BasiLemonade BasiLemonade
2 years ago

Routine check - Mixed skin type; pores, texture and aging concerns

Hi everyone!
I started my skincare journey a couple of months ago. I wanted to learn more about my skin and be able to make good decisions to take care of it and solve its "issues".

Sin type & me |
Combination skin, with a tendency to get oily and occasional white spots. I have clogged pores and some texture on the cheeks. I also have a sensitive skin type. I'm 25 years old and my skin tone is very light.

Skin routine - up until a few months ago |
The only thing I used to do was apply sunscreen and the occasional face mask or clean the skin with a cleanser. Every now and then I would exfoliate because of the clogged pores but obviously wouldn't really get any permanent results. I stopped taking the pill for medical reasons and that left me with a lot of white spots and increased oiliness. My skin started getting worse with inflamed spots every week.

Skin routine - now |
My current routine uses only these 3 products listed. I kept it simple because I'm not good at being consistent with something and wanted to focus on repairing my skin barrier. I've seen results so far as my skin tends to break out less frequently. Right now I still have a lot of blackheads, clogged pores, and inflamed spots every now and then. My skin is still oily but seems more controlled.

What I'm looking for |
Requirements for products -- Low irritancy level; Accessible in Europe;

- Sunscreen - I was told the one I'm using is not ideal for my skin type and it's prone to clogging pores. The sunscreen needs to be efficient, with high SPF, ideally low irritancy, and with a fluid texture.

- Targeted treatment - I would like to start introducing targeted treatment products in my routine.
My main concerns right now, by order of importance, are:
1st clogged pores/blackheads (T-area and cheeks; clogged pores and very visible)
2nd skin blemish (3-4 spots of acne scars; some redness)
3rd anti-aging (fine lines, crow's feet)

I don't know what's products to pick and If I should introduce these treatment-targeted products in the form of serums, toners, exfoliants, spot treatments, etc.

I would love to get feedback on this and look forward to your suggestions! Thank you :D

Skin barrier repair
AM - Everyday
Toleriane Fluide La Roche-Posay - Toleriane Fluide
Anthelios Dermo-Pediatrics Hydrating Fluid SPF50+ La Roche-Posay - Anthelios Dermo-Pediatrics Hydrating Fluid SPF50+
PM - Everyday
SENSIFINE AR Micellar Water SVR - SENSIFINE AR Micellar Water
Toleriane Fluide La Roche-Posay - Toleriane Fluide
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