What is Mirror Mirror?
Behind that image of you staring into the mirror is an army of products, procedures, and more. Tell us your skincare routine and we'll dissect it to let you know what's working and what's not. We give personalized recommendations to help you meet your skincare goals and then share it so that our whole community benefits. There are so many ways to get better skin and we hope these vulnerable posts will get you closer to your goals.
Name: John Rigsby
Occupation: Public Relations
IG Handle: @rohnjigsby
(pssssst, see John's SelfCare Sunday takeover here!)
Identity: 28-year-old cool guy
Describe your skin:
I have combination/acne-prone skin that can be red and dull, with acne scarring.
What are your short-term and long-term skin goals?
I’d like to have healthy glowing skin with no scars or redness.
What is your biggest skin problem right now?
In the morning, I’ll use Natura Bissé Oxygen Mousse, The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid, Natura Bissé Oxygen Complex, The Ordinary Azelaic Acid, Tata Harper Beautifying Face Oil, Natura Bissé Shock Intense Cream, and Shiseido Senka SPF 50+. I bought this in Asia, but you can order online here. Once a week I’ll also use Natura Bissé’s Diamond Ice-Lift Mask.
If your skincare goals are to work on redness, scarring, and blemishes it’s great that you a) use SPF and b) use azelaic acid. Azelaic acid has been long-overlooked in the OTC skincare game because it used to only be available by prescription. Azelaic acid helps with improving skin’s overall tone and can actually help those with rosacea. It’s not effective in concentrations under 10%, so The Ordinary’s product is a great option for your routine!
A313 is like Retin-A’s cool French cousin. It’s probably the closest thing to Retin-A that doesn’t need a prescription, and until recently, thanks to Amazon, was unavailable in the US. While it does have amazing results, for someone who is concerned about redness, you should use it sparingly as a spot treatment and no more than three times a week. Vitamin A can be very sensitizing and irritating if used too frequently.
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