The holiday season is always full of time with family and friends and even more time eating and drinking. And while this may start off relatively harmless, after a few weeks of overindulging, my skin looks miserable. I have sensitive skin to begin with, and I have to be extra careful to not do anything to make the situation worse.
But of course, I didn’t follow my own advice and I broke out — badly! So badly that Maritza asked if I was having an allergic reaction. (Oh sisters, gotta love ‘em). I needed a way to get my skin back in check fast and Lydi’Ann was so kind as to share her post-holiday skin regime with me. And thank goodness, it’s helped clear up my face a bit. So here are the steps below!
I start off the regimen by wetting my face with water. Then, I place a small amount of the Bioré Warming Anti-Blackhead Cleanser on the Olay Pro Facial Cleansing Brush and exfoliate on the lowest setting. Sometimes I use the Exfoliating Renewal Cleanser that came with the Olay brush, but lately I’ve been going for the Bioré. I do this for about 20 seconds and keep a very light hand. I don’t want to irritate my skin and have all my efforts go down the drain!
Next, I pat my skin dry with a towel and use the Neutrogena Rapid Clear Treatment Pads. I wipe my face and neck down with the pad and then I let everything air dry. This step is pretty straight forward.
Then comes my favorite step, using SheaMoisture’s African Black Soap Clarifying Mud Mask. I love this mask! The scent is cross between a light African Black Soap fragrance and clay. It sounds strange but it’s not so bad. I keep the mask on my face for 10 minutes and then I use a warm wash cloth to wipe it all off.
Finally, I rinse my face with water one last time, pat dry, and then slather on the Olay Regenerist Luminous Overnight Mask Gel-Moisturizer to finish up my regimen. This moisturizer feels light to the touch and goes on quite easily. One thing that I noticed is that my face looks super shiny whenever I use this, but by the time that I wake up, it’s absorbed into my skin and I don’t look as shiny.
So there you have it — my post-holiday skin regime. A PSA to anyone that might try this: make sure you do any waxing before you start or wait at least three days to be on the safe side. I had the genius idea of waxing my upper lip the day after I started this regime and I had a lovely burn as a parting gift.
Anyway, tell us below, do you have any post-holiday skin regime tips to help bring your skin back to normal after the holidays?