Question of this week:

Hi! I watches a lot of videos with you, they are very useful. But I have one question: I understand the skincare routine when your skin is fine but what should I use with problem skin? I have post-acne, sometimes pimples and acne. Now I use products by Avene (micellar water, cleansing gel, toner, creams). How should I use the products together? I get the makeup removing and cleansing part but what should I use as hydrating cream if my skin has still got some problems?
1. What kind of serum should I use before my day cream (this cream is for problem skin). My skin is oily but it feels dry in the winter.
2. You advise to wash your fave twice a day. My skincare specialist told me it’s best to wash your face in the evenings only and to use toner only in the morning. What do you think about this?
3. What do you mean by ‘pharmacy makeup’? Foundations, concealers, correctors? What could be good for oily skin.

I’ll be very grateful for your help.


Thank you! Basically the skincare routine for problem skin is the same as for normal skin. The difference is in the products that you use. By the way, a really great product for post-acne spots is Bio Oil. I did a video review on that product where I explain in details how it works.

  1. If you say that your skin feels dry sometimes I would rather say that it is dehydrated rather than oily. I used to have the same problem: I had oily skin so I started to use very aggressive products. My skin got completely dehydrated and started to feel dry. It’s not good! You have to find a perfect balance between the anti-acne ingredients and hydration. Right now I mix the products from oily skin lines and normal skin ones, this works best for me. As for the serum, I am completely in love with Caudalie Vinosource SOS. Everyone I know who used it is in love with it! It is a great hydrating serum.
  2. I know there are people who prefer to wash their faces in the evenings only. It doesn’t work for me: I get dry patches all over my face because of that. I think you should see for yourself what works best for you!
  3. By pharmacy makeup I actually meant the makeup that is made by French brands that are sold in French ‘pharmacies’: Vichy, Avene, La Roche Posay, Caudalie, Nuxe, Embryolisse, Filorga and so on. I think they were created especially for and work best for problem skin (if we are talking about foundations). You can use “normal” correctors and concealers though.

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