Back to the basic

Back to the basic


Just when I thought I had my skin under control it decided to act up again. Not a little, I mean like act up like in middle school, which was when my skin was at its worst. It’s been years since my skin had a reaction like this and I’m not really sure why it happened again. I’ve been using all products that I
had used previously and they didn’t give me a reaction or anything like that. Or was it something that I ate that caused this? Could it be the change of climate? I’m not really sure what it is but I strongly disliked it then and I will dislike it now.

Since, all the products I use currently are all products that I have been using for months so, I decided to stop using most of them and just stick with the basics. I went back to my old favorite face wash and to a trusty toner that I only use at night. I stuck with a moisturizer for the day and face oil for night. I stop using a spot treatment just to see if that had anything to do with it.  I tried to take out all the products that had some type of fragrance that was a little strong.

Let’s get on with the products…

Neutrogena Face bar soap

I started using one after years of using the liquid form of this cleanser and I prefer this one. The only thing is that it actually leaves your skin squeaky clean; which I personally hate that because it strips everything away.  I can live with that, if I can see that this product is working for me and it is. Plus, these bars of soap are super inexpensive and you can either purchase them in singles are in packs of two or three. The more the better, right?


Neutrogena Face Toner

I have used different brands of toners and personally this one does not make my skin burn. This one I didn’t use when I was in middle school, I used to use a different one but I don’t think they sell it anymore because I couldn’t find it. Toners are super tricky to find one that actually goes with your skin because of the ingredients. Sometimes toners can be harsh and feel like your skin is burning and peeling which is so terrible. This toner I feel is like the gentlest one that I have tried but since my skin is feeling extra sensitive I only use it once a day and that would be at night.






Clinique Face Moisturizer

This moisturizer is my holy grail because it’s the only moisturizer that does not make me oily after a few minutes or let alone hours. That is a huge plus in my book and I’ve been using this since I can remember (I’ve used other in between) and I always seem to go back to this one.



Tarte Maracuja oil

Normally, I would say no to a face oil but this one isn’t as strong as most of the oils I’ve used in the past.  Plus, yes the bottle can be a little pricy but it will last you a long time since you are only using a small amount at a time. Personally I do not like to wear this during the day as it makes my makeup look and feel weird. At night this just calms my skin and it looks really nice, once I wash my face in the morning. A trick is that you can also use this as an under eye treatment but just apply a small amount under there. Keep in mind that you only need a little and be careful not to get it in your eye.





As you can probably tell I love using Neutrogena products because those are the ones I grew up using and they work. I do something like using the Clean and Clear products but those are a little stronger for me right now. Let’s see if me going back to these products actually helps out my skin a little.

What are some of your go to products for when your skin is letting you down?

Thank you for reading dolls, until next time

Xoxo dazzlemxo

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