Exfoliate and Mask!
So as I had mentioned before, I have been using a Skinceuticals Retinol product starting last month at night to help smooth out my skin and combat some breakouts, uneveness, etc. Well, anyone that knows me personally knows that I sometimes tend to “over-do” the skincare stuff and well, I’ve done it again! 🙂 I moved too fast with the retinol and tried to use it every other night for a week and now my face is like a reptile! Yikes! To combat the dry, flaky skin that has taken over my otherwise super oily (greasy as I like to call it) face I have started exfoliating regularly–to get the dry skin off and stimulate those oil glands–and I’ve started using a hydrating mask 2-3 times per week. My favorites for exfoliating (caution to those with active breakouts…you do not want to use a granular substance at that time as it will spread bacteria) are Chanel’s Hydrating Gommage exfoliant as well as Murad’s AHA/BHA Exfoliating Cleanser. I love the Clarins Hydra-Quench Masque, too as it’s gentle but super hydrating…and not adding oil.
I will be sure to update everyone on the reptile-like skin as soon as the battle is won! Have you had any similar responses to topical treatments or things in the past that you’ve found a wonder product for? We want to hear from you on what your favorite things are! Maybe someone else out there will benefit. So write us and let us know!