A lot of people have commented on my skin. I am VERY quick to point out that my skin is actually quite disgusting. Yes, I may not have the problems that you oily skinned girls have, but my skin is so dry that I’m like a tortoise. No joke. Not a pretty picture. So while some of you have to combat oil and use special drying products, I have to loofah my skin off. Along the way I’ve found some products that you might find useful. I personally use all of these and actually pulled them all out of my bathroom as I write this so that I don’t fuck up their names. Most of them you can find at the drugstore because when I need something, I NEED it and I’m not pissing around and waiting.

In The Shower

If you think that I’m just hanging out doing facials all day, you’re wrong. I’m the queen of multitasking and will do six things at once. While my conditioner is soaking into my hair in the shower, I’ll wash my face with Nivea Cleansing Gel and then I’ll do a quick polishing mask. I personally like Freeman Charcoal And Black Sugar Polishing Mask. It’s cheap, it scrubs off your dead skin and it heats up. Pretty amazing.

I usually shower at night, so when I get out I just put on a serum and then a moisturizer. I have a couple that I really like but I usually use either Nip + Fab Viper Venom Wrinkle Fix with Nip + Fab Bee Sting Fix Cream Deluxe overtop or I use Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair Night Cream. Then I mix some pure Vitamin E Oil with some Bio-Oil and tap it under my eyes like you would concealer. That’s more of my every night routine.

If You Want To Kick It Up A Notch

Yes, after all of that my skin will still start to feel rough if I don’t take some other extra steps. So, while I’m folding and hanging laundry or doing the dishes, I’ll throw a mask on too. I’ve really been liking éclos Plant Stem Cells Clay Mask. It dries very fast so you’re not waiting around all night. And that, my friends, is what I have to go through in the Winter to look somewhat human. I’ll also switch the mask I use every couple of weeks and then back again just to keep my skin from getting used to it.

Another Note

I know that I may seem all devil may care and full of wine sometimes, but I also like being in control. So whatever I know I’m doing that might cause havoc on my skin, I do take steps to counterbalance my shenanigans. For example, if I come home pissed as a parrot, I will always take my foundation off. I might not get to the mascara all the time, but I try to make sure that my skin is always clean before I climb into bed.

When I emerge from my bed the next day, I try to replenish all of the moisture my body lost. Water and lemon all day long. Either hot water and lemon, iced water and lemon or both. You have to give your body and skin a helping hand sometimes. Especially when you’re pounding three bottles of homemade wine on your own.

I’ve also noticed that since I started taking every vitamin in the world a couple of weeks ago, my skin has felt a lot better (remember, it’s not all about looks). It hasn’t felt as tight or itchy because of its constant, nagging dryness. I try to take Vitamin B50 Complex, Vitamin C, Calcium Magnesium + Zinc, Vitamin E, Vitamin B6, Vitamin A, Mild Iron, and Vitamin D everyday. So far my body and skin feel great.

The Money Shot

Here is the list of products that I get asked about on the regular. These are what I keep in my bathroom and are the old favorites. If I run out, these are the ones I buy another one of instead of trying something new.

Nivea Toner- Drugstore
Nivea Cleansing Gel- Drugstore
Nip + Fab Bee Sting Fix Cream Deluxe- Drugstore
Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair Day Cream- Drugstore
Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair Night Cream- Drugstore
Nip + Fab Viper Venom Wrinkle Fix- Drugstore
Nip + Fab Glycolic Fix Overnight Purifying Gel- Drugstore
Nip + Fab Glycolc Fix Serum- Drugstore
Nip + Fab No Needle Fix Serum- Drugstore
Bio-Oil- Drugstore
Jamieson ProVitamina E- Drugstore
NOCHE Y DÍA Night And Day Caviar- www.amazon.com
MAMA PACHA Exquisite Eye Cream- www.mamapacha.ca
Baléa Radiance Eye Gel- Drugstore
Baléa Radiance Serum- Drugstore
éclos Plant Stem Cells Clay Mask- Drugstore
Freeman Charcoal And Black Sugar Polishing Mask- Drugstore
Soap & Glory The Fab Pore Facial Peel- Drugstore

Now, this is an accumulation because you don’t have to use a lot of product at one time. I can promise you however, that even if you pick one or two from this list, that you won’t be disappointed. Plus, they’re easy to find and easier on the pockets than a lot of other skin care. I hope that I answered any of the questions that some of you had. Feel free to leave a comment on here if you have any more!

xo Stephanie