Summer is winding to an end. As we approach this final month, we begin our search for the elusive BACK TO SCHOOL products. The products that will top this list are those that will make this year easier, more efficient and more effective. The #1H1FBTS guide is one of my favourite yearly projects. It allows me dive into those products that we use every day, but rarely talk about and give them the recognition they deserve! What better way to begin the 2016 guide, then focusing on a product at both starts off and ends our day: Cetaphil!
My Morning Cetaphil Line Up!
Morning comes early and way too fast. After hitting the snooze button for the 100th time, I drag myself into the washroom to begin the process of getting ready for the day. My love affair with sleep, leaves me a small, precise amount of time to get ready. If I’m lucky, I’ll have a spare minute or two, if I’m not dealing with a child will be at my bathroom door, with the first of many questions for the day. As back to school draws nearer, that precious time becomes shorter and more valuable!
My day begins with splash water in my face. The colder it is the faster I wake. Then I dive into my cleaning routine.
Cetaphil Daily Facial Cleanser
Then I use gentle cleanser to scrub away the sleepiness from the night before. Now I have EXTREMELY sensitive skin. Too thick of a product will clog my pores, too oily of a product will cause me to break out, too harsh and my skin dries out. For many years, I prided myself on using good old fashion soap and water, but as I “mature” (as my MIL says!) my skin isn’t responding too favourably. My new go to cleanser is
Cetaphil Daily Facial Cleanser has a low-foaming formulation that is gentle enough to use on your face every day. Use it in the morning and at night to remove surface oils, dirt and makeup — all without stripping skin, which can leave it feeling tight and dry.
• Get fresh, squeaky clean feeling skin without tightness or over-drying
• Rinses easily with no irritating or pore-clogging residue
• Low-lather formula won’t strip skin of natural oils
• Available sizes: 2oz, 4oz, 8oz, 16oz
Why I love it: It’s simple to use, doesn’t make a mess and it leaves my skin feeling clean and airy. After weeks of using it, my skin feels smooth and soft and I have few breakouts.
Cetaphil Moisturizing Lotion is specifically formulated to soothe your chronically dry skin. Once applied, your skin feels soft and smooth. It is non-greasy, non–irritating and non–comedogenic (won’t clog pores), leaving you feeling more comfortable in your own skin.
• Lightweight hydration to replenish sensitive and normal skin
• Fast-acting, long-lasting, light-weight formula helps maintain healthy skin
• Special ingredients are proven to bind water to skin and help prevent moisture loss
• Protects and enhances skin’s natural moisture
• Available sizes: 2oz, 4oz, 8oz, 16oz
Why I love it: I work in a scent free environment. One of my coworkers is so sensitive to scents that even a powerful scented cream can cause her to have an immediate migraine. Being a migraine suffer, I have felt her pain and will do anything to avoid it! Cetaphil’s scent free moisturizing lotion has a rich cream texture that goes on flat and feels light when you put it on. Even hours later, I can still feel the moisturizing properties without feeling greasy or caked on. During the summer months, when my exposure to the sun is great, I like to use Cetaphil Daily Facial Moisturizer with SPF 15 to protect against damaging UVA and UVB rays.
I get dressed, brush my teeth and hair, apply deodorant, grab breakfast and rush out the door for the day. Simple, quick and easy, but also highly effective!
Night Time Cetaphil Skin Care Routine
My night time skin care routine is not much different. I still use the same two steps: cleansing and moisturizing, but after a long day on dusty country roads, I start my routine with Cetaphil Cleansing Cloths.
Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleansing Cloths will leave skin feeling fresh and clean – without drying out or disturbing skin’s natural pH balance.
• Convenient, pre-moistened – perfect for when you’re on the go
• Ultra soft and gentle
• Thoroughly removes makeup and dirt, leaving skin clean, refreshed and balanced
• Mild, soap-free formula cleanses without irritation – it won’t strip skin of its natural protective oils or emollients
• Moisturizes without leaving residue that can clog pores
• Fragrance-free and ophthalmologist tested
• Available sizes: 10-count, 25-count
Why I love it: This item is a must for every back to school list! They are scent free and incredibly gentle on the skin but tough on dirt. They are perfect for taking make up off/removing dirt at the end of the day, or carrying around in your purse or lunch box as a tool to freshen up. The travel pouch makes it this Mom’s go to product for sticky clean ups on the run!
What is your face regimen like? How do you save time in the mornings?
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ENDS Sept 8, 2016