Steps for a Good Skincare Regimen with Differin® Gel

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Steps for a Good Skincare Regimen

Having good self-esteem and being able to walk around with your head held high is an important part of living a full life, and I believe a healthy complexion is at the cornerstone of this.  For this reason, it’s important to maintain a good and consistent skincare regimen. Today I’m going to discuss some steps I take to maintain a good skincare regimen.

Jerri and Differin Gel

Most of the time when I share photos of myself here on the blog or in other social media, they are similar to the one above.  Makeup is applied, and my hair is at least semi-fixed and presentable.  Unfortunately, the very makeup I wear to try and look great is one of the very culprits that clogs my pores!

Bare Face Problem Areas

Here’s a rare bare-face shot of me.  As you can see, I’ve highlighted my problem areas where blemishes are most likely to occur.  Most of the time if I get a blemish it would be on my cheek, but occasionally I may have something pop up on my forehead or chin.  And the terrible thing is that when these blemishes come up, we instinctively want to cover them, which usually just leads to more blemishes and further irritation.

Differin Gel Tube

Luckily, I have Differin® Gel to help treat my blemishes and acne. Differin® Gel is the first and only prescription strength retinoid for clearing and preventing acne available over the counter.  It’s the newest advancement and ingredient in the OTC acne category in over 30 years! The product works to clear breakouts from deep in the pores where they start and to prevent breakouts before they begin, which over time helps to restore your skin’s texture and tone.

Differin Gel at Walmart

Differin® Gel is available at Walmart in the skincare aisle, along with Differin® Balancing Cleanser and Differin® Balancing Moisturizer.  Just look for their specially marked new product display.

Differin on Shelf

Along with using Differin® Gel, I’ve also been able to limit my blemishes and maintain mostly clear skin with just a few simple steps.  Please use caution when using Differin® Gel with more than one acne treatment or glycolic acid product because this could lead to irritation.

Morning – Rinse off any overnight creams or treatments.  Wash your face with a gentle cleanser.  Apply daily moisturizer. I always like to use a day cream with SPF, but many have other benefits, as well.

Evening – Remove makeup.  Wash with a gentle cleanser.  Apply toner. While many use toners to even their skin tone and reduce pore size, I actually find it’s a great product for removing any extra makeup or dirt I may have missed in the cleansing process.

Next apply Differin® Gel acne treatment.  You should note that Differin® Gel is not used in the same way as a spot treatment. In order to get the best results, you should apply a thin layer all over the face, once a day, every day.

Weekly / Twice A Week – Once or twice a week, consider changing up this routine a bit, substituting your usual cleanser for an exfoliating cleanser, especially in the event of dry skin.  There are also a number of facial masks you can use to add moisture or yield other benefits.  Some of these require overnight wear, followed by a rinse in the morning, while others can be worn and rinsed off after twenty minutes.

Other Treatments – Depending on your needs, you may choose to use an anti-aging cream, wrinkle cream, or eye cream at bedtime.  There are also many products out on the market to even your tone, reduce age spots, and prevent scarring.  

You should always do your own research to determine which products are best for you and to ensure the products you are using are safe and won’t interact with one another. You should also be selective when choosing these products, and remember that less is sometimes more; for example, choose an evening moisturizer with anti-aging properties or one that yields the other results you are looking for so that you can avoid using too many products at one time.  And when in doubt, consult a dermatologist or skincare professional.

Differin Gel

Do you have any tips for maintaining healthy skin?  If so, I’d love to hear about your routine.  Please leave a comment.


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  1. Amen to less is more! I can’t wait to see your after shots! #client

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