The latest and not so greatest big life change... the end of the boob, or breastfeeding to be specific. I stopped back in December and part of me knew this was coming. I mean it always happens and my skin was way too good during pregnancy and while I was breastfeeding. I saw the writing on the wall.
and voila, I went from clear to definitely not clear in a matter of weeks
and believe me over the span of my thirty years, if it exists, I have tried it, I have taken in, I have bought it
from creams, to meds, lots and lots of meds (antibiotics for 10+ years, accutane for 2+ years (horrible, terrible, awful stuff that I was apparently resistant to), elimination diets, hormone suppressants... been there done that.
this time around, I am sticking to what is healing, what is nice to my skin (read no chemicals, no perscription meds).
morning: clairsonic, eminence mineral cleansing concentrate, eminence rosehip tonic, Kahina argan oil, eminence eight greens whipped moisturizer.
night: eminence mineral cleansing concentrate, eminence rosehip tonic, eminence clear skin probiotic mask (a small amount all over my face), and eminence eight greens whipped moisturizer.
I purchased a Clairsonic Mia 2 just over a month ago. I went for the Mia 2 because the full Clairsonic is just too costly and the Mia 2 does have a couple of advantages over the Mia. One being that the Mia 2 has a timer (so you know how long to spend on each part of your face when you use it) and it comes with a two year warranty instead of a one year (which is what you will get with the Mia). The only negative I can think with not going for the more expensive option is that you don't get a stand to put it in with the Mia 2.
How I use it: I use it once a day even though the instructions advise you to use it twice. A local organic skin confectionary told me that once is wonderful and twice is way too much so I am going with that.
Eminence: I love these products. I used them before I was pregnant and into my pregnancy but stopped when my skin was great since the products are quite expensive and my skin seemed to be happy with a less costly organic alternative. Now I am back and I don't plan on leaving. I have learned my lesson once and a little bit of each product really does seem to go a long way.
Argan Oil: I was a total skeptic believe me. Oil on a face that is breaking out like a hormonal teenager didn't exactly sit well with me. In fact, when the lovely woman working at Oresta suggested I take home a sample, I flat out refused. Then I went back and had a facial, they put that stuff on my face and I could not believe how not-red it was afterwards. I left with a sample and it has only been a few days but I am hooked. Of course I cringed when I realized that the full sized bottle is $98 but this stuff really could be a little acne miracle in a bottle.
so there you have it, my skin care please make this hormonal shit go away because I do not like getting carded at the liquor store because I can't possibly be thirty with skin like this routine.