Early 20s Skincare Routine for Acne-Prone Skin! | #SKINCARE


Hi guys, I’m Carly, I’m a video producer at Mixed Makeup. We got a lot of comments on our videos for our skincare routines for people that are in their early 20s and have acne prone and skin and I’m in my early 20s and I have acne. So I’m gonna share with you my skincare routine that I do at night. First up is Tatcha Pure One Step Camellia Cleansing Oil. This is actually their mini size, but it doesn’t look that mini. And it’s only 15 bucks, which is awesome. Whenever I wear makeup, I do a double cleanse. I love this one because it really breaks down my makeup and I love when you’re like, washing your face and you see everything in the sink. You get that with this. The key ingredient is the Japanese Camellia Oil, which is an antioxidant. It also has green tea, rice, and algae, which are Japanese superfoods. The key with this product, and you’ll notice with a lot of the other products that I use in my routine is that they’re non-comedogenic, which means that they’re not gonna clog your pores. This one is also synthetic fragrance free, and synthetic fragrance, a lot of the times, is what’s gonna irritate your skin. And could cause breakouts, which… The way to use this product is with dry skin, I typically use between 2-3 pumps depending on how much makeup I have on. And I just gently massage it into my skin Once you’ve massaged it into your skin enough, you put water on your hands, you massage your skin again, and you’ll just see it all just melt off. And this really gets off like, all of the makeup, dirt, and oil that’s just accumulated on my face throughout the day. So the second cleanser in my double cleanse is this one from First Aid Beauty. I really love this cleanser. I fell in love with it actually about almost two years ago now, because I was having horrible skin. I was, it was the worst breakout I had ever experienced, I actually had to go to a dermatologist and there’s a whole list of ingredients and things you have to look for in your products when you’re dealing with a really bad breakout. So I needed a product that was oil free, fragrance free, and non-comedogenic, and this is all of those things. It’s just a really great basic cleanser and it’s also safe for sensitive skin. It also has Aloe Leaf Extract, which is great to soothe the skin. I follow my first cleanser with this one, so my skin’s a little damp. I squeeze a dime-sized amount and just massage it into my skin and it just really cleans my skin and gets rid of any other like, makeup residue that’s still on my skin after the first cleanser. Another really important thing to note about this cleanser is that it doesn’t make your skin feel super tight after you use it, and I think that’s important if you have acne because you don’t want your cleanser to strip your skin of your natural oils. So the next step is my Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water. This is really important for me right now because I have eyelash extensions and you can’t use any oil-based products to remove your eye makeup because the oil breaks down the adhesive so my hack for this is that I take lipstick wands and I like, dip it into the top and that way I can get super close to my lash line and remove any eyeliner or eye makeup around my eyes and I say lipstick wands and not q-tips because the little felt ends of the q-tip can actually get caught in your lashes and tug at them, which you don’t want. So the lipstick wands, with this is a really great way to remove your eye makeup if you have eyelash extensions. What I love about this micellar water is that it has no oil, no fragrance, no alcohol and it’s 7 bucks for this thing. So the next step in my skincare routine is retinol. And retinol has been a game changer for me with my acne. The way that retinol works is that it helps to speed skin cell turnover and unclog your pores. When I say like, it speeds skin cell turnover, I mean that like, I still get pimples, but they’re gone so much faster. It’s like I wake up the next morning and they’re flat. And that’s the retinol. So I just started using this one from Obagi because it has entrapped retinol which means that it gradually releases the retinol over time, so it’s gonna minimize the irritation. It also has chamomile, white tea, and green tea extracts, which are antioxidants that help to calm and soothe the skin. So I just do one pump into my hands, I massage it into my face and my neck, and I do that every other night. Okay, so the next step in my skincare routine is this GLAMGLOW Supertoner. I just started using this. I’m really excited to see how this super acid blend changes my skin. The super acid blend has 6 acids: it’s lactic, salicylic, glycolic, mandelic, tartaric, and pyruvic. And together, the acids clear your pores and help with cell turnover. What’s also really cool about this is that it’s like a charcoal toner. You’re supposed to like, shake it up to activate it. So the charcoal is great for detoxifying and lifting away impurities. It also has witch hazel, which tones and refreshes the skin. I use this really just where I’m oily and if I’m having a breakout. So I’ll put it on a cotton round and I’ll do like, my t-zone, around my nose, and then on a q-tip, I’ll just do like, a little spot treatment. I use this on nights when I’m not using my retinol. Next up is my Mario Badescu Drying Lotion. If you have acne, you gotta have a good drying lotion. So you’re not supposed to use retinol and salicylic at the same time, so if I’m having a breakout, I’ll just use this instead of my retinol. So it’s important that you don’t shake this product before you use it. Because the way that you do it is you take a q-tip and you dip it in, and it grabs the calamine that’s at the bottom, and then as you pull it up, it coats it in the salicylic, and other amazing acne ingredients. And then you just dab it onto your pimples and you go to sleep. This guy is $17 but it lasts a really long time. So the last step in my routine is my moisturizer. I love the Aqua Bomb from Belif. It’s an oil-free gel cream which means that it’s less likely to clog your pores, and feel greasy on your skin. It contains Lady’s Mantle, which is an antioxidant, Plantin, which creates a moisture seal in the skin, and Oat Husk, which attracts moisture. So it feels really just like, cool on the skin while also providing a lot of hydration. On nights when I’m using my salicylic, I have to be careful not to apply my moisturizer on top of the drying lotion just because you don’t want to like, rub away the product. I use it morning and night at the end of my skincare routine I recommend this moisturizer to a lot of my friends, especially like, my friends that are in their early 20s. A gel moisturizer can really hydrate your skin and I’ve found that thicker creams, just, they feel really thick on my skin and they clog my pores. So that was my nighttime skincare routine for someone that’s in their early 20s and acne-prone. What products do you use for your acne? Let me know in the comments below. Thanks for watching!