Shopping for Skincare Products

by Anna P. | July 26th, 2011 | Women's Fashion

Makeup will do nothing if your skin isn’t up to par. Taking care of your skin and face is so important; you should think of skincare as prepping a canvas for art. Unlike makeup, skin care really doesn’t have trends, and the right skin care routine will vary from woman to woman, but when it comes to the most basic beauty essentials, everyone relies on the standards! Read below for three products that you need regardless of your skin type.

Face Wash

No matter what your skincare routine is, a face wash is mandatory. You don’t need anything fancy, a simple and natural facial cleanser sold at your favorite drugstore will do. A good product to try is Clearasil Stayclear Daily Face Wash ($5.29 at Drugstore.com). This light foamy cleanser does the job by removing dirt, oil, and bacteria while gently moisturizing the skin. Wash your face twice a day, once in the morning and once at night.


Dry skin is a problem for many women, especially older women, so a quality moisturizer is key. All women need a simple face lotion with SPF 15 or higher for the day. Remember to apply the moisturizer after you wash your face and before you put on your makeup. A good product for all is CeraVe Facial Moisturizer with SPF 30 ($12.99 at Drugstore.com). If you suffer from severely dry skin or you are trying to combat wrinkles, try a richer and creamier formula.

Exfoliating Cream

If acne is a big problem, then you probably will want to exfoliate at least once a week. A deep exfoliation system goes beyond the surface of your skin to remove the dead skin cells that are trapped inside your pores and cause acne to form. Invest in good skin and purchase a Clarisonic Skin Care Brush System ($149.00 at Skin Store) to thoroughly cleanse and protect.

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