May 23, 2020
Trying to adapt skincare routines to master WFH!
In an ongoing fight to stay fresh each new day waking up and spending everyday at home this May, I'm finding that face masks are getting me through this overwhelming period with so many requests to be on camera. Gee, who would have ever thought they liked being on camera so much? Please we're actors, we've been doing this forever and the additional requests are draining our creative resources so remember to pay us, thanks, moving along from the obligatory battle cry!
Anyways, being bright and wonderful on all these video calls and self tapes has me taking extra time in reviewing my skin care routine and beefing it up a little. If you've been home for the past few months while filming has been on hiatus, you might be lacking in Vitamin like me! Here are the things I use:
DR. DENNIS GROSS SKINCARE Alpha Beta® Extra Strength Daily Peel
Highly recommend. It burns soooooo good. I actually decided right after I finished the peel that if my face didn't break out immediately after 3 minutes, it would be my new favorite thing. And guess what? No breakout! So there you go, step 1 resurface your face and step two protect with:
THE ORDINARY Retinol 0.2% in Squalane
I mostly don't know what this does but I love it. It was pretty affordable for a face serum, which is what I think it might be. It's used to reduce lines and wrinkles so I like that, and if you want to picture me saying 'Squalane' just know that I always picture a duck for some reason.
After doing that whole process, I make sure I don't touch my face for at least 12-18 hours. Even if it feels like stuff is sticky or dry, I try to wait it out or use something dry to wipe away at corners that might have build up in areas that I tend to break out such as around the corner of the nose or eye brows or chin line. I find that a gentle swipe is enough and leaving product on longer is generally better than irritating the skin.
Make sure you don't get in the way of your own relief by interrupting the healing stage and definitely don't start another treatment too soon. Think of it this way - the Peel is the treatment and the Retinol is added to protect the face during healing. Your face will heal and then experience relief!
Healing might feel just as good as the end result so make sure you don't rush it and you allow 3-4 days in between use, especially if you have sensitive skin.
Oh and for best results use a headband!