My Top Skin Care Must Haves


Finding skin care products that actually work like they are supposed to has been like chasing Bigfoot where people talk about it but no one ever seems to find it. Finally I have found my Bigfoot in these products-and also my closet apparently (size 9.5 baby!)

These products are items I use every day and have completely changed my skin. I suffer from moderate hormonal acne. That  beauty leaves lots of obvious and embarrassing scaring along with pimples all over my face but mostly around my mouth/chin/cheeks. So while I want to cover up all of that, I need something that helps prevent acne as well.

I have finally found my holy grail products and want to share them with you :)

#1 Paulas Choice Earth Sourced Cleansing Gel

I use this morning and night and it is 99% natural. Many of the face washes I have tried before caused more breakouts, left makeup on, dried out my skin, and had fragrance that irritated my face. This is fabulous! Its gentle yet effective and removes all my makeup while leaving my skin soft. Way better than Cetaphil and better for your skin.

#2 Paulas Choice Hydralight Moisturizing Lotion

This is the only moisturizer I have ever used that does not break me out and I have tried maybe 20 other ones. In fact, I never wore moisturizer before this because of the acne it would cause. Now I use this every night and it is light, doesn't clog my pores and I have seen a reduction in the wrinkles on my forehead caused from expression lines and dryness.

#3 Neutrogena Oil Free Acne Wash Cream Cleanser

This has been one of the most gentle yet effective ways to treat active acne breakouts. I use this when I'm having a rough skin day and it usually clears everything up in a day or two. Can be a little drying but nothing my moisturizer can't solve.

#4 St. Ives Blemish Control Apricot Scrub

I hesitated to put this one up here because there is lots of controversy over this being bad for your skin due to the jagged walnut shell pieces in it. I am open to a discussion and recommendations on another exfoliant. Exfoliation is so important and I feel this does a great job but I'm looking into other alternatives and want to talk about it with my Derm next time I see them.

Since using these products I am confident enough to (gasp) leave the house without makeup! This is something I would never have done even a month ago until I found these babies. The proof is in the pudding…or in this case my makeup free selfie ;)


  1. That is awesome that you have confidence to leave without makeup - you do look flawless! I've never tried Paula's Choice anything, but I really need to because I hear nothing but good things! Carylee |

  2. Your skin is amazing! I need to try some of these products.