My skin is not in the best shape right now. I have combination skin with a lot of blackheads/large pores in the t-zone meanwhile I have dry cheeks and a dry surface all over my face (even in t-zone). I am in my thirties now so I don’t get a lot of pimples anymore but I used to when I was younger.
My question is regarding my skin care routine. Currently I am using this as my routine morning and evening:
Cleanser: Manuka honey or regular flower honey
Toner: Raw apple cider vinegar mixed with water on a ratio about 1:4. I put on quite a lot and let it dry for a few minutes before I apply the moisturizer.
Moisturizer: Jojoba oil for the whole face. Since jojoba is too dry for my cheeks I am using avocado oil on the cheeks afterwards.
Twice a week I am using either a red clay mask or a banana oatmeal mask. I am thinking about substituting the red clay for bentonite clay but don’t know if that would be too drying for my skin.
After a lot of research, I came up with this routine based on the ingredients, but I am unsure if these works well together. I have been using this routine for a while now and I think I can see some improvements, but I don’t feel like the pores have shrunken much. I also still feel like I have this dry surface all over my face, although it’s definitely less dry now.
If anyone have advice on if these ingredients are good to combine or if I should swap for something else, it would be much appreciated!