So. Because I would forget my head if it wasn't attached, I have forgotten to buy my face wash for 2 straight weeks. I fell back on a bottle of Johnson's Baby Shampoo I found in the cabinet. And guess what? My #$% skin looks better than it has in a long time. Less oil, better tone, ZERO zits - I added a little nighttime cream and WHAT'S UP!
All that #$% money wasted over the years ... What are YOUR tips and tricks to make your skin look - and feel - great?
Skin care products are a scam. Good skin is mostly a matter of genetics. Apart from that, don't smoke, eat as healthy as you can, and use whatever the hell you want on your skin because there's one product, and one product only, that will prevent aging: sunscreen. Everything else is a bullshit moneygrab.
Hopping down off my soapbox now.
This is TOO funny, I was trying to figure out where to post this...I was online in search of soap flakes for paint for dd. Anybody old enough to remember Ivory Snow soap flake paint?
Anyway, I found PureNaturalSoapFlake.com, a lady in Minnesota makes it in her garage. Bottom line, she ALSO makes a bar soap that's the most wonderful soap I've ever used. I'm in the desert, and since moving here, my skin's gone to shit. I look like the top of a sun baked mud puddle, even spending $$$$ on body lotions, etc.
My skin looks better than it has since I was a teenager with this stuff, and it's only $4/bar. I even use it on my face.
She also mixes up the soap flakes in a laundry powder thats great too, and ends up costing about 25 cents/load, and sends you "recipes" if you're so inclined to DIY.
Plus, she's so nice, I had emailed her about how long I'd been looking for a replacement for Ivory Snow flakes and she called me that afternoon to thank me for my order.
Having been in sales in a previous life, I know what you mean @putonalittlemakeup. And after dumping or taking back boatloads of makeup/skin care crap etc., I don't buy any of it unless they can give me 2 weeks worth of samples, especially if it's expensive, like Sisley, since that doesn't generally mean good.
It amazes me, that the expensive ones frequently don't want to give out samples...not sure why they wouldn't want to "entice" more people to spend the money. I suppose people who are willing to spend $$$$ on stuff will whether they get to try it or not...
Since I was a teenager I have used St. Ives Apricot scrub and Oil of Olay Face Cream. Nearly every day without fail. I also smoked for 10 years and lived in the desert for the past 6. My skin is still smooth and I haven't noticed any wrinkles. I still breakout a little bit around that time of the month but I just wait it out. I also don't use any face make up. No powder or liquid, nothing. If I get sunburned I used Oil of Olay Cream face wash.
I use sugar scrub under my arms and on my legs before shaving. I shave with baby lotion under my arms. Works better than most shaving creams/gels I have tried. I use the cream oil body wash to shave my legs. Works like a charm.
@anonmyzer: use it before you shave, you'll get a better shave and it won't sting!