I’ve been blessed, throughout my life, with good skin. I experienced some acne as a teenager, but nothing that caused scarring or such.
However, I’m now 35 years old and feel like I should put a bit of care into my skin to ensure it stays good!
For a few years I’ve been using the Oil-Free Acne Wash from Neutrogena (yes, even thought I’m not acne prone) and find it’s a very nice cleanser.
But a couple of years ago, I started to use the Sublime Radiance Cleansing Oil from L’Oreal Paris. I used this product first … you apply it to your dry face, massage it lightly, then add a smidge of water and massage further. This product really helped lift mascara, foundation, and other make-up from my skin prior to using the Neutrogena cleanser.
I would use this, then use a small amount of Neutrogena cleanser, then a second small amount of Neutrogena cleanser. Not that the first round didn’t cleanse my skin, but I liked how my face felt after the second round of cleansing.
However, the last time I went to buy the L’Oreal “face oil”, as I call it, I couldn’t find it anywhere!!! So searching through the shelves, I came upon the Cleansing Oil from Burt’s Bees. It’s the same concept … oil, massage, bit of water, massage, rince, cleanse …
I’ve been using the Burt’s Bees now for about a month and find my skin is great. I didn’t notice any changes going from the L’Oreal product to the Burt’s Bees product (thank goodness)!
So in the shower, I use the Burt’s Bees face oil, then 2 small rounds of Neutrogena cleanser. Nice and spiffy clean!
Out of the shower, I had previously used Tea Tree Toner from The Body Shop.
And it was great, but I wanted to see if there was something a little less tea-tree-smelling! I ventured into Lush and was directed to the Breath of Fresh Air Toner. It has a nice light, maybe rose smell. I find it refreshing and light.
Ok so now that I’ve used Toner, I had previously used the simple/basic Daily Moisturizing Lotion from Aveeno (like, Jennifer Aniston uses it and looks amazing … so it must be great, right!?) But I wanted something a bit more substantial. Something like a night cream, but I wasn’t willing to pay hundreds of dollars for a coin-sized bottle.
So again while I was in Lush, I was directed towards the Celestial Facial Moisturizer. This cream is thick, but light. You don’t have to use much as it goes on thin and absorbs very well. But it leaves you feeling moisturized … even using a small amount!
And there you have it! A slightly conveluted description of my nightly skin care routine! But just to keep things clear as to my current selection:
- Burt’s Bees Cleansing Oil, then
- Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash, then
- Lush Breath of Fresh Air Toner, then
- Lush Celestial Facial Moisturizer