I have had more trouble with my skin in adulthood than adolescence. Moving to a new climate has proven to be very hard on my skin this past year. It's no fun being a victim of adult acne nor is it fun trying to troubleshoot the problem:
Are you complex or combination?
uhh.. yes, I mean no.. sometimes..?
Where are your problem areas?
uhh.. kind of in different places.
Is your skin sensitive?
umm.. to some things, somtimes. option C? Wait, what's C again?
What is you biggest skincare concern? Aging, wrinkles, tone, quality?
Hobocamp? ho-hobocamp! hobocamp!
You think I sound ridiculous? Go to an Erno Laszlo counter - they'll "clock" you. I think I was something like an 11:45:08 AM Mountain Standard Time and no, they didn't also punch me in the face afterward.
Although I would love to use a high-end-miracle-working-line (like Dr. Perricone), it's just out of my price range. I went to Sephora and was talked into purchasing a few products from the Philosophy line.
I've been pleasantly surprised with the Purity wash (an all-in-one, gentle cleanser):
and the Hope in a Jar moisturizer: (very light, absorbs quickly, but is still very effective + SPF protection is always a bonus in my fair-freckled book).
I might just begin my conversion to the Philosophy line. It's affordable and gentle. Although I haven't totally cleared up my skin feels fundamentally different after the first few days of use (hopefully that's a good thing). Of course the sales girl tried to convince me that I need a toner, and pore vacuum cleanser/minimizer, an eye cream, a weekly microderm abrasion peel, a mask, 6 serums, some foam, and possibly a moustache-eyebrow-bikkini-leg wax in one... I've definitely left something out, I can't keep it all straight. It's overwhelming.
Do you have adult skin problems too? What's you're routine? Any tips/tricks to share?
I can't be the only one who is looking for a little guidance.