Subclinical definition- relating to or denoting a disease which is not severe enough to present definite or readily observable symptoms.
So, recently, I have been diagnosed with ‘subclinical acne’, which is basically where you get spots which just form bumps but don’t come to a head or scar. This is obviously better than ‘normal’ acne in some ways, however it is still noticeable and has made my forehead really sore, dry and itchy. Subclinical acne is often worsened by stress (thanks exam season) and a bad diet (which I don’t have). Due to this, I have changed up my skincare routine slightly and have been using less oily products as this type of acne is often caused by excess oils from products which are used on your face, so I have been using more scrubs as well as products for oilier skin.
I don’t always have as much time in the mornings, so usually just apply day cream, meaning that this is more of a night time skincare routine.
First of all, I will take off my makeup using my beloved Garnier Micellar Water, or use melted coconut oil on days where my skin is feeling dry from the breakouts. I then wash my face with a combination of the St Ives apricot face scrub and the Neutrogena grapefruit facewash. Once a week, I also use my Babyliss cleansing brush with the Superfacialist by Una Brennan rose cleanser, this helps remove dead skin and to clear my pores, which lessens the number of blemishes and bumps on my skin. All of the cleansing products I use on my skin are gentle and do not irritate or work harshly on the more damaged areas of my face.