Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Works For Me Wednesday

Okay, so I love reading Rocks In My Dryer's Works-for-Me Wednesday, but I never participate because I don't usually have anything productive to share. However, this week it is a BACKWARDS week! That means I get to post a question that you all can help me with! I know, it's a little selfish, only participating when I can get instead of give. I promise to give back, as soon as I can think of something that might actually help people.

Anywho, here's my question. I need to take better care of this here face God has given me. I'm in my early 30's now (holy cow, when did that happen?) and I typically just use a facial wipe thingie (technical huh?). I would really like to start using some kind of system with cleanser, toner, moisturizer, etc.

There are two conditions though...

1. Must be sort of fast and easy to do. I'm wiped at the end of the day (pun intended).

2. Must be fairly cheap.

Okay, what do you recommend?

Now, head over to Rocks-in-My-Dryer and check out all the other things people need help with today. There's bound to be something you can help with!


April said...

not sure what OTC are cheap enough(I sell a line of stuff) but just make sure it doesn't contain and isopropyl alcohol, mineral oil or DEA. Those things are bad for you skin. Go with something that contains natural ingredients

MamaHenClucks said...

I struggle with acne in my thirties so I have been using the Nuetrogena acne skin care system ($20). I don't love that there isn't a wrinkle cream, but Nuetrogena has a lot of add ins that you can buy.

I saw Dr. Phil's wife talking one day about the only product she has ever used is the Nuetrogena blue foaming face wash and then the light moisturizer with spf in it from Nuetrogena, too. I think each thing is around $6.

Kristin @ Blue Skies said...

I love Purpose facial cleanser to remove my makeup. For night moisturizing, I use Cetaphil cream. Love, love, love it!

During the day, I use Oil of Olay with SPF 15.

Mrs. Nichole Jordan said...

I love my beauticontrol items.... I am signed up to sell it but never sell much but I use use use it ALL! At first people think its expensive.. but a set of it last 3 months so spending $60.00 for a 3 month supply is not bad for great skin! :-)

Bitty said...

Most definitely Mary Kay.
A) it's priced to compete with Clinique.
B) because a consultant works with you, you don't waste money on things that look good in the store but then you take it home and hate it, or are allergic to it. also, it's satisfaction guarantee, which means if you decide against a color, or your skin doesn't handle it well, you either exchange it or return for a full refund.
C) they have quick, easy to use systems for both normal and oily skin.
D) you can get a discount by hosting a party.
Now, I used to be a consultant, but I'm not anymore, so I feel like I can be frank, and these are my honest thoughts.
You can check out the Mary Kay website and find a consultant near you.

Meghan said...

I'm currently using the Oil of Olay Total Effects blemish control cleanser and moisturizer! The cleanser is around $6 bucks and the moisturizer is around $17 bucks. In the winter I'll use the Neutrogena oil-free moisturizer with SPF 15 on top as well (around $10 bucks). So far, they seem to be working I'm happy!

I like that you get blemish control AND some anti-aging all in one!

Chel - An Abiding Branch said...

Burts Bees stuff is working for me. But I read some place that this lady uses baking soda on her face. I have not tried it yet but you can't get much cheaper than that. lol!!! We should try it!

Kim said...

I really like Olay moisturizer.... Thanks for the movie suggestions today too!!!!

Megret said...

I've been using Clinique products (the 3-step skin care set) on my face since I was 15. (I'm 30 now.) I LOVE it. I have tried Avon, Mary Kay, etc. but have always returned to Clinique.

It may seem on the steep side initially, but it lasts a LONG time. I usually make my bar of cleaning soap last almost 2 years. Day by day cost is cheaper than even dimestore runners-up!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the CD recommendation! I hadn't thought of Steve Green, but that would be a good one!

As far as skin, I love what Mary Kay did for my skin when I was using it. I've gotten out of the habit of it now, but really ought to get back into it.

Tami@ourhouse said...

Hi! Thanks for the great suggestions about homeschooling. I'll be checking out your schedule and also the website you recommended.

I used to use Mary Kay and really like it. It is expensive to start, but lasts so long it compares to drug store prices overall. And that drug store stuff has gotten expensive as well. If you do CVS that would help a lot. They have great ECB deals this month on several skin care lines.

Ashley Griffin said...

my sisinlaw sells MaryKay and they have an all n one cleanser toner moisturizer. not expensive and very quick. makes my face feel like a babys bottom that is clean :)

Cyndy said...

I'm in my early forties (just barely over the hill, but hey forty is the new thirty, right?) is my new "system" and frankly I wish I'd found it 20 years ago, my skin has NEVER looked this good.

1. Wash my face with warm to hottish water and a terry clothe wash cloth.

2. Cleanse with (and here is my big discovery) Witch Hazel on a little round cotton cosmetic pad. I use Humphrey's Alcohol Free. It's an oil controlling facial toner. Depending on where you purchase it it ranges in price from $5 to $7.
I'm tellin' ya, I love this stuff.

3. Moisturize with some Oil of Olay Facial Moisturizer.

This is by far the best thing I have ever done for my face.