Skin Care Products & Regimine

It’s not really a regimen, per se, because I’m not really that consistent …but these are the products I generally use on my face. Surprisingly, you can find most of them at the drugstore.

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* Neutrogena Fragrance Free Liquid Neutrogena, Facial Cleansing Formula – I love it for just your basic clean face but I also use it to remove makeup, including eye makeup. I never use actual “makeup remover” because I fear all the schmearing with tissues around the eye area just aids in speeding up lines and wrinkles. I could be wrong, but it’s my theory.

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* Proactiv Solutions: Renewing Cleanser + Revitalizing Toner – I don’t use the entire line but I do love these two products immensely. I actually began using them a few years ago when I started taking so many photos of myself for this blog. There are spots you can avoid seeing in person but photos don’t lie and flaws just stand out over anything else and you know I am a perfectionist! I’ve never had acne, per se, but Proactiv really keeps the blemishes away. It, along with my blog, have also helped me stop picking at my skin …which is a horrible habit and always makes matters worse {even if I think it’s going to make it better}.

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* Aveeno Positively Radiant Daily Moisturizer SPF & Aveeno Ultra-Calming Daily Moisturizer SPF– Over the years I’ve tried handfuls of lotions from La Mer to Vaseline and really, Aveeno has been my favorite for reducing redness and not aggravating my skin. I usually mix the two and/or use them with other lotions …under makeup and just alone as well.

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* Burt’s Bees Naturally Ageless Day Lotion– this is a newfound love actually. It’s very fine and makes my skin very soft and doesn’t lead to breakouts {which is always my main concern with lotions – throughout my 20’s I could wear night cream and eye creams and never have a problem but now they just make my skin break out so I stay away from them all} I love this under makeup and usually add one of the Aveeno creams on top of it for a creamier feel & for the SPF.

*All photos taken of my actual products in my bathroom at home


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LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at ...love Maegan.com sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, recipes & home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life, her journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life with her adorable French Bulldog brothers, Trevor and Randy.

19 Comments

  • Becky-May

    March 5, 2011 |

    I wish I could stick to a great skin care routine! Lovely blog 🙂

    The Flower Girl

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  • Kayla

    March 5, 2011 |

    I’m all about the Aveeno and Neutrogena products. Sadly I’m not very good at having an actual routine either. I wash my face everyday… any thing else I do is an achievement.

    Ramblings of a Small Town Girl

  • Lindsay [Bella Cene']

    March 5, 2011 |

    I love the artistic way you photographed these common, household items 🙂

  • Anonymous

    March 5, 2011 |

    Maegan, you are absolutely correct! Never, never smear, rub, massage the eye area…..my mom used to mention this to me when I was very young. It was very common advice in her day…..you have excellent insight, for being so young! Have a nice weekend!

  • Julip Made

    March 5, 2011 |

    Thanks for the comment Maegan! I too believe in the theory that the less eye rubbing the less wrinkles. I prefer the Neutrogena/ hot shower method. Although, sometimes this results in “raccoon eyes” as the Boy so kindly puts it.

  • american girl in italy

    March 6, 2011 |

    I was using Proactive for a few years. I don’t have acne, but would get breakouts. My skin was worse at 40 than when I was in HS, or in my 20s. I never had a problem back then! Go figure. Anyway, just a few months ago I started having problems with the Proactive. Itchy, splotchy. Then I woke up and was super swollen, my eyelids were the worst, and i was super blotchy and itchy. I wasn’t sure if it was the Proactive, or something else. I am a product junky….

    Anyway, I finally determined it was the proactive. It was awful. I have stopped using it and am so sad – breakouts, not bad, but are back. And like you, I am a picker. UGH!

    I was wondering if the new formula for proactive did it, or I just became allergic to it. Did you notice any changes?

    love you rblog! I made your fur neck warmer and your leopard scarf with the hole. Very cute!

  • Jody

    March 6, 2011 |

    I don’t do anything special but I am consistent with my daily ritual. I do need to bump it up with some more “grown up” facial wash and toners though. Will certainly try out some of your recommendations.

    Thanks!

  • Len♥reNeverM♥re

    March 6, 2011 |

    Hmmm…have not tried Aveeno before -reducing redness is always good!
    This winter, I include ‘save me’ by philosophy~ strong stuff! so I use it only every other night only. I will stop when summer arrives! Sort of a maintenance prog for me.

    Enjoy your weekend, gorgeous!
    ps: thanks for the GIF by the way~

  • peacelovenutrition

    March 6, 2011 |

    I love Aveeno face wash! My other favorite product is a face lotion from Raw Essentials- it’s made with all natural ingredients and makes my face feel so soft.

  • american girl in italy

    March 6, 2011 |

    Thanks for your reply! I left you a longer reply over at my site.

    Just wanted to tell you about this little gizmo I bought over Christmas when I was in Seattle. My SIL’s SIL does facials and she sells these at her little shop. I have been using it, and really think it has helped with the redness. I *think* it has helped with pore size, and maybe some wrinkles…but it is still too early to say about actual breakouts.

    It’s kind of a relaxing procedure, I do it twice a day. It uses blue and red light therapy.
    http://ansr.com/

    I would love to get botox in the forehead, but have a “don’t mess with the face” policy. :O) So I just stock up on every product known to woman!
    Cheers!

  • Kimberlee

    March 6, 2011 |

    Gorgeous photos! I love Aveeno stuff, it’s great for sensitive skin.

  • 網頁設計

    March 7, 2011 |

    hooray, your writings on theater and writing much missed!

  • Stefanie

    March 8, 2011 |

    you should sell these photos back to the companies as stock photos or something, they totally look profesh!

  • awes0meanita

    March 10, 2011 |

    You have an AWESOME bathroom, omg.

  • Anonymous

    March 10, 2011 |

    @american girl in italy – i had the same problem! but i stopped using the 3rd product of the line – the lotion – and it went away immediately! i don’t know if that’ll work for you.. but maybe you should give it a go.

  • Tart and Heathered

    May 12, 2011 |

    I have been used Proactive (based on your recommendation) for about 2weeks and I love it! I only use the cleanser and toner, the other stuff is harsh!

    P.S. Dove Shampoo is awesome and save me $$!

  • Victoria

    July 20, 2011 |

    It’s always so much fun to see what other skin care products women have in their bathrooms and actually use.

  • Betaxolol

    October 12, 2012 |

    I’m not very good at having an actual routine either. I wash my face everyday… any thing else I do is an achievement.

  • oily skin care

    January 6, 2014 |

    Great website Megan. I actually tried the Aveeno Positively Radiant Daily Moisturizer SPF. I even use the Aveeno Positively Radiant night cream. These have helped my face dramatically. The moisturizer does not irritate your skin. However, it keeps it soft and glowing. I recommend everyone to try this.