In a world of flawless skin, no one likes to be “that guy” with the pimples. And while makeup can certainly help the appearance of blemishes and other unsightly bumps, most of it does nothing to improve skin texture itself.
That’s probably why a skin care tutorial from a 19-year-old makeup artist in Las Vegas has gone viral — his story gives us pimple-poppers everywhere hope that we too can have flawless skin on just a regular old regimen of mostly drug store products. In fact, there’s only one high-end product involved.
Hey loves, since I won’t be able to post makeup for a few days I wanted to post something else. I am more than just my makeup and before makeup comes skin care. This is from a few months ago. My acne got pretty bad and drained me emotionally, stripping away my confidence. At this point I felt like I NEEDED makeup or I couldn’t go out in public. It took me a while to realize that this was a phase and only temporary. If you are going through an acne struggle small or big, it’ll be okay I promise. I don’t want you to feel alone, abnormal, or ugly because of it. It’s literally NORMAL AF, just drill that through your head. Find a skin care routine that works for you, keep track of your skin and whether it’s oily, dry, or combo (mean its oily in certain places and dry in others). Feel free to dm me if you want help examining (I’m not a professional, but I can help to the best of my abilities) what your skin type is. Just stay up and be the bad bitch you are 💘 ily all My skin care: Cetaphil cleanser 1-2 times a day Freeman Masks from dollar general 1-3 times a week Aveeno moisturizer everyday
That’s how Antonio Bermudez says he went from “pimples to poreless,” at any rate. It was only a few months ago that the teen suffered from such bad acne that he would wake up and his face would be bleeding. But if you were to check out one of Bermudez’s many Instagram posts now, you’d never know it. In fact, the makeup artist has flawless, dewy, perfectly covetable skin. To the point where his 20,000-plus followers basically beg him to share his secret.
Well the cat’s out of the bag now that the teen has shared a tutorial with all of his favourite skin care products. Amazingly his self-created regimen could be easily curated by any of us following along at home, since all of the products in question can be found at local drug stores.
“[Acne] made me really lose my confidence,” Bermudez told Allure. “That’s when I got into makeup which helped, but with acne the application isn’t as smooth.”
First Bermudez cleans his face with a basic Cetaphil soap ($6 at Walmart), a product that dermatologists everywhere recommend. Then he moves onto Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant ($80 at Sephora), the most expensive product on the list, to help with scarring and skin dullness. Following that he spritzes his face with Vichy Thermal Spa Water ($15 at Vichy), and then he slathers on La Roche-Posay Lipikar Balm AP+Intense Repair Moisturizing Cream ($27 at Target).
“It’s hella moisturizing,” Bermudez explains of the last product in his tutorial. “If I’m not moisturized, I will overproduce oil and it’ll create acne and bigger pores.”
Then, last but not least, Bermudez applies the star of his regimen, the N07 Early Defence Glow Activating Facial Serum ($29 at Target or in store at Shoppers Drug Mart) . The product contains ginseng and Vitamin C, two ingredients that have been scientifically proven to help with brightening the skin.
We’d say it’s working, what about you?
Of course everyone has different skin types, and what works for one person may not work for another. Bermudez is also quick to point this out on social media, saying that at the end of the day he’s happy to help his followers try to put together their own regimens, but that they should also remember acne isn’t forever.
“I am more than just my makeup and before makeup comes skin care. My acne got pretty bad and drained me emotionally, stripping away my confidence. I felt like I needed makeup or I couldn’t go out in public. It took me a while to realize that this was a phase and only temporary.,” he says. “If you are going through an acne struggle small or big, it’ll be okay I promise. I don’t want you to feel alone, abnormal, or ugly because of it… Find a skin care routine that works for you.”
Sounds like we have a trip to the drug store in our near future.