I TRIED DR DRAY’S SKINCARE ROUTINE FOR TWO WEEKS…
hey guys welcome back so today i’m gonna be talking about dr dre’s routine her skincare routine that i have now tried for two whole weeks i basically got very over excited when watching her routine because there was so many similarities between hers and mine and i love dr dre if you don’t know who dr dre is she is a dermatologist who has her own youtube channel and she shares so many amazing tips and reviews so now that i’ve been using hair routine for two whole weeks i thought i would share the products that she used go through the whole routine i will run you through what i think of each product and also if you stay towards the end i’m going to show you before and after of how my skin looks before i started this and now i have got so many notes it’s actually not even funny so definitely go grab yourselves a nice drink maybe a snack and get comfy so let’s jump into it okay so the very first thing that dr dre does is she says that she has a shower in the evening this is nothing new to me i also like to shower in the evening before i go to bed so this is where the skincare routine really starts and she likes to double cleanse so i was watching her video and she likes to double cleanse first of all with an oil cleanser and i’ll be honest an oil cleanser definitely terrifies me me and oils don’t usually get on and actually removing them from my skincare routine really help my skin so i have no idea why i thought this was a good idea but dr dre had me sold on this neutrogena light sesame formula body oil i’ve seen other people use the oil cleansing method with so much success so i kind of thought i would give this another try dr dre does a really good job of explaining how the oil cleansing method works essentially like attracts like apparently so if you have oil kind of build up from the day you’ve got your spf on there maybe even makeup it does a really good job of breaking that all down i also want to add if you are going to start using a new skincare product please please track your skin in a journal because it can be really hard to gauge whether a product’s actually helping your skin whether it’s making things worse if you kind of have a bit more of an objective overview of how your skin’s been doing that month whilst you’re using a new product you’re going to be far more equipped to decide if you should continue using it when i designed the skin story journal the skincare tracker like the product tracker was one of the first things that i actually did i find it so important to really think about my skincare routine as it’s always kind of the first thing you think about when you think about clearing acne so i really wanted to make sure that was like spot on and that it was a tool that we could all use to really decide if a product’s good or not okay so back to the oil i applied this i really wasn’t sure how much to use i’ll be honest dr dre didn’t say like a particular amount um so i didn’t use too much but i massaged it all over my face before getting into the shower really kind of concentrating on my eyes breaking down mascara and things like that and of course yeah my spf i should also add that she mentions in her video that the reason that she does this is because she believes anything else like wipes micellar water makeup remover can actually really kind of interfere with your skin’s barrier like you can actually start to really kind of aggravate your skin if you’re kind of pulling and tugging on it i don’t know if i fully believe this because the micellar water i use the garnier one i have never been kind of pulling or tugging at my skin and i have really sensitive skin but then again i guess you will find with the oil cleansing method that you don’t need to use anything like that no cotton pads nothing so i guess you are kind of taking out that idea of kind of pulling or using anything on your skin and i guess it’s also much better for the environment so i have to be honest the body oil definitely looks quite intimidating to somebody who doesn’t really get on with oil i will say the great thing about this one is that it’s fragrance free but i really didn’t enjoy the experience of actually using it just felt so gross like oh if you have ever had oily skin like the concept of putting oil in your skin just feels yeah it just doesn’t feel good i didn’t really know how long i was meant to be massaging it in for but i sort of started to see like things break down i was really as i said like applying it a lot to my eyes like to try and get rid of mascara but i actually found i was pulling on my eyelashes far more than i would have been with a cotton pad and my solar water usually with micellar water i just put a little bit as i said on a cotton pad or a reusable cotton pad like a face halo and i just hold it to my eye for a little while and after i don’t know like 30 seconds i move it away and the majority of it is gone i might have to go over maybe once twice more but for the most part like it removes everything whereas with the oil i did find that i was actually having to kind of go in circular motions like really kind of get in there which didn’t feel great so overall i really wasn’t impressed with this i didn’t enjoy using it and i did start to feel like my skin was becoming more clogged i found that i was breaking out more than i would usually um particularly around kind of my mouth and my problem areas they just felt a little bit more inflamed and anything that would have potentially just been like a small block paul really did feel like quite a painful spot i’ve got one here actually as we speak so i do attribute this to the oil cleansing and i don’t think i’ll be using it again i think i’ll be sticking to using this on my body as it says so the second step of the routine is to then double cleanse so go in with the second cleanser so essentially the water rinses off all the oil in the shower and you’re left basically hopefully with a clean face um but really at this point you want to go in with something like a foaming cleanser she suggests and she was using the cerave foaming cleanser which i actually really really like i am very impressed with this cleanser it definitely reminds me of my favorite cleanser which is the bioderma sensor bio gel cleanser i’m already a huge fan of cerave i love most of their products i’ve been using their moisturizing cream day and night for at least six to twelve months i’d say at this point so yeah big big fan of this brand and this cleanser definitely doesn’t disappoint um in the past i have used the hydrating cleanser which i liked but i didn’t love i found it a little bit like i don’t know kind of tingled my skin maybe because of the ceramides and i wasn’t used to them but also it just kind of almost left like a bit of a film on my skin so yeah it was great obviously for hydrating but it wasn’t my favorite cleanser this i way way way preferred it removed all the oil residue which i was very grateful for because i wasn’t enjoying that process of the cleansing and you only really need a tiny bit so yeah i can imagine this is going to last quite a while she also recommended actually a really gentle cerave body wash um for your body obviously whilst you’re in the shower i personally didn’t really see much point in purchasing yet another cerave cleanser so i’ve just been using this one in the shower my body as well for the last couple of weeks and i really like it i think it does a really great job super gentle particularly for like delicate areas underarms that kind of area but you don’t want to disrupt the ph balance i find this is a really really good option and it saves kind of having to buy like a second cleanser just for your body so i think she also mentions in her video that you shouldn’t really be applying like soaps and fragrancy kind of gels to arms and legs in particular because it can really really dry them out so i really have only been using this my favorite thing that she mentioned in her whole cleansing routine was that you don’t need to be regularly exfoliating and i completely stand by this because i’ve tracked in my journal when i exfoliate regularly and when i don’t my skin is so much worse when i’m regularly exfoliating whether that be manually or with an acid so she mentions that when you’re doing kind of circular motions with the cleanser in the shower that is all the exfoliation that you need for most people so i really like that she doesn’t do anything crazy in terms of like spin brushes and i don’t know like different kind of acids and things she just focuses on um using her hands to wash her face and that’s all the kind of exfoliation that she needs so usually once i get out of the shower like most people i go and grab a towel but dr dre does not recommend this um she hasn’t been using towels for a very long time she tells us so instead she used an old t-shirt to dry her hair which i really liked so i’ve tried this a couple of times i’ll be honest i haven’t tried it every time sometimes it’s much easier to just grab a towel when it’s there but if i’ve prepared then i have used an old t-shirt and i really do like this method because it actually does help with the breakage of your hair if you also have long kind of damaged hair like me then this could be a really good option for you too um but yeah i’ve been trying it a few times i definitely will continue it i think that’s a really really good option but in terms of not using a towel to dry my body that’s kind of hard i can understand where she lives in like houston and they have amazing kind of warm weather all year round in london in the uk during winter i just don’t think this is going to be an option for me so then is the moisturizing which she really recommends to do on damp skin i’ve been doing this for years as well and i really recommend it essentially you just want to lock in the moisture that’s already on your skin with a moisturizer rather than trying to attract it from basically nowhere so the first thing that she does is moisturize her body and she really recommended the cerave moisturizing cream which i’ve been using on my face like i said for at least a year um so i maybe even two years now i actually have completely lost track but i love this stuff it’s fragrance free super super gentle i swear by it and i have been using on my body as well i’m gonna be honest i really really rarely moisturize my body i’m so forgetful and probably quite lazy um so this has been kind of a new part of my routine please hit the like button if you’re also like me and get a bit lazy about moisturizing your body so then she moves on to moisturizing her face which is then what i’ve been doing so my skin at this point is still damp i’ve never really used a towel on my face for quite a long time actually i do normally need that to air dry so the moisturizer that she’s been using and i went and got myself as well is this cetaphil moisturizing night cream for skin that is prone to redness i was so excited to try this i actually went on an absolute mission to find it because it wasn’t available in any of the boots near me so i’ve just arrived in the car park i’m about to go into a boots quite excited because there was only a few places that this cetaphil moisturizer was stocked and this is one of them which is quite close by to me so fingers crossed i’m going to go in and find it um i did find one not too far away that i had to go and drive to my lunch break the other day and yeah it was in there it was stocked and i’m so excited because it’s actually part of a new pro range and they do have a i believe a day cream with some spf 50 in there and i believe there’s some other products too but this is the one i wanted to try because this is the one that dr dre was using so i really love this moisturizer i mean i got with it really really well i think for anybody who is prone to redness like i am who has sensitive pale skin this could be a really good option for you i think you know it’s not necessarily my favorite moisturizer i’ve ever used i feel like it is slightly more on the gel consistency rather than the um cream consistency which i personally don’t prefer but i think for a lot of people who are acne prone this is a really good shout so cetaphil is a brand i’m really familiar with i was using cetaphil throughout my row accutane course and after i think about the cleanser the the daily cleanser i can’t remember what it’s called but that i was using for like 10 years and never had a problem with basically until i discovered cerave and preferred it i was using cetaphil i also think this would be great if you are on my accutane because that kind of flushing and that redness i was really prone to it um where it really actually kind of feels like it burns this would actually really help it feels very soothing really kind of calms down any irritation in fact even if you’re using tretinoin like i am and you get that sensitivity still this could really work well for you like i said i don’t know if i prefer it to the cerave moisturizing cream but i’m certainly going to use this up i do really like it and i got on with it well didn’t have any problems and i liked how cooling it was on my skin it’s a good recommendation dr dre i am happy with this one so then i noticed that she was using the cerave healing ointment which i have always always wanted to try she swears by it for her lips in fact i think she mentions if you have lips you need to buy this and i highly recommend it if you have lips and i have lips so i wanted to buy it i couldn’t find this anywhere in the uk or on amazon so i did order it from the us so i’ll be honest i’ve only been using this for probably about three or four days at this point but i really really love it i know that this tube is going to last me forever because honestly you really only need a very tiny amount i think if you’re also in the uk like i am and you want to find something that’s similar but more accessible i would recommend the aquaphor ointment which i was using all the time when i was on roaccutane you can just get this from boots and it’s a lot easier and the tube’s smaller so kind of makes more sense a little bit easier to carry around but the cerave ointment is amazing i absolutely love it i’ve been applying it everywhere like on my cuticles i’ve been applying it my elbows sometimes even around my eyes when they get a bit sore i’ve been putting it there so yeah i really love this stuff and like i said the tube is going to last me forever so next up in her routine is the star of the show and it’s the star of my routine as well and that is tretinoin so i’m sure most of you know by now i have been using tretinoin for over two years and it is an ingredient that has done my skin the world of good if you’re not too sure about what tretinoin is then i have made an entire playlist talking about my experience with tretinoin as a product that i apply my face for my acne prone skin as well as being a really great ingredient for preventing signs of premature aging it is the only ingredient proven along with spf actually to actually help with signs of aging so i really wouldn’t buy into anything else other than tretinoin or a retinoids they really really do work and like i said i swear by it so i have always used dr dre’s routine of applying tretinoin i watched one of her videos a long time ago and followed that method so this was nothing new to my routine but i thought i would talk you through it anyway so she actually applies tretinoin over the top of moisturizer now on most of the packaging as she said in her video it will tell you to apply it to a dry face like a clean dry face and this can work for some but for lots of people this can make your skin really really sensitive and maybe take away some of the benefits that you would have seen from using tretinoin because you’re so kind of irritated and red and dry so instead she applies moisturizer lets that sink in until her skin is dry again and then goes in with the tretinoin which is exactly what i’ve been doing and is exactly what i continued to do throughout this last two weeks i have actually been sent a new tretinoin by dematica in fact let me show it to you umatica is a service that basically personalize your kind of active ingredients to your skin um so i was contacted by them this video is not sponsored by them but i thought it was worth mentioning um that they have sent me this and it is a one percent tretinoin sorry not point one percent tretinoin and i’ve been using for yeah probably about a week and a half now my previous 0.
1 percent tretinoin actually expired it was only um usable for a month in that tube so this came at the perfect time if you’d like me to do a full review of the domestica tretinoin once this is finished then just leave me a comment and let me know because i’ll be more than happy to film that for you guys so the next step in the routine as dr dre says is sleep is a super super important part of your skincare routine it is a chance for your body to rest and recover and repair so definitely don’t skip out on it so then moving on to the morning routine and again dr dre already does something that i’ve been doing for a really long time which is not cleansing in the morning and i know lots of you might be thinking that that’s really gross and i get questions about do you not wash the products off from the night before and in short no i have no problem with leaving on my skin i don’t believe that i particularly like sweating or doing anything whilst i’m asleep um so yeah i have no problem with waking up and starting my day without cleansing so it’s really great to hear that dr dre also does the same and it’s working for her so yeah i mean i would recommend trying this not if you are super super oily but if you’re like me and have kind of sensitive skin i would really recommend trying this out um i first started doing this when i was on roaccutane and i just couldn’t bear the thought of cleansing my face in the morning it just felt too sore and painful and i guess now that i’m using tretinoin as well it just makes more sense for me to do it this way um so yeah try it out maybe track it in a journal see how you get on with it so usually i would start my day with a moisturizer but dr dre actually just goes straight in with spf without moisturizing first so of course that is also what i’ve been doing now if you watch dr dre’s channel a lot you’ll know that she has so many recommendations for spf she is like spf queen so in her skincare routine video she is using image sunscreen and i had a little look online and it was really hard for me to get hold of her in the uk i couldn’t find her on amazon so i decided to use a different spf that she actually recommended in a different skincare video and that is a brand altruist which i purchased of her recommendation i have both the spf 50 and the spf 30.
in fact i have done a full review of the altruist line if you’re interested in this so i will link it in the description box but this sunscreen is amazing mostly because it’s fragrance free and really doesn’t irritate sensitive skin so i’ve been applying the spf 50 to my face i’ve been taking in all of her advice about actually watching how you apply it so not missing areas that are really crucial like the size of your face your ears and really being diligent about how much you apply so that is certainly something i’ve been doing and i really do like the spf 50.
i was using it all last year my favorite as i’m sure you all know by now because i bang on about it all the time is the paula’s choice tinted spf 30. um but yeah for the last couple of weeks i’ve been trying this and i know i like it so i am happy to use it we’ve had very little sun here in the uk so i’ve hardly been applying this to my body to be honest um but on the occasion i think that maybe once where i’ve been applying to my arms when i’ve gone out um i like it because it’s not really sticky doesn’t transfer onto your clothes um so yeah i am a big fan of this but i haven’t really needed to wear it very much something that i’ve really not been very diligent about before until watching her routine was actually applying an spf to my lips dr dre had a really good recommendation for the vani cream is it called fanny cream i believe it is spf like lip balm but i again couldn’t find that or if i could it was super expensive so i decided to go into boots and see if i could find one for myself and i found this little blistex one which is spf 50 and i really like it i find that when i’ve actually bought lip balms with spf in the past they’ve either been really drying or they’ve left like a really kind of like white tint to my lips and i haven’t enjoyed wearing them so i just stopped but this stuff is super hydrating it’s clear so it doesn’t leave like a white mark on my lips and it smells like cupcakes so i keep wanting to apply it which is great so yeah i’ve been far more diligent about applying this and i think that’s a really great little tip that i learned from her routine that i’ll certainly be continuing so here’s how my skin was looking at the start of this experiment it was really calm and hydrated i wasn’t experiencing many breakouts but this was in the lead up to my period when my skin isn’t usually as acne prone so two weeks later my skin is definitely breaking out a lot more it does feel super hydrated and very calm in the areas where it’s not breaking out but i do feel like i’m slightly more congested i’m definitely contributing this to the oil cleansing method something that i definitely will not be continuing did not get on with that at all but i’m so happy that i’ve been introduced to the cerave ointments the healing ointment i think that’s such a great product i’m also a massive fan of this cetaphil redness moisturizing cream and i’ll also be continuing to use the cerave foaming cleanser because i think that’s also a really great shower but yeah this stuff is a big no from me so if you’re also thinking about introducing some new things into your skincare routine and you want to see a few other options i actually made a whole video talking about my tretinoin evening skincare routine which i would highly recommend going to check out especially if you’re thinking about starting tretinoin or you’re currently using it i’ll put that box up on screen now so definitely go and click that and i will see you in my next one thanks guys