10 Products That Will Transform Your Skin Care Routine


It is estimated that at least 85% of teens struggle with acne, an issue that can damage your skin for years and years at a time. Not only does acne just affect your appearance, but also your self esteem and confidence. So why should you put up with it? These ten products can help you get back that clear vibrant skin that will make you feel and look flawless.

1. Mario Badescu Drying Lotion

If there's one product on this list that can literally give you overnight results, it’s this one. The Drying Lotion combines salicylic acid with calamine lotion to create a spot treatment that can either completely heal or at the very least help lower whiteheads overnight. If you use it consistently, it is bound to take down even the most pesky whiteheads that just won’t go away. This product has a low price tag at $17 and also lasts at least 6 months.

2. Tretinoin Cream

This product is really the one, I believe that completely transformed my skin in the long run. It is really the glue that held my entire skin care routine together that not only improved my current skin issues but was preventative for any coming skin issues. It is applied once a day topically and treats acne. Tretinoin cream is prescribed by a dermatologist, but doesn’t take much more than a simple skin check and a question to your dermatologist to receive.

3. Josie Moran 100 Percent Pure Argan Oil

In the beginning of my skin care journey, this oil saved my life. Now I know what you're thinking all of my oily skin type ladies, why would you ever apply an oil when you already have oily skin? Well, this oil is not just any ordinary oil but instead one packed with a variety of vitamins and fatty acids meant to nourish your skin. Argan oil will help you combat all of the acne scarring and keep your skin looking as youthful as possible.

4. Sunday Riley Good Genes Lactic Acid All-In-One Treatment

After you're able to actually clear the acne, something a lot of people don't think about is the actual scarring that results from acne. Although this treatment does have a high price tag, it’s reviews should speak for itself. It is able to clear dark spots and revitalize damaged skin back to its original state.

5. It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Eye Cream

One of the most important things when it comes to skin care isn't just loading up on harsher products but also to rejuvenate your skin and make sure it maintains its original qualities. In terms of eye cream, this one really can’t be beat. It's cooling and brightening and to be honest just feels great on your eyes. It also definitely combats dryness which can be brought on by all of the acne products that extract oils.

6. Sodium Sulfacetamide and Sulfur Cleanser

This is another product that is prescribed by the dermatologist that is super preventative for acne. It is a really satisfying cleanser that makes your skin really feel clean after using. It extracts all of the dirt that is stuck in your pores, along with fighting acne. It doesn’t feel any different than any cleanser that I’ve tried that came from Sephora or any other skin care brand so don’t be wary of the fact that it comes from a dermatologist and is prescribed.

7. St. Ives Blemish Control Face Scrub

With all of the drying acne products, it is so important to get off all of that dead skin and allow for new skin to come in. This St. Ives exfoliator is super cheap and can be purchased at the drugstore for a whopping $3.59. It is a deep cleanser that definitely gets into your pores. It will make your skin feel super smooth after use and makes your skin look ten times healthier.

8. First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream Intense Hydration

This moisturizer is packed to the brim with hydration and is targeted towards all skin types. It provides instant relief for dryness which can be a huge cause for acne due to pores over compensating for a lack of oil. Listed at Sephora in 3 different sizes, this moisturizer won’t break the bank either with it being priced from $12-36. It is also long lasting, and I have found that the 6 oz size can last up to 6 months with it being used twice a day.

9. Garnier SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water All-In-1 Cleanser & Waterproof Makeup Remover

Out of all of the makeup removers on the market, this one beats out all of the rest. It not only removes your makeup but simultaneously cleanses your skin similarly to a tonic. It also doesn’t leave that oily film residue that any other makeup wipe does. You can use this either on its own or follow it up with the rest of your skin care routine, but you won’t feel gross if you don’t.

10. GlamGlow SUPERMUD Clearing Treatment

Most masks that are constantly being raved over don’t exhibit effects that you can really see. This mask on the other hand cleanses your skin and you are literally able to see what is removed from your skin. After use, your skin feels much tighter and cleaner. This mask makes for a fun product to pamper yourself with while also taking care of your skin.