Ah the weekly skincare line up.
Makeup Remover: Nuxe Very Rose 3-in 1 Soothing Micellar Water
Serum: Vitabrid C 12 Wrinkle Serum
Moisturizer (Day) Korres Santorini Grape Poreless Skin Cream
Night Cream/Moisturizer: Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Omega Rich Cloud Cream
Lip Mask: Tatcha Kissu Lip Mask
this is going to be a very boring line up this week. The only change is that I took the toner out of rotation. Everything else remained the same. And the thing is, all of these products are working well for me. Not a single one is giving me issues. That’s what I meant by boring.
They are all working well for me and each one of these I would purchase and use again. I know that doesn’t make for a fantastically dramatic post, but it is an accurate one. The issue I’ve had this week has been my birthday sugar intake finally catching up with my skin. I had several break outs which are now on the end. I think the Korres Poreless skin cream is helping with that. it is not only designed for oily skin and I am at my oiliest right now, but it does have some salicylic acid in it. Which is interesting. I have to watch salicylic acid. Too much and i get dry flaky patches. Thus far there are no dry and flaky patches. But my blemishes are fading back rather well. So for me this may just be the right amount.
For me my blemishes mostly consist of clogged pores, usually in the under eye area along the orbital bone. I don’t get a lot of break outs unless I have a blast of sugar. On most days I don’t eat a lot of sugar. I indulge at Christmas, Easter (although the Peeps were a bit much for me this year), my birthday and Halloween. These are generally the times when I can’t resist sugar and end up with mass break outs because of it. (I know i shouldn’t but I figure four times a year isn’t that bad).
the birthday breakouts aren’t bad this year and I think the Korres is definitely helping. It also helps that nothing else is pore clogging. The Symbiosis eye cream isn’t clogging my pores either. In fact everything is working really well. Because I am dealing with break outs and things are working well, I didn’t roll in another toner when I took out my previous one. I just didn’t want to add in another product until my skin settled down. I should be fine by Monday though and a toner will reappear. and then slowly things will start shifting.
Today however is a boring old everything is working as it should and I am really happy with the products I am using. As thunder is cracking overhead, I am just getting my drama somewhere other than my skincare routine. And personally, I am okay with that.