Age & Skin Condition:
30 yrs w/ combination skin prone to breakouts (had bad acne in teens to early 20s)
Gentle face wash (Purpose by Johnson & Johnson) // hydrating toner (tonique confort by lancome) // serum (advanced genefique by lancome) // and depending on what the rest of my day looks like I will use a day lotion (energie de vie or bienfait NIGHT cream) or sunscreen – all lancome products for this.
Gentle face wash OR exfoliating wash – lancome products for these. I exfoliate about every other day with a rose sugar scrub and exfoliance confort. I switch between 3 lancome face washes for the PM- confort, radiance and absolue (looks like they just discontinued this absolue).
I then repeat from the morning with my toner & serum. I add a PM cream – my favorite and most used is energie de vie night mask. I will also use hydra zen night mask and visionnaire nuit night cream. Visionnaire provides excellent results but I prefer the full hydration and “feel” from energie de vie.
I also will do a “real” mask about 3x a week. I use a purifying clay mask, a rose honey mask, a genefique serum mask, and a hydrating gel mask that wipes off. All lancome products.
Diet & Supplements:
I eat a balanced diet as frequently as possible. Grains like farro are frequent staples and we eat a lot of lean meat (elk) over beef. For supplements I take wheat germ oil and a probiotic.
We are active outdoors people. We hike, have horses, ski, etc.
edit: I get facials and sometimes do a steam session. Changing pillow cases frequently definitely makes a big difference, too!
Things that make my skin worse:
Jojoba oil. Eating a lot of crap processed foods. Not staying hydrated properly. Picking at my face when I’m stressed. Not getting enough sleep.
Things that my skin loves:
Sleep and hydration from the inside and out.
So clearly I have a fairly involved routine and yes, I use primarily all Lancome products. I have had extreme success with them and in how I rotate the products. I tried using some L’oreal (their parent company) products that “matched” the lancome line and I just did not get the same results.
ETA I probably misunderstood the “other activities” portion, hehe. Oh well! My lifestyle does necessitate extra skin care.