By product guru Slynnro
After three years of informal “research,” which largely took place in my bathroom and at Neiman Marcus, I’ve finally found a system that works for my skin. It’s been a long process, but having skin to be proud of has definitely been worth the effort. So let me save you a little time, and hopefully some cash, with this list of what products you really need in your skin care regime!
Face Wash - I would like to think this goes without saying, but you need to wash your face daily! It is the foundation of your entire skin care routine. For normal skin, good old Cetaphil will get the job done. For drier skin, try a cream cleanser like Neutrogena Deep Clean . For the oilier complexions, like mine, nothing works like Chantecaille Rice and Geranium cleanser . I know because I’ve tried everything!
SPF - Daily SPF is the best way to protect your skin from aging and skin cancer! I really like Neutrogena Dry Touch Sunblock . My favorite is Perricone Solar Protection for Face . While more expensive, it does double duty as both a moisturizer and makes skin so soft!
Eye Cream - I am often asked “at what age should I start using anti-aging products?” ERR ON THE SIDE OF CAUTION! Wouldn’t you rather start too soon rather than too late? Weleda Rose Intense Eye Cream gets the job done for dark circles AND anti-aging.
Body Lotion - Moisture will slow down the aging process not just for your face, but for your body as well. Moisturize after your shower, when your skin is still damp. Vaseline Cocoa Butter Lotion smells amazing and makes skin incredibly soft. Hugo Naturals Shea Butter and Oatmeal has a delicious aroma, and is paraben free.
Night Moisturizer - Just like eye cream- why not start early? My mom is a big fan of Neutrogena Anti-Wrinkle Intensive Night Cream . They also make an anti-blemish formula for those of you dealing with the double whammy of wrinkles AND acne. If you have a little more room in your budget, try Perricone Face Finishing Moisturizer , which I love because it doesn’t feel greasy on my oily skin.
Bonus Points - Try a hand cream with SPF like Neutrogena Age Shield . Remember- the hands are one of the first places to visibly age. Anti-oxidant serums are another way to slow the aging process. The gold standard is SkinCeuticals CE Ferulic . I’ve used it, and it is recommended by every facialist I’ve ever met, and is constantly winning best product awards.
Bonus Tip - Try sites like Makeup Alley for useful product reviews!
Do you have a skin care product that you swear by?
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