True story: my skin has plagued me much of my life. I had acne all the way back in third grade, when I remember frantically rifling through my mother's makeup drawer the morning of my school's maypole dance for something to cover my blemishes with. (I settled not on concealer but a shimmery white Clinique eyeshadow - cringe). I've been on three courses of Accutane, one of which spanned most of my 20s. The drug is nothing short of miraculous but is (in my opinion) unfairly maligned.
My skin is finally clear, no thanks to genetics or even age; I credit all the years of Accutane. I am now (mercifully!) to the point where I don't feel it necessary to wear foundation - oh to not have to worry about blemishes! (I never thought I'd see the day.) But since I'm no longer taking potent oil-stopping medication, my face is definitely on the slick side if left unchecked. Don't get me wrong, I'll take that over my past skin woes any day. Especially because these three products (two of which are bargains) are proving to be such an effective oil-stopping regimen: Murad Oil Control Mattifier SPF 15, e.l.f. Studio High Definition Powder, and Palladio Rice Paper Blotting Tissues.
See? Maybe I'm a bit glowy after two hours in 90-degree temperatures at the beach, but certainly not greasy. (I use La Roche-Posay Anthelios 45 Ultralight Fluid on my face when I know I'm going to be roasting outside.)
What are your skin secrets?
P.S. Natalie, Jillian, and Becca shared their summer skin secrets too.