My struggle with acne started in 6th grade. That was like 20 years ago!! After years of trying every drug store brand of skincare product; facial cleanser, treatment, cream, ointments and buying a barrage of concealers, foundations, primers, and color correcting cosmetics, I was still struggling and I was very unhappy with my skin. I was literally making WEEKLY purchases in these categories because nothing worked. My vanity was covered with a million bottles, my bedtime & morning routines were cumbersome and I still felt like my face looked like crap. Until one day,…….
I DISCOVERED THE ULTIMATE SECRET TO SAVING tons OF MONEY ON COSMETICS AND SKINCARE
Remember I mentioned the cumbersome, time consuming bedtime & morning routine?
Remember I mentioned weekly purchases?
Remember my vanity covered in millions of bottles?
About a year ago, I forked over the big bucks for an Obagi Nu-Derm Skin Care System Kit. It was a major financial investment for me and I was putting total trust in my esthetician and the product’s claims. My esthetician assured me that I wouldn’t be ‘re-upping’ on my kit constantly and (thank goodness!!) she was right!
Since I started using Obagi Nu-Derm products and getting regular skin care treatments. I SAVE SO MUCH TIME AND MONEY BY INVESTING IN THESE PRODUCTS AND TREATMENTS! I am not spending HOURS looking for new skin care products (and we all know, time is money!). My skin looks and feels so much better so I have less to hide; I’m not buying every brand of concealer, foundation, primer, and color correcting cosmetics looking for something that will hide my blemishes.
Daily Morning Skincare Routine:
Step 3: Treat with Obagi Nu-Derm Clear Fx, 2 oz. Although it’s a smaller bottle and you’re using it twice a day, the Clear has actually lasted me about 4.5 months.
Step 4: Treat with Obagi Nu-Derm Exfoderm Forte, 2 oz. 4.5 months; same as the Clear.
Step 5: Protect and treat with Skinmedica Total Defense Plus Repair Sunscreen, SPF 34, 2.3 Ounce
. This is a brand I am starting to sample more products from.
Step 6: Makeup – concealer, bronzer, blush, eyebrows, mascara, powder, lips (old makeup routine involved a million more products and a ton more time)
Daily Bedtime Skincare Routine:
Step 3: Treat with Obagi Nu-Derm Clear Fx, 2 oz.
Step 4: Treat with Obagi Nu-Derm Blend mixed with Obagi360 Retinol 1.0 – Because this is a step that I will skip very often, these two products last forever! I have not had to ‘re-up’ on either of these since my original kit purchase a year ago.
Weekly Skincare Treatments:
After bedtime cleanse, I shave my face with this Facial Hair Trimmer (I am going to make a separate post about this because I KNOW you have questions)