Can’t believe it’s the weekend already. Hope you all doing great. As i had mentioned earlier in ”For The Love Of Good Skin” that i will be giving you guys details on the products that i use on my skin, so here i am 🙂 Anyway to start off I have to say i do not use much on my skin in terms of masks, toners, moisturizers etc.
I have always been a loyal Johnson baby oil girl since i was a little girl until i realized the increasing number of dupes on the market so i switched it up a little bit. I haven’t really had issues with my skin reacting to products so i would use whatever product i pleased from Dove, to Protex bar soaps, Dettol not to mention but a few until a few months ago when i got a rash on my face and decided to grow up (you know how our mothers are loyal to that one product and have consistency using it, well i grew up in that way- i think LOL)
I currently use ”Olay Body.Corps” bar soap for my face and body. I haven’t been using this for a long time (think it has been about 3 months since i started using it religiously), its a moisturizing soap which keeps the skin softer and from drying out. the packaging of says ”softer, smoother skin in 7 days” (i laughed when i read this this, Of course many other soaps and beauty products have said that from time to time), but I think I noticed a slight improvement in that time and guys, i am definitely recommending this one. MOISTURIZER;
I use Aveeno active naturals daily moisturizer and coconut oil to moisturize my skin. The Aveeno is meant to relieve dry skin which i don’t have so i use this on the hotter days when i want something light on my skin, for the other days i use the coconut oil – its odd but i like my glow sometimes (famously known as ”ka shino” in high school). I love the scent of the coconut oil and its all natural, works with the hair too. PRIMER;
For the days I wear makeup I use the Maybelline baby skin- instant pore eraser as my primer. When you read “instant pore eraser” don’t you get so excited, those pores just don’t disappear no matter how much you use but their appearance is definitely minimized. This acts as a canvas for the makeup to stay in place and also as a barrier between my skin and the makeup. Am planning on switching it up soon with the Mac Prep + Prime Skin (still collecting dem coins LOL), read and heard the reviews and they are tempting. MAKEUP REMOVER;
Lancome Bi – Facial Double action makeup remover is what I use to get rid of that makeup after a long day and I must say guys, this product is heaven sent. It actually reads “Eye Makeup Remover” on the bottle but I use this all over my face (lips inclusive), it’s smooth on the skin and has no taste (please don’t ask how I end up tasting because I don’t know, Lol – I just do). One of my mamas got me this a few years ago but I didn’t use much or any makeup then so I didn’t appreciate its value until recently and am actually running out (mama please hook your daughter up 😆). Anyway I would recommend this all day everyday.
This is another affordable ”must have” with multiple uses but for today let me stick to the skin. I use this only when i get a few break outs (you know that annoying pimple that comes around your lip or forehead? Yes that one). I mix a small amount of the bicarbonate soda with water to form a paste and put this paste on the affected area, this helps dry out the pimples faster.
PRODUCTS THAT I DO NOT USE OFTEN BUT HIGHLY RECOMMEND.
1. Shea Butter. This definitely comes number one on my list,but i will give testimony to the all natural one (no preservatives added) as it is what i have tried. I used it sometime back during my not so long journey of skin care and i loved it. You must be wondering why am not using it currently huh; well i think you need to give it time to dub it in and let the butter sink in and i am just in a hurry sometimes – ooops. And this is great for hair too so that’s a two in one deal.
2. Vaseline. I think Vaseline is such a neutral moisturizer for those who are still in transit of their skin care journey, in case you are still deciding which high end products to stick with. Vaseline is such a multi- purpose product, you will be surprised what you can use it for – i’m definitely going to do a post for you guys about that.
Please recommend any good products you have tried and please tell me why you love them.
Olay Body.Corps Bar Soap ~ Jazz Supermarket Bugolobi
Aveeno Lotion ~
Vaseline – Nakumatt Village Mall
Coconut Oil ~ Jazz Supermarket Bugolobi
Maybelline Baby Skin Primer ~
Lancome Bi- Facial Action ~
Bicarbonate soda ~ Capital Shoppers Nakawa
Am off to the garage sale at Tamarai Thai Restaurant Kololo, will give you details soon.
Am not a skin expert or dermatologist, this review if from my personal experience. Some of these products could work for some of you and some may not.