Time To Change Your Face Cleanser, When Your Skin Does This…


Have you ever notice after a while your face cleanser causes breakouts and leaves your skin with excess oil or dry patches? From my experience, it’s always good to switch around lotions, body oils, conditioners and shampoos each season. Switching up your skincare items every three months gives your body a chance to rejuvenate, making it continue to work at its best. Think of it like this: you fix oatmeal and blueberries for breakfast every morning for three months…you are bound to get bored and want to try something new, the same goes for your skin.

Let’s face it, our bodies become adjusted and products don’t excite or influence our system, so the ingredients will have reverse effects by not absorbing easily into the skin or causing more harm than good. Yes consistency is key to seeing results but you always want to avoid doing the same thing over and over again.

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Quick Side Note

Our bodies all work different and everyone will not have the same results. I’m only sharing my problem and solution to help someone with a similar issue.

Listen to your skin.

I’m aware that doing too much to your skin will cause acne. I understand it takes a month to really see if a product delivers fantastic results. If your skin is fine and you feel uncomfortable switching up your routine, then leave it alone and continue to do what’s best for YOU.

Here Is My Problem

Since mid May, I’ve been breaking out a bit more, nothing like the cystic acne I had two years ago but I’m noticing random pimples and skin congestion. Typically, I wash my face with CeraVe Hydrating Facial Cleanser twice a day, which is super soothing for my extra dry-sensitive-combination skin. But lately, the product isn’t curing my acne, in fact it seems to not do anything.

I didn’t want to panic because I know stress makes acne worse. I needed to consider all factors leading up to my acne that I could control on my part. Considering I’ve been paying attention to my water and sugar intake, I knew it’s probably the cleanser or hormones. I’m not due back to the dermatologist until September, so I needed to make a few adjustments to diet and lifestyle habits.

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Listen to your skin and treat it based on what it needs.

Simple Experiment

I totally neglected the fact that weather is an important factor in healthy skincare. I never swapped out my cleansers from winter to spring/summer. The same way I transitioned from trench coats to light cardigans or sleeveless dusters is what I had to do with my face wash.

Living in Texas, the heat makes me sweat more and doesn’t dry my skin out but makes it oily. The hydrating wash was too heavy for my face. Not to mention, I added a moisturizer, weighing my skin down even more and leaving it super oily.

Excess oil is the overproduction of sebum, which causes breakouts. How could I forget that important factor? So I opted for a lighter face cleanser that balances oily skin instead of my dry wintry skin.


Kind Results

Since I started using the CeraVe Foaming Facial Cleanser, my skin seems way more balanced. The oily parts of my face are in control and my breakouts have began to slow down, which lets me know it’s not hormonal. I still have some acne spots to recover and my skin congestion will cease once I up my water intake by trying some natural detox methods.

Less Is More.

Now, my face is light and breathable. The foaming face wash doesn’t leave my skin so dry either. I add a light moisturizer, SPF and I’m out the door.

Overall, I’m headed in the right direction by understanding my skin is more oily and less dry in the spring/summer, which makes me feel way more confident.

Next time you’re breaking out, don’t spend hundreds of dollars on a dermatologist just think about your lifestyle, diet, the weather and listen to your skin to figure out exactly what it needs.

What do you wash your face with in the spring and summer?

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11 Comments Add yours

  1. lyndseyfitzgerald says:

    Thanks for sharing. I never think about changing products each season. Maybe something I’ll try definitely for my hair. I too suffered with acne for many years now just left with scars but yet to find something to help with that 💕

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    1. justnatonya says:

      That’s a great idea on switching up the products for summer, I like light ingredients that don’t weigh my hair down 🙂 As for acne scars, have you tried lemon or turmeric? Maybe I can do a blog post about that. Thanks for commenting 🙂

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      1. lyndseyfitzgerald says:

        A blog post about the scaring would be very helpful 😁

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        1. justnatonya says:

          Ok I’m on it Lyndsey! ❤

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  2. I so glad you managed to sort out the problem. I find that sometimes (especially with deodorant) that if I use the same one for too long then it stops working, so changing products now and then really can do wonders. This face cleanser sounds good 🙂 I’ll have to keep an eye out for it!

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    1. justnatonya says:

      Thanks Amy! Yea it’s good to do the ol’ switch-a-roo from time and time again. I’m so happy you stopped by 🙂


  3. im glad you’re getting some good use out of those cleansers, lol. I haven’t used those in awhile, maybe I’ll try them again. I have to be careful with scrubs. You should try baking soda or use the Indian Clay Mask twice a week. My issue is acne scars. It’s a biatch tryin to get rid of those, lol.

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    1. justnatonya says:

      lol!! Chanel you are so funny! I will definitely use the Indian Clay Mask more as a deep cleanser and hopefully that will help the dead skin cells because I too have to be careful with scrubs. I wanna check out Dermalogica! Thanks for commenting 🙂


  4. alice_kbsld says:

    wow, thanks for this great post! 🙂

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    1. justnatonya says:

      No problem Alice! Thanks for commenting 🙂


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