One of the most common skin problems and source of embarrassment and lack of self-confidence in teens is acne. Sometimes, this condition can be so bad that it won’t go away even after you are past your 20s. Carlos David, who happens to suffer from severe acne for many years, shares his experience and battle with the dreaded skin problem.
Carlos revealed how in the recent months he was able to fix his acne problems by using cheap products that can be found at drugstores. The 16-year-old invented his own skincare routine by putting together different products that he found best for his skin. He also posted a series of photos documenting his transformation. The internet was stunned by the results.
Carlos, who is also known as yadigcarlos on Instagram, has only 6,000 followers, but after sharing his budget yet effective skincare routine, it received 22,000 likes in a flash.
Although the skincare routine was effective and marked a success, it took him eight months to see the results.
What is the Secret?
So what is Carlos’ secret to having a clearer skin? The teenager revealed that his skincare routine involves five steps. The first thing is to wash his face with a low pH cleanser in the morning. He specifically used Cosrx Low pH Good Morning Gel Cleanser.
The next step goes for an alcohol-free toner, specifically the Lumene Klassikko Refreshing Toner priced at $10. According to Carlos, it is a “very gentle” toner on the skin. He also cleanses his face at night and stresses that it is a must. For night cleansing, he uses $15 Mario Badescu Acne Facial Cleanser followed by Mario Badescu Glycolic Acid Toner. This $18 toner helps with the acne scars since it gently removes all the dead skin cells.
To keep the face well-nourished, Carlos uses Art Natural Vitamin C Serum and a Mario Badescu Whitening Mask. However, he warned people that this whitening mask may not work for everyone. But according to him, the whitening mask helped even out his skin tone.
Last but not the least, he also swears by putting moisturizer every day and night. He uses an $8 E.L.F. Daily Hydration Moisturizer to hydrate his face in the morning and a $9 Advanced Clinicals Collagen Skin Rescue Lotion at night.
Not the Only Secret
The teenager also reiterated that people should not rely on products alone. This should also be done in conjunction with diet and exercise.
A lot of people were inspired by his dedication to improving his skin. Some said that he is truly an inspiration.