Friday, February 1, 2008

Skincare Routine

I'm sharing my skincare routine in case it can help others out there. My skin is oily combination with congested and large pores around the t-zone and some congestion on the chin and around the hairline/cheek area. In winter it's a combination oily-dry instead of the usual oily-normal.

  • Bioelements Decongestant Cleanser
  • Bioelements kerafole masque (every other morning or evening)
  • Alba Botanica Hawaiian Hibiscus Facial Toner
  • Eucerin Extra Protective Moisture Lotion with SPF 30 OR Bioelements Beyond Hydration OR Absolute Moisture (this last one if it's winter or my skin is especially parched)
  • Bioelements Oxygenation (I think this may be comparable to Philosophy Hope in a Jar, but I don't use Philosophy due to allergic reactions)
  • Zia Essential Eye Gel or RoC Retinol Corexion Eye Cream
  • CVS Eye makeup remover and/or saline solution for contact lenses on an ear bud

A useful tip when evaluating your skincare routine is that if your cleanser leaves your skin very dry and/or tight feeling, you may want to reconsider a more gentle or milder cleanser within the skincare category you feel you fall into (dry, combination, oily, normal). It's also important to consider a good toner to help rebalance your skin after washing. And! Never, never forget your moisturizer, unless you're in a tropical humid weather--but always use SPF!

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