When I entered into my 30s...I figured I wouldn't have to worry about breakouts anymore, especially since I didn't get them much as a teen. Well, that was a lie I apparently conjured up, because the older I get the more temperamental my skin seems to become and it flat out sucks! Stress sucks. Travel is not good for my skin and TV quality make up is the devil. Legit Lucifer. When times get tough I change up my regime. Recently I've come across a skin care plan that I'm really loving! So here goes my essay on my current skin care "yes" list. So how do you fight acne and aging at the same time? Murad. That's how. They have a whole anti-aging line with gentle acne fighting formulas all in one. The key is salicylic acid, but gentle amounts. Murad's Time Release Anti-Aging Cleanser has just a tiny bit, making it ok for twice daily use. It is not drying (like Murads original cleanser can sometimes be) and its gentle formula is fine to use with a Clarisonic if you have one...more on that later. Murad is a brand I have trusted for years. It gets the job done and offers many options as you go through different stages with your skin. It also offers trial packs so you aren't spending a ton of money upfront if you aren't sure about it. Great stuff. Now I am new to Pur Minerals, but they offer a couple of facial cleansing products that I am into. First up is In The Clear, facial cleanser. It looks like it would be gritty but it's not. It's actually non-exfoliating so if your skin is extra irritated it's a good place to start. It's a very natural formula with no harsh chemicals. The formula is very fragrant but I find its fragrance to be very pleasant. Some might not though. Pur is very gentle and worth looking into if you're looking to make a switch... My favorite Pur product though is the Dirty Girl mud Mask. This stuff will unclog those pores and bring blemishes to the surface in 20 minutes. It's a mud mask, so it will freeze your face, so avoid trying to eat or drink...or smile, ha, in that 20 minute time frame. You honestly won't be able to! This is my once weekly mask that I use to keep my skin on the right track...especially if it's being problematic!
I just discovered Skyn Iceland products while looking for a better way to remove makeup. As I said, the make up they use on us weekly for TV HATES MY SKIN. Or my skin hates it. Either way it's a total war zone and I have to be ready. As soon as I'm done for the day I start my cleanse process by removing that cakey crap with these wipes. They are actually foamy on the face, which feels clean and invigorating. They get my make up off faster and more thoroughly than Olay or Neutrogena wipes, so I don't mind paying a few extra bucks for a job well done. These are also great to keep in a gym bag. You don't want to walk around (if you tend to run errands post gym like I do) with sweat clogging up your pores. I wipe with these right after my work out and feel SO much better. Seriously these wipes are the jam!
How I have gotten along all of these years without a Clarisonic...I honestly do not know! This little gimmick is the bees knees. Talk about a deep clean. The Clarisonic provides you with a minute long power wash of your face and gets every single bit of dirt off. You can see it on the spin brush. It's both disgusting and amazing. If you think your face is clean, use a Clarisonic and be proven wrong. It's safe to use twice daily, which I do. When you buy it it comes with its own gel facial cleanser but I never used it. I just squirted my Murad on there and went to town. You can use whatever facial cleanser you like! I would NOT recommend using an exfoliating cleanser. That might be too harsh and over doing it. If you like exfoliating cleansers maybe alternate days with them and opt out for use with your Clarisonic. That's a look at my current routine. I've also just recently joined the world of facials and I'm blown away! I am a Massage Envy member, and my location has Estheticians so I decided to capitalize and I'm so glad I did! My face needs it! The recommended is 4-6 weeks in between visits.
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