Remember how I was complaining about dragon skin around my eyes and you thought that I was just making excuses to buy La Mer eye cream? Go HERE for a refresher. Let me show you a mild version of dragon skin:
EWWWWWWW!!! This isn't even that bad because it was caused by this:
Yep, I'm allergic to my baby. Love really does conquer all... with the aid of antihistamines. Product induced dragon skin lingers, however. It scoffs at antihistamines. And it gets puss-y and scabby. SEXY... er, I mean, GROSS! I don't always have to go to the extreme cost (and extreme awesomeness) of La Mer to appease my allergies, however. When it comes to face wash, I've found one that I am really happy with. And I can get it at the grocery store!
This stuff is great and it lasts a long time because a little goes a long way... especially when you're using it with the Clarisonic Mia. I also really like the pore scrub from this line:
It's gentle enough that you could use it everyday.
I have to admit that I haven't tried a ton of other facial cleansers. I've been pretty blessed with good skin regarding breakouts and such... except for the cystic acne I had on my chin in college. They were CYSTS!!! AND ZITS!!!!! I cringe at the memory. My poor self-esteem! I've always done well with Neutrogena, but...
What do you use? Are you totally committed to it? Tell me if there is something I am missing out on.
OK, retinols. It's a form of Vitamin A and it's a miracle worker for the skin. There are loads of ways to get it, but my faves right now are:ReplyDelete
Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Daily Skin Peel (Sephora, $78)
Glow by Dr. Brandt Ruby Crystal Retinol Hydracreme
Both do amazing magical things to my skin, such as: shrink pores, smooth texture, lighten sun spots; calm rosecea and/or acne; tighten things up; make makeup go on smoother...
I can't sing their praises enough. I alternate these - don't use more than one product at once, it's too much for the skin. If you have sensitive skin, start slowly and remember to always use SPF during the day! Retinol makes you extra sensitive to the sun.
Serioulsy, Lindsay, I am almost 33 and I have no wrinkles. None. No crows feet, no forehead lines, no laugh lines. Nothing. Been using some form of retinol since about age 24. It works.
Sold! I will look into these and pick one to try. I have very few wrinkles, but prevention is key... and while the pores on my nose are smaller, well, it's all relative. IT'S NOT LIKE THEY COULD GET BIGGER! ha!Delete
So, I looked into both and I definitely would have to opt for the former. I can't risk another lotion making my skin crazy... lotions are the trickiest re: allergies. Also, I just got La Mer for my birthday. More on that later. Do you use the Dr. Dennis daily? Is it something you do for a period of time, take a break, and do it again, or is it a year round ordeal? I need answers, Lems. There is no way for me to get the money out of my husband without them :) Man, oh man, am I going to be making A LOT of meals!!!ReplyDelete
Also, I have a lot of scarring on my face as a result of the cycling accident featured in my FB profile pic. You can't see most of the scars, but I want to be careful. I'll also ask a dermatologist, but I don't think they have the same kind of gumption and resources as a law librarian.
I'd go easy with the wipes at first - try it once and give it a few days to see how you react. The nice people at Sephora will give you a sample packet if you ask! But really they are magic and my skin looks a million times better since I started.ReplyDelete
I'm so glad someone listened to my advice! Ozzie never listens...ugh, toddlers.