Ah, so it's been a while... There really wasn't a whole lot new to report at the time, I got a couple new things, tried them, hated them, broke out more, blah blah blah. Anyhow, I have finally found something (yes I know it's only been 5 days) that I love! One of my best friends has been using some products by Kiehl's for years, and always loved it. I figured it was something I would just end up giving away because I'm so freakishly sensitive to products usually, besides that, it is a bit expensive for me. However, since I needed to get new face wash anyways, and the one I was using was starting to really make me a bit more dry (not a nice additive with the already drying effects of Accutane) I decided why not .
My friend and I meandered over to the Kiehl's store in Portland after I had checked out their web page to do a little product research (http://www.kiehls.com). We talked to one of the guys working at the store who gave us more of a product run down, and he let me test a few things out. I decided on the Rare Earth Oatmeal Milk facial cleanser that I had been attracted to on their web page, and the ultra moisturizing face creme that my friend uses, as it actually soaked into my skin for once! While making the purchases, the rep. gave me a ton of product samples to try for my hair (since it's now so dry), some other face stuff, and a super gentle toner (even though I actually never use toner because it makes my face sticky usually), so I have all these items to try.
After going home, I decided to try the products and see how well I liked them on my face. I was actually pleasantly surprised about the cleanser, I just stuck it on my dry face, added a bit of warm water and my make-up came right off, well except for my eye make-up. I have a stubborn mascara that I wear here and there that only likes to be removed with a soap bar, so I had to take that off with my back up, super make-up removing, bar of Neutrogena.
I did try the toner out of curiosity to what my skin would be like with it, and actually it wasn't bad. I did rinse it off though since I really don't have any intentions of over-doing it, it was more of a curiosity thing. I then patted the moisturizer on and it was very nice, and I was of course surprised by how nice it was, and how well it soaked in. It leaves a small film (although I did put it on thick) so it looks nice and moist.
After waking up this morning, I was further surprised by how nice my skin looked! I actually had been breaking out, thus why I was covering up with make-up. All my red marks, and blotchy-ness, dry chin, and itchy rash spots were gone! I still have a couple of larger ones, but they have considerably shrunk in size and are a much lighter colour!
That's about it really, I'm going to keep with this product and see if I continue having good luck with it. It's very nice to have my dry chin nice and moist again, and my skin not super tight. I'll keep you posted, but if you get a chance, and you are having problems with your skin being super dry, at the least that moisture creme is fantastic. The bonus is (if this is also important to you as it is to me), that the products are all natural (think home remedy), animal product free, and not tested on animals.
I'll keep you posted, it can only get better right?
This is my regiment today.
Kiehl's Rare-Earth Oatmeal Milk Facial Cleanser #1
Kiehl's Ultra Facial Cream
Omega-3 Flaxseed 2 caps 2x's Daily
Vitamin E 2 caps 2x's Daily
Yasmin 28 1x's Daily
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