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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

My Attempts at Balancing Oily Skin! :: My Current Skincare Routine (as of August 2013)

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Lush Dark Angels (AM shower days)
Since Dark Angels can get a little messy, I find it a little safer to use in the shower.
Lush Herbalism (PM shower days)
Although there are bits of herbs and whatnot in this product, I wouldn't call it exfoliating, and it's definitely nothing like Dark Angels' exfoliants.
Yes to Tomatoes Daily Balancing Moisturizer 
Not super impressed by this one.  It does leave less of a shiny finish compared to other moisturizers i have tried. 

Lush Ultrabland (to remove eye makeup)
I love this product for removing my eye makeup.  It feels so much gentler than what I used to use (Equate Oil Free Eye Makeup Remover) and it doesn't sting my eyes whatsoever.

Lush 9 to 5 Cleansing Lotion (to remove face makeup)
I'm not super impressed with this product, but it is what I'm currently using.  It definitely feels better for my skin than using makeup removing wipes, it also doesn't leave my skin feeling dried out and stripped like other makeup removers/facial washes I have used in the past (ex. Neutrogena Fresh Foaming Cleanser, Neutrogena Naturals Purifying Facial Cleanser, Clean & Clear Morning Burst Brightening Facial Cleanser).  It leaves a moisturizing layer on top of the skin.  It doesn't remove heavy duty waterproof makeup very well, but it does the job most days.

Mask (Catastrophe Cosmetic or Dark Angels) (every third day or so)
I enjoyed using Catastrophe while I had it, then picked up Magnaminty because it has a much longer shelf life.  It's super minty and cooling, so I don't know if it will be good for the winter time lol, but as of summertime, it's great.  I also enjoy using Dark Angels or even Herbalism as masks every once in awhile too.

Neutrogena Clean Pore Oil Eliminating Astringent
I never used a toner before and I now realize why toner is necessary.  My pore size was instantly reduced! Although when I use this product right after cleansing, it does tingle for a minute until the liquid has totally dried.  It doesn't make my skin red or irritated, it's just very tingly.  If I wait longer between cleansing and using this toner, it doesn't sting at all.  Also the scent of this reminds me of Listerine.
After using this toner, my moisturizer absolutely glides on so smoothly!
Yes to Tomatoes Daily Balancing Moisturizer
I use this moisturizer more heavily at night and use it on my neck as well as my face.  It seems to be more suited for nighttime use because it does leave a somewhat heavy feeling on the skin and can take awhile to fully absorb.

Overall, I'm still not 100% satisfied with my current skincare routine, but I hope some of this stuff helps you or gives you some kind of idea about what might help your skin too! :)

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