18 Apr Taking care of your skin
Just thought I would talk about skin care a bit. When did you start using moisturizer? Eye cream? What is your routine like? I know that I began with moisturizer about 10 years ago, but trying out many products seem to be the key. Is this something that you invest in and buy the department store brands, or do you find drug store brands just as good? Here is some of my routine, as I plan on doing another post on the makeup I use and fair skin.
- I like to use a face mask several times a week. I actually found some good ones through Amazon, which have oatmeal or avocado and other natural ingredients. Since I take a bath, sometimes 2 a day due to my condition, ( and the fact that I love baths with epsom salts and bubbles as well as candles), I put the mask on in the bath and let it sit for awhile. I then use exfoliating gloves to take off the mask. I find that this helps clean the dirt or any dead skin cells and works well for me.
Each day, before I put on a makeup primer, I use a moisturizing cream. I was using Chanel, hydrating, and although I did like it, I found it to be a bit heavy for my taste. Right now, I am using Perricone MD moisturizer, and I like it as it goes on smoothly and is light, it works well and seems to hydrate my skin well. In the winter, I think sometimes adding another hydrating moisturizer is needed, as my skin, as many of us, tends to get very dry.
Eye Cream: This is a tough one, as I have tried a variety. I used ROC, which is found at the drugstore, but felt it made my skin a bit red and tingle, so I didn’t have a great reaction. Some eye creams can do that, so I suggest going to Sephora, find several you want to try, and then they will give you samples to take home. I love Bobby Brown’s eye cream, as it is more on the thick side, but seems great for my skin, and doesn’t irritate. I also like Murad eye cream, a little goes a long way.
Night cream, I confess to not using every night, but every other. I also use the Perricone MD. line here.
Let’s not forget genetics! My mom has good skin, so that helps. I would say, if you use an exfoliating mask, take your make up off at night, a moisturizer, eye and night cream you are in good shape.
I have never been really one to lay out in the sun, except when I thought in my 20s that tanning at the beach was the way, using baby oil and other horrid means, even if it meant it hurt to take a shower after the beach. Not real smart back then! Now, I go out and use anywhere between a 30-50 sunscreen as that is just as important!
I would like to hear from you regarding what kind of products do you use? What do you find to be the most effective in maintaining nice, soft skin? What is your routine like?
Thanks! Have a great day.