Skin care. There are so many products out there that I have tried and sampled and spent lots of money on three step systems. From junior high attempting with Proactive to Clinique to store brand cleansers, I've been through a lot. I've never attempted any name brand makeup removers but I've done some damage going through almost every brand of makeup wipes that have really worked to really drying out and harming my skin. Here is a little low down of what I use to keep my skin looking clear of blemishes, refreshed, and moisturized.
Like I was just saying.. I've made my way around the block experimenting with many different makeup wipes that work fine and others that just sting and hurt my skin and burn the eyes. Some are gentle while others are a lot more harsh. I felt like I found some happy mediums to use but nothing was perfect. I didn't like any liquid oil or water-proof removers so I was just not a happy camper. I continued to use the Neutrogena brand wipes because I felt like those were the best but it never completely took off every bit of makeup, especially from the eyes. It always tugged and I didn't want to start creating those fine lines because the skin under your eyes is the thinnest and most sensitive so you have to take extra care of that area while you can! So I made the switch. I read somewhere on a blog about how amazing the body shop's camomile cleansing oil was and I was a bit skeptical because I've tried a cleansing oil before and felt like it was just too greasy but according to this blog..it wasn't! So I had to go and let me tell you....NOT GREASY! And takes the makeup off my face with only 1-2 pumps! I couldn't believe it. It wasn't incredibly greasy and left my skin and eyelashes feeling so soft. I wouldn't say after running water over my face that I would be good to go..I still use my cleanser after the cleansing oil..but the stuff is pretty. dang. good.
For so long I used store brand cleansers specifically targeted for acne prone skin. I have always had blemishes and also have many acne scars unfortunately..so one day I decided I was tired of my skin and so I went to a dermatologist. She told me that I have really dry skin (which I already knew) and when I buy cleansers targeted for acne it is meant to be a bit drying to dry out those blemishes so I was doubling my dry skin issues. She told me I need to drink water and be mindful of my sensitive skin then recommended the Cetaphil cleanser. Cetaphil has changed my LIFE. It says it is targeting normal to oily skin but to be honest it is perfect for my dry skin too. It is super gentle and leaves my skin feeling so so clean and refreshed.
Because I have very dry skin I exfoliate at least 3 times a week. I switch off from using my Clarisonic Mia to using my Ole Henriksen walnut scrub. Both work so wonderfully to remove all those dead skin cells leaving my skin feeling so soft and even without all that extra texture. When I use my Clarisonic I use my Cetaphil cleanser, and when I do not use my Clarisonic I use the scrub with my fingertips. The scrub is amazing and smells good, but also leaves my skin feeling a bit moisturized too. I LOVE the stuff. I did start using the St. Ives Apricot scrub which is good but left my skin feeling stripped of all the moisture..but that is just my skin it could be different from you!
Garnier's Moisture Rescue for dry skin is INCREDIBLE. I cannot even begin to tell you how this has changed my skin. I use this stuff everyday after I wash my face and even just before or after I put on/take off my makeup. It is so hydrating, smells nice, and lasts. It sets into my skin so perfectly and lasts! I just love it and cannot get enough. I just put a little dab on each cheek, chin, nose, and forehead, then just rub it all in and you are good! It leaves it feeling nice and dewy at first but after it sets after about a minute or so, it just feels even and soft.
Have you tried any of these products? What do you use in your skin care regimen?
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