Revamp Your Beauty Routine

Does your skin need a reboot in 2012? By Mercedes Sanchez

simple skincare ambassador If you're looking to improve your skincare, this is the perfect time of year to reconsider your daily beauty routine. In a previous post, I shared a photo of my first zit in a year! Not the most ideal way to start 2012, right? Whether you have sensitive skin like me or not, here are some tips on revamping your regimen.

Oily Skin

Treat your oily skin with a thorough cleansing and moisturizing routine. Use a gentle cleanser that won't irritate your skin. Look for one that doesn't contain soap, dyes or perfumes.

Some women think that a moisturizer will only make their skin more oily; that's a misconception. Even oily skin needs to be moisturized. Steer away from moisturizers with oils and don't over apply.

Breakout Prone

Products that contain benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid help fight breakouts, but they can dry your skin. Try to use it once every other day, but focusing on acne prevention is key. Consult your dermatologist about the ingredients in your products and makeup. Remove your makeup every night before bed and watch what you eat. Stress can also cause breakouts so make 'beauty sleep' a priority.

Makeup Protection

Have you updated your medicine cabinet? It's more than likely that you will come across expired products that should be tossed. Foundation has expiration dates while mascara should be tossed three months after the first time of use.

What about your makeup brushes? Do you wash them once a week? Brushes can contain bacteria causing your skin to break out. If you haven't already, we suggest investing in quality brushes this season or at least washing the ones you already own.

Breaking Beauty News!

simple skincare products

Simple Skincare's new line of facial care products specially formulated for sensitive skin is now available in the states. Simple has been the number one facial skincare in the UK with 50 years of experience, and starting next week you will start seeing them on shelves!

You know that I've been hesitant to use new products in fear of breaking out (per my Adult Acne Diary post). However, I've been using the soap-free Simple Kind to Skin Refreshing Washing Facial Gel with pro-vitamin B5 and Vitamin E, Simple Kind to Skin Vital Vitamin Day Cream with SPF 15 and Simple Kind to Skin Eye Make-Up Remover which is oil-free. And I'm proud to announce that starting today, I am an official line Brand Ambassador for Simple Skincare.

Their products are suitable for all skin types, and I'm using them because they have no dyes or perfumes and they're filled with vitamins!

Simple Skincare products are available now on drugstore.com and range from $5.99 - $12.99

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