As a teenager I never had any skin issues with acne and scarring but when I moved to Queensland everything changed. My skin broke out with so much acne all across my face and it never stopped. Adult Acne became my life.
I think the humidity in Queensland contributed to it, growing up in New Zealand it was always cold and my skin seemed to love that. Now I am still left with the occasional pimple and a lot of hyperpigmentation and scarring.
My current routine is very simple. I cut out all the additional products and started using only the Neutrogena Oil Free Acne Cleanser and the Neutrogena Oil Free Moisturzier for sensitive skin. These two products help my skin stay at bay, however, I have started to worry about the harsh chemicals that are used in both products. So my search began. I scoured the internet, youtube, Instagram for skin care recommendations that had no harsh chemicals, was sustainable and oil free. This was not an easy task. There are so many products out there and so many brands claiming to be “clean” but when it comes down to it, if you don’t do your research you really aren’t going to know what’s in it.
I came across The Ordinary and after a lot of debating I decided to start my new skin care journey with these products. I have watched people rave about Niacinemade and I thought why not give it a shot considering it is a lot more inexpensive than other products on the market.
My intention is to first start of with the Squalene cleanser and then in 3-4 weeks once I am sure the product works for my skin, I will try out the Niacenemade. It takes on average roughly 4 weeks to check if the product is helping or hurting your skin, as you never know the cause of your break out could be due to hormones or food intake etc.
My plan is to share my skin care journey with you on the blog and give you updates on how these products are going. So stay tuned if you are interested in The Ordinary products.