- 3 years ago
- Wedding: August 2014
At the moment I don’t have one.
At the moment I don’t have one.
Clarisonic with the purity facewash by philosophy! Tretinoin 0.025% cream and then some hope in a jar moisturizer, also by philosophy, on top of that. This combination works wonders for my skin!
Toilet, brush/floss teeth, shower, bed.
ETA: deoderant inbetween shower and bed… and brush hair too.
:). I’m 37, and I have friends who say “You’re just lucky you have great skin.”. Really I don’t… it’s T zone oily and sometimes my pores ick me out, but I don’t wear make up (everyone who says that wears and has worn a lot for as long as I can remember). And it amazes me that they claim I have “great” skin. I don’t, and I’m not just being humble here, it’s not great. I mean it’s not horrible, but it’s skin… it’s uneven, it has icky pores … it’s skin. It’s splotchy, I’ve got scars from picking itchy spots, but it’s what it is so I don’t care. Apparently my not caring makes it look like better skin… which I get, if you’re fine with it and rock it then overall you look (come across) better than someone who isn’t comfortable in their skin no matter how great.
I even had a boyfriend when I was 21 tell me he wanted to get me a facial because of my pores for my birthday. We didn’t last long. I’m like “facial, pores… some creepy person putting smelly stuff on my face… are you kidding???… how about a video game, used, like $10 down the street and you’re done… FACIAL????… how long have you known me????… We’ve been NAKED together… Hello!”.
I know this isn’t the advice you were looking for, but I do hope you at least laughed cause it’s true :). I know there’s awesome things you can do for your skin (if you’re not me, you care, and aren’t allergic to most of it)… so I’m sure others will have great advice.
Cleanse, tone, moisturuze. Twice a day every day. Exfoliate 2x per week.
I swear by tretinoin cream – I have 0.05%. Wash face, then apply to dry skin prior to bed. I just started using it two months ago as part of my “wedding prep”. The first several weeks as you ramp up to nightly use, there is significant redness, dryness and skin sloughing as that is how it works but with regular nightly use, my skin looks so much better. And I never had bad skin to start with but enough imperfections to make it worth my while. I have lots of dermatologist friends I went to school with, all of whom use it nightly for wrinkle prevention as well so it’s a good lifelong habit cream.
Thanks for the replies people.
UK people can you get Tretinoin Cream from the chemist??? How much is it???
Looks like its been discontinued in the UK.
Depends on what I’m doing that day. But for the most part I stick to a light foaming cleansing wash from Wal-Mart (clean and clear or something like that. I’m laying in bed so not looking now lol) followed by proactive repairing lotion. About 3xs a week I’ll exfoliate. Less if it’s not super dusty around the barns like it has been. Once a week I use a mask. I rotate a cleansing mask with a nutrient/enzyme mask.
Glycolic acid cleanser
Glycolic acid night cream
Eye cream (right now I’m using Neutrogena healthy skin but when that runs out I’ll probably try a serum)
Floss, mouthwash, brush, scrape tongue
I shower at night, but only 2-3x a week, so it’s a big production when I do. The rest of the time I just do an extremely quick soap-and-rinse with the hand shower so I don’t get my hair wet.
brush teeth, floss, brush hair, face wash or exfoliate, mouisterize and eye cream (I swear by shiseido eye contour cream!!!)
Brush teeth, floss and gargle with mouth wash
Wash face with Cetaphil Daily Facial Cleanser
Use whatever samples of eye cream I have around my eyes, usually Aveda or Lancome
Use Lancome Bienfait Multi-Vital Night Cream
Use Loreal RevitaLift Neck and Face Cream on neck
Wash face with cleanser
Apply Serum to face/neck
Brush teeth while serum sets in skin
Apply eye cream and night cream.
I shower at night, so that, and then I wash my face wish a 1.25% benzoyl peroxide cleanser (non-foaming) near the end so my skin is soft/opened–massage it into the skin and then gently remove with a wet washcloth (or exfoliate with 1.25% benzoyl peroxide gentle exfoliant if it’s Sunday or Wednesday). Out of the shower, I moisturize while my skin is still damp, apply eye cream, dry my hair, and then moisturize again.
I use my Clarisonic with the Clarisonic Refreshing Gel Cleanser, then I apply Atralin (from the dermatologist), after that dries I apply Cetaphil lotion.
I also do this routine in the mornings, minus the Atralin (that’s only at night).
Brush, floss, remove mascara with a wipe, apply retinol cream. Sometimes I think I should add more steps, but I get so tired at bedtime!