Monday, October 25, 2010

Skin Win

I read tons of blogs everyday. Sometimes, I read a post that makes me want to laugh or cry. Sometimes I read a post that makes me want to run out and buy something I just discovered immediately. And sometimes I read a post that makes me think, “I should share the same thing with my readers!”

And that is why today, thanks to JGIWC’s post last week about her skincare regime, I am here today to talk about the products I use on my own face. Continuing in my efforts to share EVERY SINGLE DETAIL of my life on the interweb, I figured I would lay it all out on the table. Why not? After all, some of the very products I’m about to share with you are products I discovered through other bloggers who posted or tweeted and raved about their finds. It worked for them. Now it works for me. Who knows, maybe it will work for you!

Let’s start at the beginning: I have oily skin. I find that horrific, but apparently having dry skin or combination skin is just as annoying to deal with, so at least I’m not worse off than everyone else. There is nothing I hate more than seeing a photo of myself where my face is all shiny, so I take special care in combating that in any way I can.

Every morning when I wake up and every night before I go to sleep, I wash my face with Chanel System Purete La Mousse. Thats a fancy name for what’s basically just creamy exfoliator. I like it because it smells good, lathers easily, and doesn’t feel sticky after I wash it off. It’s a little pricey, but a tiny bit goes a long way. I’ve used it for years.

At night after I wash my face, I put a little bit of Proactiv toner on a cotton swab and rub it all over my face, and let that sink in while I brush my teeth. Then, right before I hop into bed, I put on a little bit of Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel. To be honest, I never used moisturizer before this year - I was always scared that it would clog my pores and make me break out. I got a little sample of this gel in a giftbag earlier this year and I love it - it’s not heavy at all.

When I’m in the shower, I’ll use Clean & Clear Morning Burst In-Shower Facial (which I have blogged about before) two or three times a week, which makes my skin feel all tingly and refreshed. And my newest find is the Boscia Luminizing Skin Mask, which I use at least once a week. This is one of those products that I heard about through the grapevine - tons of bloggers I read daily are obsessed with it, so I had to give it a try. They were right - it’s amazing! I leave the mask on for 15 or 20 minutes and then peel it off - EVERYTHING comes right off and leaves my skin so soft. It’s amazing!

As for makeup? I don’t use foundation or base. If I ever have circles under my eyes, which thank god, is rare, I use YSL Touche Eclat to brighten up my face. For concealer I use MAC MoistureCover, and carry an extra tube around in my purse in case I need to reapply. If I know I’m going to be out all day and not able to wash my face in the late afternoon, I put a tiny bit of Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer on my forehead to cut down on shine. I also carry MAC Blot Film blotting sheets in my purse and in my car for the same reason.

People. I’m not a facialist. I’m a girl who likes to spend all her money on beauty products! I’m not saying that all these products are the be all end all, nor do I necessarily think they’ll work for you. But they work for me, and let me leave the house in the wee hours of the morning not feeling like a horrendous troll, which is always a plus :) So if you’re looking for something new, why not give one of these products a try? It couldn’t hurt.

So there you have it - all my skin secrets! Now I want to know what you use. Tell me your SKINSPIRATION!


Sasha said...

I have seen so many recommendations for that Boscia mask... I may just have to try it!

AndreaLeigh said...

I tried the Boscia mask after hearing raves, and I'm still on the fence about it. Maybe I should try it again? It doesn't peel off completely for me. It comes off in little bits.

Jordan said...

AndreaLeigh - I would try it again, and use an extra thick layer! Mine usually comes up in about three or four pieces, but I layer it on extra thick around my chin so I can peel it up easily. Good luck!