Monday, November 14, 2011

Updated Skin Care Routine!


Neostrata Oil Free Gel Cleanser
This cleanser refreshes combination, oily and acne prone skin. It contains 4% glycolic acid to slightly exfoliate the skin, removing dead skin cells and built up sebum. It helps with dilated pores and blackheads too! I really love this cleanser because it keeps my skin in check, it's very gentle and I love the way it really lathers and removes all impurities from my skin.

Vichy Normaderm Micellar Solution
This gentle toner is perfect to balance PH levels on the skin. It is formulated without alcohol for sensitive, imperfection prone skin. It cleanses all traces of makeup and doesn't strip the skin of its natural moisture. I love it because it's so gentle!

Neostrata Oil Free Moisture Infusion Lotion
This moisturizer is perfect for dehydrated acne prone or oily skin. It has a light texture, gel-cream consistency. It mattifies the skin instantly and leaves your skin feeling supple and hydrated all day long. It also comes in a convenient pump which is easy to travel with and very sanitary!

Neostrata Eye Contour Firming Cream
This eye cream is light in texture and super easy to apply. It absorbs quickly into skin and a little goes a very long way! I've noticed more hydration and fine lines disappearing (these fine lines are caused by dehydration) love this stuff!

My night skin care regimen stays very similar to my day time one except for I add a makeup removing cleanser and switch moisturizers.

Clinique Rinse-Off Foaming Cleanser
At night all I do is add this makeup removing cleanser to my routine. This is the best makeup remover I've ever used by a long shot! It removes even stubborn waterproof makeup, like concealer and mascara. A pea sized amount lathers up enough to cleans my entire face, neck and decollate. It leaves my skin feeling smooth and hydrated without leaving any makeup residue. I follow this cleanser with my Neostrata cleanser and Vichy toner.

Vichy Aqualia Thermal Riche
I replace my Neostrata Oil Free Moisture Infusion Lotion with this cream for night time. This cream delivers instant hydration in a rich formula. My skin feelings instantly supple and even though it is a super rich formula, it does not break out my sensitive skin. After moisturizing I then apply my Neostrata eye cream.

Weekly Treatments

Clinique Mens Face Scrub
Yes, I know. It's developed for men. But it works for me! It contains man made exfoliator spheres to slough off dead skin. Salicylic acid helps treat breakouts and there is a very minty cool scent and feeling my skin is left with. I use this once a week.

Clinique Acne Solutions Oil-Control Cleansing Mask
This mask is a clay based mask with anti acne benefits. I apply this when I feel that I am very oily and breaking out. I only apply this mask to my forehead, nose and chin. And I also spot treat blemishes with this mask. It can be very drying so I only use this about 1 time a week, or once ever 2 weeks for 5 minutes as needed.

Aveda Intensive Hydrating Masque
This oil free, gel like mask is amazing! It's very cooling, calming and hydrating. It contains natural humectants which draw in and retain moisture in the skin. I use this 1-2 times a week for 5-10 minutes when I'm feeling dehydrated and need a pick-me-up!

Everyday Must Have!

My Clarisonic never gets put on the back burner when I'm cleansing my skin. I use this tool twice a day, day and night. It is the best investment I've ever made with my skin! My acne scarring has reduced, as well as my break outs. The quality of my skin is better than ever and cleansing with my clarisonic and cleanser it enables all of my products to properly penetrate my skin and do their job. It costs a pretty penny but is worth every cent! It gets your skin 6 TIMES cleanser vs. hand washing. So I can rest assured that every spec of dirt, oil and makeup is cleansed off my skin to perfectly prep my face for skincare, and makeup. A definite must have!


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