I’m blessed with not having serious acne problems but I’m faced with having skin issues on my body. I’ve always had dry skin and for this post, I’m gonna tell you about my skin care routine, which is more focused on dry and sensitive skin.
When I was young, I was diagnosed with atopic dermatitis which is also known as eczema. It was a struggle. My skin was itchy 24/7 that I couldn’t help but scratch it, which I regret because I developed deep scars from it. I also had dermatographia where you can literally scratch my skin and the skin will raise a bit. It’s kind of like skin writing and looks like a white tattoo. I used to draw little hearts or words on my skin to freak my friends out. It was fun while it lasted, I don’t have that anymore. It just gradually stopped. I also have KP (Keratosis Pilaris) on my arms. It looks like little goosebumps or kind of looked like a chicken skin. Well, I still have it now but it was not as worse as before.
That’s a little backstory there, but let’s move on to the products.
MICELLAR WATER. When removing makeup, I usually use the one from Happy Skin since it does the job well. For cleansing every night, though, I use the one from Simple since it’s milder. It removes makeup but you have to use more product.
SIMPLE FOAMING CLEANSER. I use this every night to clean my face. Although my skin on my body is dry, my face has a combination of oiliness, especially at the nose area. This cleans out my face and gets rid of the oiliness. Plus, it’s fun to watch the foam ooze out on your hand.
ST. IVES APRICOT SCRUB. I have been using this product for years and it never fails to give me a really soft face. I use this twice or thrice a week. Sometimes I even put some on my arms for my KP and it gets rid of the bumps, or at least lessens it.
BELO PIMPLE GEL. I get one or two pimples occasionally due to hormones. Ugh, PMS. This product dries out a pimple overnight. Rudolf the red nosed reindeer no more for me.
EGYPTIAN MAGIC CREAM. The most expensive thing on this list. This little container costs roughly 800 pesos! The reviews and the lists of celebrities who swear by this made me buy it. Good thing it works. It’s like a balm made from all natural ingredients. A little goes a long way, you just have to get a little amount of balm, rub it between your palms and apply it oil on your skin. It has so many uses like burns, as a lip balm, some even apply this to their hair. I apply this every night after washing my face and I wake up with soft and supple skin. I’m not sure though if I’ll buy this again because of its price. I would have to switch to Cetaphil or Physiogel.
JERGENS ULTRA HEALING. This is my holy grail when it comes to body skin care. It moisturizes my skin all day and it doesn’t have that sticky feeling. It’s not that expensive as well, so I can apply as much as I want.
CETAPHIL MOISTURIZING CREAM. If I ran out of Jergens, I use this. It moisturizes my skin really well, but sometimes I tend to use just a little amount of product because of its price.
CUPCAKE LITTLE BABY UNDERARM. Since I have basically dry skin, my underarms need some moisturizing as well. This cream helps and it also acts as a deodorant and a whitening product. Not sure about the latter, though cos I don’t keep track of it.
HAVE YOU USED ANY OF THESE? WHAT’S YOUR FAVE SKIN CARE PRODUCT?