20.7.11

what is your skin care routine?

A few years ago, I made a New Year's resolution to take better care of my skin. Before then, I never washed my face except for splashing some water in the shower and I didn't take any steps to make sure my skin was well hydrated.

(Almost) every day now, I clean my face before I go to bed. I used to use water and a facial cleanser but, more recently, I have been using cold cream to remove any make-up because I have heard it was better for your skin. After reading Garance's recent post about how her dermatologist told her to stop using water, I was even more curious about people's skin care routine.

What is your skin care routine? What do you use? Do you have a certain routine for the day and a different one for at night? I would love to know any tips or advice that you have? If there are any Estheticians out there, I am sure people would love to hear your opinion.

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6 comments:

  1. I love this post/topic simply because it is tough trying to find the perfect routine that fits your skin type, reactions, etc. I've found a few products that I love and am so glad I came across > I wash my face every night with water and Murad's "Time Release Acne Cleanser," which I get from Sephora. About one - two times a week I exfoliate with Boots "Radiance Revealed" and this amazing little bottle that goes along way can be found at Target! And last but not least, every morning after I shower I moisturize my face with Boscia "Oil-free Daily Hydration SPF 15," also found at Sephora.

    These three products are amazing and have worked really well for me. I'm looking forward to reading everyone else's comments.

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  2. tbh i just clean my face with water like you did.. no one ever told me what's the correct way. when i search for it online i get lots of different instructions and they confuse me...

    and yes my skin is really bad :(


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  3. I just use a face wash and water!

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  4. I agree with Brittanie; this is one of my favorite topics, too. I routate between Philosophy's Purity (face wash) and Fabulous Foaming Face Wash from Bliss, both with water. (Hey--I didn't make up the names.)

    One or twice a week I use Kiehl's Pineapple Papaya Scrub. It's great but a bit pricey, although a tube will literally last me a year. My skin is rather oily, so I don't typically moisturize or wash it again before bed.

    I use tea tree oil from The Body Shop to spot-treat. (Sidenote: You can buy jumbo sizes of Philosophy from QVC for WAY cheaper than in Sephora.)

    Kiehl's and Sephora both do samples, too, which I recommend if your skin is at all sensitive or if you're rather savvy and don't want to overpay for products that may not deliver for you.

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  5. As I have reached my mid 2os, I am definitely more aware of my skin cleansing routine and if I am doing enough. I love Fresh products(found at Sephora). They have a pretty high price point, but the results are amazing! I have used the anti-aging creams and cleansers in the past, but recently bought the three in one pack of the soy products(cleanser, serum and cream). I find it easier to remember to clean my face if I do it in the shower. I then apply creams and moisturizers right before make up for a primer. I am looking into purchasing an exfoliant, but I often make my own scrub out of brown sugar:)

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  6. hm. good question. i use primarily origins line of skin care. i have a prescription strength blemish medicine for when i get an occasional pimple. i cleanse every morning. moisturize in the morning and at night (the night-a-mins are my fave, by origins) & three days a week i use 'modern friction'. hm. i also use a charcoal mask when needed. that's about it really.

    the only things i am very cautious of is i always put spf 20 on my face in the morning. & i wash my face & moisturize before bed. :D

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