My Skin Care Essentials

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We all have our favorite beauty ritual we swear by and here is mine. After trying and testing for years with different products and do-at-home beauty tips, these are some of the skincare products that really worked for me. So I thought it would be a good idea to share them with my beautiful readers.

I have a combination skin that is very sensitive and I tends to get break outs even when I get even remotely careless with my skin care routine. So I stick to oil free, non-comedogenic skin care products. Here are the 5 basic skin care essentials that I simply can’t live without and they work wonders on my skin!

I wash my face with Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash several times a day as I live in a hot and humid place. For those of you who live in cooler countries, twice a day should be good enough.

I do not use any toner. Instead, I wipe my face with cotton balls soaked in Rose Water.ย Rose water hasย anti-inflammatory propertiesย and aids in removing oil and dirt. It has astringent like qualities too and acts as a perfect natural toner. Dabur Gulabari Rose Water is an Indian Ayurvedic brand, that has a good range of health and beauty care items.

I exfoliate twice a week with Neutrogena Deep Clean Blackhead Eliminating Daily Scrub and this really helps keep my acne problems at bay.

I moisturize my facial skin with Neutrogena Oil-free Moisture for combination skin every time I wash or scrub my face. It’s lightweight and works really well in keeping a good shine balance on the skin.

When it comes to skin care I love to stay as close to nature as possible. I can swear by the goodness of Aloe Vera for both beauty and health. Now, the real Aloe Vera might not be accessible to many, I being one of them, and I found a great substitute in this Ayurvedic Aloe Vera Gel by an Indian Ayurvedic brand called Patanjali. So I carry my Aloe Vera in a tube now and use it as often as I want. I mostly use some whenever it gets too harsh on my skin with too much make up or pollution. Patanjali Aloe Vera gel contains 90% Aloe Vera and it is definitely the next best thing to the real Aloe Vera! Unfortunately I cannot provide a link to this brand as their site is under construction but hopefully would be updating this post in the near future.

I hope you find this post useful and please shot in any questions or comments that you might have! ๐Ÿ™‚

Have a great weekend!! Have Fun!! ๐Ÿ™‚

16 Responses
  • .MIS. Manhattan Image & Style
    November 8, 2013

    Great products! <3 Diana http://www.ManhattanImageandStyle.com New Outfit Post: Tips to Put Together a Unique Causal look

    • Sarmistha Goswami
      November 12, 2013

      Thank you!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • yourfairygodmother
    November 8, 2013

    I’ve heard of rose water as a toner before. Seems to really work and is pretty gentle on the skin. ~Anna

    • Sarmistha Goswami
      November 12, 2013

      Yeah, it’s very good for skin. I have been using rose water for years now and it really suits me ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for your comment!

      • yourfairygodmother
        November 12, 2013

        I was thinking about your post this morning as I was getting ready for work. I’m thinking of switching to rose water for my Winter season toner. I think it will help with dryness ๐Ÿ™‚ ~Anna

        • Sarmistha Goswami
          November 12, 2013

          Rose Water is good for oily to combination skin.I don’t know if it exactly helps with dryness but it definitely soothes mild rashes etc that might occur due to dryness. I am sure you can give a try! Do let me know how did you like using it ๐Ÿ™‚

  • xpressionsbysarah
    November 8, 2013

    im gonna try the rose water…thanks

    • Sarmistha Goswami
      November 12, 2013

      You are welcome! I hope it works for you! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • thetrickyniki
    November 8, 2013

    I really want to try rose water toner! It sounds gorgeous!

    • Sarmistha Goswami
      November 12, 2013

      Yeah, it is natural and very gentle on skin. So is Aloe Vera! It works wonders on my blemishes ๐Ÿ™‚

  • sistersisternyc
    November 9, 2013

    Thanks for sharing! I have super sensitive skin so maybe I’ll give the rose water a shot too!

    • Sarmistha Goswami
      November 12, 2013

      You can try both rose water and aloe vera. They really work greatly on my sensitive and pimple prone skin ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Abbi
    November 9, 2013

    I love that the rose water says “glow like a rose” on it. I also have combination skin and I swear by the a Body Shop’s Seaweed range with occasional aloe masks. Scrubbing is definitely very important for preventing blackheads!

    • Sarmistha Goswami
      November 12, 2013

      The Body Shop range is good too! I tried it before I started using Neutrogena and Neutrogena seemed to work better for my skin. Scrubbing is indeed very good for blackheads!

  • lyndilocke
    November 12, 2013

    Great choices! I love Neutrogena products, too!

    • Sarmistha Goswami
      November 13, 2013

      Thank you! ๐Ÿ™‚

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