September Skin Care Routine

Hey all! So to change up the pace a bit, I wanted to share my skin care routine. I’ve been getting a bunch of compliments on how clear my skin has been, so why not share my secrets?!

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I almost always start off by exfoliating at the end of the day. Currently, I am using L’Oreal’s Go Clean 36 Degree. It comes with a little pad that I love to use to lightly scrub problem areas like the nose and tops of my cheeks. If there are any other places that feel like they are breaking out, I’ll touch there too! On days that I’m feeling okay with my skin, I’ll lightly scrub my face with my hands, and rinse. This is very drying, so I after drying, I always follow up with a moisturizer.

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I really enjoy Cetaphil facial products, but I don’t enjoy the prices, so I decided to try out the Equate version. It’s marketed towards dry skin (which I am NOT), but I find that it’s thin enough to give a nice coat of moisture after exfoliation. The amount shown on my hands is all I need to keep my face from feeling like a cracked desert floor. I also use this to moisturize my neck and elbows.

IMAG2419Unfortunately, I wish I could say that I never suffer from breakouts and my skin is perfect, but I can’t. That’s where the Neutrogena 3-in-1 Acne Treament comes in. A little goes a long way, so a tube will last quite a while. I can sometimes feel when a breakout is going to occure, so I’ll use this as a preventative measure. But, if I get random pop-ups, I’ll apply this in each spot, let it dry, then moisturize my face, being careful not to apply over the spots.

Also, I can’t exfoliate after being directly in the sun for hours (even with sunblock), so I find alternatives to cleansing my face. The tea tree oil helps get my face extra clean after cleansing my face without any form of exfoliating. Believe me, this leaves my face feeling nice and clean after a long, dusty bike ride. Believe me when I say a little goes a long way! One cotton swab should be all that it takes. You might want to take a clean towel, wet it, and wipe the excess off. It is oil after all, and my face is naturally oily. No need to let more oil sit on my face.

This is my current cleansing routine! What do you use to clean and moisturize your face? How do you handle breakouts?

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