Keep Skin Fresh and Radiant During This Hectic Holiday Season #FreshSkin - Sammy Makes Six

Keep Skin Fresh and Radiant During This Hectic Holiday Season #FreshSkin

It's no secret that Autumn/Winter is the busiest time of the year for most of us. Between all the school events, guests coming and going, it can be hard to keep up with a skin cleansing routine. There is also no more stressful time for my skin, the cold weather and dry Santa Ana winds make it so dry and flaky there are days I can't even wear foundation because it peels right off. Then all the added stress of the holidays and gift buying make me break out, and no one wants to have a face full of zits in pictures that will be shared for years to come right? 

My former cleansing routine was very simple, I am just NOT one of those girls that uses a ton of products and can do a lot of steps. I don't have the time and I don't have the patience, period. In the mornings I washed my face with a face wash that is okay but what I don't like about it is that I can usually notice my skin get oily just a few hours after use and I get a lot of flaking right after using it. 

As for the night routine, I am a bit embarrassed to admit that 3 out of 7 nights a week I will fall asleep with my face on. I know this is not okay and I always promise myself that I won't do it anymore. I am just so busy that most nights I will lay in bed to read 15 minutes before my bed time routine, and I will end up falling fast asleep. I can only imagine how much damage the makeup and oil does to my face overnight...eek!

I definitely needed a skin cleansing routine that would be fast, could banish my holiday break outs and really importantly, one that does not over-dry my skin. Neutrogena sent me three of their pink grapefruit items to try out and this is what I have used for the past week. 

Banishing breakouts while offering users a sensational experience, the Neutrogena Pink Grapefruit cream, gel, and scrub cleansers cuts through oil to speed the delivery of maximum-strength acne medicine, salicylic acid (2%) to the source of breakouts

My thoughts: I knew this would be a really fresh smelling product and it sure is. It immediately livens you up with the wonderful scent and gets to work on all that dirt and oil. I passed the Oil-Free Acne Wash Pink Grapefruit Facial Cleanser to the girls and kept the Foaming Scrub for myself. This is the perfect product for me because of the exfoliating microbeads. These little guys get all into the skin and scrub away all those dead particles, so by the time I finish my skin is so soft and because it's gentle I can use it daily without worrying about over-drying. 

For night the Oil-Free Cleansing Wipes are fabulous and so easy. Even if I happen to already be laying in bed reading, I can pull out a wipe and scrub my entire face and neck. No rinsing is required so I can pass right out, and no more dirt and oil clogging my pores and making me look like an old lady before my time. 

So my new tips for keeping your skin clean, acne free and soft, even during the hectic fall and winter seasons are:

  1. Use products like the Nutrogena Oil-Free Pink Grapefruit line twice a day. 
  2. If you are like me and hate washing at night, use the wipes. These are also perfect for on-the-go and for traveling!
  3. At the end of cleansing always moisturize, this is something I am really sticking too, especially during these cold months.

Then no matter how many guests, how many school events or how much time you spend standing in line paying for gifts, you will feel confident that your skin looks fabulous! What are some tips you can share, that help your skin look fabulous even during this very busy season?

Find out more about the Neutrogena Pink Grapefruit line.

This is a sponored post in collaboration with Latina Bloggers Connect and Neutrogena.

1 comment

Betzy's Makeup said...

This is a bit rough on my skin