This post is sponsored by Dove® ClearTone™ Deodorant - designed to visibly reduce underarm dark marks and even skin tone.
Personally, its very difficult to find products the work well with my skin type. I easily blemish, break out in dry spots... its a pain. During the summer, my problem worsens. I get embarrassed showing off skin with imperfections, but who wouldn't?!
After doing a little bit of research online (and of course, my own personal trial and error.), I've found a few things that work well. My face & body have cleared up so much, its hard to imagine what it looked like before. Here are the steps I've taken so far;
This has been a huge help for me. Scrubbing off dry skin has helped to smooth, and brighten my complexion. For my face, I use an organic honey or a greek yogurt mask. I rinse with bottled water (tap water has too much chlorine, which irritates my skin.) & scrub with a wash cloth. For my body, I use a loofah with Dove "Go Fresh" cool moisture body wash, it smells great, and leaves me feeling very refreshed.
(I recommend cucumber and green tea scent, its very lightly scented, and so far its the only body wash that gives me dry skin relief!)
2. A GOOD HAIR REMOVAL REGIMENT!
I can't stress enough how much this has helped me. If I use an old razor, or don't exfoliate before hair removal, I end up with razor burn and a horrible rash. Especially on my under arm area, since its so incredibly sensitive! I don't know if this is a universal problem, but it gets embarrassing when I notice a dark pigment. First, I exfoliate this area very well. Then, I remove hair with a hard wax (or a new razor). Lastly, I've found its important to use a good deodorant. I've tried several others that leave irritation, and smell horrible! My got to? I reach for my Dove Invisible solids (I swear on this little gem, I never get any irritation!). I've been dying to try Dove Clear tone, I've read great reviews on it.
3. A SUN KISSED GLOW!
Either natural or faux, a nice little tan always seems to make any imperfections disappear. I've recently tanned, and its cleared up my skin so well!
4. Last, but not least, MOISTURIZE!
Coconut oil is all natural, and leaves my skin feeling very smooth. I've even used this as a make up remover, it works like a charm.
During the summer there's nothing more freeing than enjoying great beautiful skin =)
Do you dare to be bare? What are your favorite skin regiments?
I was compensated for this post by the Clever Girls Collective.com. All the opinions expressed here are my own.