After working in the beauty industry for over 10 years, the question that I receive the most has to be “what beauty products do you use to clean your face” or “what is the best way to wash your face”? I wish that I had the magic answer but that answer just doesn’t exist. The truth is that washing your face properly can be different for each one of us, depending on your skin type. Throughout the years I have been blessed, I didn’t experience that embarrassing teenage acne that so many of my close friends dealt with, my skin’s condition was consistent throughout my 20’s also. I never experienced any stress acne or even hormonal acne during my pregnancies. The big change to my skin’s condition came to a flourish when I hit my 30’s. I was living in Miami, I am not sure if the hot temperatures, long beach days, or the overuse of SPF contributed to the oily skin conditions that I developed suddenly. But soon enough I was experiencing oily skin conditions that triggered me to begin purchasing beauty products that would help tame that unwanted oil. I thought I had everything figured out until I moved to New York 4 years ago causing my skin to go into a complete shock. My skin began to become dry, flaky, and red blotches of irritation became the norm. I am in my mid 30’s so this must be the normal thing I thought to myself, I was eating healthy and drinking plenty of water while washing my face consistently. I thought age had to be the reason why I was all of a sudden dealing with adult hormonal acne. But after talking to several dermatologists I had two choices, I needed a new beauty regimen, one choice one was to figure it out on my own, the second choice was to try several of the medicated ointments and medications that came along with possible side effects.
I chose to figure it out on my own by trying different products. For the moment I currently have my skin’s acne and over dryness under control. These are the 3 facial cleansing products that are in my beauty regimen that I use to cleanse my face:
Neutrogena – Deep Clean Cream Cleanser
This is the cleanser that I use each morning to start my day. I love this cleaner, not only does it smell great, it is also gentle enough for my skin, that allows me to use it daily. This product is oil free, won’t clog pores, and instantly cleans your face by removing dirt, oil, and makeup. It instantly leaves your face looking cleaner, healthier, and feeling refreshed.
Neutrogena – Pore Refining Exfoliating Cleanser
I use this exfoliating cleanser once a week to deep clean my face. I love the fact that this product leaves my skin with instantly visible results that I can see. When you’re using this product you can actually feel it working as you are massaging it on your face. The micro beads in the cleanser remove the top layer of the dead skin and smooth the uneven areas of your face. After one wash you will see the glow in your skin reappear and your skin will just look brighter. This product does contain an alpha-hydroxy formula that is safe enough to use, I just use this product as my deep cleansing product that I use just once a week.
Neutrogena – Oil Free Acne Wash Daily Scrub
I use this acne wash as my night time facial scrub. Since I started to experience that unwanted adult acne around my jaw line, I tried many products on the market and this scrub was the only one that would help eliminate the acne. I love that it smells amazing, you can also feel the product working as you are massaging it onto your face. This product immediately clears the congested pores while dissolving the dirt, oils, and calming the ugly acne irrigation.