Weleda Soothing Almond Cleansing Lotion
I tried a sample of this cleanser towards the beginning of the summer, and even though I liked it, I didn't end up buying it at that time. But, as soon as my skin started acting up, I rushed out and snagged a tube right away! With only seven basic ingredients, it's probably the gentlest cleanser I've ever used. I just wish the tube was bigger, so it would last longer! After about 3 weeks of use, mine is about 3/4 done. Regardless, I'm sticking with it for now and just ordered a second tube. Weleda's Soothing Cleansing Lotion certainly lives up to its name and is incredible for soothing dry, sensitive or irritated skin.
Pai Rosehip Bioregenerate Oil + Desert Essence Jojoba Oil
I'd previously been using a couple different oil blends, but in the spirit of using simple products with minimal ingredients, I immediately switched to using just these two oils. When I first tried it a few months back, I wasn't completely sold on Pai's rosehip oil, but I'm glad I gave it another chance! Rosehip oil has numerous benefits and it's great for repairing various kinds of skin damage. Mixed with a couple drops of jojoba oil for extra hydration, it worked amazingly well. My skin was calmed and moisturized while it gradually got back to its normal glow.
KYI Whipped Shea Butter Mask
My skin always responds well to shea butter and this mask was a miracle worker when it was acting up! Made with only shea butter and jojoba oil, it eased any tightness or discomfort I was feeling, even when my skin was at its most irritated. It also visibly soothed redness and irritation within just a few minutes of application. I enjoyed slathering it on fairly thickly at night, but a more conservative amount made it completely workable during the day too, even under makeup.
Young Living Omegagize
I'm a big believer that your skin is a reflection of what's going on inside your body, so even though my skin troubles were triggered by testing out new products, I wanted to address them internally as well. I was already taking Young Living's Omegagize, a great omega-3 supplement made from pure fish oils, but I increased the amount I was taking and noticed my skin felt less dry after just a couple days.
These five products were amazing during my mini skin crisis and even though my skin is back to normal now, they're ones I'll happily keep in rotation. What do you do when your skin acts up? Any miracle products I should know about?
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