Thursday, February 12, 2009

Skin Care

Throughout the years, I have had pretty good skin (knock on wood). I haven't had to deal with major acne problems, probably due to the help of birth control, and my regimen has been pretty simple. I have never been into cleansers, but always have a tube of Neutrogena Deep Clean Cream Cleanser in the shower for random use, along with Burt's Bees Peach and Willow Scrub. A good old wash cloth and warm water is usually the extent of my face cleansing. Then, afterwards, I always have to pre-treat for sneaky blemishes that could arise, and then moisturize. For years, I used Mary Kay products that my sister-in-law sold - the acne treatment gel, the basic moisturizer (number 2, I think), and the eye make-up remover.
About 6 months ago, I started having some issues with my skin. Dry, yet oily enough to cause clogged pores. I am not talking about zits and pimples here, just bumps across my forehead that really only I could see. From a distance, you couldn't tell, but up close - not so hot! On a particularly self-conscious day, I was venting to my salon girl, Tawny, while getting my eyebrows waxed. She started telling me about a skincare line that she carries in the store and also uses herself at home. I was a bit skeptical, because they are spendy little products, but after a few weeks of thinking it over, and no other products helping my issues, I decided to give this line a shot ... Dermalogica.
It took a few weeks of using the Overnight Clearing Gel, Active Moist Moisturizer, and exfoliating once a week, but my skin has been fantastic! I love the Dermalogica products and with the help of Tawny's discounts, the price is actually pretty reasonable for the results you get. My skin has re-normalized itself, and I am back to clear skin. If a random break-out occurs, I just spot treat with the Overnight Clearing Gel and within a day or so, the blemish is gone.

To find out what products are right for your skin, go to the Dermalogica website and take their skin questionnaire.

2 shout-outs!:

Sassy Cass said...

I woke up to a lovely blemish above my lip. If I didn't have zits in highschool, why am I getting them now? I will be checking this stuff out, fo sho!

Jodee said...

I didnt' in HS either...but sure got them this month....shoot why is everything good never in my town?! Craping A- Everything is in Murfreesboro.....That dang town!

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