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My Effective Skincare Routine for My Acne-Prone Skin

Welcome back to the blog.

In today’s post, I’m sharing my effective skincare routine for my acne-prone skin that helps me to keep my nasty pimples away and ensure I have beautiful, fresh, clear skin.

I have oily, acne-prone skin. Those of you who are in the same boat as me, know just how annoying having oily skin can be. It used to get so bad that I’d blot my face with a tissue throughout the day, especially by my nose just to get rid of the shine. My skin was so oily, you could have fried an egg on it.

Those days are gone!

After seeing a dermatologist I have mastered just how to take care of my skin and it looks beautiful and glowing (until that time of the month). Stressing about pimples leaving dark marks on my face is no longer a huge issue. If I could show you a picture of what my skin used to look like, you’d be impressed!

I’m gonna tell you what I did to get it to look clear and healthy.

Products from left to right: Eucerin Dermo Purifyer toner, Garber charcoal face scrub & mask, SBR Repair cream, Eucerin Dermo Purifyer oil control day cream and Cetaphil SPF 50+ sunscreen

Morning Routine

I use Eucerin DermoPurifyer products for my facial cleansing routine. Love them because they feel so light and gentle on your face and leave you feeling so clean and fresh.

I wash my face with lukewarm water using Eucerin DermoPurifyer Cleansing Gel which has a nice little nozzle that pumps just the right amount of face wash onto your palm. Using my fingertips, I massage it onto my face in circular motions doing one section of my face at a time i.e my forehead, cheeks then chin. I like to take my time and gently massage my face. Then rinse it off with lukewarm water.

By the way, I’m using Garnier Pure Active at the moment to wash my face.

Alternatively, I use the face scrub in the same way.

I then follow up with the toner from the same product range (Eucerin). I dab a small amount using a cotton pad to gently wipe my face. Guys, it feels so refreshing.

It’s now time to moisturize. The Eucerin DermoPurifyer that I’m using doesn’t have SPF, so what I do is pump a little onto my palm then pump sunscreen onto my fingertip, mix them then apply them onto my face. My Cetaphil Daylong SPF 50+ was also recommended by a dermatologist and it’s great for the whole body. I love it because is light, non-greasy and leaves your skin feeling good – perfect for oily skin types.

Night Time Routine

I wash my face nightly before bed; especially when I’ve been wearing makeup using the same face wash and toner as I did in the morning. For moisturization, I alternate between 2 creams that were dermatological prescribed which are SBR Repair Cream and Advantan.

You can buy these creams but I would suggest you talk to your dermatologist first since I myself got them with a prescription. Otherwise, you can find yourself a nice night cream that’s perfect for your skin type. If you’re unsure what’s right for you, consult a professional.

When I have extra cash I like to spoil myself with a facemask also tailored towards oily skin. When my budget is tight, I get Garnier Pure Active which is a 3-in-1 (wash, scrub, mask) and use that daily for facial cleansing. Otherwise, I like to buy the charcoal mask from The Body Shop and use it once a week.

I usually get my skincare products from Clicks because they often have a “3 for 2” special on the Eucerin products, which is awesome!

So there you have it guys. That’s how I keep my skin happy and healthy. Skin thrives when it’s well hydrated so don’t forget to drink PLENTY of water. I drink water throughout the day to stay hydrated.

On hot days, remember to drink a little more.


A true-crime-obsessed, quirky lifestyle blogger from the coastal city of East London, South Africa whose interests include reading, writing and fitness. Find me on Twitter @WeirdnLiberated.
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4 thoughts on “My Effective Skincare Routine for My Acne-Prone Skin

  1. I was a very irresponsible teen, I didn’t drink much water at all because I hated the lack of flavor. I later realized that, that contributed to most of my acne problems. I have since corrected my self hydration problem. While I still do not care for the taste of plain water, I am doing what I need to do to keep my skin (and the rest of my body) as healthy as I can. Thank you for sharing.

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