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5 THINGS I HAVE LEARNED ABOUT SKIN CARE

I wanted to bring together my list of five things I have learned about skin care and makeup. Remember I am no professional. Simply an Avon Representative and regular female who started late in life when it came to knowing what I do know about makeup. Though I have been wearing eyeliner since I was 13 due to having trichotillomania.

Start Early

Many people are taught to give their babies gentle soaps and lotions to keep their skin healthy and soft. As we get older though, I have noticed not as many parents do this beyond the infant or toddler stage. They just make sure kids wash up. Not that this is a bad thing, but at least teaching kids about sunscreen and using a lotion on rougher areas will teach them that their skin is on big organ of the body. You try to teach them to eat healthy. Their skin should be included. I was watching Today on channel seven where I am at and they mentioned that people 18 and up have seen a rise in skin cancer. Mostly those tanning beds and it’s been touted for a long while that those things aren’t good. I have never used one. Plus, people aren’t always using sunscreen. When you are young and when your kids are young teach them to at least wear sunscreen and follow up with after sun care. Put what lotion is best for them on their skin. Just yesterday when the kids went swimming or playing in the water at grandmas house, I made sure they put on sunscreen. I used Avon Skin So Soft Bug Guard Plus with SPF 30. It is water resistant up to 80 minutes. Sometimes mosquitos are in an area simply because there is a pool or maybe a water puddle nearby. I let that sit in for 15 minutes. I used Anew Hydra Fusion Daily Beauty Defense with SPF 50. As for aftercare I use Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration. It has 24 Hours of Hydration. Plus the smell is wonderful.

My Skin Care Collection SSS Bug Guard Plus at regular Price $11. On sale Campaign 17 at $7.59

I have mentioned some great skin care products for regular skin care in my post titled 4 Skin Care Saviors + 1 Popular Brand.

Know That Your Skin Type Can Change

byr skin type is affected by so many things. Genetics and hormones are at the top. But what also causes your skin to be the way it is can be from medications and diet. I for one can personally say that since becoming vegan, my skin is less oily and I have less breakouts. But my back still has issues, thus why I use one of the products mentioned in the article I linked above: Panoxyl. I love it! Still, growing up I had oily skin. I had breakouts. I still have oily skin but now my face and even the skin on my shins has changed to being combination oily skin. So I treat it as such. Treat your skin to its type. Get to know products and what is in them as that has a major affect as to whether or not it will work. Take for example that for us oily skinned folk toners should not have alcohol in them. I like witch hazel with no alcohol by Thayers. My brother got me into using Witch Hazel when I was 15 when he was having really bad backne. It really is genetic for us at least. It was my brother that taught me this one thing about skin care for acne. Also, lotions should be oil free. There are some like Jojoba is said to mimic your natural oil production but I have found that it isn’t that way for me. But if it works for you that is awesome. Dry skin comes with large pores. Mostly. This is the case with my mother. In recent years I have noticed the dry spots on my face do in fact have large pores. You get large pores because your skin is trying to create more oil so it dilates. Here is an article that I like that talks about skin types and how they can change do to a variety of factors called.Your skin type is affected by so many things. Genetics and hormones are at the top. But what also causes your skin to be the way it is can be from medications and diet. I for one can personally say that since becoming vegan, my skin is less oily and I have less breakouts. But my back still has issues, thus why I use one of the products mentioned in the article I linked above: Panoxyl. I love it! Still, growing up I had oily skin. I had breakouts. I still have oily skin but now my face and even the skin on my shins has changed to being combination oily skin. So I treat it as such. Treat your skin to its type. Get to know products and what is in them as that has a major affect as to whether or not it will work. Take for example that for us oily skinned folk toners should not have alcohol in them. I like witch hazel with no alcohol by Thayers. My brother got me into using Witch Hazel when I was 15 when he was having really bad backne. It really is genetic for us at least. It was my brother that taught me this one thing about skin care for acne. Also, lotions should be oil free. There are some like Jojoba is said to mimic your natural oil production but I have found that it isn’t that way for me. But if it works for you that is awesome. Dry skin comes with large pores. Mostly. This is the case with my mother. In recent years I have noticed the dry spots on my face do in fact have large pores. You get large pores because your skin is trying to create more oil so it dilates. Here is an article that I like that talks about skin types and how they can change do to a variety of factors called Does Your Skin Type Change As You Age?

You Skipped A Wash

Granted that skin needs daily care but if you miss a wash because you got busy, as long as it isn’t when you pass out with makeup on, you will be fine. The only time I got upset with missing a wash was when I was pregnant with my middle child and due to hormones, I needed to wash my face A LOT. I even had to shave daily. It was horrible. But now, I do occasionally miss a wash in the morning. Not so much at night. The thought of the days oils on my pillow, though it gets dirty with use regardless, just grosses me out. But if you are on a strict regimen due to prescription, it would be best to keep up at it as best you can. Sometimes we get busy. Just wash when you can twice a day. Plus, as recommended by Refinery, it’s okay to break a routine. In fact it could be beneficial. Let the skin be skin.

See a Doc If Something Is Very Bad

The two times I have had to see a doctor for a skin issue is this one time I had a really hard and tiny black pimple-like thing on my arm that hurt. I am still unsure what it was but had to have it removed. I missed work for it though I would have been fine to work. It was just I worked in food so they take stuff like that serious. The other time is when I got a cyst. I have noticed I am having them more frequently and it is noted that some people just get them. I had one in my armpit. The best I could think is maybe I nicked myself shaving and now use an electric shaver. I had it for about a week. I did see a doc on the third day and was prescribed meds. Now, not that I am advocating this, but it did work, I used the old heated bottle trick to bring it to the surface and drain naturally. It did work. I did it for a few days and even did soaks using a special bottle I keep for such needs because it isn’t easy doing an effective compress on your armpit. The rag got cold far too quickly. So I used salted water in a bottle necked bottle and kind of laid down. I was still taking my meds. I did wear something comfortable though because it hurt putting my arm down. And I had to wear very loose shirts. But things like this need medical attention as you may never know if there is a more serious cause. It can really play havoc on the skin. You don’t want an infection to spread either. Please don’t be like guys I have dated a use a blade to dig it out. Dude, just no. And it’s gross and unsanitary.

Exfoliate

You wash. Sure but do you exfoliate? When you are wanting to make sure all parts of your skin look even and to have makeup go on better or even use sunless tanning lotions, its best to exfoliate. Some people get skin build up and even though they wash, it still shows because it makes the skin look darker and a bit dirty. My daughter gets it on her chest. I can tell if she didn’t exfoliate because it’s dark in spots. You would be amazed at how much it helps everywhere on the body. Lotions and makeup just work better on clean exfoliated skin.

What are things you have learned about taking care of your skin? Let me know in the comments below.

4 Avon Skin Saviors + 1 POPULAR Brand

Each one of us has a different need when it comes to our skin. We have oily, we have dry, and we have combination skin. This post I will focus mostly on a total of 5 products I have found to be saviors not just to myself, but to some Avon customers as well. One will be a non-Avon brand that I just love. And it focuses on acne. I have yet to try the acne products from Avon but I hope to soon. Here we have in no particular order, skin care saviors!

Vitamin C Serum

Avon Anew Vitamin C Serum
Brighten’s skin instantly with 10% pure Vitamin C as much as 30 oranges! Regularly $44. On sale for $17.49 in Campaign 17 (2019)

I have tried this product myself. I love that even for my combination oily skin that I only need just a very small amount and it works wonderfully. I use it moreso on the dry spots of my face which is most of my T Zone. A little around my nose. In using this I would recommend starting with cleaning you skin, letting it dry, starting with the Vitamin C Peel Mask and then using this before using a moisturizer. Finish off with our Vitamin C Lip Balm. You can use it in the AM or PM or both. It is clinically proven to brighten skin after the first use by up to 44%. It also refines texture and visibly improves skin tone. I do have samples if you would like any. Just message me if your interested or head out to my online store at http://www.youravon.com/ashleybarnes

Anew Power Serum

Anew Power Serum
3x more powerful than a regular serum. $40 with plus a special offer of Buy any two Skin Care SuperHeroes for $40 in Campaign 17.

The suggestion this comes from my mom. Who says she’s loved using it since ordering. Thanks mom for the suggestion to this post.

Anew Power Serum debuted earlier this year and was a big hit with customers. Before getting into all of the selling points, I would like to add in reviews from the Avon website.

As you see this product has helped people of all skin types and also a wide range of ages as well. My mom has dry skin. she says, “It works well for my skin type and is light weight n adding moisture. It isn’t too heavy making me feel like I need to wash it off.”

In one week, 89% showed improvement in texture, radiance, wrinkles, firmness and moisture. After two weeks, 94% saw a difference in the most advanced signs of aging. This product pairs well with Anew Ultimate Supreme Advanced Performance Crème.

Ultimate Day Cream with SPF 25

Anew Ultimate Day Cream with SPF 25
100% of women showed improvement in texture, clarity, uneven skin tone and overall fine wrinkles
Reg $42. On sale for $23.99 Campaign 17.

This product I do use because it add moisture to my face but not so much that it makes my face create more oil as most lotions do to oily skin or even combination oily skin. Also, it has SPF in it so i don’t need to add more to my face with or without makeup afterwards. My face also doesn’t feel like its wet or greasy. It dries well. I haven’t had any issues with it clogging my pores either. My mom also likes it and again she has dry skin. Very different from mine. I am wearing it today as I do every day. At night it use the night cream. And though I am not concerned about wrinkles I have noticed my face seems like I get enough sleep.

Skin So Soft Original Lotion

Skin So Soft Original Lotion
11.8 oz Skin So Soft Lotions $10 with special offer in Campaign 17, Buy One Get One Free

The classic is a classic for a reason. Because it stands up to it’s name. I use this on my son since he sometimes gets dry skin. He gets complemented that his has nice skin. I have made sure to give him lotion since he was a baby. Using a different brand as a baby of course. My aunt likes the bath oil of the original scent and buys it frequently.

Panoxyl

I now come to the last item on the list. The not-an-Avon-product, Panoxyl. About two years back I was bothered by the fact that no other product seemed to help my backne. And I was starting to get in on my arms and legs. I shower. I scrub. I tried several brands advertised to get rid of this issue and non seemed to work. So I decided to google information on the best body acne products. I don’t recall which page I ended up on mut as I read through the list I found one that seemed to be something to try. Panoxyl has Benzoyl Peroxide in it which is prescribed by dermatologists. I get the stronger formula and among many reviews some people do say it bothers their sensitive skin. It doesn’t for me however. I use it each time I shower along with a natural loofa scrubbing pad that has a strap that I can use to slip my hand through. It works pretty well. I bought one at my nearest Albertsons. At first when it isn’t wet it feels pretty rough but when you get it wet and use the Panoxyl, it works great. Within a week I saw a markedly visible difference using both products. Now sometimes I do need help getting my back so I have to use a much longer scrub that is like a strap with handles. The middle of my back is the hardest spot to get.

That is my list of skin skin saviors with Avon and one non-Avon product. As recommended by customers and my mother and one from me. I hope you enjoyed this list. Also, a healthy diet really does wonders for the skin. But I find that to be a harder subject to sell people on.

What are some Avon or non-Avon products that you have found to be the most helpful for your skin? Be sure to let us know what you skin type is so other commenters can try that out as well. We are in Campaign 17 right now. The new Lip Tattoo lip colors are making their debut and are a huge hit right now. I hope to bring you a review for that next month. I am sorry that’s a bit late. We still have some amazing deals going on such as Hydrafusion’s special offer as shown below. Don’t forget that with orders over $40 you can get the A Box for $10 (valued at $40) as well as free shipping in orders over $50. You can visit my Facebook page for any deals that may come up such as days where you get free shipping in orders over $25. We always have a sweeps going. Right now it is a chance to win two sets of the new Lip Tattoo’s in colors of your choice. Have a great day and leave your comments about your skin care saviors in the comments below.

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My Clean Face is 5 Minutes AM/PM Simple

I never was one to really keep a routine regarding my face growing up. In fact I didn’t really have one until about a year ago. Growing up I just washed with a generic bar of soap and water. When you’re young, it doesn’t really matter as you haven’t had your hormones kick in yet and you have no wrinkles to worry about. Just dirt from playing outside.

Now that I am older, and as of last year, I started my own very simple routine. I don’t like over complicating the process. Some people have very meticulous routines. I just use a few products. Plus I get busy and don’t want to take long. Unless makeup is involved. I have include some pictures, taken to the best of my ability, I wish the shadows weren’t involved, of what I use in the morning and at night.

Here I use Anew Ultimate Cleansing Cream. Many of the products I have are trial versions. I have a small bathroom so space for everything is a must. I love this cream. You don’t have to wet your face first. You just put the cream on an then rinse it off. Then I use the Anew Hydra Fusion De-Puffing Eye Serum. I sometimes look like have been crying the whole night even after a good nights sleep. This has an applicator. You don’t need very much, either. Then I use the Anew Vitamin C Brightening Serum to give my face a glow and some good old C. Then the Vitamin C Lip Balm. I still have yet to see my lips plump. I swear hey said it did that but either way I do nibble on my lips. No reason, really. Just a bad habit that I have no clue how it started. To top it off I apple Anew Ultimate Multi Performance Day Cream with SPF 25. Needing to protect you face in the sun, or no sun in the winter, is just goo health practice. This morning routine, unless makeup is involved, takes me about 5 minutes.

My nightly routine is just as simple as my morning routine. I use Anew Hydra Fusion Cleansing Water. I am almost out of it and need more because I love it that much. You just use it on a cotton ball or reusable cleaning pad and you take off the days dirt and oils that have built up. Next, Anew Hydra Fusion Replenishing Serum. As you can tell I use a lot o Anew products and also Hydra Fusion produts. For having combination oily skin, it hasn’t been harsh and I have developed sensitive skin since I was young and none the products irritate my face. But if you use them and they do that, then lessen the usage. Still, the serum give me back some moisture I may have lost during the day You can also use it in the morning and follow up with the Gel Cream. I know I am just shy of 40 and to be honest I am not too worried about wrinkles. I welcome crows feet. I think they add so much to a woman’s face. It’s just the forehead lines I am not fond of. I get makeup creases with them. I have one that is especially deep and granted it may never go away but I might as well work on those finer lines. The retinol is meant for deep lines. My deep on has softened some. Topping off my night time routine I use Anew Ultimate Multi-Performance Night cream to lock in the moisture I just added. Again, this routine takes me about five minutes unless makeup is involved. Then I add more steps.

What kind of routine do you have and have you always had one? Let me know in the comments.