A Makeup Artists Night Skincare Routine for Treating Hormonal Acne

My favourite night-time routine for calming down and clearing up my hormonal acne.

Quick daily routine for hormonal acne flare ups

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I'm a makeup artist of over 5 years and specialise in skincare. I'm all about that fresh, dewy, glowing healthy-looking skin.

I'm Caitlin, I'm a part of the Adore Beauty customer service team. This is my evening skincare routine for treating my dry and acne prone skin.

SkinCeuticals Blemish + Age Defense SerumSkinCeuticals Blemish + Age Defense Serum

How Do I Find the Best Products for Treating My Hormonal Acne and Dry Skin?

One of the biggest struggles with finding the best products for my dry and acne prone skin is that most products for treating hormonal acne are targeted to oily skin types. These products are formulated to reduce oil production meaning they dry out the skin - no thanks!

So when creating my skin care routine I've sorted out acne treating products that contain hydrating ingredients so I can clear up and treat my hormonal acne and still have juicy, glowy skin.

A Makeup Artists Night Skincare Routine for Treating Hormonal AcneA Makeup Artists Night Skincare Routine for Treating Hormonal Acne

The Night-Time Skincare Routine that Works Best for My Hormonal Acne

Step 1: Cosmedix Gentle Cleanser

Step 1: Cosmedix Gentle Cleanser

This step is the exact same as what I do in the morning, I apply one pump of Cosmedix Benefit Clean Gentle Cleanser to a wet face, and it removes any makeup or dirt that I may have on my skin. I always make sure to double cleanse, just in case the first cleanse didn’t get absolutely everything. This cleanser is super light, smells nice and doesn’t leave my skin feeling tight or stripped. I like to gently dry my face with a towel.

Step 2: Skinceuticals Blemish Serum

Step 2: Skinceuticals Blemish Serum

SkinCeuticals Blemish + Age Defense Serum is another amazing serum that is great for adult and hormonal acne. It works to treat acne without drying out or stripping the skin. I like to use this one at night as I find it’s a little more targeted to really treating and clearing my acne. I simply just apply 4-5 drops to my dry face after cleansing and allow to soak in before applying my extreme B serum.

  • Skinceuticals is a favourite at Adore Beauty. SkinCeuticals Blemish + Age Defense Serum has 2% Dioic acid which helps to reduce sebum production, fights acne-causing bacteria, and reduces post-inflammatory discolouration, 0.3% Capryloyl salicylic acid which provides precise and even cell-by-cell exfoliation to decongest clogged pores, 1.5% Salicylic acid which refines pores and helps reduce acne, 3.5% Glycolic acid & 0.5% citric acids which aids to accelerate exfoliation.

Step 3: Aspect Vitamin B Serum

Step 3: Aspect Vitamin B Serum

I use this exactly how I do in the AM – I love to use Aspect Extreme B 17 both morning and night as I find I see the best results using it twice a day. I apply one measured pump to my entire face to target fine lines, wrinkles, redness, oil levels, and skin is left firmer, brighter, and smoother.

Step 4: Aspect Hydrating Moisturiser

Step 4: Aspect Hydrating Moisturiser

Aspect Phytostat 9 is a must-have anti-aging emulsion cultivated for dry, dehydrated, and mature complexions. I apply 1 metered pump to my entire face in an upwards moving motion. It works to fight signs and can be used on all areas of the face and neck, including around the delicate eye area. It leaves my skin feeling plumper and more luminous than ever.

On alternating nights, I like to change it up a bit and use either the Alpha-H Liquid Gold or Aspect Probiotic Mask – I use these both 2-3 times a night.

Alternate A: Alpha H Liquid Gold

Alternate A: Alpha H Liquid Gold

When using Alpha-H Liquid Gold, I will simply just cleanse my face with my face wash, pat my face dry with a towel and then use Liquid Gold on a round cotton pad and apply it all over my face. I like to just use liquid gold on its own, so I choose not to follow with any serums or moisturisers afterwards, as this can “water down” the effects of the Liquid Gold. When I use this at night, especially if I’m breaking out – I wake up the next day with the most radiant, smooth skin and most if not all my blemishes are significantly improved.

  • Alpha-H Liquid Gold is another favourite Adore Beauty and all round cult classic product. It works to soothe and brighten the skin whilst retaining moisture levels for improved skin texture and clarity. The AHAs resurface skin and minimise the appearance of fine, lines, wrinkles, and pigmentation. Glycolic Acid penetrates the skin to accelerate skin cell turnover and remove impurities.

Alternate B: Aspect Probiotic Sleep Mask

Alternate B: Aspect Probiotic Sleep Mask

When I use Aspect Probiotic Mask, I simply just swap it out with my night time moisturiser. So, I cleanse my face, apply both my serums and then apply a small amount of the Probiotic Sleep mask over the top. This powerful face mask is designed to comfort and soothe skin immediately while firming, moisturising and providing skin with nutrients throughout the night. This leaves my skin feeling super plump, hydrated and nourished in the morning.


My Night Skincare Routine For Hormonal Acne

The products that get me through my hormonal acne breakouts and back on the road to clear, glowy skin

  1. 3. Moisturise
  2. 4. Treatment for Alternating Nights
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