My Must-Have Skincare Products
If I’m going anywhere I definitely need a cute bag, a go with everything necklace, and my skin care products!
I have suffered from acne ever since puberty hit. I’ve tried every different kind of skin care products.
I’ve even seeked out help from my doctor.
what I’ve found:
Some products dry out your skin, some leave it feeling like there is gunk on top of your skin.
It’s taken me 25 years and I have finally found products that I like.
I still have breakouts whether flared from stress, ‘that time of the month,’ or a few too many cheat days on the diet.
The products above help manage my skin- and make it look its best!
I would definitely recommend Proactiv for people suffering from acne.
But for me…although advertised as “only three easy steps” was too much of a hassle.
I hated getting the sink and clothes wet at the end of the day as I washed my face for the second time.
So I searched for a product that would allow me to wash my face within the shower.
And I found:
With a steam filled- open pored shower, my skin feels the most cleaned and fresh with my spectro gel.
It’s effective- easy to use- and a lot less expensive than proactiv.
A cost-effective alternative to the over marketed competitor.
At the end of the day.. when you need to wash all the gunk off your face I use:
Neutrogena Grapefruit Cleansing Wipes
These were not my first choice of the Neutrogena products.
The first I tried were the blue makeup removal cleansing wipes.
Ouff- bad choice.
It dried out my skin completely and irritated my skin.
Not easily deterred … I gave Neutrogena a second chance with the pink grapefruit acne prone skin product.
Am I ever glad I did!
Not only is it gentle enough for my sensitive skin.. It leaves my face smelling of grapefruit.
Enough to make my man lean over beside me in bed to get a cuddly sniff!
Some days you can’t help but feel a pesky bump forming under your skin.
On those days… I take action immediately with:
Proactiv Refining Mask
Although I moved away from using proactiv…the one product I could not do without was the refining mask.
Although it is marketed and works nicely as a refining mask.
I use it as a spot treatment.
I often caught blemishes before they formed with this beauty of a product.
And often shorten the lifespan of the blemish as well!
[ Tip: you can often get a better price at kiosks in the greater Toronto area compared to shopping online ]
With all these products so far…your face is going to become very dried out without some help.
A great moisture that absorbs into the skin without leaving behind a layer is:
Aveeno positively radiant daily moisturizer
Why I love this product:
it has SPF 15 for my fair skin
the light diffusers (or sparkles) within the moisturizer help brighten my skin.
[ I hadn’t realized that the moisturizer had sparkles before my man tried on the product one day and I noticed sparkles all over his face. So my recommendation would be that this product be used by medium to light skin. As the sparkles show on medium to dark skin ]
The product uses active naturals: total soy complex. Probably why the product does not feel like I am putting chemicals on my face, and easy absorption happens within the skin.
Almay Smart Shade
I’ve been using this product for quite some time.
Although I may have blemish prone skin, I hate the feeling of a cover up mask on my face.
A make up mask doesn’t help your skin either..
This product helped even out my colouration…while still feeling light enough for my skin to breathe.
I recently switched to the anti-aging by mere fact that my supermarket was out of my original.
But the anti aging serum is heavier and a thicker product- opposite of what I liked from the original.
These Beauty Products allow me to confidently do beauty close-ups like these!