Just got the bare minerals starter kit for a birthday present. I've never used it before, but I've heard a lot of people love the stuff. I actually recommended it to my sister before her wedding. She was looking for something new, I told her it was natural and I hear it's really lightweight and fresh feeling, she bought it, week and a half later after she bought it (her wedding was a few days after she bought it) now she loves it. Bought me one since my birthday was the 30th! her wedding was the 24th.
I haven't even tried it for myself yet. I can't wait though.
I've used pure olive oil, coco butter, petroleum, skinlogics moisturizer with, garnier moisturizer, nivea stuff, tons of junk. Now I'm trying a bare minerals moisturizer. So far, I've had it on for a couple of hours now and It feels the same as everything else; smooth ontop, but the more I press and glide my fingers across my face, the more I am able to feel the harsh skin below the cream.
BLAH! Saturday I actually attempted to scrub some of the dry skin off with a toothbrush in hopes that it would reveal a fresher layer underneath the rough one. Problem arose, now I have a scab on my face from rubbing too hard. I'm pretty sure my urge to feel cleanly and fresh has now come to the endangerment of the softness of my skin. Help? This skin is driving me bongos and it hurts like no-other-mother could imagine.
HALP WITH MY SKIN! Ouch.
And with this I have decided to limit my facial washing and up my moisturizing.
Face washing only once in the morning, once at night. I typically wash once or twice in the morning, once in the afternoon, once at night. For fear of feeling uncomfortable with my make up or having oily skin is overwhelming. My washing habits are harming my skin very badly.
Moisturizing. I love having moisturizer on. I put it on before I sleep and before I put on any make up. I guess I'll have to let it set longer than put another coat of it on before sleeping. Maybe that will assure a softer complexion in the morning. I hate waking up with dry, hard skin..