Hey T-belles! I have been looking forward to sharing my skincare routine with you all since this all began and I though what better opportunity than Skincare
Saturday…well, something like that!
I want to start out by letting you all know that I have had to be very gentle on my skin as it is very sensitive. I am allergic to just about everything: dyes, fragrances, all of it. I have to be very careful about what I use on my skin, and when I find something that works well, I am loyal to it.My whole life, has been ups and downs of having rashes and figuring out how to be rid of them, and keeping my skin so soft that even strangers ask (and sometimes don’t) if they can touch my face in public!
So firstly, the thing I do every day without fail, no matter the season or anything is apply Neutrogena Sport Face Sunscreen SPF 70+! This stuff goes on smooth, and doesn’t have a harsh sunscreen scent. It’s waterproof for 60 minutes and of course, reapply after water/sun exposure but it works well! Not only for keeping me from getting burned, but moisturizing my skin without an oily residue.
Next up I want to talk about a specific brand that has honestly changed the way I look at cleaning my face and the meat of this article. This brand is sold at all sorts of places including Ulta and Macy’s but it’s also widely sold at CVS, Walgreens, and if you’re a shopper like me, it’s at Target too! They have everything from cleansers, moisturizers, wipes, peels, masks; you name it and they probably have a product to fit your needs.
The tagline on all their products reads as follows: “Formula 10.0.6 excels at perfecting troublesome young skin with ingredients that work. Created by a chemist in 1933, the current range now includes skin care products specifically designed to promote clear, healthy skin.” Although not specifically designated, I have personally used most of their products on my sensitive skin and never had a reaction, always test a region of your skin before beginning a regimen on your face if you have sensitive skin, but my experience with this brand has been excellent. I’ll briefly discuss a few of my personal favorite products with this brand.
First is the Pores Be Pure Skin Clarifying Mud Mask, and it’s first because it’s the first Formula 10.0.6 product that got me hooked! This mask contains strawberry and yarro as it’s first two activating ingredients in the tagline. This is truly a brown mud mask with a sweet berry scent and a smooth glide application. It unclogs pores and helps cleanse skin of impurities. This mask must be dried for 10-15 minutes (I always leave mine on the length of a 25 minute Netflix show) and always remember to apply to your neck as well as your face (avoiding eye area of course). The bottle states to perform this regimen 1-3 times a week, but I find that I only really have time maybe twice a week and that’s enough for my finicky skin.
Next up, the P.M. Perfector Overnight Hydrating Cream with Black Currant and Licorice and this one’s next because once I got hooked on the masks, I realized that a nighttime hydration would help make my daytime results long-lasting. I prefer this night cream because of how lightly it goes on compared to other creams that are thick and feel oily. This one truly feels moisturizing and leaves a light sweet scent that makes it easy to drift to sleep. Once I added this to my routine, 24 hours of moisturized skin was truly a reality.
Once I determined that moisturizing was clearly an issue for me, I had to find a daytime moisturizer that made me feel as glamorous and oil-free as my night cream did. This Seriously Shine Free Mattifying Oil-Free Moisturizer includes aloe vera and bamboo and truly is no shine. It goes on and leaves your skin feeling hydrating but not wet or damp. There’s zero shine and makeup or not, it goes with everything else. This is always my next layer after sunscreen now, and if you ever do suffer a burn, the aloe vera in this is enough to hydrate and not over-moisturize a burn.
My last product that I want to highlight is the Be Berry Smooth Moisturizing Peel Mask with blueberry and pineapple. Now anyone that knows me, knows that I despise coconut and pineapple, however in this scenario I’ll leave it be. This mask provides so much moisture and has a strong berry scent. The antioxidants found in blueberries have been documented widely, thus this peel delivers in the healthful department. The pineapple is honestly a refreshing balance of scent with the blueberries. It awakens all of your senses and leaves your skin feeling silky smooth. I will warn you that the peel off parts of this do not belong on facial hair and if you don’t let it dry completely (approximately 20 minutes) it will not peel off in one go ahead. This mask I apply once or twice a week depending on how dry the air has been making my skin feel.
I support each of these products as someone who has sensitive and soft skin that she wants to maintain. I definitely recommend adopting a skincare routine, even if it doesn’t involve these products. These are just a few of my favorites, and I don’t just support anything. What about you all T-belles, what do you stand behind? What works for your skin?