I have skin that is ever-changing, in my teen years, I suffered primarily from extremely oily skin, mixed with everyday pimples and zits. It was quite disgusting…thankfully though cosmetics treatment and spa services have come a long way these past 10 years, and no matter what type of skin my body feels like delivering, they have something to fix it.
My skin as of late though has been plagued with something new. My oily skin is still present, yet I get extremely dry patches near the sides of my nose, and on my forehead.
I was at my wit’s end with the dry skin! The oily skin I could handle by using a mint facial mask, however using a mint facial mask in conjunction with dry patches on my face would only make it worse, and in more severe cases it would make the dry spots larger, and uglier.
Finally though, finally I was given a solution from a relative who works with skincare products. She bought me an entire skincare deal and told me how to use the products when to use them.
I imagined the products would be annoying, and that I would not have the time to put into the routine which I needed to follow daily. However after seeing the most superb glowing skin after just one day of following her advice, I had to share with you the absolute best routine your money can buy.
I have tried all sorts of products, and believe me, even though the products I am about to mention now are a bit pricey, they will work flawlessly for your combination dry/oily skin. I can tell you even though they are pricey, they will save you likely hundreds of dollars a year on wasted money on products that have promised, yet do not deliver.
Another thing most people seem to think is that buying one expensive facial care product will solve all their issues. I know I used to think that way! However little to my knowledge, I learned that your skin needs different products, at different times of the day. One product may do some wonders, but when used in conjunction with other products, the results are faster, and noticeable after just one treatment!
The first thing you are going to need to begin your journey to gorgeous flawless skin is:
Estee Lauder Idealist Pore Minimizing Skin Refinisher.
You will apply this first in the morning after fully cleansing your face. ANY cleanser will do. My personal favorites though are Olay Warming Cleansers which will have a warm feeling when rinsing your face. It opens the pores allowing the Estee Lauder Idealist to work really deep down into the skin tissue. You can though use any cleanser you like. Olay is just one of my personal favorites.
After cleansing you will apply a fair amount of the Estee Lauder Idealist Refinisher to your dry face. Rub it around and let it dry. It dries rather quickly.
After applying the Idealist solution you now want to apply a nice even layer of Estée Lauder DayWear Plus Multi-Protection Anti-Oxidant Lotion SPF15 for Oily Skin.
This stuff is simply divine. It has a nice cucumber melon scent to it and absorbs quickly into the skin. What is so great about it though is that it does not leave your skin feeling dry. It combats oil, yet will not dry out areas that are already slightly parched.
This right here is all you will need to start your day.
You can apply makeup, cover-up, whatever it is you want to your face afterward.
You will notice that all day long your skin will remain shine-free. Your dry areas will be fully moisturized, and you will simply be in love with your face! Yes, in love!
What is so wonderful about DayWear Plus Lotion is that it will also protect against future wrinkles, it is oil-free, and it will hydrate the skin.
When you are ready for bed, before hopping in and falling asleep, go and cleanse your face again. Any cleanser will do.
Before heading off to dreamland, you will have to apply just two more products to your face for the ultimate daily skincare routine.
The first product being Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Concentrate Recovery Boosting Treatment.
This is an odd little character. It is very expensive and comes with an eyedropper applicator. You simply squeeze the eye drop rubber, which will fill it with the serum. You then apply the serum to your face, and massage it in. One eye drop fill is enough to cover your entire face. You don’t have to use a lot because it spreads easily.
You are probably wondering what this $85.00 serum does though huh?
This one will visibly repair the appearance of past damaged skin, while at the same time it will be protecting your skin’s future. It is considered nature’s moisture magnet. It locks in moisture which will create naturally beautiful skin. Like a mini bottle of the fountain of youth, this stuff is great!
It will also neutralize up to 90% of environmentally generated free radicals, before they are able to cause the skin to look prematurely aged.
You are not quite done yet though darling. You will want to slap on one last thing before catching some zzz’s.
CeraVe Moisturizing Lotion was made by dermatologists and is the last final face topper for your skincare routine. Although it may not look fancy, and it does not have a fancy price attached to it either it is by far one of the best moisturizers you can use on your skin. It will restore and maintain your skin’s natural protective function.
CeraVe Moisturizing Lotion can be found in smaller squeeze bottles, or in larger tubs. I bought the largest tub for tons of use. It does leave skin feeling a little slick and sticky, however using it at night will protect the skin, and will not cause breakouts! This is one thing I feared about using CeraVe. It has a sticky texture that gets left behind. As you sleep though it will absorb into the skin. In the morning you will awaken with beautifully healthy-looking skin, free of oil, free of dry spots, and free of breakouts.
These are the exact products I use, and I have in 3 days since beginning the routine, seen such a gigantic difference that I had to tell others about it.