Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Wedding Day Skin Care Plans

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It’s no secret that I am obsessed with skin care products... seriously, obsessed. I have tried just about every single product on the market... I spend many an hour on Sephora or Makeup Ally researching products for my next purchase. Here are my suggestions to get your skin glowing and beautiful for your big day, no matter your skin type!!

Oily/Acne Prone.  Neutrogena Naturals Purifying Face Wash, Sonya Dakar Irritation lotion, Sonya Dakar Irritation Aromasol Mist, Retinol Products (prescription or over the counter like Peter Thomas Roth’s Retinol Fusion PM,) Origins Super Spot Remover

I have used all of the listed products (with the exception of the PTR Retinol Fusion because I use prescription RetinA.) These products work. I swear when dealing with acne, harsh “acne” products never seem to make it better because I end up getting so dried up!! When your dry skin starts freaking out your sebaceous glands and they start pumping more oil equalling more acne. So I like to use gentle, moisturizing, oil free products like the ones I’ve suggested. 

Sensitive. Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser, Mario Badescu Aloe MoisturizerMelvita Rose Water Spray, Mario Badescu Seaweed Night Cream.

Yes, I have also used all of these products too. I probably don’t need to keep saying that... You get it, I lalalalove products. These products are all gentle, moisturizing, and wonderful!! The rose water spray is the greatest thing in the entire world!! It’s cooling and refreshing. Mario Badescu is great at simple products that work, so ladies with sensitive skin are going to flipping love their stuff!!! 

Combo/Normal.  Purpose Gentle Cleansing Bar, Estee Lauder Idealist, Korres Quercetin & Oak Anti-Ageing & Anti-Wrinkle Night Cream.

Once again, great gentle, natural when possible products. The Purpose bar got me through much of high school and college. It’s ah-mazing AND it’s cheap!! Bonus. I am obsessed with Estee Lauder Serums and this Idealist Illuminating serum is just killer awesome. It’s oil free and light, but it really sinks in and gives you this wonderful glow like you are lit from within. 

Dry.  Dr. Hauschka Cleansing Milk, Dr. Hauschka Moisturizing Day Cream, Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream.

Moisture, Moisture, Moisture. I can’t stress that enough!!! And I don’t just mean on the outside, you should also up your H2O intake!!! Dehydration most definitely shows in your skin, so start drinking up!!!! I also would say to exfoliate once a week with a product like Kate Somerville’s ExfoliKate to help remove some of the dead skin buildup... Gross, but true. Make sure your products are as natural as possible because harsh detergents in your skin care can contribute to dry skin. Dr. Hauschka products are absolutely brilliant!!! 

I’m a huge advocate of using the Clarisonic to wash once a day or every other day for super sensitive skin. It removes makeup like a champ!!! They make varying brush heads to accommodate your skin type and your concerns. It’s a gentle exfoliation that helps slough off dead skin cells so your products can really seep into your skin and do their job!! 

**Side note. If you’ve never seen a dermatologist, I highly suggest you do!! Especially if you have problem skin! They know all of the latest and greatest in skin care and can sometimes offer you potent prescriptions for less than half the price of the far less powerful over-the-counter skin care. I adore my dermatologist!!**

Happy Skin, Happy Wedding... I think someone said that sometime... somewhere... No? 

Lauren 

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