I had bad skin when I was younger. Like, BAAAAAAD. No matter how much I washed it, or applied Clearasil, or Oxyclear, or whatever product I was desperate to use, it never helped. My poor kids are genetically cursed. Later in high school, the tides turned and my skin started clearing up, but it wasn’t until I was about 19 that it really cleared up. I still have occasional breakouts, but don’t wear any sort of coverup unless it’s bad. This is a HUGE improvement over what I used to have to cake on to cover up the blemishes.
It’s taken me almost 25 years to figure out what makes my skin happy, so I figured I would share it in case you’re in the same boat as me. I’ve been using this regime for almost 6 months and haven’t had a single issue.
I use this fantastic toner after washing my skin. It doesn’t contain alcohol, so it’s not overly drying.
I swear by this eye cream. I’ve been using it for YEARS (and before you laugh at me for using it in my 20’s, let’s just talk about the fact that I have no wrinkles or bags under my eyes). It makes your skin feel so smooth, and as someone who hasn’t had much sleep in the last few months, it diminishes the bags and dark circles that I get. It’s a bit pricey for a tub, but it will last you for quite a few months.
Remember how I mentioned all that Clearasil? Well, after over 5 years of using it, I was sick of how it dried my skin out and I was grossed out by the amount of chemicals in it. I found this here in NH during one summer, and purchased it on a whim, after seeing the organic ingredients in it. It made my skin feel so much better after just one use. It won’t dry you out, and bonus, it smells great.
Because of where we live, my skin is SUPER dry during the winter, so I moisturize with thick Nivea cream (the kind that comes in the blue tins). In the summer though, I like light moisturizer, and this is my new favorite. I received it for Christmas (thanks Beth!) & now swear by it. It’s so light and thin, but I have no idea how much it costs (yet!).
So there they are, my arsenal of tricks. Please share if you have any!!