I am 28 and my skin has changed pretty dramatically in the last few months. I have combination skin (a pretty oily t-zone), rapidly enlarging pores and redness around my nose and under my eyes. I am developing laugh lines around my mouth and some very fine lines on my forehead.
Bit of background: I had been using Proactiv for acne since I was 17 until about 2 years ago, when I started playing around with different products. The problem is, I find skincare very overwhelming, and after becoming frustrated with breakouts and oiliness, I gravitated towards another easier regime. Its called Real-U, and I like it because its all natural and doesn’t break me out at all. Because there’s no exfoliant or toner in the regime, I think its just seriously clogged my pores and now I’m scrambling to fix it.
I went for my first ever facial (micro, 45 mins), and the technician wasn’t very helpful - she just said “use acids” - but which one?! There’s so many products, and I’m again naturally looking at sets (is Alpha-H any good) because I’m about to be on a pretty tight budget and I don’t want to waste money on products that don’t work. So I need some pointers on the following:
- What ingredients do I need to be looking for to help my combination ageing skin?
- Can you recommend any products to help?
- What is your regimen if you have similar skin?
- Do I need a night creme/retinol yet?
They’re just a few of the questions I have - if you have any other hot tips, send them my way.
Thanks for helping me out!