People often ask me about my daily skincare regime, and my “secret” to applying face makeup. The truth is, there are no secrets! It is simply a combination of the Obagi Nu-Derm® System, and Bare Escentuals mineral powder. You may be blessed with naturally flawless skin with no signs of wrinkles or aging, or you may be frustrated with blemishes and sunspots putting a damper on your complexion. No matter what side of the spectrum you are on, it is never too early or too late to find reliable skincare products that work well for you.
The Obagi Nu-Derm line is a multi-step system designed to cleanse the face of impurities and restore the skin to its natural glow. Available in both normal to dry and normal to oily formulas, it is recommended that you utilize the entire system for roughly three months before focusing on just your problem areas. Don’t let the seven steps deter you! It really only does tack on an extra three minutes to your morning routine. Take it from the slowest person on earth when it comes to getting ready, it is worth the extra time!
Here are the products I have continued to use daily:
1. Gentle Cleanser
This wash does wonders for both preparing your skin for makeup application as well as removing makeup (waterproof mascaras and eyeliners included) before bed. Ditch the bottles of eye makeup remover and wet wipes, once you’ve purchased a bottle of this stuff.
This substance helps bring your skin to a balanced pH which simply means you will better absorb the skin care products that come after applying the toner. While other toners on the market have actually dried my face, this miracle worker simply does its job.
I cannot say enough about hydrate. In my opinion, this daily moisturizer is the best on the market. With just a couple of pumps, your skin will feel more hydrated and refreshed than it ever has before, and it will last all day long. Sorry folks, but once you use this, nothing will ever compare.
4. Matte Sunscreen
Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, you have probably heard many times about the negative affects UV rays have on your skin. So, apply a little bit of this before your mineral powder (with SPF included) and protect your face from sun damage times two.
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