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During this process of decluttering my things before my move, I’m always asking myself “do I really need this?” The one basket that was easy to go through was all of my skin care products. Technically, the products that I’m keeping are just facial products. The things I’m using for the rest of my body, such as body wash and lotion are shared with others in my house but the facial products are mine.
How did I decide what to get rid of? That was the easy part. I really only had seven items that I used on a weekly basis, five of which I used every day! I dumped out the basket of products on the floor and it was so simple to just pick out the products that I used. Seriously, why did I have some of these things? I got rid of:
- 4 hand creams
- Two body butters
- A Makeup remover
- A face mask
- 2 Moisturizing gels
Some of these things, like the facial mask, I could have kept but I honestly had no intention of using it. One of my cousins LOVES trying new face masks so I would rather pass it along to her. I also gave one of the hand creams and the makeup remover away as well. The rest, I have in a bag and I plan to pass them along to others so that nothing goes to waste.
I wanted to share my skin care routine and the seven products I kept!
I wash my face with the “SkinActive Clean+ Invigorating Daily Scrub“. This scrub has micro beads which feels like a weekly exfoliator but it is gentle enough to be used twice a day. It leaves my face feeling refreshed.
Then I follow up with the “SheaMoisture Problem Skin Toner“. Quick confession, I don’t really follow the rules when it comes to toner. Is that bad? According to this toner, I’m supposed to saturate a cotton ball and wipe my face with it but I just spray my face and let it air dry usually while I brush my teeth. (But please, follow instructions to make it worth it!)
Once my face is all clean I apply “The Body Shop Drops of Youth Serum.” Even though a few drops of this can cover my entire face and it has a lot of slip to it, it HAS to come before a moisturizer. I try not to ever skip this step just because I love the way it feels on my skin.
And follow up with the “Studio 35 Daily Moisturizing Lotion” since this lotion is fragrance-free, it’s safe to use on your face. Plus, its super soft and a little goes a long way with it.
Lastly, I apply some “Carmex Lip Balm” to my lips and I’m all done!
Instead of using my regular cleanser, I exfoliate with the “SheaMoisture Facial Wash and Scrub” My only issue with this scrub (which is unavoidable) is that African Black Soap isn’t the greatest smelling ingredient. However, it is a great cleanser and I really recommend this if you do have problem skin.
Then I wear the “SheaMoisture Clarifying Mud Mask” for about 10 minutes. I wish I could just cake my face in this mask because is so smooth and calming to my face. My face isn’t super sensitive (at least I don’t think) but the wrong products will make me break out easily so I love this mask!
That’s all that I feel I need. I’m not very knowledgeable about skin care but I know that these products leave my skin clean and my routine is simple.
What are your top skin care products?