Friday, April 30, 2010

My Updated Skincare Regimen


I received a lot of questions about my skin, so I wanted to list my skin care regimen. - I have VERY acne prone skin that can flare up out of nowhere, so I have to first start off by consuming at least 2 bottles of water a day. If I start slacking on my water intake..."Houston, We Have a Problem"- Also, if I use a hair product that contains insane amounts of Shea Butter, I have to change my pillowcase every few days.

Next; Dermalogica products are really the only products that have consistently given me results. I use their line exclusively, and I haven't tried a Dermalogica product I didn't like. I honestly don't know many lines I can say that about.

As you can see, I have two regimens. I alternate between the two daily; I like to switch between the Dermal Clay Cleanser [this is a heavy duty deep cleanser], and the Clearing Skin Wash [this is a great basic skin cleanser]. So for example, I may use Regimen 1 on Sunday, and Regimen 2 on Monday.

You may also notice that I use the oil cleansing method at night; this is because using Dermalogica night AND day has a tendency to make my face somewhat dry and tight. To eliminate that; I oil cleanse at night, and moisturize my face w/Grapeseed Oil [a wonderful light oil for people who have oil, acne prone skin; this oil acts as a natural astringent]. 

I know Dermalogica products can be a tad pricey, so do what I do; I buy trial size versions of their products [can easily be found on Amazon], and when my money permits, I buy the full size.

Regimen 1: 
Pre Cleanse face w/Dermalogica Pre Cleanse
Cleanse face w/ Dermalogica Dermal Clay Cleanser
Gently exfoliate w/ Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant
Apply Dermalogica Skin Clearing Mattifier to acne prone, oil spots [That is usually my "T" zone, and the areas next to my hairline]
Moisturize skin w/Cetaphil Skin Moisturizer

Night Regimen:
Oil Cleanse w/Olive Oil
Moisturize w/Grapeseed

Regimen 2:
Pre Cleanse Face w/Dermalogica Pre Cleanse
Cleanse face w/Clearing Skin facial wash
Apply Dermalogica Skin Clearing Mattifier to acne prone, oil spots [That is usually my "T" zone, and the areas next to my hairline]
Moisturize skin w/Cetaphil Skin Moisturizer

Night Regimen:
Oil Cleanse w/Olive Oil
Moisturize w/Grapeseed

9 comments:

  1. I'm anxiously waiting on Ulta to have their Buy 2 get 1 Free sale again. The last time was January. And I think my favorite product so far is the concealing spot treatment. Nuthing has ever consistently gotten rid of a blemish and the leftover dark spot like it has. It's my favorite even though it's way too light for my complexion(b/t Eva Pigford& Reagan Gomez)... So I put it on at night. Glad the products are working for u too.

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  2. who takes the pics that you didnt take yourself? Btw you are amazingly photogenic.. are you a former model by any chance?

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  3. I like this post... I thought I was alone in the Night Regimen. I also do the Oil Cleanse w/Olive oil, but I've mixed my own Moisturizer. Whenever I get lazy and push to far away from making my moisturizer, I use Ambi Soft & Even moisturizer - I swear by Ambi Skincare products, they seem to leave my skin soft and glowing. I'm going to try you moisturizer w/Grapeseed, I have a friend that uses that one.

    Great post, love your blog!
    -xo

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  4. StilettoQueen79May 3, 2010 at 5:34 AM

    Great post!!!

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  5. @Anonymous Hmmm, I may have to try that, I have been eying it; the only deterrent was the "color" of it. But you have a point there, if you put it on at night...it doesn't really make a difference!

    @Anonymous Thank you very much! I have never modeled before, as I am actually very shy [although some may find it hard with all the pictures I have up of myself...lol] - I generally have my very gracious friends take my photos. It varies.

    @Morgan-Ashley Thank you very much! And I have never tried Ambi Soft & Even, but I know a few people that swear by it. I may have to pick that up sooner than later!

    @StilettoQueen79 - Thank you!

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  6. Thanks for the compliment on my skin regimen post! Make sure to come back and let me know how the scrub works for you. I like your regimen as well. I have to try the oil cleansing method!

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  7. that's alot of products girl. One word: ACCUTANE

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  8. I tried the clearing mattifier and I LOVE IT. Thanks to you for that! I've been using it during the day under my makeup as a primer, and it's helped keep my oily, acne-prone skin much less shiny and my pores even appear smaller.

    I'm considering trying the oil cleansing method. Wondering if you have ever used or heard of anyone oil cleansing with a clarisonic?

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  9. is the flaxseed/wheatgerm still working for you? i know u said u might not return to dermologica if u kept seeing great results from the flax/wheatgerm

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