May 7, 2012 at 4:14 pm #169868
What does your daily face routine look like? How long does it take? What kind of products are you using to help with any skin issues? Ive had acne since I was a teenager, and Ive found that it doesnt matter how expensive a product is, its not going to work unless you have a full routine down that you stick to every day. I also have oily skin, and have found that exfoliating once a week helps keep the sheen down without freaking my skin into over oiling. This is my current routine, and over the past 5 months I have noticed a decrease in my acne scars, breakouts, and overall oil production.
1. Use makeup removing wipe to remove eye makeup (Currently using the Costco brand, love it way more than any others I’ve tried.)
2. Apply Ponds Cold Cream all over the face and neck to remove foundation and concealer.
3. Wipe off cold cream with warm wash cloth
4. Apply Neutrogena – Clear Pore Cleanser Mask to the face and neck, to remove left over residue from the cold cream, and to actually cleanse the face.
(Insert every Wednesday) Add St Ives original apricot scrub to CPCM to exfoliate and cleanse in just one step!
**Pro Tip** Actually removing all your makeup before you wash your face will make your cleanser more effective. Most cleansers are not strong enough to penetrate makeup (even if they say they are), especially if you shellac it on like I do. I love using cold cream, because its gentle, and effective. Some days when Im tired or short on time, I just use a makeup removing wipe instead.
5. Remove Clean Pore Cleanser Mask with warm wash cloth.
(Insert this step every other day). Dry face, apply boots botanics conditioning clay mask, let sit for 20 minuets. Wipe off with warm wash cloth.
6. Spray diluted apple cider vinegar to a cotton round, wipe face with cotton round.
7. Use small scraping (about the size of a pinky nail) of Doctor Bronners Virgin (whole kernel) Organic Coconut Oil as a moisturizer/eye cream.
Total time (If its a non mask day)-5-7 minuets. For the mornings, I do the same thing, minus cold cream, and subbing Clinique Acne Moisturizer for the Coconut Oil. We all have those days when an entire face routine seems like a daunting task, but its literally 5 minuets. Your skin will thank you!May 13, 2012 at 12:18 am #170632
i agree. my skin is more on the dry side.
1.) i use ponds cold cream to remove my eye makeup
2.)use my garnier fructis moisture rescue cleanser
3.) moisturize with garnier fructis moisture rescue lotion with spf 15
about two times a week or maybe once, i tend to use my biore warming black head cream scrub, but thats only when my work week has been heavy and i can feel that my skin needs a layer of environmental yuck taken off my skin lol. its like ill sweat and my skin cant breathe so yes i do agree with having a routine. ppl always ask if im wearing foundation and i dont. i only wear my eye makeup and conceal under my eyes. i dont know how to apply foundation yet (unfortunately), would be nice to learn though.May 13, 2012 at 2:45 am #170641
This recipes on Apple Cider Vinegar site might be interesting for you. It has recipes about your body and skin.May 14, 2012 at 10:17 am #170787
Oh very nice!! I also just started using the Queen Helene Oatmeal&Honey scrub to exfoliate, the st.ives stuff was starting to be a bit too harsh on my skin.May 31, 2012 at 12:19 pm #174094
I suck with routines. I’m lucky if I don’t fall asleep in my makeup. I really need to come up with a routine and stick to it.June 1, 2012 at 1:56 am #174289
(I wonder if the post by kiti kolo is spam? If not, apologies!)
My general daily skincare routine is still simple, but has been tweaked a bit. I have combination/oily skin.
* Cleanser (Caudalie’s foaming cleanser, but there’s another cleanser by Acure Organics that I want to try out. 2-3x a week I use Garnier’s Daily Exfoliating Gel, mainly while in the shower.)
* Toner (currently, one by Alba, which has some salicylic acid in it for acne. I have a bit of a love-hate relationship with it. Before that, I used a Body Shop toner with tea tree oil in it, and I think I want to go back to that, or just ditch toner completely.)
* Moisturizer (Bioderma Sebium Mat. I’ve also used, and liked, Alba’s Sea Moss moisturizer.)
I need to find a good face sunscreen, now that my current moisturizer doesn’t have a built-in one (my old one did).
For makeup removal (I don’t wear makeup every day), I just use some generic makeup remover wipes that I get at Walmart (they’re supposedly similar to ones by Ponds) to remove my face makeup and some micellar water (Bioderma, the one for sensitive skin; I also like Caudalie’s cleansing water) to remove my eye makeup. Then I’ll do my usual skincare.
Oddly enough, waaaaay back in the day, I used to use cold cream (Ponds, in fact) to get my makeup off… and this was back when I didn’t wear a full face of the stuff.June 2, 2012 at 10:13 pm #174541
- Dermalogica Special cleansing gel
- Dermalogica Multi-Activ toner
- Dermalogica oil-control lotion & Intensive moisture balance
- Dermalogica intensive eye repair
- I occasionally apply Neova power Defense
- Alba Botanica sunscreen SPF 45
- I use Dermalogica treatment foundation during the day which has a ton of benefits for the skin
I need to order the Age Smart face mask… I haven’t applied a mask in a long while…
June 11, 2012 at 6:58 pm #176120
Are we just doing evening routine?
1. Remove eye makeup with Avon’s eye makeup removing lotion (not sure of exact name). Wipe a makeup removing cloth (I just use some generic kind that I found at five below for $1!) over my face to get most of my makeup off.
2. Cleanse with mark. cosmetics’ That’s Deep purifying gel cleanser.
3. Exfoliate (every few days, or just when I’m feeling grimy) using mark. cosmetic’s Berry Grand exfoliating beads (I just mix this with a little bit of cleanser. this is actually a really awesome product.. its like pomegranate and cranberry seeds mixed with rice powder.. you add it to any cleanser to make it an exfoliator!)
4. Tone with witch hazel.
5. Moisturize. I switch of between mark.’s See Things Clearly, Calm & Composed, & For Goodness Face.
I wanna start doing some mask’s.. any suggestions?
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