Hi, beauties!

As we all know, the most important step in any beauty routine is proper skincare.

As someone with sensitive, acne-prone skin, I’ve tried tons of different products over the years, but there are a few that have stood the test of time, as well as some notable newcomers that I’ve been loving recently.

Today, I’m rounding up my top five skincare must-haves for acne-prone skin.

Skincare Must-Haves

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1. Mario Badescu Drying Lotion

This stuff is amazing! Just dip a clean cotton swab into the jar to collect the product, dab it on your blemish, and head off to bed. In the morning, your complexion will be noticeably clearer and any inflammation or redness will be significantly reduced.With acne-fighting ingredients like salicylic acid, sulfur, and calamine, it’s a true lifesaver for your skin.

2. Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs, and Rosewater

I mean it when I say I carry this with me everywhere! Mario Badescu carries facial sprays in three beautiful scents, but the original rosewater spray is my favorite. Just a few spritzes of this spray will have your skin feeling revitalized and refreshed, and the amazing scent is almost like treating yourself to a little aromatherapy session.

I keep a travel-sized bottle in both my purse and my backpack while I’m on the go, and I also keep a full-size bottle at home. You can use it as a primer, a makeup setting spray, or just a light refreshing mist when you feel like your skin needs a pick-me-up. And the best part? It doesn’t cause breakouts and it won’t irritate sensitive skin.

3. Lancome Tonique Confort Comforting Rehydrating Toner

This is one of the more expensive and high-end skincare products I’ve tried, but I think it’s so worth it! My struggle with acne has taught me the power of a good toner, and this one is my holy grail. After testing it out when I received a sample of the product, I fell in love with it. The cooling gel-like formula makes the application relaxing and refreshing. A few swipes of this toner after cleansing leaves your skin feeling smooth, firm, and hydrated. This will help your makeup apply like a dream, or if you want to rock a bare face, your skin will have a beautiful healthy glow.

4. No7 Protect & Perfect Intense Advanced Serum

I know what you’re thinking: “Taylor, you’re only 20. What do you need with an anti-aging serum?” To which I would reply, good skin care doesn’t have to wait until you show signs of aging! This serum works wonders on my skin, lifting and firming it and filling in the fine lines under my eyes. While I’m not developing any true wrinkles just yet, I think getting a jump start on my skincare routine will really benefit me when the time comes! And with No 7’s hypoallergenic formula, I can trust that my sensitive skin won’t experience any crazy flare-ups. It’s truly a win-win.

5. Neutrogena Oil-Free Pink Grapefruit Acne Cleanser

Of course, the foundation of a great skin care routine is the right cleanser. I personally prefer to switch things up every now and then. I normally change cleansers every few months or even give up once I’ve finished a bottle. I’m currently loving Neutrogena’s pink grapefruit cleanser. It’s oil-free, so it won’t clog your pores, and it’s formulated to fight acne, which will leave your skin looking clean and clear. I also love the delicate grapefruit scent and tiny exfoliating beads – all in all, this cleanser hits all the right notes for me, and I think I’ll be keeping it around for a while!


Alright, everyone. That’s all I have for you today!

What are your favorite skincare products? Shout them out in the comments section below, and be sure to share this post on social media.

Talk to you soon!

xo, taylor

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