One of the things that I knew that I wanted to do for myself in 2012 was to have better skin care. I am the fortunate recipient of good genes in this area, but I wasn't doing my part in taking care of things and as I head swiftly in the direction of 40 I felt that this was the time to really start paying attention.
I've always sort of loved products. I'll try anything that another blogger recommends so I had a few things in mind as I started my Christmas shopping. I did Big Daddy the "favor" of buying several things to put in my stocking this year. Aren't I a nice helpful wife? I'll tell you what I'm using now and tell you that my skin looks GOAH-GOUS. If only I were photogenic and could show you, it just won't work though. I've tried. You'll have to trust me.
One of the first things I decided I needed was one of those rotating face scrubbers. I wasn't willing to shell out the big bucks for a sonic one so I chose the one by Olay that also has good reviews. I lurve this thing. I leave it in the shower and use it to wash my face about every other day. So so pleased.
Then, despite my friend Ashley's "meh" review, I ordered Philosophy's Hope in a Jar. I was just determined to try this, I have no idea why. I don't love the scent but it does work really well. My face feels moisturized and it dries in a non pore cloggy way. I probably won't buy it again and will go back to my last favorite which was Olay Definity Intense Hydrating Cream.
Next I purchased a full sized tube of something I had been given a sample of from Sephora, Too Faced Primed and Poreless Smoothing Face Primer. I love this stuff. Love love love. I wear mineral makeup (from Everyday Minerals) and this face primer helps the mineral make-up stay put all day.
Then I came across some StriVectin - SD eye cream at TJ Maxx for far far less than I have seen it on amazon or in any other store. I only know about StriVectin because my former-supermodel friend Sue mentioned it once and I looked it up and quickly determined it to be out of my price range. But it was Christmas, it was cheap(er) and I bought it. I love it so far but I wouldn't go looking for it at full-price.
One last thing I did for my skin was to purchase some Tarjay brand make-up remover wipes. I know it's very anti-green but really, I am so lazy that I wasn't washing my face at night because it's SO much work to get a face cloth and wash my face and have water run down my arms and whine whine whine. I'm almost too lazy to bother to grab a wipe each night but I manage to do it.
In conclusion, I am washing my face at night with a wipe. I am buffing in the shower with the Olay thingy. I am moisturizing at night and in the morning with the Hope in a Jar. I put Strivectin around my eyes in the morning and use the Too Faced Primer before I put on any make-up. If I can manage to get through the day without rubbing my hands across my face in frustration, I should be looking all right!