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Happy Monday, pretties!!
This is my last week of work (in the office) before moving back to college. I’m kinda sad, just because I really love working in the office… but excited to start another semester very soon.
I don’t know about y’all… but skincare is one of my favorite, yet most frustrating subjects. I used to break out a lot in high school and I felt like it was a constant battle with my face to get clear. It’s still not the best (scars, and hyper pigmentation) but it has improved a RIDICULOUS amount. I still break out under stress though, but there isn’t a product that is going to cure that. #sadface
The one thing I can say that helped the most with my skin is having a short and simple routine that I stuck to. Changing products on your face a lot will cause it to react differently each time. Find an easy and clean product, and stick to it. I’ve got my morning routine down to the minimum and I love it. Not only because of how quick it is; but because I have sensitive skin, I know my skin won’t freak out on me during the day with this skincare routine.
Step 1: Wash- I SWEAR by Cetaphil… especially if you have sensitive skin. It’s extremely gentle. If you like a more luxury product, go for the Fresh Soy Facial Cleanser. It’s amazing, just more expensive.
Step 2: Tone- I always tone my face. I’m also pretty sure I’ve tried every drug store toner possible, and high end ones as well. I heard about Micellar water through youtube years ago, and I finally got my hands on one in the summer when I was in Montreal. You can order it off of amazon for around $30 and it’s life changing. It doesn’t burn, takes any dirt off, and gets the job done.
Step 3: Moisturize- I have used the Neutrogena Water Gel moisturizer the past year and I’ve never loved anything more. It’s light, it absorbs fast and easily, and it’s affordable. The Clinique one is also amazing for a high end moisturizer as well.
See, now how quick was that!? It literally takes me 6 mins in the morning to do my skincare. And I know it will never break me out. Here are all of the products I’ve used for my skin, as well as high end and drug store alternatives that I love.
I’m always on the search for great moisturizing products. I can’t wait to try these! Xoxo, Mindy
I have heard so many good things about cetaphil and have been wanting to try it for a while, but my skin is so sensitive that I’m afraid it might react weirdly… haha. Hope you’re having a great day!
I love Cetaphil and will be picking up another bottle whenever I run out of my current face wash.
I need to try that moisturizer the one I have right now isn’t enough.
I need to find a good new moisturizer!! I always like learning what products other bloggers are loving. 🙂
Hope your semester is off to a great start! <3
Sara Holt says
I totally need to do better when it comes to skincare. Thanks for sharing!
I have really sensitive skin and Cetephil is a great because it’s gentle and fragrance-free.
Alexis Reliford says
Great post! I have super sensitive skin and love using Cetephil!
Amanda Cross says
Loved reading your post on these. I really need to get a steady morning skincare routine going. I am going back to grad school next week and I have a busier semester than ever with my grad assistantship so I just know the stress acne will be real. I will definitely have to look into some of the products you suggested.