This week’s Bionic Asks… What is your most worrisome skin issue?
Is it aging, wrinkles, skin discoloration, large pores, acne, or something else entirely? Are you constantly on-the-hunt for a new skin care product to help alleviate the problems?
My skin “issues” are basically sensitivity to certain ingredients, acne flare-ups, and some melasma (hyperpigmentation or skin darkening, usually due to a hormone shift or pregnancy). I use YBF Skincare’s Restore for melasma and it’s really helped! More than any other product I’ve tried (including a gazillion “skin lightening” creams).
For my acne, I use several products to control it, but it basically centers around the routine I outlined in this article. My favorite anti-acne battle products are Mario Badescu’s Buffering Lotion, Lexli’s Acne Cleanser, Aztec Secret Clay face mask, Tea Tree Oil, and YBF’s Boost.
As for the sensitivity- my skin will flare up and get rather angry with me if I use the wrong ingredients. I basically avoid glycerin, benzoyl peroxide, and salicylic acid. That’s why I use so many sulfur-based acne treatments. Sulfur is more gentle to your skin and seems to work more quickly at reducing breakouts.