Do you ever find yourself becoming complacent with your skin care routine despite squinting and scrutinizing everything as you do it?
2017 seemed to be the year I started really being unhappy with the way my skin looked while relying on the same old products I always used to just fix it.
Here are a few things I learned while searching for my perfect products!
5 Helpful Tips For Re-Evaluating Your Skin in 2018
Don't pretend that your skin doesn't need help. I was in complete denial about my skin and believed that the same stuff I used 5, 6, 7 years ago would still be the best for my skin and thought my skin would figure it out. I realized that it isn't my skin’s job to adjust to the products I use, it's MY job to adjust my products for my skin.
Ask around! Navigating the skincare world when you haven't been in the field for a good amount of years can be daunting. I got my recommendation from my mom who has very sensitive skin. I figured I would give her recommendations a shot and I fell in love!
Samples, samples, and more samples! Always grab samples of products before you hand over the money. When talking to the salesperson I would always stress that I like samples because my skin can take time to adjust before it gives its final decision of whether or not it will want to stick with the product or break out like crazy! Most of the time I have found the salesperson will make sure to really pack in the product and it can last quite awhile!
Don't go overboard. When I realized that Origins products were working fantastic for my skin, I wanted everything. Scrubs, cleansers, moisturizers for day and night, lotion, etc. You name it, I wanted it. I made sure for now to just go in and replace products I was using regularly. That means I have an oil-free moisturizer, eye cream, foaming face cleanser and a scrub. That's it. However, who's to say I can't check out some fun masks or scrubs next time I'm there?
Consistency! It has been hard to really lock down my routine in the morning and at night since the new year. This January has seemed chaotic but the one thing I keep myself in check for is using these products. I make sure my cleanser and scrub are always ready in the shower. Even if I am cozy in my bed when I've forgotten my eye cream, I crawl out of bed to go put it on. I grumble and moan about making myself do it, but I am always happy when I do! Remember, the products can't help your skin if they aren't being used!
Following these tips helped me find and fall in love with several products from Origins! Their products are all natural and they've even removed artificial coloring and fragrances so it really is what you see is what you get!
I never shower without using my Checks and Balances Foaming Cleanser and Never A Dull Moment face scrub! I use these to wash my face every time I shower. I use Mega-Bright Oil-Free Moisturizer for my primer before putting my makeup on and the Mega-Bright Dark Circle Minimizer morning and night before anything else! My genetic dark circles under my eyes are finally thanking me!