After reading tons of beauty related magazines this month, I realized that my daily regimen isn't all that bad - compared to what it could be, given the trillions of beauty products available out there.
Side note: You know what amazes me? The fact that guys can use Zest or Dial soap on their faces, no moisturizers, no scrubs and they still age better? What is up with that? Brett, Tom, Luis, Hillsy... please explain!!
I have Karen to thank for introducing me to the Sonya Dakar line 4 or 5 years ago. It's a little on the pricey side, but I find that it's the only thing that keeps my skin happy. I've tried to find cheaper substitutes, but I just end up with blemishes and dull skin. So, if I can pay good money to keep my feet happy, I shouldn't feel so bad about doing the same for my skin... right?
So here's my daily routine: (my skin is annoyingly oily, but I've been told that oily means less wrinkles - so I guess I should stop complaining about it)
1. Clean my face with the Mud Lavendar (Summer months), Bergamot or Cypress Citrus (colder months) wash at night and in the morning.
2. Moisturize with Hydrosoft Lotion morning and night.
3. At night, I apply a thin coat of Sulfacet (Prescription only) to prevent blemishes - I've been using this since college (thanks Zandra, it was my lifesaver) and the best prescription pimple fighter I've ever tried (and I've tried tons, including Retin-A and Differin)
4. At night, I also apply a small amount of Yonka Phyto Contour around the eye area. Unlike most women who have issues with dark circles, I have puffy-eye issues and this stuff is incredible. Although, I must say that if you are highly sensitive, some users have reported a slight burning-like sensation. I've personally never had this experience before, but I had recommended it to my friend Marissa (who has very sensitive skin) and the rosemary essence just didn't click with her.
What's your daily beauty routine? Do you have any product recommendations? Any age-defying tips?