5 Products to Add to Your Skincare Routine

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Being a college student who struggles with acne can be tough sometimes, but trust me when I say you are not alone.  I have tried countless acne products, and I have narrowed it down to my top 5 favorite skincare products for sensitive skin:


1. Mario Badescu Drying Lotion ($17)

I was really hesitant to try this at first. My skin tends to dry out pretty easily, and the idea of purposefully drying it up, freaked me out.  Nevertheless, I caved and dropped $17 on this tiny little bottle and let me be the first to say – I’m so glad that I did. Seriously, using this stuff clears up pesky blemishes within days!!

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2. Rodan + Fields UNBLEMISH Line ($165)

OK, now this one is a bit on the pricey side, but I honestly couldn’t love it more.  The whole line includes a face wash, toner, dual-intensive treatment and moisturizer.  I started using this in April of 2018 and IMMEDIATELY saw a difference. I had been to the dermatologist a couple of times, and tried everything they gave me, but it didn’t work half as well as this.  Because of the price, I would only recommend it for anyone with moderate to severe acne, but it is definitely worth the investment! You can also purchase all of the products in the line individually.

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3. Boscia Exfoliating Peel Gel ($34)

This stuff honestly is so nice! A little goes a long way, and it gets rid of all the dead skin of your face, leaving it feeling baby-smooth.  I first tried it when a Sephora employee gave me a sample, and I fell in love with it. I went back the next week to buy a whole bottle!

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4. Neutrogena Body Clear Body Wash ($6)

For anyone struggling with body acne, I feel your pain.  However, when I started using this on my chest and shoulders, it cleared up my body acne within a week! It’s pretty cheap, too, so I would 100% recommend buying this.

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5. “Mask of Magnaminty” from Lush ($14.95)

This is one of my all-time favorite face masks for a good detox.  It uses all-natural ingredients and my skin always feels so clean after using it!  It isn’t too pricey, and you can get quite a few uses out of this mask.

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