Monday, January 21, 2013

BELLE SPOTLIGHT: SKINCARE BASICS

After yesterday's post on the Olay Pro-X vs the Clarisonic, I thought I'd post about my skincare routine and my favourite products. I have extremely sensitive skin so all of the products I use are good for reactive, acne-prone skin. 

CLEANSE: 1. CLINIDERM GENTLE CLEANSER - my Dermatologist recommended this line and I've been using it for a few years. The Gentle Cleanser is really mild and is perfect for my extremely sensitive, reactive, acne-prone skin. I use it morning and night. 2. CLARISONIC MIA - I've been a huge fan of the Clarisonic since I bought it because it's made such a huge difference on my skin. After using it my skin feels cleaner and tighter (but not in a dry way) and I started receiving so many compliments on my skin once I started using it. I generally only use it at night when I have makeup on my face. There are times when I get lazy and don't use it as much but it's generally not very long before I start to break out and I have to start using it again to get my skin back on track. 3. NEUTROGENA PINK GRAPEFRUIT OIL-FREE ACNE WASH -  I use this with my Clarisonic Mia in the evening when I'm removing my makeup. I generally use the Cliniderm Gentle Cleanser first and then wash my face a second time with this Acne Wash to make sure it's really clean. I know it's a bit much to wash my face 2x times but I hate the idea of my skin not being really clean when I go to bed. 

MOISTURIZE: 4. DIOR CRÉME DE ROSE SMOOTHING PLUMPING LIP BALM - I apply this hydrating lip balm throughout the day and every night before bed. 5. CLINIDERM SOOTHING LOTION - I use this lotion morning and night. It's very gentle. 

PREVENT: 6. ESTÉE LAUDER ADVANCED NIGHT REPAIR - I've been using this serum for the last few months and I'm a big fan. I had tried it last year and had a breakout shortly after so I stopped using it. But I'm so glad I tried it again because when I tried it for the second time it was great for my skin. It claims to make skin smoother, younger, more radiant and healthy-looking and I've definitely seen a difference since including it in my routine. 7. ESTÉE LAUDER ADVANCED NIGHT REPAIR EYE - I received this when I purchased the Night Repair Serum and it's a great serum-gel for the delicate eye area. 

PROTECT: 8. ELTA MD UV CLEAR SPF 46 - This is the BEST sunscreen! It's so gentle and is perfect for my super sensitive skin. Plus it doesn't feel or smell like most sunscreens - you won't even know you're wearing it except for how moisturizing it is on your skin. I really can't recommend this sunscreen enough! BTW - I wear sunscreen all year round. After having melanoma at 25, it's definitely become the most important part of my skincare routine. 

I'd love to hear if you have any favourite products that you'd recommend. 

2 comments:

  1. Thanks for posting skin care routine related info . I was looking for this info all over the web.

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  2. Great post and routine! I'm still impressed that you always wash your face before bed :)

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