I have two big rules when it comes to caring for my skin: WEAR SUNSCREEN DAILY and WASH OFF MAKEUP BEFORE BED. In addition to those two things though, it’s really been about understanding my skin and sticking to a routine. I have found that the more I mess with my skin, the worse it gets. The more products I use or “test” (multiple face washes, cleanser, brightening, moisturizer, etc. etc. etc.), the more my face just totally freaks out. I do have a few products I swear by though so today I thought I’d share those with you.
*This is not a sponsored post and there are no affiliate links in this post – these are just products I love and wanted to share!
Clinique Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief, gel-creme – This is the BEST face moisture I’ve ever used. I apply it to my entire face, as well as my neck, every morning after I’ve rinsed my face. This moisturizer can be used over your makeup too, which is what my mom does sometimes mid-day if her face feels tight or dry. The price is a bit higher, at $52 for a 2.5 oz. jar but for me, it’s absolutely worth it and lasts me quite awhile. (I just wish this stuff was SPF!)
Yes to Cucumbers Gentle Milk Cleanser – I use this every* night with my Clarisonic. This is the only face wash I’ve found that truly cleans my face and isn’t too harsh on my skin. It’s about $9 for a bottle.
*Most nights I’m super lazy and too tired to wash my face. This is where Night-Time Soothing Makeup Remover Towelettes come in- I keep these on my nightstand and can literally wash my face from bed. (I told you. Lazy.) You can find these for $3.48 at Walmart. Not bad, right?!
RoC Retinol Correxion MAX, Wrinkle Resurfacing System– I am seriously obsessed with this stuff, you guys. This is literally the ONLY wrinkle reducing product I use and swear by for my skin. It comes in a set, #1 bottle and #2 bottle. The #1 is an Anti-Wrinkle Treatment and the #2 is a Resurfacing Serum (which makes my skin super, super smooth).
I use both #1 and #2 about 3 days a week, applying both of them to my entire face, and then I will use them on only target spots (forehead and near eyes) for the other 4 days of the week. You can actually find this at quite a few places besides the RoC website: Ulta, Walgreens, CVS, Target, Walmart and believe it or not I’ve also found it at Costco – for around $30.
(And just another reminder, products containing Retinol should only be used at nighttime, never during the day!)
Burt’s Bees Almond Milk Beeswax Hand Creme(say that three times fast). I actually use this stuff on my lips before I go to bed! I don’t like the Burt’s Bees lip balm because it feels too heavy/waxy. I’d accidentally applied the hand creme to my lips one time, without realizing it was actual hand creme, and woke up the next morning with super soft lips. I keep a jar of this stuff in my nightstand and dab just a teeny tiny bit of it on before I go to sleep. I buy it at Target for $8. (And it smells AMAZING.)
Alright, I want to hear from you now.
Have you tried any of the products I’ve listed above?
EG note: While a lot of these things can be found on Amazon, I strongly suggest to steer clear and just buy them from the company’s websites or from trusted stores. Twice now I’ve bought things from Amazon, because it was cheaper, and I swear to you the product was not legit (also confirmed by reviews). Always buy from a trusted source!