Restarting My Skin Care

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Over the Holidays, my skin took a beating. I haven’t had skin care drama since my college days, but I think a combination of starting on nutritional supplements which can sometimes be dehydrating, winter knits which can sometimes aggravate my skin and a sugar-loaded Holiday diet, led to a complete breakdown of my skin. Not to mention I decided to abandon a skin care routine that kept me intact for all these years, in an effort to try a few new products. Well everything all at once was a bad idea and my skin paid the price. But now it’s time to get back on track and restart my skin care.

I was off from work for an entire week so it was great to not have to wear any make-up. It was amazing actually. During my time off, I mainly focused on putting in more gym hours. But I also took it as an opportunity to restart my skin care routine. Each morning, after getting out of bed I washed, toned and moisturized my skin with the Proactiv 3-step system. After getting back from the gym, I rinsed my face with some warm water (no soap) and patted dry (no rubbing). Then I spotted treated my acne with the Proactiv Refining Mask. I left this on my face the entire rest of the day until I showered before bed. After showering and cleansing with the 3-step system again, I spot treated again but this time with Jamieson ProVitamina Pure Vitamin E Oil. 

As a sulfur acne treatment, the Proactiv Refining Mask dries up pimples and keeps sebum production in
check. Since it dries quickly, the Refining Mask is great as an overnight treatment that can be worn to bed. But even though it’s called a mask, I only use it as
a spot treatment because it can be extremely drying for the rest of my
skin. I typically wear it as an overnight zit zapper, but since I was home during the day this past week, I decided to leave it on as a day treatment then switch to vitamin E oil at night. Pure vitamin E oil is great for the skin as it promotes healing, supports new skin cell growth and speeds up cell regeneration. It also boost collagen production which is great for preventing wrinkles. As a night treatment, vitamin E oil provides the skin with necessary moisture as well as antioxidants for intense healing. I love this stuff because in the morning my skin is soft and over time, it makes my acne scars disappear.

These are my two products of choice to restart my skin care. Once I am back at work, I will alternate my overnight treatment between 2-3 nights of Proactiv and the other nights with vitamin E oil. And the number one thing of course – drink plenty of water and green tea!

How are you restarting your skin for the new year? 

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