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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!
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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.
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“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

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“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 

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“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

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“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, Neutrogena..you 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

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“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

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“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

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“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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