The Daily Face - April 12, 2012 - My Skin Care Routine
A lot of readers have asked about my skin care routine so here it is!
First some basic facts:
- My skin tends to be dry
- Aside from the Neutrogena Oil Free Acne Wash I use only organic face products
- I don’t wear any foundation
- I don’t use makeup remover
- I drink a lot of water and eat a lot of vegetables
Since my skin is on the dry side I only use the Oil-Free Acne wash a few times a week, otherwise I use organic Miessence face cleanser. When I wash my face I use the Clarisonic Mia with the Delicate Brush, which is basically like one of those sonicare toothbrushes, but for your face! After washing, I use Miessence Probiotic Skin Brightener and then the Balancing Skin Conditioner. I use straight Jojoba Oil as moisturizer. Jojoba oil is lightweight and won’t clog your pores.
If your skin is oily, using oil as moisturizer probably isn’t the best thing for you. I highly recommend all the Miessence products, if your trying to go organic with your skin care. Unfortunately organic skin care is very expensive. It’s unfortunate that the price point makes it difficult for most people to buy. It’s a stretch for me too, but ultimately I would rather be putting purer products on my skin.
Also, never underestimate the power of genetics. I am extremely lucky that good skin runs in my family. A lot of complexion problems are genetic and can’t be totally avoided, however there are things you can do to greatly improve the quality of your skin, like change your diet. You would be amazing how many people achieve clearer skin after they start eating better and drinking more water. Remember, much of what you put into your body exits through the skin!