I've always been a follower of beauty gurus on YouTube as well as beauty bloggers, and I’m always interested in what they use for everything. That being said, I've tried products upon products for skincare, and nothing was working the way that I wanted it to. I've been fortunate enough to have pretty normal skin, even complexion, and only cursed with monthly breakouts..Ladies, you know what I mean. So thankfully I don’t have to do a lot to my skin, but I like to keep it looking clear, bright, and fresh. I've finally found a routine that has been consistently working for me, so I thought that I would share it with you.
I’m not an esthetician, this is just what has helped me, and just products that I recommend based on my experience. My wallet is also pretty happy that I've found good quality drug store products!
- Sonia Kashuk’s ‘Remove’ Eye Makeup Remover
- Cetaphil Daily Facial Cleanser – For Normal to Oily Skin
- CeraVe Moisturizing Cream
I found CeraVe a few months ago, after spending over an hour in the aisle reading product labels. One of the things that I liked about it was that it was developed with dermatologists. It’s non-comedogenic and non-irritating..I don’t want a face lotion that smells like anything or has a ton of ingredients in it that I don’t need. This lotion helps repair and restore your skin’s natural protective barrier. It has all of those fancy things like ceramides, humectants, and emollients I was talking about earlier that are meant to replenish the skin cells and keep your skin looking and feeling healthy. Another thing that I like about it is that it’s thick. No, not the gross “Ew, it feels like I have 3 layers of makeup on my face” thick, but the good kind of thick..the “I can tell I actually have lotion on my face, it’s all smooth and shit”. That kind. It’s also safe to use on other dry body parts-elbows, knees, etc. The only thing that I don’t like about it so far is that it doesn't have any kind of SPF in it that I can find on the label. My foundation has an SPF though, so it’s not that big of a setback for me. Always keep SPF on your face, keep the leather bag look for your..well, your bags. Overall, I’m happy with it and how it’s improved the quality of my skin in such a short time. You can find it at any drugstore, and I honestly can’t remember how much I paid for it. From a simple Google search, it looks to be in the $11.00-14.00 range.
- Freeman ‘Feeling Beautiful’ Avocado and Oatmeal Facial Clay Mask
Masks are fun! Try different ones out, treat yourself to a “Spa Night”. The Freeman brand of facial masks are again at most drug stores. The 6 oz. bottle that I have retails for around $4.00. They also have samples of their different kinds (All are available in the full size, if you decide that you like it), that retail for $1.99, I think. It will get you about two uses, enough to decide if you like it.
That’s it! That’s all I do. I do it twice a day, except for the mask of course, morning and night. It seems like a lot because I have a tendency to go into descriptions and off on needless tangents, but whatevs! If you leave with anything from this post, leave with this: Read labels. Do your research on products. Don’t get something because it’s the ‘popular’ thing to use, Unless it works of course! Remember too that you don’t always have to spend a butt load to get a quality product. Take care of your skin. You only get one face..Unless you have plastic surgery, then I guess technically you can get more than the one.