I wanted to do a quick post today about my skin care necessities. In no way, shape or form am I a skin connoisseur. I’m definitely not claiming I have the best skin and that I hold the secret to a perfect complexion. No. In fact, quite the opposite. I come from the perspective of someone who has had horrible skin. Throughout high school and some of college, my skin was pretty acne prone. Part of it was hormonal, but part of it was also because I was using bad products on my face and being careless. After maaaany years, I’ve finally come up with a system I like and products that actually work for me. The number one thing I learned is you have to be nice to your skin. Clean it often and use products that are good for it. I try to stay away from anything harsh and chemical-ridden. Another rule I have is to always wash my face before bed. No matter what. I don’t care if I’ve fallen asleep, I will get up to go wash my face at 2 in the morning. I would fall asleep with makeup on in high school and, I realize now, how horrible that was for my skin. I always try to remember to let my skin breathe! If I don’t need to be wearing makeup, I don’t wear any – specifically foundation. But enough rules! The point of the story is to be nice to your skin and in return, it will be nice to you. Now here are some products I can’t live without:
Yes To Grapefruit Brightening Facial Towelettes, $5.99 I don’t use makeup remover, so what I like to do is use these wipes before washing my face. It helps get stubborn eye makeup off, so I’m not scrubbing later on. I also like having facial wipes for the gym! I throw them in my bag and I’m able to get a makeup free face before my workout. Basically they’re easy and get the job done.
Johnson’s Head to Toe Baby Wash, $2.99 My face wash of choice is actually a baby wash! I used this at my friend Taryn’s house once and realized I really liked it. I figured, if it’s gentle enough for a baby, it should be gentle enough for my face.
Fresh Lotus Youth Preserve Face Cream with Super 7 Complex, $42 I love this stuff! It smells of cucumbers and seriously feels so refreshing. I apply this every night after I was my face. It’s a little pricey for a face lotion, but in my opinion, it’s worth the splurge.
Clinique All About Eyes Rich, $31 Naturally, my eyes are pretty puffy. If I get less than 8 hours, my eyes puff up like nobody’s business… it’s hereditary I think. It’s also a curse, I believe. Before this product, I couldn’t find anything that actually helped my puffiness. I put it on at night after my face lotion and in the morning I wake up with NO puffiness.
Clinique Acne Solutions Emergency Gel-Lotion, $17 I use this stuff if I even sense a pimple coming along. I think I’ve honestly used this spot treatment for about 7 years now. By the way, if you’re struggling with acne – try the acne solutions set. It was the only thing that actually helped me begin to clear up my skin.
Solar Recover Save Your Skin Hydrating Mist, $12 I SAVED THE BEST FOR LAST. If you take anything away from the post, TAKE THIS AWAY. This is stuff is the best. You know in My Big Fat Greek Wedding when the dad is obsessed with Windex? This is my Windex. I spray this stuff on everything. My face feels dry? Spray. I need to look alive? Spray. I need some moisture to make my foundation smooth out? Spray. It’s originally for you to use after being in the sun. But after seeing the ingredients (distilled water, natural vitamin E, calendula, lavender oil, sesame oil, geranium oil, roman chamomile oil, sandalwood oil, and French seaweed absolute) I figured this stuff would be good anytime, anywhere. I already went through one bottle of it. I get mine at On The Beach, but you can order it online!
And that is that! Like I said, I’m not a skin expert but I have definitely struggled with problematic skin before. Finding a good skin care routine that works for you definitely takes time. If you try any of these products – let me know! I’d love to know how they work for you.
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