Around the time I entered college my decent skin got embarrassingly out of control. I felt so uncomfortable all the time. I remember choosing restaurants for dates based on the lighting so my horrible acne would look just a tad bit better. For reference, I’d have anywhere upwards of 20 large blemishes on my face at any given time.
I tried dozens of skin care remedies – creams, vitamins, water, masks, wipes, cleansers, blemish clearing devices, etc. It seemed like everything made it worse.
When I met Tyler I hopped on tour with him frequently and found myself driving through the night sans sink to wash my face in. I knew I had to buy some makeup removing towelettes to substitute for the time being. I have to admit that I first grabbed Pond’s face wipes because they were the only ones at the Target by my house that came in a three pack. I brought them home that night and decided to try something out. I scrubbed my face with a washcloth – not once, but three times – and then ran a face wipe over my skin. I was amazed at how much makeup came off after I had washed my face so diligently.
After a few times of only using Pond’s face wipes I realized my skin was getting significantly better. So I decided to switch cleansers when I got home and try something I never did before – using natural products. The Yes to Carrots Daily Cream Facial Cleanser is 96% natural. I was 96% sure it wasn’t going to work for me and braced for the worst. Within weeks my skin was completely clear. Not a mark on me – not even a scar.
I realized after all these years that my skin was being traumatized over and over by all of the chemicals I kept trying to put on it and decided to keep my skin care routine down to the bare bones.
This may not work for everyone, but I would have killed to know this information years ago so I definitely want to share.
Here’s my official skin care routine.
- Wash face in shower with Yes to Carrots Daily Cream Facial Cleanser.
- Run Pond’s wipe over skin after shower immediately before applying makeup.
- Clean off makeup with face wipe. Repeat with second face wipe.
- In the event of breakout, apply Oxy Spot Treatment to blemish only. (Note: Careful with clothes and sheets!)
Although everyone I know swears by Bare Minerals to keep skin clear and cover breakouts, it never worked for me. Here are the items that did.
The Clinique All About Eyes Concealer covers more than just dark circles. It covers spots effortlessly and a small tube goes a very long way – I only buy about two a year. The Almay Clear Complexion makeup does not clog my pores or cause breakouts. Both products work together perfectly.
These things along with eating healthy, drinking a lot of water, and moisturizing have done wonders for me. What skin care routine works best for you?