Morning Skin Care Routine

2014-07-09 15.06.34Skin care routines are important to keep the face clean, without breakouts, and prevent future lines. My skin is dry and oily, most known as combination type of skin. All last year I spent time trying new moisturizers and products until I found ones that are good for me. So it’s time to share the products I use to keep my skin looking good.

Every morning I clean my face with a cleanser recommend to me by my dermatologist, the name is PanOxyl and you can find it at Walgreens. This cleanser is meant to be use daily and to help to prevent any breakouts with the ingredients in it as the famous benzoyl peroxide, this is a good cleanser and it won’t leave your skin feeling dry. After the face is dry, soak a cotton pad with the Shiseido White Lucent Brightening Balancing Softener Enriched w, which is a toner that will hydrate and soften your skin, Contains ingredients that will diminish dark spots and prevent them. This is a gentle toner that will make your skin look good and fresh, also it will help the moisturizer to absorb better in your skin. After this step I apply my acne medication but since it’s a lotion that you can get only with a doctor prescription I will not review it but feel free to use your favorite acne cream.

The most important step, the sunscreen. I currently use the Shiseido Urban Environment UV Protection Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 40, this is one of the many sunscreens Shiseido has. This is a good sunscreen, not oily; fast absorption; stays for long time; is water resistant, and also brightens your skin. I can even use this and not put moisturizer and my skin will look great. SPF 40 will protect your skin enough to stay outside in the sun for long time but if you wet your face or sweat you need to re-apply it to maintain the protection.

Next step is the moisturizer, I use the Shiseido White Lucent Brightening Protective Emulsion w, with SPF 18. This moisturizer is for daytime and it will help to have an even toned skin, it contains vitamin C which will protect the skin from environment damage and the sun. One important thing is the sunscreen protection and even though it’s not high it’s enough when you are going to be out for a little bit doing errands or quick things. Although this moisturizer is not special for oily skin, I would say that it’s not greasy at all, it will absorb fast leaving your skin soft and bright.

And that is it, after this you can apply your favorite makeup or just go out with a clean face like I do. 🙂

I have been using all these products for more than a decent amount of time and I would say that they work well for me, my skin looks bright, moisturized, soft, and even other people have noticed it so it’s working. I like Shiseido products and although they are a high end brand they are not as expensive as other products and I believe that if you are going to spend money in something you should do it for a good skin care regime because without healthy skin, the makeup won’t look good.

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