Wednesday, December 8

Skin Care Regimen

My face/skin has always been a sensitive issue for me because I am the only person in my immediate family that suffered from acne, hyperpigmentation and dark spots. I have been going through this since the age of 14 and after trying out every product under the sun and many doctor visits, I have finally nipped most of my issues in the bud. I stopped using any topical medications and decided to try to battle my skin issues the "natural" way.
One thing that really has helped me was increasing my water intake and taking multi-vitamins daily. I noticed a change in my skin immediately.
On top of that, I changed my products(to more natural ones) and so far..knock on wood..my skin is to my liking. It's not perfect, but I have come a long way and I am very satisfied.

My Regimen is as follows:

Morning:

Wash hands(of course)
Rinse face with Cold Water (Thanks to Tola , I will now be rinsing with warm water first to open up the pores)
Apply Face wash- Dr. Woods Black Soap with Shea Butter
Rinse off with Warm water - (Thanks to Tola , I will now be rinsing off with cold water)
Blot skin with the softest yet non flaky toilet paper( I used to use wash cloths, but I feel like they breed bacteria unless I use a new one every single day which is too much for me)
* This is the point where I used to tone my face, but the toner I used I believe was irritating my skin..so I skipped it for the last 3 weeks,
Apply Nadinola Discoloration Fade Cream to dark spots only with Q-Tip
Apply Mill Creek Aloe Vera Gel as a facial Moisturizer( Aloe Vera gel is very moisturizing for my skin and it restores the PH balance that was depleted by washing.)

Twice a Week
I follow the above but I add Baking Soda to the face wash, apply to skin then let it sit for like 10 minutes then I rinse off- This somewhat exfoliates my skin

*I always wash my face before I go to the Gym

Night
Wash hands(of course)
Rinse face with Warm Water
Apply Face wash- Dr. Woods Black Soap with Shea Butter
Rinse off with Cold Water
Blot skin with the softest yet non flaky toilet paper( I used to use wash cloths, but I feel like they breed bacteria unless I use a new one every single day which is too much for me)
Apply Mill Creek Aloe Vera Gel if skin is dry


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3 comments:

  1. Hey miss D, so glad you've found a system which is working for you. One thing I wanted to clarify though is that cold water tightens your pores whilst warm water opens them up. Wasn't sure if this was a typo, but if not I think you'd get even greater benefit from your regimen if you switched it around.

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  2. Thanks, Tola! You are sooooo right! I have been doing it wrong the whole time, haha. Which I should have known because for hair, I always do use cold water for a final rinse. I'll be sure to switch it around. I need to find out who told me this wrong ifo too. haha. Thank you sooo much..off to fix my post right now.

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  3. Apply Nadinola Discoloration Fade Cream - I have always had clear skin until the past couple of years. Acne scars appeared and it seemed like they would never go away. I've tried everything in hopes of getting my clear complection back. Finally, my Mom & Dad gave me Nadinola. They insisted that I remain consistent by not skipping days & to use Nadinola every night. My parents have a clean complection & insisted that I would see results in about 3-4 months with consistent use. I decided not to skip any nights, but I added to the routine. Any time that I was sitting in the house, sitting, cleaning, lounging, or whatever, I'd clean my face & apply Nadinola. I also wear sunblock on my face every day, SPF 45 or greater. I like Aveeno 70 SPF. I decided to stop worrying about my complection & just see what happens. It took 1 month for then entire right side of my face to clear up. The spots on my left side are lighter, and fewer, but is taking a bit longer. I love this stuff & after trying almost everything, I'd reccommend that you save your muney & invest in Nadinola. And remember, be consistent, think positive, and stop worrying & before you know it, your face will clear up.

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