I’m not going to lie to you, here. I have NOT been taking care of my skin. Since becoming a mom last year and turning 30 this year, I’ve begun to reevaluate how I treat my skin. While I’ve always slapped on a lotion after I shower, I really had no skin care routine. In the interest of not appearing far older than I actually am, I’ve decided it’s time to get my act together! I might be trying to treat my skin better, but I might also be super afraid that my children are going to cause me to age 20 times faster than I had ever hoped for (kidding…maybe).
1. Start each day with Noxzema® Classic Clean Cream
Let me admit, I used to never wash my face in the morning. My skin can get pretty dry and I feared getting flaky, so I only washed at night. Since I upped my moisturizer game though, I’ve been able to use this in the morning and it feels wonderful! Noxzema Classic Clean is dermatologist tested, and allows me to deep clean, without over-drying. It removes oil, dirt, and makeup (because sometimes you accidentally fall asleep with that mess!), and is made of eucalyptus, soybean, and linseed oils. My favorite thing about this cream is that it gives an invigorating tingle to wake me up!
2. BONUS! Exfoliate with St. Ives® Fresh Skin Apricot Scrub
Ladies! This only needs to be done 3 times per week, meaning that these 4 steps, are really only 3 steps for more than half of the week! Made with 100% natural exfoliants (walnut shell powder, anyone?) and apricot fruit extract, this stuff makes my skin feel like a dream. If you hate super soft skin that glows like a sunny day, then you probably don’t want this…
3. Moisturize that fresh skin with Ponds® Dry Skin Cream
I mentioned that my skin can get pretty dry. Since I used to kind of neglect skin care, I
was lazy hadn’t ventured into trying many moisturizers. I am SO glad I gave Ponds Dry Skin Cream a chance though. It’s hypoallergenic, great for sensitive skin, and while it’s super creamy, it doesn’t clog pores. Occasionally, I use this twice a day and my skin still doesn’t become greasy!
4. When your day is done, wipe it away with Simple® Cleansing Facial Wipes
Guys, this is hands down my favorite product out of all of these. I’ve been using it to end my day and remove my make up (it gets waterproof mascara off easily!), but also in the middle of the day if I’m getting sweaty. The package is handy and resealable with Aqua-Lock™ technology, meaning that every last wipe stays fresh! It’s so easy to toss it in your car console to stay fresh on the go, or clean yourself up a little after the gym. The BEST part about Simple Cleansing Facial Wipes is that they have no artificial perfume, color, or harsh chemicals! My sometimes dry, sometimes rashy skin can handle these without a hitch.
That’s all folks!
Seriously, just 4 steps, sometimes 3! Now, I can no longer make any excuses for not taking great care of my skin. It’s easy, inexpensive, and all works for my skin type. If you’re interested, run out to your local Walmart, ASAP! I’ve included photos of where to find them within the store, because I think you’re awesome, and I also can’t stand looking for things (who has the time?). Hint: They were all in the same aisle!
If you have used any of these items, I would love to hear how they worked for you. If not, then tell me about your own skin care routine in the comments!