Monday, May 21, 2012

My Step by Step Aproach to Skincare

Problem:I have a oily-combination skin and as a teenager I had never suffered of acne.However,I started to get some pimples once I reached my mid 20s.I panicked and without thinking much went to expensive skin care counters and blindly followed the SAs and purchased unnecessary products.I tried almost all the higher end brands and my skin reacted miserably at the use of too many products.I started breaking out more and my complexion became dull.My pores were getting visible and unpleasant dark spots and blemishes started appearing on my skin.Then I decided,enough of experimenting,now is the real time to make my skin healthier and glowing.So I planned on a step-by-step approach to skincare.

Fighting Acne and Blemishes:The first thing I decided was to stop my frequent breakouts.I started using The Body Shop Tea Tree Facial Wash and Blemish Fade Night Treatment Lotion apart from Garnier Pure Active 2-in-1 Treatment Roller.Within a month a visible difference was noticed on my skin.No breakouts and even the Blemish marks started  fading.

Fighting Large Pores,Dark Spots and Blackheads:There were visible pores around my cheeks which I had to combat and also wanted to remove the blackheads on my nose.I started using an antioxidant serum,a scrub formulated for fighting blackheads and a mattifying moisturizer.So I purchased the Yves Rocher Cure Solutions 24-hrs Antioxidant Shield Serum,Garnier Pure Anti-Blackhead Deep Pore Wash and The Body Shop Seaweed Mattifying Moisture Lotion SPF 15.Within few weeks my skin became much smoother with less visible pores and faded spots.

Fighting Dullness and Regain Radiance:My complexion that had become
very dull had already started showing improvement with the above products,however I wanted a steadier and better advancement.So I bought the Yves Rocher Sebo Specific Mattifying Toner , Yves Rocher Cure Solutions Anti-Asphyxiation Flash Mask and Yves Rocher Inositol Vegetal Radiance Day Cream.Probably the most noticeable change was now as within a week I started regaining my lost radiance.

Fighting the First Signs of Ageing:A single line had started appearing on my forehead and a few around my eyes.As I believe in prevention is better than cure nowadays,I started to use products that could control the situation.I started using The Body Shop Nutriganics Smoothing Serum,Yves Rocher Inositol Vegetal Recovery 1st Wrinkle Night Care and Specific Intensive Eye Smoothing Care.

Fighting Sundamage:Protection is the key to good skin.I have always used the Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry Touch Sunblock SPF 50 and I continued to use it.However I got another staple favourite by now and that is the Garnier Miracle Skin Perfector BB Cream.I mix a pea-sized amount of both into my palm and apply on my face before going out in the sun.Not only does my skin look healthy and glowing but also totally spot-free and clean.

Fighting Ocassional Blemishes and Large Pores:Still now I ocassionally sufer from 1 or 2 blemishes on my forehead or cheeks and also there is need to check the pores when they become noticeable.For that I keep  handy  The Body Shop Tea Tree Skin Clearing Lotion and Yves Rocher Sebo Specific Anti-Imperfection Concentrate.

My skin looks much more healthy and glowing now.All my friends have noticed the difference and have asked me about my skin care routine.I am giving a broad breakup of the solutions of the skin problems I have faced.I know it would have been much easier for me to visit a dermatologist and take a few sessions to cure the problems but I had not stayed in a particular place for the past 2 years and therefore my treatment would have to be discontinued.Moreover,it feels great when I think that I have been my skin's doctor and have treated my problems with much success.However, I would still suggest everyone, to seek expert advice is always better.

**P.S.I dont endorse or get paid from any of these brands.They just happen to give better results on my skin than any other products.

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