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Can you research qualified aromatherapists. Get a blend of essential oils that are suitable for acne then put it in a carrier oil suitable for your skin type. Maybe a small organic skincare company would blend it in a cream base for you. You would be surprised at how affordable that is. The cleansing may be too much for your skin.
I use Angels in the morning about 3 times a week, in the shower (switch to Buche de Noele in winter as it's even gentler). The other days I use No 7 hot ckoth cleanser in the shower. In the evenings I use Ultrabland followed by Lush Eau Roma toner. Moisturiser is random, I try all sorts.
I use a cream clenser in the morning and tissue off, trying to avoid the water from the shower. London water is harsh on the skin and as I love a really hot shower this is not great for my really sensitive face (or so my dermatologist says). but yes I cleanse twice a day, find that my make up looks better if my skin has had a proper cleanse in the morning.
Have you tried their facial 'soap' bar, Fresh Farmacy? So easy to wash your face in the morning and much gentler than using Angels every day. I used it for years when I had acne and it was fab. Very easy and gentle to use.
No. I double cleanse with Superdrug Vit E hot cloth cleanser and and a soft flannel at night, just splash water on my face in the morning. I think cleansing twice a day for me leaves my skin feeling dry and a bit flaky.
I use a la roche posay foaming cleanser in the morning to freshen up and oil cleansing/cleansing balm in the evening to take makeup off. I get quite sweaty and greasy overnight though, although less so than when I used harsh cleansers.
I have hormonal, spot-prone skin and since I start using La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo cleanser and moisturiser twice a day, my skin has been totally transformed into clear, peachy skin - at 41, it looks better than it has for years and years.
While I love Lush, I can think of few things that wild be worse for skin than Ultrabland. I would think that if you are using that, it is pretty much inevitable that your skin will break out.
I used to have very sore acne like skin and what I thought was rosacea. I fell onto a beauty youtubers channel when bored one afternoon and started double cleansing and using cleansers as liked by paulas choice website. My routine is now. In the am (or any shower during the day) I use body shops aloe gentle facial wash, I used to use a flannel in the shower but I don't bother anymore just use my hands. I then moisturise with Nivea soft. I used to use very expensive products so this was a bit of a leap of faith for me. In the evening I use Clinique take the day of balm, this looks like a tub of lard and initially when I started I had very combo skin quite greasy in places so using this again was a leap of faith and against everything I'd done before as it's very oily, I wash that off with a flannel, I then smoother my face in lancome Galatee comfort which is a cream cleanser that I guess most would take off with cotton wool, I don't I wash it off with the flannel. I then wipe with cotton wool clarins gentle exfoliator, I used to do this am as well but my skin didn't like it and then again I use the Nivea soft to moisturise. I saw a change very quickly and my skin isn't angry or at all spotty, I infrequently get a hormonal zit (maybe once every 3 months but this seems less frequent as time goes on in fact I can't remember the last one) previously I'd get one or two each month and they would scar. It's also more or less normal all over, slightly oilier on my forehead. But tbh, my skin is not recognisable to how it was before.