All my life I had great skin, I never had acne during my teen years, people always wanted to touch my face to feel how soft my skin was. In my 20s I wasn’t really bothered to take great care of my skin. I rarely had acne, a few but it would go away. I washed my face everyday with a face wash from the drugstore. Once in awhile if I remembered I might put on some moisturizer or some sunscreen, I wanted to be tan not protect my skin lol.
Around 5 years ago that was not happening anymore, my skin tone became uneven, blemishes, sunspots, acne scars, and bumps everywhere and wouldn’t go away. I finally asked my Twinkie for help since she’s religious about taking care of her skin. She gave me a few suggestions on serums, face wash, moisturizers and even sent me a few face scrub and masks. When I went home to visit my parents, my mom gave me some Shiseido products that work wonders. Although skincare is very personal, everyone is made up of different chemicals so you should try out different products to see what works for your skin type.
Today, after a few years of really looking after my skin, it’s nice to see the difference and to be complimented on it again. My skin is far from perfect, but it’s much better than it would have been if I had not started caring for it. My skin ritual now is still pretty simple: wash, nourish with serums and oils, moisturize, and protect with sunscreen.
I don’t think I could ever endure those lasers, peels or injections. So I am glad I started taking care of my skin earlier than too late. I don’t obsess over looks, no one’s perfect, especially me, and I accept that whole-heartedly. I’m trying to drink more water, sleep more, and of course my workouts. A healthy face and body is the prettiest!
Below are the products that I use and love. I don’t use it all at once, but they are all incorporated into my routine.
Shiseido: Cleansing Oil, Face Wash, Softener, SPF 40 Sunscreen
Clinique: Moisturizer, Eyes Serum
Murad: Spot Repair Serum
Estee Lauder: Night Serum
Proactiv: Refining Mask
Kate Somerville: Exfoliating Treatment
Acure: Argan oil –lots of benefits