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Even though i buy high end spf for my skin and my face, it always feels sticky and makes my skin oily. I hate to use it because of that, but I have no other choice since i’m very pale with freckles and dont get a tan easily.

I’m with you on that! If the SPF is good enough to protect you, it’s going to be sticky or greasy – I’ve tried just about every one out there. But the sun protection is really important.

Have you tried the Kiehl’s one? It’s really pricey but it disappears into my skin and doesn’t smell like anything. It’s better than the other high end ones I’ve tried (including the Shishedo one.)

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Hand and body cream. I get hand cream acne from sleeping with hand cream on, so I have to use very rich face cream on my hands, and that ends up getting kind of expensive. Whenever I use body cream I wash my hands like there’s no tomorrow and I still need to be very careful not to touch my face, neck, or chest. It’s quite annoying.

For me it’s sunblock. I have oily skin and the only sunblock creams I’ve found that are sort of natural and work for me are on the greasy side. I put up with it because I want to protect my skin.

Peel off facial masks. I like the smoothness they leave behind, but I always get frustrated because they never peel off evenly. Eventually rather than continuing to pick at my face (and feel like I’m making it worse!), I just wash the rest away.

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I loathe using body lotion. I hate the feeling of lotion on my skin and hands. Luckily, I found Lush’s Ro’s Argan Body Conditioner. I use it in shower, right at the end. I move out of the direct spray of the shower, use the body conditioner, and rinse quickly. It is like putting on lotion, but it doesn’t leave as much residue.

acne treatments are my least favorite. they almost always dry my skin out too much, smell terrible, and i can ususally smell the stuff still on my skin all day.

Retinol creams/serums. Just when I think I have found one my skin can tolerate, it dries me out and makes me red. Maybe it’s time to try some Avene products.

Every single Avene product I’ve used has lived up my to my sensitive skin’s expectations. I hope it works just as well for you 🙂

Body lotion for sure!! I just feel like it takes so muh time! I do it anyway (most of the time) because my skin feels so much better after.

I hate putting on body and hand lotion. I love how it makes my skin feel but hate the feeling of lotion on my palms and inbetween my fingers.

toner. im not even sure i grasp its concept! …it leaves me confused just caressing my face and wondering… do i have to add something now? or was i supposed to use it in the morning?

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Sunscreen for sure! I have very oily skin and sunscreen makes it even more oily and it just feels heavy, sticky and gross on the skin.

Probably nighttime moisturizer, mostly because it’s such a pain to find one that moisturizes enough but doesn’t leave me greasy or clog my pores. Right now I’m using grapeseed oil mixed with water and that’s still touch and go on a day to day basis. After that probably toner because I always forget and then stand around awkwardly waiting for it to “finish” so I can put on moisturizer.

I used to rush to the sink to wash my face as soon as I got home to get my makeup off. Now that I’m wearing really light/natural feeling foundations (like armani maestro or chanel aquavitalumiere) I forget I have anything on and have forgotten to wash my face until late in the evening a few times.

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Why do women seem to have such reluctance for our facial routines? I am given to understand that for Asian women, their skin care can include 15 steps. I see my time spent cleasing/toning/moisturising/masking as a luxurious part of my day; I’m always looking out for the next newest thing to keep my skin in the best condition possible. I love it all! 😉

Speaking only for myself, it’s not that I have a “reluctance” toward a facial regime, but simply the fact I don’t have the time, and I often lack the energy at the end of the day. Not everyone’s lifestyle is the same; I happen to have a child with ASD, and after an evening of struggling with her to do her homework, eat aa balanced meal, and just simply spend some simple, quality time with her, the luxury of a full regime just isn’t a priority. There are also days I walk out the door with no makeup, but I’m okay with that; there is nothing about my life I would change.

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