Over the last few years, my skin has drastically changed. I’m only 28, but I am beginning to see some fine lines and my skin has been a lot more dry. Over the last year or so, I think I have figured out my skin and what it needs. I’m only going to be talking about facial skincare today. Body skincare is a whole other story.
Recently, I have begun drinking a gallon of water a day. That means I have to pee all the time, but I have noticed a change in my skin already. Earlier this week a small pimple began on my cheek and the next morning it was completely gone. Just amazing and I fully attribute it to the water consumption.
Above are the products I use religiously. I occasionally will use skincare samples that I have, but these are my go-to. First, at night I use the Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water to remove my eye makeup. I will also use a face wipe (not shown) to remove all other makeup. At night I double cleanse. I first cleanse with Neutrogena’s Clear Pore Cleanser/Mask. I generally use this as a cleanser only. If my face is feeling oily in the mornings, I use it as a mask, but that is pretty rare. Next, I cleanse a second time with Lush’s Ocean Salt facial scrub. I love this scrub. It smells fantastic and works so well.
After cleansing, I use four or five drops of Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate. This is an oil that I put on my face that I swear by. I have noticed it drastically reduces the redness I have by the morning. It also hydrates my skin. I am a firm believer in fighting oil with oil. When my face gets oily I don’t like using a super drying product. That just makes my skin over produce oil and I end up more oily than I was before. I just picked up another bottle of this and it should last me over a year. I let the oil sink into my skin for a few minutes and then apply Aveeno’s Positively Radiant Daily Moisturizer over top. I then go to sleep.
In the morning, it is much less involved. After I shower, I use the Neutrogena cleanser again. I have learned to not wash my face in the shower. The water is too warm for my face which causes more redness for me. After cleansing I follow up with the Aveeno moisturizer again.
This may seem like a lot, but I promise it is not. It takes me about five minutes total morning and night. I think it is five minutes well spent! This is what works for me and I can’t guarantee will work for you, but I do recommend these products because I love them and think they are fantastic. Everything except for the micellar water in the photo above I have repurchased multiple times.
Has your skin changed and if so, how? What are your favorite skincare products? I am curious about what works for you!