Skin Care

Hey guys!

Hope you’ve had a good week!

So let’s talk skin care.

I know we all suffer/have suffered from acne at one time or another. Pimples are just so.. Annoying!! (Especially when they happen right before a big event 😁)

Some of you may be in need of ways to keep your skin fresh and clean, so you can always look your best. I have a nighttime skin routine that I always do, and it really helps with keeping my skin clear.

~ If you want to use one of these products, I’ll leave links to them all below, so that you’ll be able to order them if they’re not available where you live ~

The products I use are: (keep in mind that I don’t use all of them at once)

– Skin purifying astringent

– Clearasil Ultra 5-In-One Pads

– Johnson&Johnson Clean & Clear Persa-Gel 10

– Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash Redness Soothing Facial Cleanser

– Lemon juice (sounds weird, but I’ll explain)

Ok, so let’s do a quick review of these products so that you can see which one will work for you!

Skin Purifying Astringent 

First of all, let’s just take a moment to acknowledge how great the product is. What it does is that when you apply it, it cleanses your pores, getting rid of all the dirt and oil on your face. (At some parts of your face, such as where there is acne, it might sting a little, but that is ok. The astringent is just doing its job). This product is available at your local drug store (I got mine at CVS).

How To Use: To use this product, take a cotton ball or something similar, pour some astringent onto it, and gently rub it on your face. I recommend using this after you do sports, after parties… If you’d like, you can even use it every day.

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Clearasil 5-In-One Pads

I am in love with this product. It’s sort of like a wipe, but smaller and better. What is does it that when you rub it on your face, it gets rid of dirt and oil. Getting rid of all this stuff is important, because it is what causes pimples!! I also really like how it smells (I am SO weird, I know 😂), but it just gives off a clean-feeling vibe. This product is available pretty much anywhere  (I got mine from Target).

How To Use: This product is quite simple to use. It comes in a case where you screw off the lid, so after you do that, just take out one of the pads (there are a lot in there), and gently rub it onto your face (make sure not to rub too hard !) I use this product every day, because it clears the skin without drying it.

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Clean&Clear Persa-Gel 10

I don’t use this product every day, only when I have pimples. This product has benzoyl-peroxide in it, and it even says on the package not to use it unless you have pimples (I made the mistake of doing this once, and my skin got really red and started peeling). That being said, this product is affective in quickly getting rid of blemishes. Every time I use it I know that my skin will be back to normal in a few days (sometimes even shorter!) Remember that you just have to be patient. This product is available at your local drug store (I don’t really remember where I got mine).

How To Use: This product is also very simple to use. It comes in a little bottle (I’m not sure if that’s the right word though) that you gently squeeze. Out comes white cream that you put on your finger and apply to where it is needed. Then just leave it alone and it will do its job. (Note: As this product stands out on your face because it is white, I recommend using it at night before you go to sleep. That way, the product has time to clear your skin without any daily activities getting in the way).

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Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash Redness Soothing Facial Cleanser

That is a LONG name, I know. But this cleanser is my best friend. What is does is that it cleanses your skin (which is pretty vague, but I’ll explain). Think about it this way: when you take a shower and wash your body with soap, the soap is cleaning your body right? This is the same thing, only for your face. I also really like the smell of this product (here we go again with the smell 😂). I think there are different flavors, but I have the green apple one and I absolutely LOVE it!! This product is available at your local drug store (I got mine from Target).

How To Use: This product has just a tiny bit more work than the others. What you do is you wet your face completely with warm water (this opens up your pores so the cleanser can clean them). I recommend using the product while in the shower, so that your face is already wet and your pores are already opened. After your face is wet, pump a little bit of the product onto your hands (it comes in a bottle) and rub it together until it looks like soap. Then gently rub it all over your face for a few minutes with your hands. After you are done with this, wash the product off completely. This is very important because if you don’t wash all the product off it is not good for your skin and makes it feel really weird and tight.

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Lemon Juice

This method for quickly getting rid of pimples is all natural and fast working. Lemon juice might not sound like the most appealing thing to put on your face, but trust me it works (if you have sensitive skin, don’t use this method. The juice will only make your skin irritated). When applied, the lemon juice dries out the pimple. This is good because it reduces the size and redness of the pimple. Make sure only to apply to the where is needed. It’s not good to put lemon juice on your skin where it isn’t needed ! (it might harm your skin). Just a note, when you first apply the juice, it may sting a little, but that’s ok! The lemon juice has acid in it, that’s why. Don’t freak out like I did!😂 This product is available anywhere that food is sold (ex. your local supermarket)

How To Use: This method isn’t that hard to use. First you simply cut a lemon in half and squeeze the lemon juice into a small bowl. Then take a cotton ball or something similar (don’t use your fingers unless you have really cleaned them thoroughly) and dip it in the lemon juice. Gently dab the cotton ball to the pimple and leave it alone. You can do this method during the day when you are doing work at home, doing homework, or watching TV for example.

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Hope that these products/methods helped you! They definetly do whenever I use them.  All of these products are great, and are a good way to make sure your skin is always looking it’s best.

Here are the links to all of the products just like I promised (except for lemon juice obviously)

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Astringent: http://www.amazon.com/NeutrogenaClear-Pore-Eliminating-Astringent-Ounce/dp/B0000535RC

Clearasil 5-In-One Pads: http://www.walmart.com/ip/Clearasil-Ultra-5-in-1-Acne-Pads-90-count/43597395

Johnson and Johson Clean&Clear Persa-Gel 10: http://www.walmart.com/ip/Clean-Clear-Persa-Gel-10-Maximum-Strength-Acne-Treatments-1-oz/10801464

Neutrogena Facial Cleanser: http://www.walmart.com/ip/Neutrogena-Redness-Soothing-Facial-Cleanser-Oil-Free-Acne-Wash-6-Fl-Oz/13274451?action=product_interest&action_type=title&item_id=13274451&placement_id=irs-2-m2&strategy=PWVUB&visitor_id&category=&client_guid=ccd61f47-950b-4005-91ad-68efdd79d8fe&customer_id_enc&config_id=2&parent_item_id=10308600&parent_anchor_item_id=10308600&guid=6b4653f6-0bef-4215-83aa-b5949d4186cb&bucket_id=irsbucketdefault&beacon_version=1.0.1&findingMethod=p13n

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If any of you did try these products, let me know how it goes! Do you like it? Is it effective? Let me know in the comments

Stargirl xx

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