in yo face

by erin

For the past six months or so, I have been at war with my skin. Apparently, it somehow missed the memo that I am 27 years old and decided that now would be a stellar time to make me deal with the worst skin I've had in my entire life. It also failed to notice that I'm now healthier than I have ever been:: I'm eating better, avoiding dairy, sleeping more, stressing less. But still, it has been a nightmare. In the grand scheme of things, bad skin is a tiny little obstacle, I know, but since it is quite literally in my face every single day, it's been tough for me to deal with.

But the times, they are a-changing, thanks to these miracle fixes I've recently discovered:

Olay Regenerist Thermal Mini-Peel
 During the winter months, my skin was dry, dull, and completely unattractive. I was in desperate need of a good exfoliator, but I couldn't find one that didn't irritate my skin. Enter Olay. This scrub warms on contact with water, and uses glycolic acid and tiny little beads to exfoliate, meaning that it is gentle on sensitive skin like mine. It's meant for daily use, but I only use it a few times a week, which means that a tube lasts for several months.

Boots Botanics Complexion Refining Light Night Cream
I am firm believer in wearing several forms of spf on my face during the daytime hours, but I realized that it was silly to wear it at night. Enter Boots. This light night cream moisturizes without being greasy, and it contains natural extracts which work to improve my skin while I sleep. It smells good, too.

and last, but certainly not least...

I am extremely, extremely lazy, and have never been a big fan of exercise. However, after a long, cold winter spent sitting in a cubicle and on my couch, my body was literally aching to get moving. Ryan and I joined a gym and started getting our asses kicked by spinning classes and stairmasters. After just a few days of sweating out toxins, I noticed that my skin was clearer than it had been in months, if not years. Seriously, if I could bottle and sell the effects of exercise, I'd be a billionaire.

What are your favorite skincare products?


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JBF said...

I'm a big fan of the Clinique system. When I was pregnant, my hormones were out of wack and my face paid the price. Plus none if the acne products were safe for the baby. Clinique saved my face!

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