My skin has always been something I have struggled with! From a teenager, to a young adult, to even now after two kids – I still seem to have the same issues with those teeny tiny bumps on my face and hormonal breakouts. I literally have tried SO many different skincare products and brands, and truly was never seeing a huge difference. No matter the times I would wash my face, exfoliate, moisturize etc, it just seemed as though I was going to be doomed with this skin for forever! Now that I am nearing my thirties (I turn 28 next month *gasp*), I am realizing the true importance of skincare and the quality of the products you choose to use on your face.
Over the last few months, some of you may have seen on my instastories, that I have been working with a wonderful skincare clinic out here called Delta Laser. With their help, I am now on the road to better skin, and finding out what works best for me! I have now had three IPL Photorejuvenation treatments for hyperpigmentation as well as texture issues I have been having (you can read about those here + I will do an update on these in a separate post). I also have been using the amazing ZO Skin Health line by Zein Obagi. I will share below which products I am using and a little bit about each of them! I hope this can help anyone who too is struggling with their skin in any way – and truly these have turned my skin around.
FOAMACLEANSE: Gentle foam cleanser to clean off makeup and leave skin feeling fresh – it also deep cleans pores and hydrates. I really love how soft and smooth my skin feels after washing using this cleanser! I use it both morning and night.
OFFECTS EXFOLIATING POLISH: Magnesium crystals are used to exfoliate dead skin cells that help create a smoother, even-toned complexion. This is one of my favorite products! The first time I used it, I instantly saw and felt such a difference. The next day when I went to apply my makeup I could hardly believe how smooth my skin was. I use this 3-4 times a week now. It also helps the other products soak into my skin better!
OSSENTIAL DAILY POWER DEFENSE: A lightweight lotion that protects and repairs all skin types. I use this both day and night – it also has tightening and firming benefits for aging. It is so lightweight and it also helps even out skin tone.
BRIGHTAMAX SKIN BRIGHTENING CREAM: Reduces skin discolouration and helps even out skin tone. I use this once a day and has found it has made a huge difference on my skin tone and evenness!
OCLIPSE SUNSCREEN + PRIMER: Sun protection and primer! I use this under my makeup every day! It helps smooth everything out, and of course has an SPF30 in it which is super important to have.
So there it is, my skincare regime at the moment! A huge part of me learning more about my skin and what it needs, has shown me the importance of INVESTING in your skin. I know years from now, I will be so grateful for the education (thanks to Delta Laser), money and time spent taking care of my skin properly. I can honestly say that this is the first time in my life I have been confident with wearing no makeup to the grocery store or even to not throw a little on for the gym to hide my imperfections! Little changes go a long way, and I am excited to share more about my journey with you all.