I've been meaning to write this post for quite a while, but time just seems to slip away from me. I have so many things I'd like to tell you, but there aren't enough hours in the week! However, I'm so enamored with these products that I just had to share.
I take very good care of my skin....after all, I only have one face. I never, ever go to bed without going through my nightly routine, no matter how exhausted I am. My morning routine is even longer, but I stick with it no matter what.
I used to be a die hard Lancôme user. Then I switched to all Clarins, and used Clarins for a few years.
But recently I read an article that spoke of some great facial products out there that are totally worth the hype.
Naturally, being a girly-girl, I had to try a few of them!
The first is this Micellar Cleansing Water by Garnier. At $6.96 on Amazon with free shipping, this was totally worth a try. Well, I was so amazed at how well this cleanses my face that I now have this on my Subscribe & Save list on Amazon, I get three bottles for the low price of $17.75 - that's a heck of a lot cheaper than the cleanser I was using from Clarins and I absolutely LOVE this product!
After cleansing, I tone with Pixi Glow Tonic, which I first bought through Target. I bought a small bottle to try out and I was hooked. Now I order directly through the company's website, where I can get a large bottle with a pump and use a coupon code as well, for extra savings. This stuff is awesome, my face feels so clean yet soft, never dried out.
At bedtime, I add another product to my routine - Paula's Choice Skin Perfecting Exfoliant. I simply pour a little on the tips of my fingers and smooth it over my face, including under my eyes. My skin is so clear and even toned since I've been using this product, and I even notice an improvement in my Rosacea.
This is another product I now have as part of my Amazon Subscribe & Save list, I love it that much.
Next step is adding moisture. I recently got a free sample of Belif's Moisturizing Bomb with a Sephora order, and unlike many of the samples that I just toss in my travel bag, something made me try this one going to bed one night.
The next morning, I couldn't believe how good my skin looked! This cream hydrates like crazy, plumping your skin, and retaining moisture for ages. I now use this as my moisturizer both morning and night, and my skin just loves it.
The next step is under-eye cream. Again, I recently got a sample of Bye Bye Under Eye Cream with a Sephora order, and I decided to give it a try. I feel as if I have been on the search for a good under eye cream for eons, only to be disappointed with so many of them. This was by far the best I've tried in a long, long time so I went ahead and ordered a jar. I use this cream in the mornings, and it definitely helps tighten up puffy under eye circles. I also feel it is very moisturizing, which of course helps with all those fine....and not so fine....lines around my eyes.
At bedtime, I use Clarins Extra Firming Eye Wrinkle Smoothing Cream. As much as I don't feel it does as good of a job on my morning under-eye puffiness, I do like it for overnight hydration. It's quite heavy, and almost feels like an eye mask when I use it at night, which is exactly what I want for my overnight eye cream.
One of the most important things I do daily to keep my skin looking its very best is use sunscreen. As a fair-haired, light-skinned Irish girl, the sun is definitely NOT my friend. Yet, I spend a ton of time outdoors in the warm months.
Recently I was contacted by the owners of Block Island Organics, asking if I would like to review their sunscreen. Yes, please!! Well, I am loving this sunscreen! I tell you, a little goes a long way, and my skin looks as soft as silk after I apply it, with a soft glow. I put this sunscreen on my face, neck, arms, hands, and any other part of me that's exposed to the sun.
I'm doing what I can to keep my skin looking as good as possible...for as long as possible. Of course, eventually I will lose the battle, but by keeping up with my routine of good skin care I hope to delay the inevitable for as long as I can.
Do you have any skin care products you swear by?