So, a while back ago, I decided to try out Iman's line of cosmetics and facial cleansers. The TIME CONTROL Gentle Foam Cleanser was good, but if I didn't use the Toner, my skin would stay dried out. The problems I've been having with my face is that if too much oils and such are on it, along with sweat from my workouts and hair product, I would start to break out.
About two weeks ago, I started using Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion in the place of the IMAN Toner, and I've gotta say, I really LOVE it! Even with use of the toner, my skin would feel a bit dry still, and with use of makeup, I was starting to get dry spots on the sides of my mouth. Aveeno not only relieved my dry skin, it keep my skin moisturized for a full 24 hrs, like it says on the package!!
Since I had success with the lotion, I purchased Aveeno Ultra-Calming Foaming Cleanser, and it's SO much better on my skin! It cleanses my face without stripping as much moisture, to the point where I can use a very small amount of the Daily Moisturizing Lotion and my face won't get dry for the rest of the day.
I've also started using products from St. Ives, in particular, the Fresh Skin Make-up Remover and Facial Cleanser. It's creamy yet very gentle on my skin while removing make-up and dirt from my skin.
I'm also going to invest more in MAC Cosmetics. I have a foundation stick that is much closer to my actual skin tone, and today, I was made aware of a great concealer and softening lotion that I bought today. The Sephora powder I have gives me a darker, sorta toastier finish. I think I can minimalize it if I don't use too much of it since the foundation stick can be used all over my face.
I'm so happy. It seems like I have a nice face and makeup regimen to stick to, and since I'm going natural, I won't have greasy strands with product touching my face, clogging my pores, and giving me pimples. I feel good that I've gotten a pretty good handle over my face. Now, for the rest of my body....