Skincare Wednesday : My Current Skincare Routine | Skincare for Oily-Acne prone Skin


Hey everyone!

Today I’m talking about my Current skin care routine which I’ve following since the past 2 weeks or so. All through last month, I was having breakouts on my cheeks and jaw line and while tea tree oil helped a bit, they kept recurring. I recently discovered La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo which was lying in my stash unused since last winter and within a week of using it, my breakouts are gone and my skin looks wonderful! I will use it for some more time before I review but so far, its been a fabulous product!


My Current Skincare Routine  Skincare for Oily-Acne prone Skin

My Current Skincare Routine Skincare for Oily-Acne prone Skin







Face wash for oily skin - 1 - Lakme Perfect Radiance face wash, 2- Iraya Wild Lime face wash, 3- Avera Aloe Apricot Scrub

Face wash for oily skin – 1 – Lakme Perfect Radiance face wash, 2- Iraya Wild Lime face wash, 3- Avera Aloe Apricot Scrub


  1. Lakme Perfect Radiance face wash (Rs 80) : It cleanses well and I like the squeaky clean feeling, it lathers quite thoroughly so would not recommend it to dry skinned women.
  2. Iraya Face Wash (Rs 345) : I alternate between this and the Lakme one. When I want something milder I use this. Reviewed HERE.
  3. Avera Aloe Apricot Scrub (Rs 299) : Its a mild scrub with sparsely distributed large granules and a moisturizing base. Not really my kind of scrub, would recommend it to dry/normal skinned women.





4- Neutrogena Deep clean blackhead eliminating Toner

4- Neutrogena Deep clean blackhead eliminating Toner


  • Neutrogena Deep clean blackhead eliminating Toner (Rs 340) : Good one for oily/acne prone skin. Removes all traces of makeup/oil/dirt and also controls blackheads. Full review HERE.




5- La Roche posay Effaclar Dup, 6- Lotus Herbals 3-in-1 Matte SPF 40 sun screen

5- La Roche posay Effaclar Duo, 6- Lotus Herbals 3-in-1 Matte SPF 40 sun screen


  • La Roche posay Effaclar Duo (Rs 950 for 40 ml) : I had bought this last winter and since my skin was a little dry/combination that time I could not use it. I recently saw a review of another Effaclar product (on Sunny’s blog HERE) and I remembered I had this. There could not have been a better time to use this product than now because my skin was in a very troublesome state with recurring blemishes. But within a week of using this product, my blemishes are gone and my skin feels great! I will review it in a week or two. I use this during day time as well as as a night treatment.
  • Lotus Herbals 3-in-1 Matte SPF 40 sun screen (Rs 225) : My HG sunscreen, highly recommended for oily skin. Check my review HERE.




7 - Kiehsl no. 1 lip balm, 8- Bobbi Brown eye cream

7 – Kiehsl no. 1 lip balm, 8- Bobbi Brown eye cream


  • Kiehls #1 Lip Balm (Rs 495) : In the day I use any lip balm but for the night, I stick to this. It is amazing! Full review HERE.
  • Bobbi Brown eye cream (2.5g free sample) : I had got this as a free sample, it is rich and emollient but did not do anything special for my under eyes. Moisturizes and softens but no effect on pigmentation/puffiness.
[note color=”#FFE4C4″] What products are you using for your skin currently? Have you tried any of the products featured above?Β I am looking for a lightweight eye cream, one that is not too rich and absorbs into the skin, any recommendations? [/note]



  1. September 5, 2012 / 4:59 pm

    Nice post dear πŸ™‚

    • Corallista
      September 5, 2012 / 7:45 pm

      Thanks Tanmayee πŸ™‚

  2. September 5, 2012 / 5:11 pm

    I liked all the items πŸ™‚ nice post

    • Corallista
      September 5, 2012 / 7:44 pm

      Thanks πŸ™‚

  3. September 5, 2012 / 5:16 pm

    why don’t you give Avene Cleansing Gel or vichy’s normaderm range a try for face wash? i have used both and they are absolutely fab..i even love Sebamed Clear Face cleansing foam πŸ™‚ for toner I make my own green tea + tea tree oil few drops + lavender oil few well for my combination skin πŸ™‚

      • September 5, 2012 / 10:04 pm

        yup i do store it in fridge…infact i love to freeze it as ice cubes and then use one ice cube a day πŸ™‚ I make a fresh batch every weekend..even i want to try diacneal cream but have heard mixed reviews about it

        • Corallista
          September 5, 2012 / 10:23 pm

          Do you just use regular green tea? I have green tea bags, tea tree oil and lavender oil, I should give it a try!

          • September 6, 2012 / 1:13 pm

            yup regular green tea bags πŸ™‚ do give it a try and let me know how it worked for u

  4. Ish
    September 5, 2012 / 5:49 pm

    My current skincare routine
    1. Cetaphil cleansing lotion
    2. FE Panchpushp toner
    3. Clinique Anti blemish solutions clearin moisturiser(am a huge fan of this and better than clinique’s dramatically diff moisturising gel)
    4. FE Tejasvi ubtan , Sandalwood powder (works very well for me)
    5. Organic surge Eye gel( U shud definitely try this ankita, its fabulous. have been using this for a month and my mild dark circles are totally gone)

    • Ish
      September 5, 2012 / 5:52 pm

      And Clinique sheer city block spf25 oil free sunscreen. Its awesomeeeeeeeee. This is the first time my senstive skin din react to a sunscrees . I react even with the dermatologist prescribed formula . so a must try for ppl with oily acne prone sensitive skin

    • September 7, 2012 / 11:00 am

      Ohhh! Thanks a lot for ur opinion on Organic Surge Eye I knew that Organic Surge has got excellent products but didnt know whether this eye gel is good or not! But after ur opinion I am quite happpyyyyyyy dat I bought it!! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

  5. Natasha
    September 5, 2012 / 6:33 pm

    I’ve used all the Effaclar Duo products and I do highly recommend them as well πŸ™‚

    • Corallista
      September 5, 2012 / 7:39 pm

      I’m thinking of trying the other products in the range when I finish up my current stuff! Love the Effaclar Duo!

  6. September 5, 2012 / 6:41 pm

    Hey, is tea tree oil any good for blemishes? Or is it just for pimples?

    • Corallista
      September 5, 2012 / 7:37 pm

      It has anti-bacterial properties and works on pimples/acne but not on marks.

  7. Nivea
    September 5, 2012 / 8:12 pm

    hi…forst of all a great post !! could you please tell me where to find La Roche posay Effaclar Duo it would really help πŸ˜€

  8. Manisha
    September 5, 2012 / 8:29 pm

    Great post, Ankita. Loved it πŸ™‚
    Have been wanting since forever to try lotus sunscreen but I’ve always been skeptical as most sunscreens break me out. Kaya was the only one which hasn’t aggravated my acne so far but it’s SPF content is too less, SPF 15 πŸ™
    I’ve been using Sea Weed Toner from almost a year now and it’s quite good. You must give it a try.
    Also, wanted to say that I tried tea tree oil after reading one of your reviews about it and I am disappointed πŸ™ I applied it yesterday night as I had 2-3 tiny pimples trying to make their way out. I got up this morning to see they have gone 3 times their original size just in one night and I felt like crying πŸ™ All this happening when I have a party to attend this friday. buhoo hoo πŸ™
    Didn’t quite understand what did I do wrong? Is it because I applied more than 1 drop of it on each pimple?

    • Corallista
      September 5, 2012 / 8:42 pm

      I’m really sorry to hear the Tea Tree Oil didn’t work for you. Are you allergic to it by any chance? Have you tried any other Tea tree oil products before?

      • Manisha
        September 5, 2012 / 10:16 pm

        I don’t think so Ankita because I’ve had tea tree facials done few times in past and it never broke me out. Besides, I found one of their other products – Tea Tree Night treatment Anti-blemish Lotion quite impressive. I mean I don’t see any miracle yet but it made my skin’s overall appearance look better. I’ll anyway discontinue it for now. Will give it a try again after a week’s time or so. Fingers crossed.

        • Manisha
          September 5, 2012 / 10:27 pm

          Any suggestions on what should i wear on my skin tonight before sleeping that should go easy on the acne?

          • Corallista
            September 5, 2012 / 10:28 pm

            Just aloe vera gel would be best.

  9. September 5, 2012 / 9:37 pm

    La Roche Posay products have been on my wishlist for a long time. Have to give them a try. Have you tried anything else by them?

    • Corallista
      September 6, 2012 / 12:11 am

      Just this and the Thermal Spring Water which was nice too πŸ™‚

  10. September 6, 2012 / 12:01 am

    LOL I saw a huge surge of visitors from India and it took me a while to figure out what was going on! Thanks so much for linking me, Ankita! I’m glad to see this product works well for you. I haven’t tried the duo, but I squeezed out the last bit of my old tube of Effaclar K a couple of days ago and at the moment the new one is sitting in my bathroom cabinet πŸ™‚

    • Corallista
      September 6, 2012 / 12:15 am

      You’re welcome! Your post came at the right time, I really needed something like this and I didn’t realize it was sitting in my cabinet! Have you tried the Avene range for Oily/Acne prone skin by any chance?

  11. shivangi
    September 6, 2012 / 10:54 am

    I loved the post! Lotus sunscreen makes me look ashy πŸ™

  12. September 8, 2012 / 12:53 pm

    To be honest, I just use a Himalaya oil balance face wash and Himalaya apricot scrub 2-3 times a week. No cleansing, toning and sun proofing in my routine! *Embarrased*

    I have oily skin and the Mumbai climate makes it worse. With the wedding coming in 3 months I needed a post like this to kick start. Thank you so much for the post!

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