Ale Ale
3 weeks ago

Advice for routine please!

I have combination skin and I feel like my routine is taking care of hydrating well but I’m left quite oily during the day around my t zone and nose area and I have enlarged pores and blackheads still. I heard niacinamide could help this so I stared using the fenty beauty fat water as it only has 5% whereas the Ordinary 10% serum caused me to have redness and sensitivity. I heard exfoliating also helps but I’m very new to it so i started by using the ole hendricksen PHAT mask because I heard PHA’s are less rough on the skin. However I’m thinking of using salycilic acid or paula’s choice BHA exfoliating toner. I didn’t have any sensibility with the mask but I feel like it’s not doing enough. Do you have any recommendations for targeted treatments for my issue and overall how I could improve my routine ? Thanks a lot

AM - Everyday
1
Hydrating Cleanser CeraVe - Hydrating Cleanser
2
SPF30 face sunscreen — with aloe vera Typology Paris - SPF30 face sunscreen — with aloe vera
3
Ascorbyl Glucoside Solution 12% The Ordinary - Ascorbyl Glucoside Solution 12%
PM - Everyday
1
Hydrating Cleanser CeraVe - Hydrating Cleanser
2
Fat Water Pore Refining Toner Serum Fenty Skin - Fat Water Pore Refining Toner Serum
3
Tolerance Extreme Cream Avène - Tolerance Extreme Cream
4
Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil Drunk Elephant - Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil
PM - Twice a week
1
PHAT Glow Facial™ Mask OLEHENRIKSEN - PHAT Glow Facial™ Mask
3
1
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My favourite way of adding niacinamide to a routine is to use a moisturizer that contains one. The best % of niacinamide in a product is 4-6%. Cerave moisturizers contain it, and many other good moisturizers as well: https://whatsinmyjar.com/search/moisturizers/?ingredients_by_name=Niacinamide&sortBy=Anti-blemish&sortBy=Irritancy. I am not the biggest fan of Fenty Skin products because of the fragrance it contains - so if your skin is sensitive I wouldn't repurchase it. You definitely can try a salicylic acid serum once or twice per week in the areas where you get clogged pores. To get even stronger effect against clogged pores, you could try a retinoid. Have you used something with a retinoid before?

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