I’m excited to announce that I’m involved in a cool beauty blogger project called #TheSkinProject! Herein our participating group of bloggers will be discussing their various skincare routines and favorite products. The topic du jour: cleansing!
I take a comparatively simple approach to cleansing: good old fashioned washing morning and night with my cleanser of choice (currently iQ Derma Clear Remedy Purifying Cleanser). I have combination skin with easily clogged pores, so I find this cleanser helps strip pores of dirt and oil without drying my skin out in the arid desert I inhabit.
If you’re young, in a humid climate, or just have naturally oily skin, you know the pains of a greasy, unwashed-looking face. Heck, even living here in the desert, by the time 5pm rolls I’m usually glinting off the bathroom lights like nobody’s business. There’s nothing wrong with a little “fresh from the beach” glow, but when people have to shield their eyes from the glare when looking at you, your mug’s gone way beyond dewy and entered downright drippy.
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Are you sick of your rough, callused feet? Of course you are! It’s no secret women want every (and I mean every) part of their bodies to be soft and pretty. Unfortunately, your feet are literally at the bottom of the barrel, and most of us ignore them until they feel like sandpaper. Fear not, my fellow foul-footed females – the Dove is ditching the makeup for a day and teaching you how to make your tootsies trendy & touchable – no pedicure required! Read on and get a foot fetish! …er… you know what I mean.
Step 1: Slough What’s Rough
Grab some Epsom salt at the drugstore and toss a couple spoonfuls of it in a warm bath. Dip those haggard feet in there and soak, soak, soak. As soon as your feet feel comfortable in the water, grab an exfoliating salt scrub like Arbonne Awaken Sea Salt Scrub and scrub the bottoms of your feet like a madwoman. (I suggest salt-based, but sugar is also an option; the usual benefit to using sugar instead of salt, however, is that it’s less likely to irritate and inflame skin. Since the skin on the bottom of my feet is pretty comparable to the exterior of an armored car, gentle handling really isn’t necessary.) Rub the entire foot – this means the bottom, top, ankles, ball, heel, big toe and bottom again – vigorously until your foot closely resembles a steak tartare. No pain, no gain, baby!
I rarely review skincare products – I’m ashamed to admit I’m instinctively more interested in the BandAid makeup provides for my skin problems – but this one was too good to miss. I’d run out of powder (my Victoria’s Secret Finishing Powder finally bit the dust) and I noticed the coupon could be used online, so I snagged the powder at Ulta and this stuff.
Now I have a rather embarrassing confession to make. I’ve had the most disgusting collection of blackheads in the pores in my nose since… …wait for it… …the SIXTH GRADE.
I’m always looking for a great facial cleanser, and Biore Blemish Fighting Ice Cleanser does the trick in twenty different ways. It fights blemishes better than its Neutrogena or Clean and Clear counterparts, and the tingling icy feeling on your face is amazing. (As I’ve said before, I love products that feellike they’re doing something.) I pop this baby out right when I wake up in the morning, and it energizes and invigorates me.