Routine for Damaged Skin Barrier – Maskne

In my lengthy article about adult acne, I talked about the need to rebuild the skin barrier before treating acne spots. But I did not give complete routines. Here is the routine I am currently using to rebuild my skin barrier, which was very damaged from wearing masks & the heat wave during my road trip.

In general, we know that the skin barrier is damaged when the skin is super sore, redder than usual, more inflamed, there may or may not be pimples.

After a rather painful eruption in August, a sudden tightening of the skin and rosacea when I never had it, here I am (finally) without any pimples. My pores are clean. I don’t wear any foundation (just a little lipstick & blush). Recent pimple stains are still there but they are easily camouflaged with concealer if I wanted to.

me (35 years old) after the morning routine, ready to go out (and mask myself)

Here are the pictures before/after 6 weeks with this routine. The pimples are gone, my skin has less texture and doesn’t tighten / hurt anymore, I just have to take care of the spots now.

before/after 3 weeks photos

Note: there are some products in this routine that I have to finish because I bought them expensive, but there are better ones on the market (I specify it each time). Choose the version you prefer, the idea is to give a routine with the type of products to use. You don’t have to use the same products. Every skin is different

Morning RoutineEvening Routine
Uriage Thermal Water WellDerma DiscMakeup Remover
Moisturizing serum : Buffet + Copper Peptides 1% from The Ordinaryand Facial cleansing: Blue Rosette cleanser
Moisturizing cream with SPFMoisturizing Mask : Aura from Antipodes
Sunscreen for the eyes: Mineral Eye UV Defense SPF 30Moisturizing serum:
either NIOD CAIS 2 and NIOD MMHC 2 or
Buffet + Copper Peptides 1% from The Ordinary
and Niacinamide 10% + 1% Zinc from The Ordinary
Moisturizing cream : Benton Steam Cream
Eye Contour: Roll-on Argan Oil Melchior & Balthazar



Anh est toujours très occupée à profiter de jolies choses, et à fabriquer de petites bricoles de ses propres mains. **** Hi, my name is Anh. I am a Vietnamese-French DIY passionate, beauty lover and cosmetic tester.

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