Monthly Skincare Routine: Fighting Breakouts

So I decided to update this post because I’ve explored better ways to fight my breakouts ⏤ same products, different technique. If this is your first time reading this, enjoy. If you’ve already read the old version of this post, I’m sure you’d like this better. Please keep in mind that I have normal/combination skin and my routine is for those with that skin type. Let’s go. 

It’s both very helpful and logical to implement a monthly skincare system to fight breakouts. Breakouts are inevitable and, for me, it’s caused by a number of factors like:

  1. Hormonal changes
  2. Stress
  3. Diet
  4. Not enough water

My goal, of course, is never slip on my diet and keep the stress low, but things happen. I have a five-stem system in place regularly, but when it comes to breakouts I add two more using Origins masking products: Out of Trouble and Clear Improvements.

First, I start will my regular day to day five-step system. (If you’re comfortable with your cleansing and moisturizing routine, feel free to scroll down to my masking system).


I use A Perfect World to clean and detoxify my skin from harmful toxins. This cleanser consists of Antioxidants, White Tea, and Coconut and Oat Amino Acids, so it leaves you with a youthful and clean skin.

I gently massage my face two times with this cleanser.

Treatment Lotion

I use the A Perfect World Treatment Lotion to prep my skin for any treatment I choose to do after, in this case, we’re fighting breakouts and toxins. This formula contains White Tea and revitalizing Trehalose hydrate (a rehydrating and water binding sugar property found in plants). This leaves your skin soft and smooth, removing any dirt left on your skin.

I massage my face with this using a cotton ball/pad. Make sure your skin is completely dry before heading to the next step.


I absolutely lovee the Renewal Serum with Willowherb. I had no idea what willowherb was before using this product. That’s the good thing about natural products, you’re introduced to so many natural beneficial ingredients! (sorry my bottle has been through the works). Willowherb is a flower that changes dull and discolored skin by adding radiance. In other words, it hides imperfections and gives your skin that glowing look we all love.

Apply this to a dry face.


I’m sure you can guess what product I use, A Perfect World Moisturizer with White Tea and SPF 40. This strengthens your skin so it can fight the damaging effects of pollution and other aggressors.
Massage into your skin after your serum.

Eye Cream

I use A Perfect World eye cream with SPF 20 in the morning and the Ginzing eye cream at night. Both Eye creams renew and brighten under your eyes, however, A Perfect World adds SPF protection during the day.

Apply gently under your eyes using your ring finger.

Masking System

Out of Trouble is a semi-thick 10-minute white mask that cleans away dead cells and removes anything blocking your pores like debris, oil, and more.

You simply apply the mask to your problem area and leave it on for ten minutes, then rinse/wipe off.


Clear Improvements

Clear Improvements cleans out the deep-dwelling pore-cloggers that are hiding in your skin.

So once you’re finished with the 10-minute mask above, apply the charcoal mask to your problem areas. Rinse/wipe off once the mask dries.

The best way to remove breakouts is to use both of the masks. I recommend using Out of Trouble first for the first two-three days so that it can remove whatever is clogging your pores. Then the Clear Improvements so it can add smoothness to your skin and clean out whatever else may be clogging your pores. This is one of the best products by Origins, so if nothing else I definitely recommend using the masks.

Enjoy your beautiful clean skin! If you have any questions drop it below.


  • Toya

    I love how simple your skincare routine is because I like to keep it simple too. I also just got my first charcoal mask and I’m not too sure how I feel about it. It feels very drying. Have you had a similar experience?

    • Krissy Lewis (author)

      I have with other masks but not this one. I rarely have to cover my entire face, I just add the mask to the problem areas.

  • Danielle

    I love the clear improvements Charcoal mask! I used it like twice a week to give me skin a deep cleansing. The Out of Trouble mask, I’m not too familiar with but I’m interested in trying.

  • Ameerah@TheModWoman

    Very simple. I find that when I keep my routine down to a few products I have fewer breakouts. #BLMGirl

  • Courtney PW

    Oouu what stores can I find this in? I’ve been experiencing stress and hormonal breakouts lately, so I will definitely give this product a try!

    • Krissy Lewis (author)


  • Eva

    Well that whole list is me! I have to get my skincare regimen back on track.

  • Sheena Steward

    Thanks for the suggestions. The winter months can be brutal to your skin.

  • Crystal Nicole

    Simple and easy. I love it. I actually received these as samples and still haven’t tried them. Looks like I’ll be doing that soon!

  • Terri

    First of all, you get an A for having such a simple skincare regimen. Secondly, I absolutely love the charcoal mask! I’ve never tried the other one before, but I like the thought of using it as a day time mask.

  • Victoria

    I am going to have to give this a try. My skin has been so horrible lately. I feel so embarrassed being in my late twenties and having acne like a teen.

  • Ola

    Breakouts generally aren’t a problem for me during the winter. Dry skin, however, is a huge problem. I wonder if this line has something available for that.

  • Carissa

    I love facial masks and these seem like they would help when I have that monthly breakout! I’m going to look into these!

  • Mimi Green

    With the extremely cold temps we’ve been having it has forced me to get serious about my skincare.

    I’ve settled into a more consistent routine.

  • Katherine G

    I have been neglecting my skin a lot over the past few years. I am trying to start taking care of it better. I want to get so much more healthier than I am. I love your routine. I definitely want to keep my skincare routine simple.

  • Natasha

    I use Origins A Perfect World for my cleaning and moisturizing and I LOVE IT! I’ll have to check these out to see if they will work with my skin type. I know that I tested the charcoal, and loved it. Might be time to go back.

  • Kita

    My skin is clear. I guess I am lucky but I do need a good daily cleanser so I will check out Origins products.

  • Courtney CJ

    I am SO basic with my skincare routine but I want to incorporate more masks. I really appreciate your suggestions because I know having melanin, some things work a bit differently. I’m going to check and see if amazon has a travel size version of these for me to try out.

    • Krissy Lewis (author)

      Awesome, let me know what you think. You can also head to a Macys or Origins and ask for samples 🙂

    • Krissy Lewis (author)

      Yup, I love it <3

      Thank you for reading.

  • Sam @ The Haunted Housewife

    You are so cute! I have a couple of Origins SPF products that I use occasionally but I’ve seen a couple of these on Reddit’s Skincare Addiction and people RAVE about them. Your skin looks amazing so apparently I need to be using more Origins products! 🙂

    • Krissy Lewis (author)

      Thank you. I find using their products together, gives you the best results.

      Thank you for reading.

  • kristen

    i really want to try the cream you put on your blemishes! I need some help! Your skin looks great!

    • Krissy Lewis (author)

      I definitely recommend! Thank you so much.

  • Kim

    You are serious about your skin care and it is paying off because your skin is flawless. I need to be a bit more diligent and I agree consuming enough water is oh so important.

    • Krissy Lewis (author)

      Yes! I realized how important it is, thank you for reading.

  • Lindsay

    Thank you for sharing! I’m always looking for new skincare tips

    • Krissy Lewis (author)

      No problem 🙂


    Your skin is GLOWING!

    • Krissy Lewis (author)

      Thank you!

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  • Drusilla

    Thank you for the excellent article

  • Desiree

    It works very well for me

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