Wednesday, December 12, 2012

My Skin Is Freakin'

Every fall/winter like clockwork, my facial skin goes crazy.  It burns and itches to varying degrees.  I have fairly sensitive skin, where I always have a slight pink to my face.  It may be a mild case of Rosacea, who knows, but most people tell me it's just a nice shot of color.

Regardless, this year has been bad on my face compared to previous ones.  Although last year my face was fine but I pretty much clawed my hands and arms all day long or constantly gooped them in lotion but then you can't touch anything else.

Poor Moyz, he is pretty much staying a light shade of gray no matter what I do to him.  His face is doing remarkably well with the eczema he usually has.  It hasn't reared its ugly head yet, and I am hoping that it won't.

Here's my routine:

1.  2.Olay Complete All Day UV Moisturizer - Sensitive Skin - 4 oz3.

1.  CeraVe AM-  My derm recommended this because all I was using was Olay's sensitive skin (#2) and the SPF is only 15.  This stuff has SPF 30  She told me that most sensitive skin types can wear this, and I can.  $13 Walmart .  Target does not sell this, only the night time, but Walmart sells both.  What's up with that?

2.  Olay Sensitive Skin- I use this when my skin starts to burn or feel funny during the day as needed.  $7 Target

3.  CeraVe PM- use at night, $13 Target or Walmart

There's fancy things called ceramides and a couple of other things like that in the CeraVe that is supposed to do stuff for your skin, I have no idea if it works or not, but psychologically it makes me feel better.

I'm not a huge fan of using multiple things throughout the day and have been in the market for something thicker for my face.  And that stuff is expensive.  I had no idea.  But I came across this on Capitol Hill Style the other day and just ordered it from Target.

Yes To Carrots Moisturizing Day Cream - 1.7 oz.     

The problem with this stuff is that it's expensive $15 for a tiny jar.  But the reviews were great and I am hoping it will power through and then I won't have to use 2 different things during the day.  It's been ranked really good for those with sensitive skin so crossing my fingers.

Would love to head into the territory of wrinkle creams and all that jazzy stuff for people who should be concerned about that, but I am terrified to spend the money and have it make my face go crazy, so I am placing my bets that I am going to just age well and focus on sunscreen!

If anybody has something good that they use and recommend I would love to hear it.

1 comment:

  1. Trader Joe's Nourish lotion! Sub it in for the Olay- I think it works much much better!