As many of you can probably relate, I am a semi-lazy person when it comes to taking care of my skin. It’s not that I don’t care, it’s just that I usually have a lot of things to do in so little time that skincare sometimes falls to the bottom of the to-do list.
Although I am a lazy girl, I still have a small group of products that I use regularly or semi-regularly to keep my skin moisturized and clean. These are just some products that I found work for me. They may not work for everyone. For reference, I have pretty dry skin and get some occasional breakouts, which are more often than not due to hormones. I have tried using many products at one time, washing my face too much, using less products, not washing as much, and it took me a long time to find this balance. Here are the daily and weekly items I use:
For my daily Cleanser, I use the Clarisonic Refreshing Gel Cleanser. I use this once a day, once at night during my shower and once in the morning. Every couple days, I will mix it with my Clinique 7-day Scrub Cream and use it as a light exfoliant.
Before I moisturize, I use this Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs, and Rosewater. This gives my skin a refreshed look and feel, and adds to the smoothness I get from my moisturizer. I sometimes use this to set my makeup (if I am wearing any). It always seems to calm my skin when it is irritated.
My daily moisturizer is the La Mer Crème de La Mer Moisturizing Cream. This is my holy grail and also probably the reason I am broke. It is more expensive to maintain than my gym membership, but I don’t think I can ever switch. I went into Nordstrom the other day and asked some ladies to help me with a new moisturizer. I told them that I am now using creme de la mer. They all agreed that they wouldn’t even try to make me change, because no one ever wants to switch after they have tried it. So I guess it’s good for my face, but bad for my wallet.
Along with my face, my body is super dry and I have to lotion it every day. I use Jergens Natural Glow lotion to keep my skin moisturized and tan. I never really thought it would make me tanner than I was, I just believed it to be a tan-preserver. But no, this stuff makes you tan, and in a good way. I have gotten so many compliments and I can’t believe I didn’t find this sooner.
Lastly, I use Mask of Magnaminty from LUSH about once a week. The clay and peppermint cleanse your pores, and the honey, aduki beans, and vanilla absolute calm and soothe the skin. This is perfect for any skin type and is considered their “luxury” face mask. This can also be used on the body, but I would only go so far as to put it on my shoulders. They have a self-preserving version (what I use) for more sensitive skin, and a regular version.