Saturday, May 19, 2012

My current skincare routine

Skincare Routine as of 5/19/12


Cleanse with Cetaphil Daily Facial Cleanser.

Cetaphil Daily Facial Cleanser is effective for normal, combination or oily skin. Its non-irritating formula is designed to remove surface oils, dirt and makeup without leaving skin feeling tight or overly dry. This non-comedogenic, low-foaming skin cleanser leaves skin with a fresh feeling and won't leave behind an irritating residue.

Moisturize with Equate Oil-Free Ultra-Gentle Facial Moisturizer

This light, non-greasy lotion keeps your skin moisturized all day. It absorbs quickly into your skin, leaving it softer and smoother.

Apply Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunblock (summer only)

Neutrogena Ultra Sheer® Dry-Touch Sunblock SPF 30 feels like you have nothing on, but offers broad-spectrum protection to help prevent sun damage.

This dermatologist-tested formula uses Avobenzone to provide advanced protection against damaging UVA and UVB rays, along with Dry-Touch technology for an ultra-light, non-shiny finish. Fast-absorbing and waterproof, this non-oily formula is enriched with anti-oxidants to help skin fight the harm caused by environmental damage.

Apply makeup.


Use Cetaphil cleanser while in the shower or use Bath and Body Works Apple Blossom Citrus Smoothing Face Scrub (twice a week)

This lightly fragranced, foaming face scrub with Aloe Vera, Jojoba and Vitamin E gently polishes skin, removing impurities to leave skin feeling smooth, clean and refreshed. Massage into wet skin and rinse well.

Apply Epiduo to acne affected areas, do the same with the Mylan Clindamycin Phosphate and Benzoyl Peroxide Gel 1%*/5%

Epiduo® (Adapalene and benzoyl peroxide) Gel 0.1%/2.5% is the only topical acne treatment that combines two hardworking ingredients, Adapalene and benzoyl peroxide to help clear up the breakouts you have now and help prevent future pimples from forming. It also comes in a convenient pump, so treating and preventing breakouts can quickly become a part of your everyday routine. Benzoyl peroxide is one of the two effective ingredients in Epiduo® Gel. It kills the bacteria that lead to breakouts and helps prevent pimples from coming back. Adapalene is a type of retinoid, and the other ingredient in Epiduo® Gel. It unclogs blocked pores, helping to stop pimples from forming under the skin's surface and decreasing the redness, swelling and inflammation associated with pimples. These two are basically your breakouts' worst nightmare. Plus, having both ingredients in a single treatment could mean fewer co-pays. Use a pea-sized amount daily, and you may only need a refill once every 3 months. Some people using Epiduo® Gel experience redness, scaling, dryness, stinging and/or burning—if that happens and it bothers you, get in touch with your doctor.

Apply Equate Moisturizer and a Lip Balm.

Face masks and other tips.

Bath and Body Works Signature Citrus Fresh and Flawless Face Mask in Peach Citrus

This creamy, natural clay based mask is fortified with Vitamin E to leave skin feeling soft and smooth with a light citrus scent. It cleanses deeply without over drying, sets quickly and rinses off easily. Apply all over face avoiding delicate eye area and lips; allow it to set for 5-10 minutes, then rinse.


Ingredients:                                       Tools:

Clover Honey                                     Spoon or small dish

White granulated sugar                 Chopstick or any stirrer

Vaseline (optional)

Lip balm


1.       In a spoon or small dish add one part clover honey and two parts white granulated sugar. You can add a tiny amount of Vaseline if you want.

2.       Mix well with any stirrer (chopsticks work well) until the scrub reaches a gritty consistency.

3.       Using your finger apply to scrub all over your lips in circular motions.

4.       Wipe off and apply a generous amount of lip balm.

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