If you want to look your very best, it is essential to take care of your skin. With the variety of products on store shelves and behind the makeup counters in department stores, the selection process can be quite daunting. What works for someone else may not work for you, so be willing to try different products until you find something that gives you the desired result of a glowing, healthy complexion.
According to the Tanning Advisor website, ProActiv is the most popular acne product. ProActiv is effective at removing blemishes and fighting acne flare-ups. The ProActiv product line contains a cleanser, toner, repair treatment, moisturizer and mask.
Kiehl has a complete line of cleansers, toners and moisturizers designed to work together to provide healthy skin. The Cosmetics Cop website claims that the best product to clean your face is Kiel's Ultra Facial Cleanser. It is free from fragrance and gentle, yet can still remove most of your makeup.
Sephora carries a variety of product lines, including their own brand of skin care and makeup. The Cosmetics Cop recommends Sephora's FACE Waterproof Eye Makeup Remover. This product has no fragrance added, and will take all your makeup off, including mascara that is waterproof.
The Mary Kay company offers skin care products as well as makeup that are designed to work together in an overall beauty regime. Before you apply your makeup and after you remove it, use an eye cream to help decrease the number of wrinkles around your eyes. Mary Kay's Instant Action Eye Cream will help smooth out the lines and give you a youthful, bright-eyed look. If you are pressed for time, choose Mary Kay's Timewise 3-in-1 Cleanser. You can clean, exfoliate and freshen your skin in one step. According to the Tanning Advisor website, you'll have the extra benefit of the antioxidant vitamin E.
Neutrogena has a wide variety of cleansers, creams, lotions and self-tanners that are easily found in drugstores. The Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Hand Cream will give you soft hands without making them feel oily. Neutrogena also has self-tanning products that condition your skin as they give you a bronze glow.
Estee Lauder Companies
Estee Lauder owns several companies with skin care lines, including Estee Lauder, Aramis, Clinique, Prescriptives, Origins, M-A-C, Aveda, Smashbox and Bobbie Brown. Each of the Estee Lauder companies' skin care lines specialize in a specific demographic. The Estee Lauder brand of skin care is designed to help keep skin youthful and glowing, with some repair creams and wrinkle reducing elixirs in the product line. Clinique offers fragrance-free products for all skin types. Presciptives has a line of skin care that works with personalized color-matching makeup.
The Olay company has a complete product line designed to clean, moisturize and tone your skin. The company's Regenerist product line is formulated to repair and minimize the damage cause by aging.
If you like personalized service and delivery to your door, you may like one of the Avon skin care lines. They offer complete skin care for the mature woman under the Avon brand, and a line for younger women and teens under the Mark brand. Most Avon representatives offer testers and samples to help select the products that work for you.
The Queen Helene company offers a variety of skin care products, including scrubs, masks and moisturizers. If you need a deep cleaning facial mask, try the Queen Helene Mint Julep Face Mask. You can get rid of pimples and blackheads while you refresh your skin.
Burt's Bees has a complete line of all natural skin care products, including cleansers, toners and moisturizers. Marie Claire Magazine has the Burt's Bees Lemon Poppy Seed Facial Cleanser on their list of top six skin care products.
Debby Mayne started writing professionally in 1992. Her work has appeared in regional parenting magazines and she has been managing editor of the magazine, "Coping with Cancer." She was also fashion product information writer for HSN. During college, Mayne worked as an instructor at a fitness center. She holds a Bachelor of Science in health, PE and recreation from the University of Southern Mississippi.