Suffering from sensitive and oily skin can make shopping for a skin care routine seem like a nightmare. So many products out there made for people with oily skin use such harsh ingredients and can cause many more breakouts than they actually prevent, especially for those with sensitive skin. In recent years many companies have begun to realize that there are people in the world with sensitive skin but all too often they’ll make less harsh cleansers that don’t actually work. So, it seems like you can’t win and that you’ll just have to deal with those zits, blemishes and blackheads caused by one of those harsh cleansers or use a “sensitive skin” one that does nothing!
I am one of these people, the sensitive and oily kind. I’ve used the harsh cleansers and the “sensitive skin” ones, much to no avail. Although my face luckily doesn’t resemble a pizza, I do occasionally get pimples and blemishes but blackheads are truly my worst enemy! So, what do I do? Well, I just started using a range of skin care called Alpha Hydrox. Alpha Hydrox is all about making skin care simple and recognizing the need for skin care that really works for all skin types.
Alpha Hydrox has created a simple three-step system that addresses your individual skin type and its needs, whether it’s normal, oily, dry or break-out prone. Start with a cleanser, then an exfoliant and end with a moisturizer. For my skin I use the Foaming Face Wash, 10% AHA Oil-free Formula and Sheer Silk Moisturizer with SPF 15 every morning and every night. All three of these products are gentle enough to use on my skin and I could definitely tell a difference after I used them, even after just the first day. The secret behind this amazing skin care and all Alpha Hydrox products are the AHAs or glycollic acids. AHAs gently exfoliate away the dead skin and residue on the face to allow your best skin to shine through. They don’t take off a layer of your skin by any means, but rather allow the skin to show it’s best, most fresh layer.