So for this Monday’s Makeup Wars we are discussing Skin Savers for Troubled Skin. I have fairly problematic skin with it being oily and prone to breakouts so I am going to take this as an opportunity to share with you my Current Favorite Skincare! I use a ton of different skincare products so that I can review them here. I get to try a lot of really great stuff but I tried to narrow it down to the stuff that I think really helps me with my main issues. I am going to cover everything from cleansers to masks so just keep reading.
Cleansers are so important. I usually double cleanse every time I wash my face. Once to get the makeup and grime off and the 2nd time to make sure I’m cleaning my skin and clearing my pores.
Charcoal seems to be everywhere in skincare lately and I am personally really enjoying it. My pores get clogged quite easily and charcoal is in a lot of pore clearing products, especially in Asia. Like always us U.S.ers are a little late to these fabulous skincare trends but I am glad it is finally here. The bigs of charcoal in this are very small and fine so you aren’t going to get that intense scrubby feeling, but you will feel slight exfoliation. I will go ahead and tell you that this cleanser has a cooling sensation due to the menthol being in it. Once I have used this I always admire how my face feels: soft and smooth. It also looks fairly luminous without looking shiny.
I feel like one of the best ways to keep your skin free of acne is to make sure you clean all of the makeup and grime from your skin without stripping the skin of essential oils. When my skin was at it’s worst is when I wasn’t actively moisturizing and taking care of my skin, therefore it was thirsty and angry. This cleanser has a patented Microalgae Oil-based formula replenishes, softens, and balances skin.
Exfoliation is great because it turns over the top layer of skin which is important in clearing your pores and unveiling beautiful, radiant skin.
It is a gentle treatment with pineapple and papaya fruit enzymes, mango butter and pure essential oils leaves skin bright and radiant. When I say it is gentle, it really is. It feels like a cream with scrubby bits and includes ingredients that clean, remove dead skin cells, minimize fine lines and moisturize to keep you feeling and looking your best.
I have been using and love this product for over a year now. It starts out as a powder and you add water to it. It them becomes a frothy, scrubtastic exfoliator. It is also completely customizable to suit YOU. You can increase or decrease the amount of water which in turn changes the potency. I am so in love with this stuff, can you tell?
I think using a toner on my problematic skin is a step that shouldn’t be skipped.
Pixi Glow Tonic
You guys already know I am in love with this. It is an alcohol-free toner that helps tone (duh), firm and tighten the skin. It removes dead skin cells for healthier looking skin. It is packed with FABULOUS ingredients like Aloe Vera, Witch Hazel, Ginsing Extract, Biotin… All great stuff!
Ok… like I mentioned before, moisturizing your skin is important even for those with oily skin. If you don’t feed your skin moisture then it could cause your skin to produce even more oil in an attempt to hydrate itself.
Dr. Jart+ V7 Eye Serum
This isn’t what most people would probably place under this category, but eye creams are important to me. One of my biggest fears is that my eyes are going to get tons of fine lines (they are already forming), get darker under eye circles and overall age faster than the rest of my skin. I got this eye serum in a Memebox. This product contains 7 vitamins. Vitamin A : Elasticity and anti-wrinkle. Vitamin E : Antioxidant. Vitamin C : Whitening and skin cell regeneration. Vitamin B3 : Brightening. Vitamin B5 : Soothes sensitive skin. Vitamin F : Antioxidant, allergy prevention. Vitamin H : Alleviates skin troubles. Iris ingredient : Relieves swelling of the eye area and dark circles. Basically this is a workhorse for the eyes and I am loving it.
If your skin is feeling dehydrated and looking dull then you need to try this stuff. Before this little baby came home to live with me I actually tried it out on the back of my hand at Sephora. Not only did the hand hand I tried it on look amazing, a guy that sat next to me at work actually noticed. WHAT? YES! He even said to me that my hands are pretty and look really shiny. I showed him side by side and he was shocked. This stuff does the same thing for my face. I tend to use it as my night treatment and I always wake up with plump, healthy looking skin. (Full review)
I mentioned before that during the day my oily skin can’t handle a full on day cream. I need something light weight and oil free. Not only is that good for my oily skin, I also recommend gel moisturizers be applied under your makeup instead of heavier creams so that it lasts longer.
One of my serious addictions are masks. A good mask can help with just about any skincare problem.
Again with the charcoal. This mask is infused with natural charcoal; it opens pores and draws out dirt. It finishes with a cooling sensation that feels a little tingly and leaves you with smooth skin in just one minute. If you mix this charcoal mask with water it increases the heating action by 2x. It is one of those products that actually is fun to use.
Coast to Coast Skin Brightening Red Clay Mask
For dehydrated skin: Quench your skin with this vitamin packed Australian Red Clay mask, which combines the potent antioxidant properties of Kakadu Plum, Desert Lime &Desert Quandong to improve devitalized & tired looking skin. Contains iron & essential minerals to even-out skin tone, replenish dry skin & restore radiance.
I hope you found my current favorite skincare products interesting and helpful. I may be somewhat unique with having oily, breakout prone skin that also needs a lot of moisture. I am also thinking maybe I am not so unique. Someone out there has needs and wants similar to mine.
So now go and check out the other Makeup Warriors to see what they picked for their products.
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