The Ultimate Guide to Clear, Flawless Skin


Introducing the holy grail formula for all my struggling, oily/combination girls. Get your notebooks ready, sis.


Everyone has a common goal of achieving flawless, extraordinary, no-blemishes-or-pimples-in-sight skin. It is one of those highly desirable results that everyone wants to achieve but only a few actually accomplish. Although everyone’s skin journey is unique, the interest in skincare typically peaks during puberty. From my experience, my journey began during freshman year of high school. My T-zone was covered with pimples and I was determined to find a cure. Since I have combination skin, it was difficult to find products that will satisfy my skin needs.  After years of watching YouTube videos, testing new products, and reading skincare articles, I finally developed a regime that works for me. Using this routine, I became one of the few who actually accomplished radiant skin. Therefore, here are the major key (products) to clear, flawless skin:


DAILY CLEANSERS: Using a daily cleanser is essential for radiant skin because it constantly removes the dirt and bacteria from your pores. Wash your face with one of the recommended cleansers twice a day. If your skin is sensitive, use it once a day. Although both products work tremendously, keep in mind that the Biore Deep Pore Cleanser is more powerful than the Cetaphil Daily Facial Cleanser. Use Biore if you have extremely oily skin and use Cetaphil if your skin is leaning towards the combination side.

  • Biore Deep Pore Cleanser

  • Cetaphil Daily Facial Cleanser (Normal to Oily Skin)


FACE MASKS: Although daily cleanser removes dirt and bacteria from your pores, face masks can help hydrate your skin, remove excess oils, and decrease the appearance of pimples and dark marks. African Black Soap Facial Mask is an excellent product to achieve clear skin. According to Shea Moisture’s website, this product “..helps refine skin while addressing problems associated with acne…” (Shea Moisture, 2017). From experience, I can honestly agree. In addition, this mask is made with natural and organic ingredients.  Use this mask once a week for best results.

  • Shea Moisture’s African Black Soap Problem Skin Facial Mask


FACIAL TONERS: Oh, how I love a great toner. Toners are the most useful to people with oily skin because its main purpose is to remove excess oil. Mario Badescu Rosewater is an excellent toner. It restores your skin’s PH balance, refreshes the skin, and ultimately shrinks your pores. Also, this rosewater is not too powerful yet, still get the job done. Thus, this product is perfect for both oily and combination skin. Use this toner once a day to achieve your skin goals.

  • Mario Badescu Facial Spray

MOISTURIZERS: A good moisturizer is key to maintaining a healthy glow. Without moisturizing your face, your skin will eventually dry out and give it a dull look. Shea Butter is the BEST moisturizer I’ve ever used. Not only does it moisturizes, Shea Butter lightens up dark marks and smoothes wrinkles. On top of that, you can get it from a local beauty supply store for a low cost. Use Shea Butter twice a day for best results.


  • Shea Butter