I’m going to be the first to admit it, I’ve never been the best at taking care of my skin. I’ve never found the right products that make my skin feel fresh, clean and hydrated. I have naturally oily skin that makes me prone to blackheads and acne. My acne has not gone away since the teen years and it was actually worse during my pregnancy (my hormones went crazy!!!) I was stuck on off the shelf brands that were not geared toward my skin type and they were too thick and clogged my pores, causing me to have even more breakouts than before. Just recently, I have found a few staple skin care products that I have been using for a few weeks now and I have come to love how they make my skin look and feel. This post is not sponsored at all, I just really wanted to share what has worked for me in case anyone else out there has the same skin problems as I do.
I always take a shower at night and this is when I use Urban Organics Coffee Scrub. It not only exfoliates my skin but it leaves it so smooth and hydrated after I get out that I don’t even have to use moisturizer anymore! I also just stared using EOS shaving cream and it’s amazing on my skin.
After I get out of the shower, I use Urban Organics Makeup Remover (especially around my eyes just to make sure I got every last bit of mascara off). I just put a little bit on a cotton pad and rub the makeup off. Most of the time even more comes off even after scrubbing in the shower. It’s incredible!
Once all my makeup is off, twice a week, I put on OSEA’s White Algae Mask. Since constant blackheads and clogged pores can come from skin/sun damage, this mask helps cell renewal and exfoliates dead skin cells… making sure my skin is nice and fresh! I might try the Red Algae Mask when I run out of the white just to see the difference, but I’m loving the white so far!
The days I don’t use the mask, I exfoliate with OSEA’s Ocean Cleansing Mudd. You know how I know this works? It burns when I put it on my face! It’s not terrible, but it’s definitely telling me that it’s doing it’s job and giving me those much needed nutrients to my pores. I love the tingly, fresh feeling I have when I rinse it off too!
After I exfoliate, I put on OSEA’s Blemish Balm. This is a nice light moisturizer (non-greasy) that will not clogged my pores. (yippee!!) Preventing breakouts as it hydrates…. I like that! This little description on their website sold me – “Perfect for skin that can’t tolerate heavy moisturizers.” Light bulb moment!
I am also looking at trying out their Essential Corrective Complex that will help heal my blemishes and prevent scarring. I’m someone who can’t help but touch my face and squeeze the pimples! :( Random, but right now I’m using Urban Decay’s Setting Spray to set my make up, but since I’m loving on OSEA products right now, I might try their Sea Minerals Mist as a setting spray. Who knows…. I do love my Urban Decay though! I am curious about some of the Urban Organics Facial Masks too so I might have to try one of those eventually. I am just happy I’ve finally found products that are focused on my skin type and that work!
I hope you have a great week! :)