Skin care is a crucial step in the day that everybody should carry out. You should always cleanse your face before you apply make-up, or when you first wake up, and you MUST ALWAYS wash your face before going to bed. I can't stress it enough, it is so important to remove your make-up before going to sleep. Throughout the day, your skin secretes oils, sweat, and of course there are microorganisms in the air that "stick" to your skin; all of that mixed with make-up is bound to cause some ugly break-outs, and potentially other skin issues that is just best to avoid.
In the morning, washing my face is the first thing I do. I rinse my face with warm water to open my pores, and to help the cleanser suds up on my skin. I use a circular facial brush from The Body Shop to help more with the deep cleaning. Ever since I have been using the facial brush, my skin has been looking better. You can use it with practically any facial cleanser. This facial brush is the perfect tool to aid in washing your face.
I like a variety of cleansers. I like using the Bioré Ice Cleanser for removing my make-up, and the Burt's Bees Natural cleanser and the Julep Bare Face Cleansing Oil for when I have a make-up free face. I like the Bioré Ice Cleanser because when it suds up, it gives off a cooling sensation on my skin. It feels like it works within seconds of cleansing my face, but the fact is, it actually works! I have been using the Ice Cleanser since July, and it has helped keep my skin clear. I love it! The Burt's Bees Natural Acne Solutions is a natural alternative. It doesn't give off a tingling or cooling sensation, it is just a gentle cleanser that helps keep skin clear. I love both cleansers! They work the best for my skin.
After cleansing my face, I use a simple witch hazel blend, I drop one drop of lavender essential oil in a full mini spray bottle of witch hazel, and I gently shake. I spray that on a cotton ball and tone my face. Toning is wonderful! I have tried toners that are powerful against blemishes, and they just burn my face, and don't help. Witch Hazel is gentle on skin, and actually helps clean, and get rid of skin issues. I love it! The lavender essential oil only helps erase skin issues. With the anxiety of starting college this month, and a new job, the stress and anxiety is taking it out on my skin. I have found that witch hazel works the very best on my skin.
I have found that these products work the best for my skin. I have tried countless products, and I have tried products from companies who promise, guarantee, swear up and down, that their products gets rid of skin issues overnight. Those products strip, and dry my skin out, making the problem worse. That is why I use all-natural cleansers, or cheaper, blemish fighting cleansers because they work, and they don't strip or dry out my skin.
I hope you have a chance to try out each of these products, and my witch hazel trick. Skin care is so much fun to me! I love trying out products, and seeing what works, and what does not work. Skin care is also very important to me. When you take care of your face, the less make-up you have to wear to cover up those difficult skin issues (at least that's how it is for me).