I’m just going to go ahead and admit it: I am a little bit obsessive when it comes to taking care of my face. My husband would probably say a LOT obsessive. I can’t help it, though. It feels SO good to have a clean, fresh face…and a face that is (mostly) acne free!
I try to avoid touching my face during the day, especially if my hands aren’t clean. I work in a hospital, so I definitely don’t want those germs on my face. I wash my face every morning and every night before bed. My morning routine is just a quick way to get the nightly grime off. I take the most time at night, making sure to get all of my makeup off. My husband knows that he better not touch my face once my nightly routine is completed. Yeah, it’s that serious. : )
I use several products that I adore, so I’m going to share a few with y’all today. Now I understand that y’all don’t have to be quite as obsessive as I am, but hey, who doesn’t love a clean, smooth face?
Read along for a few of my favorite products. Then be sure to comment and share your favorites with me!
Makeup Remover Wipes - $6.49
Neutrogena is my favorite brand for makeup remover wipes. They have several versions (like calming or moisturizing) and I have tried and loved them all. My favorite is the moisturizing wipes because I tend to have dry skin. My best friend uses Clean and Clear makeup remover wipes and she swears that they are the best. No matter what brand, the most important thing is getting all the makeup off so that your face is clean and your pores are unclogged.
Astringent - $4.16
I use an astringent in the morning to take off the nightly dirt and oil that somehow always manages to appear on my face. I love the fresh, tingly feeling that it provides. Also, I like to make sure that my face is clean before I load it up with makeup again. (Boys, y’all are so lucky to not have the makeup issues!) Make sure to get a gentle astringent if you have sensitive skin. I use an oil-eliminatingtype from Neutrogena.
Moisturizer - $5.49
This is a big one that everyone tends to forget: moisturizer. It’s so important to keep our faces nourished and healthy. It’s not just for women, either…men need to use it, too. Cetaphil is one of my favorite moisturizers because it is gentle on skin and doesn’t burn like some lotions do. Clinique also has a lotion that I love because it fixes my dry skin with one application. It’s a little more pricey, but worth it if you have super dry skin.
SPF - $14.97
I may sound like your dermatologist here (or your mother), but I have to say it: everyone should wear SPF daily! Even if you work indoors, you still get exposure to the sun by going back and forth to your car or by walking to lunch, so we should all protect ourselves every day. It’s worth the little bit of extra money to prevent skin cancer. I use Cetaphil’s facial moisturizer with SPF 50 on my fair skin. It keeps me covered and doesn’t leave my face oily.
So those are a few of my facial “big guns.” I use the same routine every day and I am pretty loyal to my products. Try a bunch of brands out until you find something that works for you. We all have different skin and it will react to brands and products differently. I definitely tend to stick with Neutrogena, but my husband supports Clean and Clear products all the way.
The most important thing is simply taking care of your skin so that it will be healthy and age nicely. We all want to look good as we grow old, right? : )
Do you have any facial products that you love? Feel free to share with us in the comments below!
Today’s JoeShopping post was written by Featured Blogger MackeyMadness. Megan is a full-time registered nurse and part-time blogger who enjoys spending time with her husband and their three (large) puppies. She also enjoys reading, crafting, spending time with God and shopping for great deals. Visit Megan at her blog Mackey Madness and find her on Twitter at @Mackeymadness.