Through trial and error I have come to realize that sometimes we just do TOO much because there are TOO many options on the market for skin care. Over the past couple of years, I started getting skin irritations, breakouts, and just overall blotchy skin. I tried old school home remedies (i.e. steaming my face over the sink with a towel over my head) but nothing was working. For the past two months, I have been washing my face with St. Ives Apricot Scrub, then moisturizing with Olay Regenerist Deep Hydration Rengeration Creme. My face and neck are smooth, pimple free, and my skin tone is more even. It never dawned on me to scale back on the expensive cleansers, the home made treatments, and such. I see those Olay commercials that television sponsors LOOP on daytime television, but I never thought to try them out! Less is more. I will say it again, less is more. I use two products, one costs $3.29 at Target, and the other, about $18.99—-SO worth the money. I’m not stressed out about my skin for the first time in a while. Now if you have acne or any other skin issues, these tips may not work for you. Everyone has to do what is right for their skin. As a long time sufferer of eczema, my skin is exceptionally dry, and the Olay helps tremendously. I also have dry patches of skin, and using the St. Ives scrub helps get rid of them, without stripping my skin.
The best skincare tips are these: drink plenty of water daily, eat healthy foods, exercise, don’t smoke, and watch the alcohol intake! Good luck!