By: Lori S.
1. Cleanser: Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser
Throughout the years of searching for drugstore and high-end cleansers, I feel that this is the best cleanser I have ever used. As soon as I started breaking out when I was younger, I went straight for the harsh cleansers and scrubs which contained harsh ingredients as they were marketed towards those with my skin type. However, I soon realized having that tight and dry feeling after coming out of the shower is not the best. This Cetaphil cleanser, however, never disappoints. This cleanser doesn’t strip my skin of its natural oils and is perfect for my skin as it leaves it feeling clean, yet soft. This cleanser is not overly drying and is not too expensive either!
2. Exfoliant: Paula’s Choice Clear Extra Strength Anti-Redness Exfoliating Solution
A bit of a mouthful isn’t it? Despite this products long name, it is one of my skincare saviors. This product contains 2% salicylic acid which is a BHA (beta hydroxy acid). Salicylic acid can go into your pores and exfoliate inside of them to help clear blackheads and whiteheads. Also, it exfoliates the top layer of skin to fade red marks and any discolorations. It also helps to reduce the inflammation of larger acne spots. I feel this product has helped clear up my blackheads and whiteheads so much and has greatly helped clear my skin. It is a liquid exfoliant, so it is great for oily skin and feels amazing when you apply it. The bottle is also 118ml which lasts me forever!
3) Moisturizer: Simple Kind To Skin Protecting Light Moisturiser
This is one of my favorite daytime moisturizers as it is more of a runny consistency- which is great for oily skin types. This moisturizer makes my skin feel so soft and nourished and it leaves a lovely natural dewy finish to the skin. This moisturizer also has SPF 15 UVA and UVB protection, making it ideal for daytime use. Protecting your skin is key, as the sun’s rays can slow the skin's natural healing process. This moisturizer is so light weight and it contains pro-vitamin B5 and vitamin E to completely replenish the skin.
4) Mask: Balance Me Radiance Face Mask
I love this face mask because it does exactly what it claims to do. I use this face mask once a week as it exfoliates and really moisturizes my skin and makes it look so radiant! My skin is always so clean and soft after using this. I usually apply it to damp skin, leave for 5-10 minutes and then rinse with a washcloth. It is one of the best face masks I have ever used and it makes me feel very pampered. It also had 98% natural ingredients.
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