Happy New Year! Ok, it’s time to kick off my skincare journal. I always get exponentially lazy with skincare around holidays (and makeup? ha, what is that?). That combined with dry wintry weather always means terrible skin. Maybe I should have asked Santa for better skin as the Christmas present (#random. Just realized Santa and Satan differ just by one letter….aaaanyways). It’s not like I don’t know how or can’t get better skin, so chop chop! Time to pick up the slack! Let’s see, for starter, we have…….
Skin condition: I have a big whitehead right in the middle of my forehead, a Big Dipper constellation of small fading acne (including 1 med size) on my chin, patches of dry skin on the undereye/orbital bone area, and small milia/red acne marks around my cheek/jaw. Heh, lovely start for the author of a beauty blog, eh? #sarcasm
Products: currently I’ve been skipping skincare every other day, but starting today, I will be using these consistently! For day time, it’s going to be a cold water rinse then Mario Badescu Collagen Moisturizer SPF 15. For night time:
- Clinique 7 day scrub cream (2x a week)
- Boscia purifying cleanser
- Origins Perfect World toner
- Ole Henriksen truth serum
- Mario Badescu Hyaluronic Eye cream
- Algenist overnight restorative cream
I love that Algenist cream, and I will probably do a review for most of those products before I finish it. I have already done a review for all the Mario Badescu products here on BeautyTalk so I won’t repeat my post here.
Other influences: Aside from the occasional shopping every week, I haven’t stepped out of the house or exercised at all. Food wise I’ve been trying to drop a few pounds without resorting to drastic measures, so right now it’s just a cup of tea for breakfast, whatever i want to eat for lunch (but not until I’m stuffed silly) then 2-3 fruits for dinner with some nuts for snacks (instead of a proper meal). So far that has helped me to shed 2 lbs last week, but I’ll probably hit a bump/wall at some point if I don’t step it up. For this week, I’m going to pick up some light yoga, will report back next week on how that went.