Kids are tough today and what I mean by that is they are tough on one another. I’ll put it out there and say that I can’t imagine what it would be like to grow up with excessive acne in the world we live in today. Some high school students can be so cruel it’s hard to fathom what they do to one another and why they do it. The good news is that it’s not always the case. Some high school students have enough confidence and the mindset to accomplish the unthinkable, even getting rid of really bad acne.
A student by the name of Carlos David recently shared his skin care routine on Instagram for the world to see. I’m guessing that he did this for a couple of reasons. One reason was that he wanted to help share his story with others struggling. Another reason was that he was able to successfully make drastic progress and wanted to show the world is progress. The last reason may have been that he knows just how powerful social media is today and how influential and inspirational he can be too many struggling teens in the world today.
Perhaps it’s all of the above.
Whatever caused him to want to share his before and after photos, it damn near broke the Internet. Seriously though, the before and after photos of Carlos David will shock the heck out of you and anybody that you show. The kicker here is that Carlos aka @yadigcarlos on the Instagram platform has acquired tens of thousands of likes just for the small amount of effort he’s put into his post. All in the name of clearer skin too. If you think what Carlos did must have cost a fortune, you’re wrong. Instead, there are some products that he uses which likely cost less than your gourmet afternoon latte.
Teen Shares Acne Before and After Photos on Instagram
I know you’re most curious about what Carlos David’s skin looks like now and what it looked like previously. That’s why I’m going to share with you the before and after images that Carlos posted on his Instagram account.
Now that you’ve seen the before and after, I’m sure you’re quite curious as to what he did to achieve this look. Fear not, we’re going to share it all with you right here, right now. I’ll try to keep things as straightforward as possible here.
The very first thing that Carlos mentioned he does is simply wash his face. That shouldn’t come as any surprise at all, really. He uses a cleanser which is a low pH balanced cleanser meant for morning washing. The specific product that he uses is the Cosrx Low pH Good Morning Gel Cleanser. It’s a K-beauty aka Korean beauty product.
In the evening he chooses to use one which we’ve covered before on Skincare.net. It’s called Mario Badescu Acne Facial Cleanser and he uses this to help fight off acne while he sleeps. FYI, Kylie Jenner uses this brand too.
After cleansing, Carlos David opts for a toner which does not contain any alcohol. Since acne scarring is an issue he’s dealing with, Carlos prefers to use the Mario Badescu Glycolic Acid Toner. However, there are other toners out there which you might consider using.
Once he’s completed the process of both cleansing and toning, then it’s time to apply the serum and skin tone mask. Use of a vitamin C serum helps with hyperpigmentation issues and he uses this every single morning. His serum of choice seems to be the Art Natual Vitamin C Serum. However, it’s important to remember that there are many vitamin C serums on the market today. Be sure to try a few and find out what works best for you.
In the evenings, Carlos David will apply what’s known as a whitening mask. The specific product is the Mario Badescu Whitening Mask. Some people apparently don’t agree with David that using the mask is effective. To the naysayers, all I’ve got to say is, “then don’t use it.” No one’s forcing you to improve your skin.
Another product that Carlos uses every morning is one that he swears up and down that it’s effective is E.L.F. Daily Hydration Moisturizer. Guess what, this product costs $8 and not a penny more. As far as morning moisturizers are concerned, this one might be worth giving a try. If you can’t find $8 to spend on your skin care, then you’ve got your priorities mixed up big time.
In the evening, Carlos often opts for a thick night cream that’s sold on Amazon.com. It’s made by Advanced Clinicals and it’s less than $10.
Last but not least, Carlos applies Neutrogena’s Clear Face Sunscreen Lotion every day in order to further prevent issues the arise from sun exposure.
Special thanks to Allure or sharing the story with us.