Lately my skin has been on fire, and not in a good way. Red, and bumpy, and I have dry patches, definitely not my normal oily skin; which now I wish I had. I’ve always complained about how oily my skin is and now I’d give anything to get my oils back. I’m pretty sure its from my pregnancy. All of those extra hormones that are lingering in my body. They are wreaking havoc not only on my skin but also my hair. An added plus to having babies; said no mom ever.
First order of business, is skin. As of right now I’m using a few things (not recommended). I use two cleansers, Glam Glow in the morning and Purpose Face soap at night. Glam Glow is a freshener and Purpose face soap is a deep cleanser. I’m 99.9% sure that the Purpose face soap is why I’m so oily; I know it strips my skin of all the oils which causes my skin to produce more oil. But I’m too lazy and cheap to find an alternative face soap. I’d rather use a more hydrating moisturizer, which is why I use Josie Maran Argan Oil. I also use Proactive Oil Free Moisturizer since it has SPF. So, not too complicated and not too pricey.
Side note: It’s very important to protect your skin from the sun; Just a reminder.
What I’m more interested in are the eye creams and the masks. The toners and the serums; those are the real miracle workers. They rejuvenate, they plump, they smooth, and they erase every mistake you’ve made throughout your life. And I’m not being dramatic, which is why I want to learn as much as I can about skincare. The only problem is, there’s so much skincare out there. It’s overwhelming. Which is probably why I only use a fraction of it. Still, what I use now is a huge improvement from what I use to use. No more body soap for this 30 year old face; I also stopped skipping the moisturizer with SPF. I know, I know. I cringe at how careless I was with my skin, but now I’m on the path to better and healthier skin.
I’d have to be a millionaire to afford every single product I would need to fix my skin. Maybe even throw in some botox, but I’m not a millionaire. So the first issue I want to combat are my large pores. Which is why I bought two pore minimizing products; one is a mask and the other is a serum. My skin will look and feel softer within a matter of weeks. My goal is to walk out the door without makeup and feel absolutely beautiful. I’m tired of feeling embarrassed about how my skin looks. Crossing my fingers all goes well.