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Thursday, November 21, 2013

My Go To Skin Products.

Within the past year or so I've really gotten into beauty products through watching youtube videos. It's made me want to branch out from just posting fashion related things, to other types of posts, as well. I know these aren't really considered technical 'beauty' products, but I thought it might be an interesting one to start with: what skin care products I use!

Now I definitely do not have flawless skin and am do not claim to be an expert on these things. Throughout the years, I've just found these products to work really well for me! I don't use all of them at the same time; some I use for when my skin is especially bad, some are my every day routine, and some are more so just for a little skin pampering. If you're looking into trying out new skincare products that actually work (and I've tried a lot and these all work 100% for me) read on! x

1.Clarsonic Refreshing Gel Cleanser: I received this little sample size in a birchbox last month and have been BLOWN AWAY. I have never had a skin care product work this well. It instantly brightens my whole face and even underneath my eyes where I have bad, dark circles. It feels so physically cleansing and the scent is so calming. It's for all skin types, too!

2.Smart Bomb Cosmetics Smart Attack Serum: I've talked about this product before, but it's literally a miracle worker for me. I probably get a new pimple every day (college stress!), even though they're never that noticeable and nothing makeup can't cover up. Before I go to bed though, I put a tiny dot of this serum (which is 100% organic!) on my pimple and it is GONE in the morning. Can't live without.

3. DDF Amplifying Elixir: Another recent birchbox sample. This is a product that you smooth on your skin before applying a moisturizer and it boosts the ability of your skin to absorb the moisture by 50%. I've definitely noticed my skin to be a lot less dry since using this stuff, which is essential for the upcoming winter. 

4.Avon's Clearskin Professional Acne Mark Treatment: I've used this line of skin care by Avon since high school and it's been the only product line that I've seen improved my skin through. They recently came out with this new product--a scar fader. I was/am a notorious acne picker and have various scars on my face from my sins and especially on my back where I used to have SUPER bad acne as a younger teen. My mom just got this for me a few weeks ago and after using it every day I've already noticed the scars to be fading which boosts my self confidence tremendously (being in a swim suit with acne scars is not a pleasant experience!).

5. Avon's Clearskin Professional Daily Correcting Lotion: A product in the regular skin care routine I use every day. After I use #6 and #7 in the system, I smooth on this lotion to cool my skin and fight the dryness from the harsh ingredients of the first two products.

6. Avon's Clearskin Professional Deep Pore Cleansing Scrub: I seriously wouldn't use anything else! I tried a TON of drug store treatments and even Proactive before I found this stuff and it has proven to be the only thing to truly work for me. If I consistently use this every day, my skin stays completely clear. It's awesome because you can truly feel it working when you scrub it on your face-- it tingles and slightly burns, but you can literally feel it extracting the impurities from your skin and after...my face feels incredible and clean.

7.Avon's Clearskin Professional Clarifying Toner Pad: These are used after the deep pore scrub and just tone your skin and help correct the redness. I can't say I exactly feel or notice the results from this as much as the other products in this line, but I know since I use it that it's a key component to clearing up my skin.

8. Biore Deep Cleansing Nose Strips: I'm sure you all have seen these in the store and been curious about them! It's like a little paper mache mold for your nose that you leave on for ten minutes, and then when you pull it off it brings out the black heads from your nose. It's grossly satisfying and truly does do it's job almost scarily right. I use them once every few months just to unclog those pores!

9. Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish Hot Cloth Treatment: Another birchbox sample. This one was unlike any other I'd try where you put the formula on your dry skin, and then massaged it off with a wet, 100% linen cloth. I was surprised at how soft it made my skin feel. I haven't been using it to see long enough results, but the short term have been wonderful!

With much love, Lauren.

1 comment

Anonymous said...

Hi! I have issues with acne too, specially when I was a teen. I read online somewhere that you should never use a scrub, exfoliant or anything that'll be rough on your face (skin in general) because irritating it promotes acne. i use to use a face scrub and use exfoliating face wash and would break out all the time:( The article suggested you wash your face gently with a cleanser and rinse off gently. The routine they gave was use cleanser, acne cream and then face moisturizer. I started this 3 yrs ago and I never have breakouts anymore. Its so simple. I mean I get 1 once in awhile of course, its not a cure but it helped tremendously. The main thing is, be gentle with your face:)

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