So I’ve tried a lot of things to make my skin glow and get back to my wrinkle free face. I’ve hit 30 and realized I needed to start being more careful with that skin on my face, I mean it’s the first thing people see. Starting a new job has caused me to realize this. I have slowly noticed dark spots from the sun, oh, how careless this chic was when she was younger. Back in my day, I sound old, we didn’t get taught the importance of SPF because it was all about getting that golden glow in the 90s. I’ve compiled a list of items that I use in my everyday life to keep myself looking, well, brilliant.
My Personal Face Regimen:
I have tried lot’s of expensive face creams. From Avon to Clinique to the Korean skin care by Saranghae which runs $130 plus. Yes, I was cra-cra, but I got my money back minus shipping costs. OH, and by the way, if you aren’t hardcore dedicated to doing five steps of face care each day, don’t do the Saranghae, it’ll wear you out. My face practice each night is as follows:
Step 1: I use PONDS make-up remover wipes to get my make-up off and start with a clean slate. I’ve also heard that the PONDS cucumber make-up remover is good, but I haven’t tried it yet. I like to wait until I’ve used every last drop of my purchases.
Step 2: When showering, I use St. Ives Apricot face scrub each night to get the crime from each day off of my face. If you shower in the morning just do this over the sink each night. It’s healthy to get your skin free of build-up. This face wash just makes my face feel so soft and it’s not expensive. It run about $4. I do have some acne every once in a while especially during that time of the month and this really helps. I’ve included a link below.
Step 3: I am currently using Clinique Repairwear cream (they’ve changed the container since I’ve purchased) along with the All about Eyes cream which came as a sample in one of those free bags for spending so much money. I like both. The all about eyes keeps my under eyes moisturized which is good for preventing more wrinkles. The skin under my eyes is very soft. They’re both kinda pricey, but I purchased the cream before I was serious enough to stick to a ritual. I’m pretty sure I could’ve gotten away with something a tad cheaper, but this helps to keep my face moisturized without over doing it since I have combination skin. I know it’s the good stuff and isn’t just filling in the cracks and making them wider. Do not use the Avon night cream. Yes, it comes in an adorable container, but it leaves white crusties everywhere, it makes my face oily, and it’s cheap so here’s your sign, I believe it’s $17.
Step 4: I go to sleep. The next morning when I wake I just splash some water on my face and get to work on my make-up. I don’t usually wash my face in the morning or use lotion as my skin can get oily. If I have really exfoliated and moisturized the night before, I don’t see any reason to wash it in the mornings unless you’re just having terrible break-outs.
I hope this helps all of you out there to get to work taking care of that precious skin on your face! One last thing, if you are a teen reading this or no matter what age, please put on an SPF underneath your make-up each day. I don’t care if it’s winter or what season it is. The sun is harsh and I never did this until I began noticing dark spots. Girls, if you’re laying in the tanning bed, be careful with that beautiful skin.