beauty products, for very dry and acne prone skin, that are changing my life.
i am much better about sharing the beauty products i love through my instagram. its easy to take quick snap while i am getting ready and share it real quick. several people have asked me to branch out a little more from just children’s clothing to my beauty finds and some more mama style which i have coming very soon with some really neat women.
i will be listening. follow me on insta for beauty finds but check her as well because i will be posting on products i am trying out as often as i can.
infomercial time. kidding. kind of.
i have been having a big problem lately and knew i needed to go to the dermatologist. i kept breaking out on my chin. like prepubescent (best word ever), give me metal braces and roller skates type break outs.
i finally put on my big girl undies and went to a real legit dermatologist, for some real legit skin care advice. there are a few things i love about my derm. She doesn’t try to sell me, doesn’t make me feel toooo badly about the sun damage i did in my youth and has never once recommended an anti -aging product without my expressed concern. she has a very clinical approach. i go to another esthetician for facials and pampering when the mood strikes.
going to her office fresh faced she took a look at me and said the A – Word. Acne. what, but i am 32, how do i have acne now? she told me many people get acne in their adult years. YESSSS. just another amazing thing about adulthood. she prescribed me an acne cream that i use every other day for my breakouts. due to the dry nature of my skin, i generally only use it on my chin or other places that feel need it. be sure to get a coupon online or from your derm… its spency!! i think mine was knocked down from like $200 to $30 from the coupon and my insurance.
now, onto the dark spots. no, not my freckles, i like those, the other dark spots.
i thought they were from picking. i thought they were scars. i will put this on my life i will never stop picking my face. i don’t care what you say to me. i would rather have a scar then whitehead. it is beyond me. gasps from the crowd. i know. i know. it is a compulsion i can’t stop so don’t even give me the no picking lecture. on a guilty pleasure side note, have you ever searched “blackheads” on YouTube? do it if you are a picker. you will literally have nightmares and never stop thinking about it, but secretly kind of love it in a sick twisted fascination.
when i showed my derm my “scars” she said, “those are age spots.”
RAD… so i use this and i live and die by it and its amazing and if you have read my blog for a while you know how i feel about this. so i will leave it at that. too expensive? try this stuff. its great but the smell is a little off putting to me.
she suggested this elta md spf sunscreen which goes on quick and disappears. i use it on my face, neck, chest and hands…always the hands. the zinc is invisible so NO weird white stuff… especially great for pictures.
this is a great moisturizer at a great price. it is what my doctor uses. it does not have enough moisture for me most days so i have added this baby…
i am usually VERY dry. i use this. it smells weird. i like it better then, dare i say, Le Mer? now, if i didn’t have such die hard dry skin i wouldn’t spend so much. i have probably tried 40 different lotions, no lie, and this i am actually liking the best so far… we are 8 weeks in and i wake up with skin that is soft, not dry and tight…big deal for me.
in addition i have cut way back on my caffeine intake and upped my water consumption.