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My Skincare Essentials and Favorites

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

It's been awhile since I talked about skincare and I've updated my routine and found new products so wanted to share!

1. Earth Science Eye Makeup Remover Chamomile and Green Tea - I'm a pretty heavy eyeliner user and I am crazy about getting every last bit off.  I've been using Neutrogena Eye Makeup Remover for years but in the past few months, it's been irritating my eyes and not getting the makeup off as much as I'd like.  I went searching for a more gentle, non-irritating product and came upon this one in the beauty section at Whole Foods.  It's more of a gel but I like it because I feel like it does a better job of taking of the makeup in one clean sweep rather than having to go back and remove some more.  (Just a tip, it's cheaper at Amazon than it is at Whole Foods so don't get it there.)
2.  Xen-Tan Face Tanner - I don't mind getting my body tan through the sun but I'm so paranoid of freckles and wrinkles that I use pretty strong SPF on my face and when I go on vacation, I always bring hats to wear in the sun.  To offset the weird pale face/tan body I use a face tanner.  I got this one as a sample but I ended up liking it so much I bought it and have been using it all summer.  Granted, I haven't gotten much sun this summer so I'm not that much tanner but still it gives my face a slight tan and it's a very subtle difference which is what I'm looking for.  Many formulas are for face and body which I don't believe in as what you put on your body should not be the same formula as your face so I like that this one is specifically for your face.  
3. DDF Glycolic 10% Exfoliating Moisturizer - I get breakouts occasionally, especially on my forehead and hair line and my first defense against breakouts is glycolic acid.  It's been pretty effective for me and I really like having something a bit stronger like this when it's needed.
4. Alba Facial Scrub, Sea Algae Enzyme - I love exfoliating.  It's so soothing and I love the feeling of getting all those dead skin cells off.  I spend a lot of time testing exfoliators and I finally found one that I love!  This one has the perfect size of granules where it's not to harsh but also not too soft.  It just feels like it's getting it's job done, know what I mean? 
5. Glytone Mini Peel Gel - I was looking for something to make my skin glowy and "fresh" (which is a funny word for skin but I don't know how else to explain it.  I caution if you have sensitive skin from using this.  It doesn't irritate my skin or anything but it certainly reacts to it.  You put on a thin layer and leave it on for 10 minutes.  The whole time it's on, your skin tingles like crazy.  You can really tell it's doing something!  It's not the most comfortable feeling but I do feel like it helps my skin as every time I do it my skin gets super glowy afterwards.  My husband even remarked on the glowineess of my skin!  I've used quite a few Glytone products and really like everything I've used from them.

One last thing worth mentioning that you guys may think I'm crazy for...
Yes, honey for skincare.  Specifically Manuka Honey.  So the story is, I have stomach/digestion issues and have had it for about a year now.  Doctors can't tell me what's wrong and no treatments have worked.  You don't even want to know how much time and money I've spent on tests, labs, xrays, etc... to find out absolutely nothing.  Just guesses which leads to more tests which leads to more guesses and yeah, not fun.  I spend a lot of my days not being able to function because of my stomach.  ANYWAY, not trying to share my health problems but I was doing research on stomach problems and remedies when I came across Manuka Honey which is supposed to be this kind of "miracle" product that can heal a lot of things including stomach/digestion issues.  It's also been found to be great for skin healing and acne treatments.  (There's a ton more benefits but I don't want to list it out so google it if you are interested in finding out more)  I figured, with everything I've been going through why not give it a shot.  It hasn't cleared my stomach problems but my skin loves it!  Everytime I get a big ol zit that I have to get rid of, I just dab a little bit of honey on it and overnight it shrinks a ton and then disappears a lot faster than if I had used any other treatment.  The trick is DON'T SQUEEZE IT!  I know it's so tempting with zits especially those massive ones that you want to kill, but leave it alone, put some honey on it and before you know it, it'll be gone and you aren't left with any ugly dark marks or scars.  I don't know if this will work on everyone and obviously, proceed with caution if you have sensitive skin but it worked for me so wanted to share.

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