Friday April 9, 2010
I didn't have adventurous day today so there wont be much to talk about. so maybe i will do a product review on something I am loving at the moment. Which would have to be The clinique three step skin care system.
So the way the system works is you get a face wash, Clarifying lotion (a toner), and moisturizer. When you go to your Clinique counter you will be asked a series of questions about your acne problems, oil problems, sunburn, and so on. based upon the questions the Clinique specialist will tell you what your skin type is and give you a number of which system you should buy; Skin Type 1: Very dry, Skin type 2: Dry combination, Skin Type 3: Combination Oily, and Skin Type 4: Oily.
First step is the cleanser. Take one pump of the liquid soap, that's all you really need. lather it up in your fingers and wash all over your face for about a good 2 minutes you really want to cleanse your pores. Make sure you get your trouble spots. What i like to do is take the product and cleanse my T zone well and then my temples and i take it down my neck. After two minutes are up rinse the product off and pat your face dry don't rub the towel on your skin just light pats until your skin is dry.
Step two is the Clarifying lotion (toner). Depending on the bottle you have (because around the holidays they have a bonus bottle with the pump) all you have to do is take a cotton ball or cotton round and either take two pumps or damp the round or ball half way and gently rub all of your face and neck. DO NOT PRESS HARD ON SKIN! if you rub it hard on your skin you will get a burning feeling. If you did it correctly you will have a light tingling feeling. I have the bottle with the pump and I use one cotton round with two pumps but when I have the regular bottle it takes two cotton balls to cover my face and neck. Let the Clarifying lotion air dry before moving on.
Third and last step is Moisturizing Lotion or Gel. Skin type 1-2 will get the lotion and 3-4 will get the gel. The last step is pretty simple pump as much lotion or gel onto your hands as needed i usually use about 2 pumps sometimes 3 pumps depending on how my skin is that day. make an even coverage on your face and let dry before applying your foundation.
The only thing about the three step moisturizer is it doesn't have a SPF in the product so what i do is apply a thin layer of the moisturizing gel and then apply a fourth product sometimes i skip the third step of the three step system and just apply the fourth product. The fourth product is called: Super City Block Oil-Free Daily Face Protector SPF 40. I apply the SPF 40 if i know i will be in the sun all day and apply the City Block Sheer Oil-Free Daily Face Protector SPF 25 for every day exposure to the sun. Protecting your face with SPF is very important to do everyday. The sun is very dangerous and damaging to your skin. This product goes on very well and it doesn't have a greasy feel that some face sun blocks have.
All in all this three step skin care product and routine is the best I have ever used! I highly Recommend it to anyone with acne, oily, redness, and etc problems. You can buy this product at your local Macy's department store or anywhere a Clinique counter may be. List of products and prices below.
Clinique 3 step system:
Liquid Facial Soap 6.7 oz.: $15.00
Clarifying Lotion 6.7 oz.: $11.50
Clarifying Lotion 13.5 oz.: $20.00
Moisturizing Lotion or Gel in Tube 1.7 Oz.: $12.50
Moisturizing Lotion(No pump, not available in gel)4.2 oz: $22.50
Moisturizing Lotion or Gel with Pump 4.2 oz.: $24.00
City Block Sheer Oil-Free Daily Face Protector SPF 25 1.4 oz.: $17.50
Super City Block Oil-Free Daily Face Protector SPF 40 1.4 oz.: $17.50
Shop www.Clinique.com to view and order any products mentioned.
I hope you all have a wonderful day and shine bright.
Goodnight my loves,