Friday, November 26, 2010

Skintastic - Part 1

As much as we all want to shy away from beauty talk because for some it makes us appear vain, I’m going to share a few tips I’ve learned recently or better yet I’m paying attention to now that I’m getting a wee bit older and I wear makeup daily.

Twitter has allowed me to connect with celebrity makeup artist as well as those local in their cities beating faces and perfecting GOD a given canvas. One bit of info constant in the advice column is skincare.

My old routine was clean with alcohol (I still have breakouts like a teenage…not good L), slap some lotion on it and scrub it really hard with a hand towel and soap. Yikes!!!! I know better now and I’m super grateful for my oily skin that was probably the preventive tool of me not ruining my face.

Currently I’m a BIG fan of Neutrogena and Olay products. I won’t get into what specific products I use. Before you make a purchase, you’ll need to know your skin type to buy the correct products. What I will stress even for us moms with oily skin who are prone to breakouts is 1. Strop stressing (this causes most of my breakouts). As soon as I get a hubby the first thing I’m going to do is hand over stressing from being the HOH-Head of Household! 2. Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize with a cherry on top. I once believed too that because my skin oozed with oil (you could practically fry chicken wings on my face) I didn’t need to add any more greasy ingredients to it. . .oh how wrong I was. 

 Last week I went to the barber makeup-less. Yes, to the barber where there are always men and some are hotties, LOL. The barber asked what I was wearing on my face because I was glowing. I felt all warm and fuzzy inside after answering with a girlie girl sounding "nothing." That meant he couldn't tell when I was wearing makeup (I know duh most men can't) and that my skincare regimen is working. 

 As busy as the single mom life we can, we must take time to care for ourselves and skincare is included. I can't do a 10 step regimen but being sure to remove my makeup, washing my face with a cleanser, ex-foliating and moisturizing to include an eyecream for those dark grad school circles and occasionally a day of nothing but rest has made a difference in my appearance. 

How do you take care of your face with you busy schedule? What are you favorite skincare products? 



Alexandra Elizabeth said...

Hi! Im a new visitor and follower and fellow young single mommy! I'm also in school and finishing up my Bachelors.
Taking care of my skin is sooo important to me and I spend alot of time taking care of my skin. I only wear makeup on special occasions so I really want my skin to glow everyday without the use of makeup.
I swear by Origins products. They are a bit more pricey than CVS products, but it is definitely worth it. My skin care regimen is something serious! And I def agree that when I wear makeup its a must to take it off as soon as I get home and not sleep with it on or else I'll get a pimple!
And thanks to my strict skin care regimen my face looks great and I hardly ever breakout and I get compliments on my skin all the time, and I'd rather compliments when I dont have makeup on than when I do!

Kerissa said...

Thanks for stopping by. I checked out your blog and am a new subbie as well. It is very important that we take care of ourselves. Yes, we'll always be moms but once he leaves the nest I'm becoming Stella and getting my groove back full throttle.

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