Chapter 1...........As a self professed skincare product junkie, many people have asked me about the products I use so I decided it was time to write about it. Over the years, I have switched up my skin care regime a few times and settled on few great and mostly inexpensive products. Over the next few weeks I am going to share each product with you. It's important to note that I have combination and somewhat sensitive skin so these products may not work for everyone.
The most important thing is always to research a product before you use it, read the reviews and check out the main ingredients. I recommend reading a book called The Skin Type Solution by Leslie Baumann. I also follow her posts on Yahoo! Health called The Skin Guru.
***FACE WASH PICK*** Phisoderm Anti-Blemish Gel Face Wash
I have been using this particular face wash now for several years and it never fails me. The key ingredient is 2% salicylic acid which essentially acts as an exfoliant.
Salicylic Acid (Source: About.com)
Salicylic acid is a beta hydroxy acid commonly used to treat comedonal or non-inflamed acne. It helps correct the abnormal desquamation process that occurs in acne-prone skin. It works as an exfoliant, promoting the sloughing away of dead skin cells.
Salicylic acid is especially helpful in treating acne because of its ability to penetrate the follicle. It encourages the shedding of dead skin cells from within the follicle, helping keep the pores clear of cellular debris. In this way, it reduces the number of pore blockages and breakouts on the skin.