It took me a long time to find the right beauty products to combat my dry and acne prone skin.
Throughout college, I dealt with cystic hormonal acne. I was constantly frustrated over my skin and it really affected my self-confidence. When I moved to Chicago after graduation, I found a new dermatologist to tackle my skin issues for good. The Center for Dermatology & Aesthetic Medicine helped me to develop a personalized regimen and treatment plan—and my skin has never been better.
In their approach, I got a round of three BBL lasers, monthly SilkPeels, and the doctor prescribed me Spironolactone to balance my hormones. They also put together both a morning and nighttime routine for me to follow. My at-home regimen consists mainly of simple and gentle drugstore soaps and three products you can only find at a dermatologist’s office.
Here’s my everyday routine:
*Spironolactone (I take 2 50mg tablets)
…and that’s it! I learned I was actually making my problems worse by overwhelming my skin with too many products. Less is always more! Sometimes I still splurge on LaMer products if I want to indulge, but even the “top of the line” moisturizer is too heavy for my skin everyday. If your skin is ultra-sensitive to change like mine, I recommend Cetaphil products. These products have truly helped transformed my skin. Also so important to note is do not touch your face. Leave it to the professionals, and only touch your skin when you are washing your face + applying products 2-3 times a day. Lastly, I believe diet is important for many reasons: including achieving a healthy complexion. I gave up dairy and started to limit high sugar foods a couple of years ago to see if my skin conditions would improve and have never looked back.
I still get SilkPeels every couple of months to keep my skin clear. I can’t thank Jen and Doctor Cavanaugh enough for all of their help in the process. For all of your skincare needs, be sure to check out the Center for Dermatology and Aesthetic Medicine!