Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Things I've been using in Arkansas:

And no I don't mean drugs.

When I moved to Arkansas my skin went haywire. Something with the water, something with the stress... I don't know. But it was out. of. control. I thought when you got in your twenties you didn't run in to NEW skin problems. That's a lie.

So when I got here and went to Dillard's to do some shopping I hit up the cosmetic section. Dillard's sends their cosmetic people to classes so they know what they're talking about. Basically I had to start from scratch.

I was using the Clinique three step system and the rinse off to remove make up. Apparently that's really bad for my skin. It was drying and my skin was reacting, which I kind of knew after reading Reddit's Skin Addiction board... but other than knowing that my stuff wasn't working, I didn't really know where to go from there.

So, Dillard's set me up (no one is paying me to say these things, all opinions are my own.) with some new skin care... starting from scratch people.

First thing I had to change was my make up remover. Clinique's Rinse Off was pretty drying, even after I used a separate second cleanser and piled on moisturizer, my skin still felt "squeaky" which as all skin aficionados know is not a good word to describe skin. So I switched to Bliss Makeup Melt gel/oil make up remover. I'm seriously obsessed. I think next time I'm going to try just an oil, but this is uhhhhhmazing. My skin doesn't feel dry, it just removes all the make up. Including eye make up, which is a big plus for me because I'm the laziest person ever and using two make up removers isn't something I look forward to.

Second the Kiehl's Ultra Facial Cleanser for all skin types. At first I was a little hesitant since it says for ALL skin types and that kind of stuff doesn't usually float my skin's boat, but I tried using it just as a second cleanse at night for a while. I honestly couldn't tell you if the fact that it's Kiehl's or all natural makes a difference... but I do like this cleanser. It doesn't get too lathery and it doesn't have a strong smell.

When I was in the two week gap that I was staying with my parents, I got some crazy cystic acne on my chin. I read that that kind of acne can be more irritated by microderm. So I stopped using my clairsonic and any scrubs, and it went away. But I was told that if you don't do some kind of exfoliation the moisturizer can't get into the skin.. it can't do it's job if all your dead skin cells are sitting on top of the skin. Origins Modern Friction has larger rice grains in it so it doesn't scratch the skin. Guys, this stuff makes my skin feel so soft. But I've learned I have a real exfoliation problem. You're only supposed to do it once a week.. and I just love how soft it makes my skin so I end up doing it..... way more than I should. Which is the problem I'm running into now.. I do it too often and I end up getting texture on my skin..

Last but not least, the creme de la creme, Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Serum. Guys, this. is. the. bomb. My skin feels so soft after I use this at night. SO. SOFT. And if I use this AFTER I use the exfoliation.... guys....... softest skin ever, like a babies bottom. Like a new born babies bottom on my face. It's getting weird but you guys get the point. You need this in your life.

 So that is my new Arkansas skin care.... What products are y'all using?
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1 comment:

  1. I used to do the whole three step thing but now, all I do is wash my face with Purpose face wash at night & dab a little eye cream on & I'm done. In the morning, I just rinse my face off with water. I still have some problem areas but my skin is starting to clear up. I've never had nice skin. :(

    Mandie ~