Skin Care Revamped: Post-Op Gastric Sleeve

When I was a teen, I really struggled with my skin. I had really bad acne which didn’t clear up until I was 21. I should have been happy with that but my skin was still problematic. I have redness and pores that are impossible to keep clear. The last few years, as I am nearing my 30’s, I have been focusing on my skin care routine and trying to perfect it. I have been trolling the sub-reddit of r/skincareaddiction which has taught me a lot about how to take care of my skin.

It wasn’t until recently that I had re-evaluate my skin care routine because my bariatric surgery. I am not able to consume as much water as I use to and I think my skin is just having a bit a temper tantrum after my surgery. I use to have oily/combo skin but now I have combo/dehydrated skin. It’s really frustrating because I really felt like I got my skin care routine down pat for the most part and now I have to re-evaluate my whole skin care routine i.e. buy all new skin care stuff. Not all new stuff but I still buy a couple of new items to help my dehydrated skin.

Back to square one.

Step 1: Sunscreen and Makeup Removal

Clinique Take the Day Off Cleansing Balm – I’ve loved this cleanser for awhile because it doesn’t strip my skin and it’s quite hydrating without being overly greasy. I don’t wear makeup every day but when I do this always does the trick of removing all of my makeup including water-proof mascara.

Step 2: Cleanse

Clinique Rinse-Off Foaming Cleanser – Again, I’ve loved this cleanser for a long while and this is not changing in my routine. It leaves my skin feeling clean but not tight. I can always feel a difference in my skin when I don’t use this for a couple of days.

Step 3: Exfoliate

Peter Thomas Roth Glycolic Acid 10 percent Hydrating Gel – This is brand new to my routine. I received a sample from Sephora and after only using it for a couple of days I knew I was missing something in my routine. I ran out of my sample pretty quickly and after a couple of days of not using this I realized I needed this product in my life. I immediately bought a full size.

Step 4: Moisturize/Protect

Peter Thomas Roth VIZ-1000™ 75 percent Hyaluronic Acid Complex – After talking to a Sephora rep, she suggested this product for my dehydrated skin. THIS IS AMAZING!! I use it at night and when I wake up any scaly bits that I may have had are gone and my skin is soft.

CeraVe Facial Moisturizing Lotion AM with SPF 30 – I use this for my day moisturizer because it has 30 SPF. Sometimes if my skin is a little dry I will add a few drops of Tarte Maracuja Oil and it totally does the trick.

I will let you know how this routine goes.




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