I recently did a photoshoot for a hair company website launch and was pleasantly taken aback when the makeup artist exclaimed how flawless my skin was! A year ago, my skin was telling a very different story. I was a thirty something year old woman still struggling with acne. I would suffer from breakouts every couple of weeks. Certain areas of my face had dry spots, and it was too oily in others. I just wasn’t loving the skin I was in. Not sure that I wanted to go the prescription route, I pushed back those misgivings and headed to my dermatologist anyway, who quickly prescribed a cream I was to use every other day. It didn’t work. On the contrary, it intensified my acne problem!
That’s when I decided to get back to basics. I didn’t really have a skin care regimen outside of cleansing and moisturizing. But what I realized then is that my skin was screaming to me that it needed some more TLC. I chose SheaMoisture products for two reasons: I trust the brand, and I know its ingredients are specially formulated for my skin type.
The New Regimen
Cleanse/Exfoliate – I use the Bamboo Charcoal Detoxifying Foaming Facial Wash twice daily to cleanse. The Clarifying Facial Wash & Scrub, I use it up to two times per week to gently slough off any dead skin cells.
Tone – The Problem Skin Toner works well after cleansing to remove any makeup and impurities that the cleanser may have missed. It also helps to give me an even, blemish free skin tone.
Moisturize – I love the smell and texture of the Bamboo Charcoal Gelee Moisturizer. It’s lightweight and feels great on my face.
Special Treatments – I like to treat myself to masks every week or so, and the Clarifying Mud Mask is perfect for that luxurious spa feel.
It didn’t take long for my skin to start feeling softer, but it was about another two weeks before I could see the noticeable differences. I’ve been using SheaMoisture skin care products consistently for a year now and I’m in love with the results!
What are some of your favorite skin care products?
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Farrah Henry is the Creative Director of lifestyle website Farrah Romaine, and Creator of the Couture Diva.
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