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What's Your Skincare Regimen?

My mom started me off on a skin care routine at a very young age. I always washed my face before bed and made trips to the dermatologist for breakouts and skincare advice. Thanks for starting me on a good path Mom! Now, in my early thirties, my skin care routine is MUCH more time and labor intensive than it was when I was in junior high. But the time you invest in taking care of your skin is worth every second. You only get one skin, so you have to take care of it!

My basic skincare routine contains two important steps...cleansing and moisturizing! I have extremely sensitive skin, so I use a gentle cleanser with a washcloth, morning and night. Once or twice a week I exfoliate with my Clarisonic. After my AM cleansing I use moisturizer with SPF in it. At night I use a thicker lotion. My house is so dry - I feel like I need double the moisturizer when I sleep so it can work harder for my skin.

If I'm not planning on wearing makeup, I usually just moisturize and then I'm done. But on days I'm going to work and wearing makeup, I've been trying out adding a skin primer to my skin care routine. I've tried primers in the past, but they usually made me breakout. I was recently sent Olay Regenerist Wrinkle Revolution Complex to try out and have had major success! No breakouts!

I've been using Olay Regenerist skin-perfecting primer for about two and a half weeks now and haven't seen a single pimple or skin irritation. In fact, after using it for a week, the nurse at my doctor's office said my skin looked very healthy and that I was glowing!

I love how this skin primer feels on my skin. Super soft, like satin. I sometimes put it over my morning lotion, but sometimes I wear it by itself. My makeup goes on so nicely over top of it. It really does give me a smooth canvas to work with! It's also suppose to instantly reduce the look of pores, fine lines and wrinkles. 

I was also sent a sample of Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Eye Cream & Lash Serum Duo. This combo is suppose to hydrate your eye area and your eyelashes, helping your eyes to look brighter and eye area to look firmer. I've been using this eye cream two times day, once before applying makeup and the second time after washing my face at night. I'm a firm believer that your eye area can never get enough moisture! 

The concept of hydrating my lashes is new to me. I've been using the Lash Serum before I apply my morning mascara and at night. I've only been using it for about 2 weeks so I think it still may be too early to tell results just yet, but will keep everyone posted! This duo can be separated to only carry one or the other, which is a nice option for traveling.

I'd love to hear about your skin care routine and any secrets to prepping your face for makeup. Do you have a favorite primer you use? How long have you been doing the same routine? Please share in the comments below!

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Olay through their partnership with POPSUGAR Select. While I was compensated to write a post about Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Eye Cream & Lash Serum Duo and Regenerist Wrinkle Revolution Complex, all opinions are my own.

Sponsored Post - Take Care of your Skin!

I always tell my husband ‘take care of your skin, because it’s the only one you’re going to get.’ Hair grows back, clothing styles change, but your skin is forever with you, so I’m always preaching to him to take care of it!

I’m now 31 years old and I am very thankful that my mother and grandmother were both great examples of women taking great care of their skin. I remember staying the night at my grandma’s house when I was younger and it was part of our nighttime routine to wash our faces. I would then watch my grandmother put on her thick moisturizer, knowing that when I was older, I’d do the same thing.

Looking back to my teens and 20s I definitely didn’t do everything right. I didn’t wear enough sunscreen and I went into tanning beds (gasp!). That has changed since I have become more educated on skincare and quite honestly, I’ve gotten older. Here are the skincare rules I live by:

  •         I wash my face at least 2x a day with a gentle cleanser. I don’t use harsh exfoliating cleansers because my skin is sensitive. But I do use a washcloth to make sure I get all of my makeup off. I use a sonic cleansing system a few times a week to do a deep clean on my pores.
  •       Moisturize, moisturize and then moisturize some more. But seriously, find a moisturizer that goes well with your skin. They are not all the same. Some are for sensitive skin, extremely dry skin, etc.
  •            Use an eye cream.  It’s never too early to start using one (okay, maybe wait until you are 18+ years old). You don’t have to go overboard on price to find a good eye cream. Drugstore brands are just as good as some of the expensive ones at department stores. Use your ring or pinky finger to gently dab eye cream around your eyes. Don’t rub or pull the skin around your eyes.  
  •       I wear sunscreen. Notice that I didn’t say ‘I stay out of the sun.’ Sunlight in doses can be good for your mood! Just make sure you have a high SPF lotion or oil on, everywhere. Not just your face. And don’t forget your scalp if it’s exposed. I carry sample size SPF lotions with me that I received from the dermatologist office. You never know when your friends may want to eat outside on a sunny day.
I want to be clear and say that these are MY personal rules. Not yours. I’m not a medical professional, so if you have questions, please reach out to your dermatologist. Everyone has a different skin type so you have to come up with a regimen that is good for you and your age. But if you take one thing away from this, it should be ‘take care of your skin, because it’s the only one you’re going to get!’

As a leader in skincare with an eye for emerging trends, Olay is bringing the first-ever mass market CC line of products to the United States {Canada} beginning in October 2012. CC, or Color & Correct, Creams have started to emerge in Asia as a new category and are designed for women who love BB Creams for their ability to provide a quick, flawless finish but are seeking skincare solutions that deliver long-term benefits.

The Olay Total Effects CC Tone Correcting UV Moisturizers fight seven signs of aging, while also providing immediate color correction with tinted formulas that include UV protection and tone correction over time. The multiple, must-have instant and long-term benefits leave skin luminous and even-toned with the reduced appearance of discolorations, fine lines and wrinkles.

Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Olay via Glam Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Olay

Beauty Deals at Walmart

For one week only, Marcy 27 through April 2, is offering exclusive, unbeatable beauty deals on items from brands like Olay, Hard Candy, L'Oreal and Neutrogena, free shipping on all Beauty Value Week items (of which there are many!) and a special bonus Hard Candy lip gloss with every order. I absolutely love the Hard Candy line...check out my review.

Walmart will also be sharing special deals on their beauty page starting today.