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    Sustain to Maintain: Skincare I’ll Keep Using in 2018

    2017 was an adventure for me when it came to skincare. There were many up’s and down’s when it came to finding the right products for me, but I have begun to narrow down my favorite and most effective products to suit my skin and lifestyle.

    Skin Type: Combination/Oily/Acne Prone

    4 Products I’ll Continuing Using in 2018:

    +Dudu Osun Black Soap

    My sister put me on to this soap and it has changed my skin-care routine. In combination with the other products in this list it makes my skin feel smooth and look visibly brighter. I also use Clearly Corrective™ Purifying Foaming Cleanser, but it is no match to Dudu Osun’s effectiveness for my skin.

    +Esteé Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II

    I didn’t believe in serums before I tried an Esteé Lauder Advanced Night Repair sample after I bought the Esteé Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup (foundation). This serum made me a believer. This is officially my holy grail serum. It leaves a smooth, soft finish right after applying and when I wake up in the morning my skin feels amazing! It is definitely on the high-end spectrum ($65 for 1 oz.), but it is most certainly worth it. From my experience, this serum also serves as a great primer, especially under the Esteé Lauder Double Wear foundation.

    +Garnier SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water All-in-1 Cleanser & Waterproof Makeup Remover

    I thought micellar waters were a gimmick before I decided to take a chance and try the Garnier SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water All-in-1 Cleanser & Waterproof Makeup Remover while at Walmart. And let me say, this is by far the best toner I have used thus far. It does not dry out my skin like many other toners I have used in the past and it leaves a nice level of moisture. I also use it to take off any leftover eye makeup after washing my face.

    +Freeman Feeling Beautiful Facial Clay Mask Avocado & Oatmeal

    I want to explore different clay masks in 2018, but the Freeman Feeling Beautiful Facial Clay Mask Avocado & Oatmeal has been my favorite by far. I usually slap this on right before a shower or at the beginning of my Saturday morning cleaning routine. It has been great for shrinking pores and giving my skin a smooth texture. Beware of leaving it on too long (as with all clay masks) because it can over dry the skin.

    What products worked well for you last year? What are you letting go of? Let us know in the comments!

    Cover Photo: CreateHER Stock

    Stephanie Emenyonu
    Stephanie Emenyonu

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