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    22 Products You Should Try If Your Skin Loves To Misbehave (Like Mine Does)

    Forever forcing my skin to love me back.

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    1. These Cosrx pimple patches that'll literally suck the gunk out of your zits overnight. Now, let's be real: They won't make them completely disappear, but they will significantly help their appearance and speed up their healing process, too.

    Brittany Barber/BuzzFeed

    I found these during one of those weird Insta dives where I watch people pop their pimples and pull out ingrown hairs. I know, it's disgusting, but sometimes I just can't help but watch. These Cosrx patches kept catching my eye, so I finally caved and bought a pack. They're wildly inexpensive, so I thought, what do I have to lose? And dang. I can't believe how much power these little stickers have! They exceeded all expectations, and now I have to repurchase them every time I'm running low. I apologize for the gnarly photo, but it was necessary.

    Get two packs of 24 from Amazon Canada for $9.49. Also available in larger packs.

    2. A cute shower cap that'll keep your luxurious hair mask the heck away from your acne-prone shoulders. You can also use it when you're doing overnight hair treatments to avoid greasing up your pillowcase.

    A person taking a selfie in a mirror in a towel wearing the shower cap
    Brittany Barber/BuzzFeed

    I never owned a shower cap before this one, but am mighty glad I finally tried one out. I always thought they were for one purpose only: not getting your hair wet. But then I realized they can be much, much more. I use mine every time I put a hair mask on, to lock in its benefits with help from the heat that gets trapped inside (and to keep it from making a mess). I also use it in the shower, after I've put conditioner in my hair. See, I always wait until the end of my routine to wash it out, so using a shower cap makes sure I don't pre-emptively wash it out (plus, it keeps the product off of my acne-prone back and shoulders).

    Get it on Simons for $9.50.

    3. A bottle of The Ordinary's hyaluronic acid, that'll make you wonder how you ever lived without it. Just pat a few drops onto your face right before you moisturize and watch your skin gobble up that hydration!

    A bottle of hyaluronic acid with its dropper
    Brittany Barber/BuzzFeed

    I started using this when I came back to Canada after spending a year in a hot 'n' humid climate. So, my face when it felt winter again was, like, WHY ARE YOU DOING THIS TO ME? Every time I put moisturizer on it just sat on top of my wildly dry skin, no matter what I tried. And my nose? Flake city. Not cute. After hearing rave reviews about The Ordinary, I went into Deciem and spoke to one of their beauty specialists, who basically threw this bottle at me. They put a drop of hyaluronic acid on my left hand and added moisturizer, then added only moisturizer to my right hand for comparison. One minute later, my left hand had absorbed all of the moisture, and my right had a white cast of cream left on it. I was sold, and now I can't live without it.

    Get it from Sephora Canada for $6.80. It's also available in a value size, which is great if you plan to use it all over your bod.

    4. A tube of Supergoop! Unseen Sunscreen that is completely transparent, so it won't leave a weird white cast on your face like a lot of other SPFs. It's oil free, scentless, waterproof, and won't mess up your makeup if you use it as a primer, either.

    A bottle of super goop
    @supergoop / Via instagram.com

    It's a lightweight gel consistency that melts into your skin (rather than a cream that might just sit on top of it).

    Get it from Sephora Canada for $45.

    5. A tube of Clinique exfoliator that'll help to get rid of dead skin cells and revitalize your complexion. Reviewers say it's perfect for anyone with dry or acne-prone skin and love that it works gently, without stripping their skin of moisture.

    A bottle of Clinique 7 day scrub cream
    @cliniquecanada / Via instagram.com

    It's gentle enough to use every day, if you want!

    Get it from Sephora Canada for $32.

    6. Or a bottle of Clarins exfoliating powder that you can add to your own face cleanser for an extra hit of scrubbing power. Reviewers say this stuff is an excellent entry-level powder exfoliator and love how long it lasts.

    a bottle of clarins exfoliating powder
    @clarinscanada / Via instagram.com

    Get it from Sephora Canada for $24.

    7. A pair of silicone face-scrubbing pads that'll gently massage all the gross stuff out of your skin. They're soft enough to use on your eye area, so you won't need to use any other cloth or cleansing pad to remove your makeup.

    A person holding two face scrub pads
    Amazon / Via amazon.ca

    Make sure to wash them off after each use, preferably with a spritz of rubbing alcohol so they don't collect bacteria.

    Get the pack of two on Amazon Canada for $7.99. Available in four colour combinations and in a pack of four.

    8. A rose quartz gua sha facial stone that can improve your complexion by increasing blood flow. It can also drain toxins from your face and help you out when you're feeling puffy.

    Rose quartz gua sha facial stone
    Brittany Barber/BuzzFeed

    I love a good massage, but when I first saw this product I was like what? A massage? For your face? I don’t know why it seemed so odd to me initially, but I’m glad I got over it and hopped on the gua sha train. After looking at a few articles and tutorials, I went for it and purchased this rose quartz stone. Now, I can’t stop using it. Every other night after I wash my face, I pat on a few drops of jojoba oil and get to work! The next morning my face feels (and looks) glowy and rejuvenated.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $16.99.

    9. A bottle of niacinamide and zinc serum that'll help to balance sebum production and ultimately, clear your skin. Gently rub a teeny-tiny drop of this stuff into your hands and press the product into your face to prevent it from pilling.

    Brittany Barber/BuzzFeed

    I only recently jumped on the niacinamide bandwagon, but it's already become one of my favourite skincare products. It's wild how little of this product you need to feel the benefits of it. I literally only use a drop of it before applying my moisturizer at night and in the morning, my blemishes are a little less invasive looking. This particular formula is mixed with zinc to increase its effectiveness!

    Get it from Sephora Canada for $5.90.

    10. A bottle of organic neem oil that can help with hyperpigmentation, acne scars, and dry skin. Oddly enough, it can also help to cure your plants from a spider mite infestation and bring 'em back to life!

    A bottle of organic cold pressed and unrefined neem oil
    Amazon / Via amazon.ca

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $23.99.

    11. A tub of Farmacy gel moisturizer that'll feel fresh and cooling on your skin. It's super lightweight and easy to apply makeup on top of, too.

    Sephora / Via sephora.com

    I just finished my trial-size of this Farmacy gel moisturizer and you know what? They got me. I already ordered a new jar. I've struggled to find a moisturizer that doesn't make my foundation pill or make my face feel greasy throughout the day — until I tried this one! I love how quickly it absorbs into my skin and that it keeps my face feeling plump and hydrated, without affecting my makeup.

    Get it from Sephora Canada for $50.

    12. A facial cleansing brush that will literally vibrate the dirt off of your face. It has a heated massage option (!!!) that can help to promote circulation and blood flow, too.

    A wet facial massage brush
    @aevo_life / Via Instagram: @aevo_life

    It comes with a detachable silicone brush head with soft bristles for a gentle (but effective!) scrub.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $32.99.

    13. A tube of Fresh face cleanser that'll also remove your makeup (yes, even your mascara). It has a gel-like consistency that'll leave your face feeling ultra soft.

    Brittany Barber/BuzzFeed

    K, I know this cleanser is on the more expensive side of the spectrum, but I literally can't use any other face wash. It NEVER breaks me out, irritates my skin, or feels drying. I love that this stuff removes the added step of using a makeup remover (and that it also saves me from buying yet another face product). It glides on smoothly and is super gentle on my skin. I use it day and night, every single day.

    Get it from Sephora Canada for $49.

    14. A bottle of acne-clearing body wash that'll help you take care of blemishes on your back, shoulders, chest, and anywhere else they might pop up. It's packed with salicylic acid that'll work to dissolve the dirt and debris that clogs your pores.

    @neutrogena / Via instagram.com, Amazon / Via amazon.ca

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $10.99.

    15. A long double-sided loofah that'll help you tackle your back acne by making sure even those hard-to-reach areas get a good scrub down. One side is textured to help you exfoliate, while the other is plush to help you lather up.

    A person in a tub using the exfoliating back loofah
    Amazon / Via amazon.ca

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $16.99. Available in two colours and with an extra-long handle.

    16. A silk pillowcase that'll help to keep your face hydrated while you sleep, unlike cotton pillowcases that tend to absorb moisture (along with your expensive night cream). It'll keep your hair from breaking while you rest your sweet lil' head at night, too.

    Simons / Via simons-ca.c2ukkg.net, Brittany Barber/BuzzFeed

    K. I finally bought a silk pillowcase, and let me tell you: I wish I had done it sooner! I love how soft and cool it feels on my face, and the fact that it has literally transformed my day two curls. After sleeping on a regular cotton pillowcase, my curls would be a frizzy mess and I'd have to style 'em again (or just take a shower). Now? They're just as nice as they were before I hit the hay. And yes, this baby is 100% silk.

    Get it from Simons for $60. Also available in white.

    17. A bottle of pycnogenol that'll give your skin a subtle glow. It's packed with antioxidants that'll make your skin feel healthy and look radiant.

    Brittany Barber/BuzzFeed

    I love love love this stuff. I use it pretty much every day. I find it makes my complexion look healthier and glowy — I'll sometimes even wear it under my foundation if my skin is feeling particularly dull. A little goes a long way with this stuff! I only need a drop or two to cover my whole face. It has a slightly rusty colour, but it blends right into my skin without leaving any residue.

    Get it from Sephora Canada for $9.40.

    18. A spinning makeup brush cleaner that'll clean and dry your dirty makeup brushes in under a minute. Your kabuki brush (and your skin) will thank you.

    Kat Angus/BuzzFeed

    "I'm know I'm not alone in not washing my makeup brushes as often as I should. It takes forever, and even once I'm done cleaning them, I still have to let them dry overnight. But this spinning makeup brush cleaner has totally changed the game. It uses a battery-operated spinner to swish the dirty brush in soapy water (I just used liquid soap, but you can also use special makeup brush shampoo), and then you just lift the brush out of the water and keep it spining for a few seconds — voilà! Within 30 seconds, the brush is totally clean and — more importantly — totally dry." —Kat Angus

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $28.98. You'll also need some AAA batteries — get a 12-pack from Amazon Canada for $16.64.

    19. A tub of First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream that'll undoubtedly quench your skin's thirst, without irritating it. This stuff is super thick, so you'll probably want to use it at night or on days when you're just hangin' at home. It uses allantoin which can help soothe eczema, too.

    A person's finger after dipping it in the jar of cream
    Sephora / Via sephora.com

    Get it from Sephora Canada for $21+. Available in two sizes.

    20. A facial steamer that'll open up those clogged pores for a deep cleanse. Reviewers are obsessed with it and say it's the perfect thing to use before doing a mask treatment.

    The facial steamer on a low table next to four face tools
    @aevo_life / Via Instagram: @aevo_life

    It even comes with four facial tools that'll help you tackle pesky pimples.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $40.99.

    21. An exfoliating coffee scrub that'll make your skin feel smoother than a bébé’s bottom. It's made with organic and vegan ingredients, with the added benefit of caffeine to help with puffiness.

    Amazon / Via amazon.ca

    It's scented with vanilla and orange essential oils, and is safe to use all over your bod — including your face and lips.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $19.99. Also available in a mint scent.

    22. And finally, a glycolic acid toner that'll help to purge your skin. You'll notice a more radiant complexion and fewer breakouts after a couple of weeks of using it.

    A bottle of The Ordinary's Glycolic Acid Toning Solution
    Brittany Barber/BuzzFeed

    I love this toner, but it's definitely one of the more intense products I use — so I use it sparingly. It's been helping me keep my breakouts at bay, as well as with smoothing out my skin texture. I usually only apply it at night, so I can avoid going outside for as long as possible (because glycolic acid is an AHA, and AHAs can cause UV sensitivity). It's pretty strong stuff, so make sure you start off only using it once or twice a week, and wearing SPF afterward, too.

    Get it from Sephora Canada for $8.70.

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