Skincare For Problem Skin
If your skin is oily, normal or a combination of oily and normal skin, here is a full routine of products that would suit your skin type.
If you have acne- Acne is a medical condition, acne often requires medical treatment. A good skincare routine is important and can help improve the condition of your skin and support the treatment prescribed by a medical professional but I do recommend seeking professional advice, ask your Dr surgery if any of the practitioners specialise in skin issues.
I've written a guide on cleansing HERE, if you have the time I'd recommend reading it, it will help you understand the products I've recommended and will help you get the best out of your cleansing routine.
Cleanser - First Cleanse Oil Oil cleansers are fantastic for oily skin, oil attracts oil and so this helps to fully cleanse your skin without drying it out. This cleanser will also remove makeup including mascara and is the perfect cleanser to use before the chemical exfoliators.
Morning Cleanse - Purifying Gel Cleanser (soap free facial wash) This can be used in the morning on the days that you aren't using your chemical exfoliator, this can not be used to cleanse before using one of the acids listed below. As this cleanser contains salicylic acid and enzymes it's not too harsh to use in a routine with acids. If however, you have skin that's prone to dehydration, it may be too much for your skin alongside the acids.
Toner - Revitalising Ginseng Toner To help balance your skin’s PH after cleansing. This can be used twice a day.
Moisturiser - Azulene Moisturiser. A lot of people with oily skin are nervous about using moisturisers but a moisturiser twice a day is essential, without it the skin creates too much oil which then clogs the pores. This moisturiser can be used in the morning and evening.
Serum - Hyaluronic Acid Serum If you suffer from discolouration from breakouts or you find your skin can become dry or tight this serum can help, it contains liquorice extract to help with discolouration and 5 different forms of hyaluronic acid which help to hydrate different levels of the skin. This serum can be used morning and night under your moisturiser.
We don't specialise in SPF's or eye creams and so we don't have any in our range if you have a favourite then continue use. Using an SPF product daily is also the best protection against ageing, when you're out in strong sun be sure to wear an SPF of at least 30 and re-apply every 2 hours, it's the UVA in the suns rays which is always present, even in the winter that causes ageing in our skin.
For best results I recommend applying the acids with our chemical peel brush, this gives a more even finish and ensures that you don’t waste any of the product as it doesn’t absorb the product.
I know that sounds like a lot, but this is a full skincare regime which is needed to get the skin in great condition. You don't have to use all Bravura products to get results, as long as you cleanse, tone and moisturise with suitable products you can simply choose what you need from the list above.
You may notice I haven't listed any of our acid serums, cleanser or moisturisers, this is because when it comes to acids less is more and it's unlikely you'd need more. If you would rather not use a chemical exfoliator but still want to use acids, you could use an acid cleanser or serum/moisturiser instead.
Please also remember that anything that touches your skin needs to be clean, be sure to only use clean face cloths and face towels, change your pillowcase once a week and if you use make-up brushes, try cleaning them after each use but at the minimum, they should be cleansed once a week.
Disclaimer – I’m happy to give recommendations for products but can’t offer any guarantees that these will work for your skin. Although we have a lot of positive feedback from customers, everyone is different, obviously, I can’t take into account any allergies or sensitivities you may have which is why I recommend you read the ingredients list for all products I recommend. To get great results you MUST cleanse, tone and moisturise daily, no matter what treatment you use, without a good daily skincare routine, you won’t get the best results.