1| St. Ives Naturally Clear Apricot Scrub 2| OLAY Total Effects Nourishing Cream Cleanser 3| OLAY Complete Sensitive Skin Face Moisturizer 4| Yes To Cucumber Soothing Facial Toilettes 5| Alba Very Emollient Body Lotion – All available at Target.
I’ve never been great at sticking to a skin care regimen, but the simple steps I learned while watching The Doctors (I was a law school delinquent that day skipping class) has kept me focused. They were promoting a brand of skin care and I merely stole the basic premise: exfoliate, cleanse, moisturize.
The rational conversation they had piqued my logical mind’s interest (except for the expensive brand part). They discussed how in order to keep skin healthy you need to first scrape away the dead skin and dirt; then you clean out the exposed pores with a gentle cleanser and finally moisturize your skin to replace any lost moisture. The products above are ones that I’ve found work for my skin and smell nice at the same time.
I’ve also included the cucumber wipes I use to remove my makeup at night. I’ve read that is the most important step (yet the hardest for me to follow), but these wipes give you no excuse as one wipe can take off all your make-up.
We also can’t ignore the rest of the body. I decidedly choose my body lotion based on smell and thickness. I find the thicker the lotion the more nurturing to my skin. I showed the Alba lotion from Target above which has a great light floral scent, but I also very much enjoy Dead Sea Essentials by Ahava (also at Target) as well when my skin is needing a little extra love.