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13 May, 2015

REBECCA ASKS | One (body) lotion or lots of potions?

Happy Wednesday, everybody! Hope life is treating you well. I'm eating Skittles right now. Mmm, Skittles. Aren't I exciting?

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This week's question was inspired by cleaning, strangely enough. I spend a little time this past weekend cleaning up my mess of a bedside table, and weeded out all the skincare products I don't really use... but of course there were still a million left. What can I say, I'm a multi-stepper. But that got me thinking:

A lot of folks have a multi-step skincare routine for their face (e.g. cleanse/tone/serum/cream), but do you have one for your body? Or do you just slap lotion on and call it a day?

I never really thought about writing a post dedicated to my body routine, but when I think about it, I do actually use a bunch of different stuff. For example:
  • Cleanse with body wash (or sometimes even just my face wash)
  • Sometimes exfoliate in-shower with a rough cloth or sugar scrub
  • If I'm not exfoliating in-shower, use Paula's Choice RESIST AHA body lotion
  • Lately I've also been alternating the AHA lotion with Paula's Choice 2% BHA body treatment, in the hopes of killing the scant amount of acne and KP that remains on my body
  • Sometimes follow up with another, more occlusive moisturizer (like body butter)

 Geez, that's actually kind of a lot of steps. Or is it? I don't know, maybe some of you do more. Let me know in the comments!

9 comments:

  1. I am not really able to exert a lot of energy on a routine. If I'm having a good day, I can use a couple different products on my skin throughout the day. But usually, it's just lotion. Ah, the life of a sick person.

    Also, every time I eat Skittles, I think of this:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tdggQVp5zMk

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  2. I can't imagine body lotion being of the utmost importance while you're feeling like crap. Not the same at all, but if I'm really tired I won't put anything on my body, so I sort of understand. Anyway... I think all of Scrubs is on Netflix now. Maybe I should watch it while I'm eating lunch AKA avoiding doing work. (Yes, I ate the Skittles before lunch!)

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  3. I think I do pretty much the same as you, use a body wash and exfoliate some days then follow up with lotion.

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  4. I slap on lotion and call it a day BUT I've been trying to remember to put Pond's Clarant lotion on my chest and arms to fade away sunspots.

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  5. What, no donkey milk or shark's blood baths? (Just kidding, lol)

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  6. Yeah sometimes it can be a struggle to remember the special treatments! I realized after I wrote this that I also have a body retinol cream, but I forget it a lot of the time.

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  7. hahah NOPE!

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  8. I slap on lotion and call it a day, but I normally don't bother at all. The skin on my body is usally neglected. However, I do use sunscreen on a regular basis in the spring/summer, so I guess that counts for something!

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  9. Oh, I forgot all about sunscreen! I definitely slather some on before I go outside. I'd turn red and crispy if I didn't. :P

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