My skin and I have never been that good of friends.
My skin is incredibly sensitive to not only the products I use on it, but also my lifestyle. To illustrate this, I had irritated rashy skin for weeks after I sustained my concussion because my body was so out of whack (I’m talking six weeks people…)
So when I find products that are calming, hydrating, and clarifying to my skin I like to stick with them. Here are my current faves and what’s working well for me:
*If it helps, I usually have oily to combination skin*
I’ve been using LUSH’s Dark Angels cleanser for probably two years now. It’s one of those charcoal products that deeps cleans my skin but doesn’t strip it of its natural hydration (which is a huge win). I’ve also recently discovered the land of micellar water, and especially love this Yes to Cotton one I found at the drug store. Honestly, once you realize how easy it is to take off your make-up with this stuff, it’s hard to go back to makeup wipes!
As someone who has grown up with oily skin, I was super late to the moisturizer game. But, as we all know now, it’s especially important to moisturize your skin if you’re prone to oil so your skin doesn’t overproduce oil. Currently, I’m loving good ol’ coconut oil to keep my skin feeling hydrated and soft. I stash it in a little travel size tester from LUSH to throw in my travel makeup bag, or in a larger mason jar that stays at home with me. It’s pretty intense (in the kind of way that makes your face look greasy), so I usually only use it at night. My morning moisturizer doubles as my sun protection with this Josie Maran Argan Oil Moisturizer (with an awesome SPF 47 rating). This stuff may look like sunscreen, but it’s light on the face and more tolerable than actually using sunscreen.
Last but not least, I’ve been enjoying this Pearlessence Coconut Water hydrating face mist. I usually use this after I’ve cleansed my skin to add a bit of hydration, or I’ll give myself a mist if my face is feeling dry throughout the day.
What are your favourite skin care products?
Thanks for the read,