Ever since I gave birth to my son my skin has drastically changed! My skin was once so manageable and easy to keep up with. It wouldn’t get too dry nor would it become acne prone and oily. As you can imagine this was initially a bit of a harsh reality for me… that I have to actually work for results on my skin.
Enduring an Israeli winter has been really harsh on my skin! It has grown to be increasingly dry and sensitive which made me so sad. If I forget to moisturize heavy in the evenings, my skin looks like a dried up prune in the morning- a very horrifying but real reality.
The actuality of aging began to sink in, knowing I wouldn’t have natural J-Lo smooth skin forever. On top of that, they don’t offer HydraFacial in Israel and that’s my MUST HAVE FACIAL. My esthetician Celeste in Los Angeles is AMAZING and is an expert in HydraFacial! Check her out if you are ever in the area!
I was thankful to finally find some products and systems that worked to transform my skin for the better.
First off, I had to stop using a harsh cleanser on my skin. I now just use the Dermalogica Pre Cleanse and then move on from the cleansing process. If I had been to the gym or something then I would pre-cleanse then do a heavier cleanser on top to make sure I tackled all those impurities. This may not work for everyone but for me, my skin barrier was getting too compromised with the dry weather.
Next thing is, I increased the frequency of moisture-rich products that I use every day. Including under my eyes and with my daily moisturizer. Now, ladies, I’ve always used La Mer Soft Cream for my daily moisturizer. I’ve tried to find dupes and though they work I guess I just seem to like La Mer better!
Every other night I go to bed in the Glam Glow Thirstymud Hydrating Treatment ..I layer it under my serums and my toners and I always wake up to plump and supple skin. I would say this mask drastically changed my skin more than anything else.
I love using the iS Clinical White Lighting Complex every few days because of discoloration issues. This product dramatically changed my skin as far as dark pigment goes.
A great thing to remember when embarking on any skin care journey is to remember that products take time to transform your skin. So be patient and keep trying! Don’t grow discouraged if a product someone likes don’t work for you. Everyone’s skin is different and reacts to products differently.