Skincare – Topic 2 for 2014 Blogger Challenge

Happy Monday lovelies!  I hope you all had a fabulous weekend. I was super busy this weekend; however, I did get a chance to do ALL my laundry!

This topic was a hard one for me. Since I don’t have a very intricate skincare routine, I wasn’t sure what I would write about. So instead of this post coming from my experience with different skin care products, I decided to ask my friends is they would like to share their routines. I received great responses!

Like I said before, I am not very intricate when it comes to my skincare routine. To me skincare is nothing like makeup. There is something about the instant gratification that I get when I buy or put on new makeup that just fills my little heart.  However, recently I’ve come to realize that I really need to focus on an anti-aging routine…because let’s face it…I’m getting old. I haven’t researched products that might benefit me when I’m older yet….but I will! 🙂

My skincare routine today consists of the Neutrogena Pore Refining Exfoliating Cleanser and Neutrogena Pore Refining Toner.  I didn’t realize how bad my pores were up until a couple of months ago.  I started using this cleanser a couple of weeks ago and it has made my pores a lot less noticeable.   An hour before washing with the cleanser, I remove my makeup with Coconut Oil! I love the toner because it isn’t so harsh on my skin.  (Here is an post about the benefits of a toner.) Since I have very oily skin, I wash my face with the cleanser at night and use the toner in the morning. I’m not sure how I came about doing that but I’ve done that for years. If I wash my face with cleanser twice a day I feel that it makes my face that much more oily. So washing once and toning in the morning seems to work for me.

“I had bad skin as a teenager so I have tried almost everything there is to try. I think our skin is always changing…at least mine is. You have to find what works for you. At 24 I’ve found a combo that has been working for the past few years that I just love! I use the Neutrogena Pink
Grapefruit Cleansing Wipes on lazy days. It will remove all of your makeup and still take care of your skin if you are acne prone like I am. On “non-lazy” days I use Philosophy Purity Cleanser. It is amazing! My skin literally feels like a baby’s bottom! The price is a bit scary but it is totally worth it!” – Alisha C. Oklahoma City, OK


“I have struggled with acne since I was in the 7th grade and still continue to struggle with it at the age of 24. I have been going to the dermatologist for the past 4 months. I have seen a huge difference by just using Dr. Elaine Cook’s skin care products. Her skin care products I use in order are Perfecting Gel Mask, Clear Skin Wash, Balancing Toner, Clear Skin Serum, and then Oil Free Moisturizer. There are two different sets: The Oily or Dry set. I use the set for oily skin. s a lot to put on your face, but once you get into the routine it goes by fast. This set of products last for a very long time. I have used it every single day for 4 months and I still have not even used half the bottles.

Another product I want to share with you all is the Differin (Adapalene) cream. This is a topical medicine used to treat acne. This cream is crazy awesome! I use this cream every night, but you can use it every other night. I only put it on my acne areas. It is a small tube, but it goes along ways.  You only have to put a small amount on your face. This was prescribed to me by my dermatologist but her assistant said that there is a generic version of it. If someone finds outs please let me know. This product is pricey but very well worth it.” –Sandy R. Amarillo, TX 


“I use Yes to Grapefruit Correct & Repair Cream. It’s a facial scrub. It’s awesome because my face dries out so fast! So it kind of leaves an oil to it, if you know what I mean. I can’t use Neutrogena. It makes me break out horribly; However, I do think it cleanses just as well!” – Keili L. Amarillo, Texas


“I am currently on a hunt for a good skin care product.  I do not struggle with blemishes but do care very much so for my aging face.  With that said, I have tried a few which include Arbonne, Mary Kay and the currently popular Rodan & Fields.  As a girl who is not afraid of entering the direct sales work force, I have taken on the opportunity to represent Mary Kay and Rodan & Fields.  I believe in representing products that work for me.  Unfortunately, those didn’t. So I am out of both businesses and I have returned to my faithful Ivory soap.  I have noticed my skin breaks out with just about anything.  Clean & Clear, name it.  As I am nearing 30 I would love to find a complete age defying skin care line that works for me.” – Suzie R. Friona, Texas


“The little blue scrubber pops out… its the best!” – Ylaria V. Amarillo, TX image

“My daily routine includes me washing my face in the morning when I wake up with my Timewise 3 in 1 cleanser, then I apply my Timewise day solution, and finally I apply my Timewise age-fighting moisturizer. I then apply make makeup. Every night before I go to bed I wash my face with my cleanser again and then I apply my Timewise night solution. This is my daily routine with my Timewise Mary Kay products.” – Yvonne F. Amarillo, TX


“I use Dove when I don’t use Neutrogena Fresh Foaming Cleanser. I use my equate eye makeup remover and it works awesome. I love both products; however, the Neutrogena burns my eyes sometimes. I really don’t know many facial cleansing products but would like to know more about affordable products. Being a mother of 5 children, it’s a little hard on the budget to get expensive products.” – Candie R. Amarillo, TX


“I wash my face with the morning burst face wash in the mornings then apply a moisturizer that helps with dry skin and works as a primer for my foundation. I get pimples around certain times of the month and when I am completely stresses out so I use the Mary Kay “zit zapper” cream to keep them from turning into mountains.” – Katelynn P. Amarillo, TX image

When I found out skincare was the topic for this weeks Blogger Challenge I was kind of disappointed; however, I loved writing this post. I love hearing what other people are using and what works for them. I hope you all enjoyed this post! A big thank you to everyone who contributed to this weeks challenge and please know that I will definitely be doing more posts with friend involvement! 😉

I hope you all have a fantastic week! – Moni<3


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