No-Nonsense Skincare

When we think of skincare, we imagine pricey potions and elixirs that claim to have magical effects such as being “age-defying” or “youth-boosting.” We will stand in lines at department stores to purchase the newest, most raved about product ever, lauded by every influencer. We instantly become dermatologists as we peruse through an ingredient list full of chemicals that we can barely pronounce. But is that hassle necessary to maintain the overall health and appearance of your skin? 

Skincare does not have to be that expensive or complicated. We all want the same results: glowing, clear, hydrated, and protected skin. Many of the products we chase after are typically full of synthetic fragrances and ingredients that only show short-term benefits, but CeraVe is not one of them.

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CeraVe’s products are formulated specifically by dermatologists and use ingredients such as ceramides that replenish and protect the skin barrier. This brand is very accessible and affordable as it can be found in almost every drugstore or department store. My skincare routine has boiled down to four easy steps: face wash, facial serum, moisturizer, and sunscreen. I’ve cut the extra nonsense, and I have the same routine for the day and night, except for the sunscreen. Here are my everyday products! 

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CeraVe Renewing Salicylic Acid Cleanser: I have normal to oily skin, so exfoliation is key. This face wash gently removes oil, dirt, and makeup while replenishing my skin with ceramides, Hyaluronic Acid, and niacinamide. Salicylic Acid is a must for me because it helps treat my acne-prone skin and eliminates dead skin cells. 

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CeraVe Skin Renewing Vitamin C Serum: Vitamin C is pure magic. It brightens acne scars, heals hyperpigmentation, soothes irritation, and hydrates my skin. I will use this serum during the day, and The Ordinary Niacinamide 10%+ Zinc 1% at night to reduce any skin congestion. 

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CeraVe AM Moisturizing Lotion with Sunscreen: A simple moisturizer is essential for locking in hydration. It also helps protect your skin throughout the day because of the added sunscreen (SPF 30). Every dermatologist will tell you that sunscreen is non-negotiable because it protects your skin from developing skin cancer and sun damage. 

I hope this inspires you to simplify your skincare routine. Not only will it be easier to manage and be less expensive, but it will also prove to be more effective for your skin. CeraVe is the best because its products are non-comedogenic, allergy tested, oil-free, and fragrance-free. Check them out!