To have a blog, you need to think what you have to say is worth others people’s time. I spend a lot of time trying to better myself or experimenting with trends and I wanted to share some of my findings.
I’ve struggled with my skin since I was a teenager like everyone. My skin problems included: dry patches, flakiness (like seriously gross flaking off onto the table! Yikes!), constant chin acne and then pimples popping up all the time. I had used Caryl Baker Visage face wash, toner, moisturizer, oil, and exfoliant since I was 16 up until 22 – I still struggled with all these problems and the experienced ladies at the kiosks would say “Oh you have to wash twice a day, or exfoliate everyday, or you need this microdermabrasion.” I did it all. I spent so much money because I thought that maybe that was the key.
I also went on Tri-cyclin to help with skin problems and was almost convinced I should go off birth control all together until two very serendipitous events happened. Someone gave me Nivea Day Cream for a present which I wouldn’t have thought to use until my other moisturizer (by this time it was Complex 15) ran out. And my partner said to me after I complained again about my skin, “Why don’t you just leave it alone? Let it do its own thing.”
And that was it. I stopped washing my face, exfoliating, tonering, oiling, picking at flaws. My skin completely changed in about 2 weeks. The pimples stopped coming and healed up so much faster.
I wash my face with room temperature water in the morning and let it air dry quickly and then I put on the Nivea Day cream which is super creamy for my generally dry skin (and has sunblock!) and then at night I wash my face with my hands in the shower (sometimes rubbing with fingers is a good enough exfoliant, or even a wet face towel to get makeup off if you wear a lot – I do not) and then thats it! No moisturizer or toner or oils or anything. My skin felt a bit tight at first but then the natural oils started coming back. The flakes are gone. The chin acne is gone. While some scars are left, and a pimple pop ups once and a while, my skin is quite perfect.
This may not work for people with oily skin, or serious skin problems, but it’s worth a try if you’ve tried everything. Face wash and toners have alcohol that kill bacteria but also take away your natural oils, so you’re skin may be producing more oil to compensate, and it could also be deterring your skin from healing itself.
Bodies are remarkable things and often have the propensity to heal itself without extra products or money being thrown at it. My world is totally changed, my confidence is way higher and I just want to shout this at any skin care advertisement on the TV: I DON’T NEED YOUR STINKIN PRODUCTS!!!!!!