My mother is a longtime worshiper in the church of Clinique. Although she’s not one for more makeup than some liner and mascara, she’s always preached the word of healthy skin care. Currently using Clinique’s Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion+, I grew up watching and learning from my Mom’s use of Clinique’s previous moisturizers and face washes so I should come as no surprise that I continue to depend on Clinique’s products to keep my face a healthy and clean one.
AM :: At the start of my day and beauty routine, I use the Clinique mild Liquid Facial Soap. My face doesn’t get too dirty throughout the night and I don’t want to begin the day drying it out and this soap is the best for light cleansing. I follow up my wash by using the Clarifying Lotion 2, it’s the perfect gentle exfoliant and finish up with the moisturizing cream de jour. (I’m currently playing the field of daily moisturizers and deciding where I’ll lay my loyalty for a while. It is, after all, a very important decision.)
PM :: When it’s time to strip off the grime for the day, I remove my makeup with towelettes and then deep clean with Clinique’s Rinse-Off Foaming Cleanser. Skipping the pre-wash makeup removing isn’t n issue with this cleanser either; It’s pretty powerful and can easily remove makeup or other coating like sunscreen. Just like in the morning, my wash is followed by a cotton ball of the Clarifying Lotion 2. Before bed I apply a very light weight nighttime moisturizer (again, currently unattached to one.)
While I’m singing their praises, I’d like to mention another fantastic Clinique cleanser. Their Rinse-Off Eye Makeup Solvent works like a charm. It’s gentle and effective!
If you’re in need of a good daily face routine and new to the concept, first of all: shame on you for waiting so long to begin a healthy skin care regime and secondly: congratulations on embarking into a brighter world face first!
If you are a face care newbie, a great place to start is with one of Clinique’s 3 Step Skin Care Systems. You can easily determine your skin type by visiting your local Clinique counter or by visiting their site and taking their skin diagnostic test. Whether you have Very Dry, Cry Combination, Combination Oily or Oily skin, there’s a 3 Step System for you. Each contains your ideal Liquid Facial Soap, your best suited Clarifying Lotion and the Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion+ or Gel. It’s an easy way to get in the habit of practicing good skin care habits and they’re some of the best products you can find!
Hope this post helped some of you make the decision to give Clinique’s face care a try or even just inspire you to take good care of your face no matter what products you select.
PS: To keep the skin on the rest of my body clean, fresh and healthy, I like to use Neutrogena’s Pink Grapefruit Body Clear Body Wash daily and an Apricot Scrub a few times a week. (The one pictured below is by equate, Wal-Mart’s brand, but it’s just as good as St. Ive’s and about $1 cheaper.)
There you have a it, a peek inside my bathroom and shower to see what keeps my skin healthy and vibrant. Thanks again for reading!