One of my new year’s resolutions this year was to finally take care of my skin and since then I’ve become a little bit obsessed with skincare. To kickstart my resolution, I bought several products from Mario Badescu at the recommendation of a friend. The products were great and I’ve absolutely loved them, but with winter’s arrival and my products nearing empty, I decided to switch things up. I don’t normally have sensitive skin, but with the cold weather, my skin gets so dry and itchy, so I figured now was as good a time as ever to try some new products.
Plus, it’s good to change up your routine every now and then! I always feel like my skin gets used to a specific product when I’ve been using it for a long time. Switching things up always seems to make a big difference in my skin’s appearance.
For the past few years I’ve been using Dermalogica’s Pure Light Daily Moisturizer. It has SPF50, is super light weight and helps to fade dark spots over time. Since I’ve enjoyed that so much, I figured I’d try a few more Dermalogica products. It was the same brand that my aesthetician used during all my facials and my skin always looked and felt amazing at the end.
It’s been a little over a month since I’ve been regularly using all my new goodies and I’m absolutely loving them! Here’s what’s new:
A few months ago, I wrote a post on washing your face the right way. My biggest problem for years was that I wasn’t fully removing my makeup before cleansing my skin. This product completely solves that problem. Dermalogica’s Precleanse is an oil-based cleanser that removes all traces of makeup and oil, so when you go to wash your face, you’re actually washing your face, and not just smearing makeup residue around. I have oily skin and was a little worried about putting an oil cleanser on my face, but I learned that nothing fights oil better than oil, and it’s led to smoother, less-broken out skin. This is probably my favorite of all my new products! I would definitely recommend it for all skin types.
Special Cleansing Gel
I’ve been using this gel cleanser and it’s wonderful. There’s no soap in it, so it’s really great for winter because your skin doesn’t get dried out, just clean!
I actually tried this product years ago and was recently reintroduced to it. It’s a rice-based exfoliant that’s gentle enough to use everyday. It helps keep skin smooth and polished by breaking up congested areas without leaving your skin over-exfoliated.
Charcoal Rescue Masque
I absolutely love masks! It’s the perfect way to relax after a long day, and with regular use they leave your skin feeling and looking so much smoother! This charcoal rescue masque is awesome. It’s great for oily skin and helps clear pores and absorb excess oil. I have several different masks at home, and I try to use this one about once a week.