Welcome to the first 2014 Blog hop, brought to you by all the lovelies over at our Facebook Page Beauty and Fashion Blog Community(if your interested in joining our group pleaes click here, we’re growing each day and have a lovely community going). We’ve already did one blog hop at the end of the year, it was the top 13 products of 2013. This year we are starting up with our skin care Routine.
This blog hop is particularly exciting and I can’t wait to see what everyone else uses, and hopefully some of you will leave some comment love and let me know what you use. I’m always looking for something new to quench my skin.
I have a hard time keeping my combination (mainly dry and some oily spots) under control. I live in VA and the weather tends to be all four seasons in the winter. My skin is really freaking out no knowing how to handle things. I try to keep what I use very simple. I hate using a lot of items that either have way to many chemicals or just layer way to much that can cause my skin to do opposite of what I want it to do.
So these are the basics that I use weekly. I try to use as much natural items that I can so I know what all is going on my skin.
My every day use of moisturizer
The Body Ship Vitamin E Moisture Cream. This is the best moisturizer I have found for pretty much all skin types. If you need hydration then this is the product for you. This retails for $16.50 but The Body Shop is always having a sale (usually once a month they do a half off sale). Once I get out the shower I always put this on immediately. The best time to put on a moisturizer is right after a nice hot shower so your open pores can drench in the moisture. I can’t say how much I love this product. I have been using it for more than 5 years. I highly recommend it, and the nice thing is, is if you don’t like it you can always take it back to the store.
Urban Decay B6 Vitamin-Infused Complexion Prep Spray. I never thought I was going to be someone to jump on this face spray prepper band wagon, but Sephora had a 500 VIB point Urban Decay gift and once I used this I was in love. I recently did a review on it here, but to give you a little idea why I like it is what it does for your skin. This item is good for all skin types to prep you skin for moisture and make up. You can also use it during the day, a little spritz will wake you up. It’s also oil free, so for those of us who has some slick spots, it won’t make your face extra slicky.
The Facial Cleansers
Aveeno Positively Radiant Daily Cleansing Pads. I just recently picked this up at Rite Aid. It was one of those front lane impulse buys. Of course my curiosity kills me and I had to pick it up, and I like Aveeno anyways. What I really like using this product is that one side of the pad is an exfoliate the other is softer for those sensitive spots around the eye areas. When I first used this I was so surprised on how much extra makeup I had on me. This is a great product to keep on hand when you don’t want to do a full on facial at home. It’s quick and your face feels so clean afterwards. I use this one only a few times a week because I don’t want to over scrub my face.
Neutrogena Fresh Foaming Cleanser- I use this about twice a week. I keep this in my caddie in my shower. If I’m feeling lazy and not wanting to go full on face cleanse and I didn’t wash my face the night before (yes I am VERY bad about that) I use this while I’m in the shower. You can find this anywhere, I believe I purchased mine thru Ulta when I was getting a big purchase. You can click here to go to their web site and it cost $6.99, I know you can get it pretty much anywhere. What I love about it the most is that it has a light smell and isn’t harsh to your skin. Also another plus side is that it loves all skin types, no need to know if your a combo or oily face.
The Miscellaneous Face Items
Neutrogena Make-Up Remover Cleansing Towelettes– So this isn’t totally skin care, but it removes stuff from my skin! I love these and would be lost with out them if they didn’t exist. On lazy night (I’m not 100% lazy all the time, but I’m tired a lot….aaaaand a little be lazy lol) I like to use these to get mainly my eye make up off. But I also run one across my face to get the surface make up off. This allows me not to have my skin to clog up as bad. The link I gave is to Ulta which has them for $8.99, which is EXPENSIVE!. I get them at Target for $4.99, if you want to try them they have small travel sizes for $1.99. But if you have a Sams Club near you, you can get a three pack for $12.
The Body Shop Vitamin E Sink-In Moisturizer Mask-This stuff is amazing! It’s not your normal mask. It’s a mask that doesn’t harden. It’s more like a moisturizer that stays on top of your skin and after 10 minutes you wipe it off with a towel. It leaves your skin smooth, cool and so moisturized up. I use this once a week to give some life to my skin. I feel like if I had to use it more than once I would become oily. You can get the sample for $2.50 or a full size for $22 but they are always running a sale online, which the store doesn’t have going (right now everything is 40% off and free shipping over $15).
There you go! This is what I keep my face so fresh and so clean clean. Let me know if you have used any of these and what you thought of them. Do you have any recommendations?
Also please go and see these lovely ladies and what they use!