Skincare Loves5:00 AM
I haven't done a skincare post in awhile and while this post is still mostly true, I've been using some new products that I love and since it's a question I get a lot, I wanted to post an update of how I take care of my skin. I am kind of obsessive about skincare. I get regular facials, I have a very thorough skincare routine that I do daily and I'm ALL about anti-aging products. I recently received the Personal Microderm and I admit, I was slightly scared to use it. I like skincare gadgets but I usually let my licensed esthetician have at it. Other than the Clarisonic and the Tanda, I don't tend to use any other device on my face myself. BUT I have to say that once I used this little thing, I LOVED it! It took some getting used to and there is a handy little video that they advise you to watch before you use it but it really is an awesome mini microdermabrasion that you can use at home. After using it, my skin has become super soft! I love it.
So as I mentioned previously I'm still all about the Clarisonic and use it daily. I've been using it every day for the past 2+ years and it finally died a few months ago. I had to go a few days without one while I was waiting for my new one to arrive and I hated not having it! I take this baby everywhere with me. I thought about getting the Clarisonic Mia (the travel one) but really, the regular size one is just as easy to pack and take with me so I didn't get it (yet).
I am curious about the Clarisonic Opal though, has anyone used it? Would love to hear reviews!
Now, let's talk about vitamins. I've been taking a women's multi-vitamin, Calcium (+Magnesium) Supplement and Vitamin C supplement ever day for the past few years. My parents have always been big on vitamins but I never really cared until I got old enough to care and then after talking to my doctor who recommended taking them, I've been very consistent about taking them. I recently added Biotin to my daily vitamins which is suppossed to help with hair, nail and skin health and although I've always had fairly healthy hair and nails, I figure it can't hurt to get some additional help in that department. I know a lot of people ask me how my hair grows so fast and so thick. It mainly has to do with genetics but I think taking these vitamins can really help too!
One last thing... I'm always interested in reading about skincare because I like to be informed of the products and processes out there and I was recently sent Simple Skin Beauty which I've read bits and pieces of it, mainly because I only read the parts that I'm interested in but she covers stuff like UV protection, what kinds of ingredients to look for in products based on your skin type and a great section about acne. I do go visit my dermatologist occasionally but I feel silly peppering them with the gazillion questions that I have (because I already ask a ton of questions) so I love finding books like these to be able to answer some of my questions and I learn a lot that I didn't know before so that I can try to take care of my skin the proper way. I'm all about prevention so whatever I can do to prevent the aging process, I'm all over, even if that is reading about it!
Anyway, I know skincare is such a personal matter because everyone reacts differently to different products but I hope what I've shared may inspire you to take a different look at your skincare routine and see if you need to add anything else or do something different. I know I get stuck in a rut a lot so I love to find out the products that others use and love so please do share in the comments if you've come across something that has enhanced your beauty routine!
Disclosure: The Personal Microderm, Fake Bake self tan lotion and Simple Skin Beauty were provided by PR for consideration but does not affect my reviews or opinions in anyway.