Let me start off by saying that I am ashamed to admit that I have never had what many would refer to as a “skincare routine”. My routine was that I simply just did not take the time to remove my makeup every night and wash my face. Big mistake, HUGE especially for someone who used to spend a lot of time in the sun. All I have to say to justify that is just pure laziness. Thankfully I can say that I never had a problem with my skin when I was younger other than an occasional breakout on my chin around my lovely monthly visit.
The hardest part is coming to terms with the fact that I am getting older. Over the course of the last few years, I’ve noticed more and more dark brown spots on my face. Although I don’t spend as much time in the sun as I used to, at least I smartened up and started using moisturizer by the brand Eucerin that contains SPF 30. I am proud to say that I finally decided that it was best to start a proper skin care routine.
After watching several reviews on You Tube, I decided to purchase the Clarisonic Mia 1. It was $99 on Sephora’s website in the color referred to as Mai Tai. I received mine relatively quickly and I immediately charged it for the full 24 hours that the manual recommended.
I went to Target and purchased the Aveeno Positively Radiant brightening cleanser. It contains moisture rich soy extract and the label states that it is supposed to help even your skin tone, texture and reduce the appearance of dark brown spots. I also purchased the Neutrogena brand of makeup remover cleansing towelettes. I use those at night to remove my make up prior to using the Clarisonic.