1. I usually pick it up from Priceline. It's just the Oily Skin Cleanser. Thanks for your comment.


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