So, I have facial issues. Do you? Maybe you also know what I’m gonna say next. Yeah! What works for my skin may not work for yours, so maybe just maybe you’re not giving your products enough time to work into your skin. Did you ever think about that?
In the past, I just apply layer on top of layer until I found some rather interesting and highly recommended information from Dr. ROGERS and DERM STORE. Then, I changed my products with the help of a video posted by APRIL DALEY on Facebook and this step by step approach from Dr Rogers.
These are the products I started using recently:
Day time Regimen
I use my day time regimen solely for protection from the sun, so I won’t use my retinol moisturizer until night time.
Step 1. Facial Cleaner
I wash my face most times with just warm water. However, sometimes I use the ari Sulphur Acne treatment soap to cleanse it.
Step 2 . Toner
I use the Thayers Witch Hazel Rose Petal toner because of it’s many benefits. It makes my skin feel softer and glows a lot more, reduces inflammation in my skin and have healing properties to help heal my acne scars. It’s also moisturizing which helps to restore my skin’s PH if I end up switching to a cleanser that may be harsh for my skin. And… did you know that it acts as a delivery system for antioxidants and vitamin B or C which is the next step.
Step 3 Vitamin C
Now, I’m using Vitamin C and it makes me feel so good. I have never used vitamin C before, so I am in love with Oz Natural Vitamin C facial serum with hose hip extracts, Vitamin C20 and vitamin E. I use it to neutralize damages from the sun’s UV rays or pollution because it has a lot of nutrients. I apply this one and let it sit for 10 mins so it can be absorbed and then, I put on my other layer which happens to be thicker.
Step 4. Spot Treatment
I use Garnier Skin Renew Dark Spot Corrector because it is non-sticky and absorbs really quickly by finger tip application but, it takes 1 to 3 hours to work well so be careful not to apply any creme before this step as it will inhibit the active ingredients. In addition, the ingredients are full of nutrients for the skin. It has a unique complex of Antioxidant Vitamin C & E, Pine Bark Essence and gentle exfoliating Lipo-Hydroxyl Acid (LHA). It promotes surface cell turnover to reveal more radiant, younger looking skin with a reduced appearance of dark spots. My skin feels great and is now ready to be moisturized.
Step 5 Moisturizer
I need to pay more attention to this step, so for now I use my SUNDAY RILEY’s GOOD GENES lactic acid treatment and then my Alba sunscreen.
The most important thing is to let each product absorb into your skin for as long as you possibly can; between 5-20 minutes before you apply a new layer. Also apply the thin layers first then the thicker ones. I just started using these products for about 3 weeks and I have already started to see a difference.