So I wanted to share a couple of thoughts I have on skin care. As you might know from my About Age section, I have been a beauty consultant with Mary Kay Cosmetics for 12 years. And I have run across a lot of ladies who have a lot of varying opinions on skin care. The two main things I have seen of those who aren’t focus on using a good skin care regimen everyday are 1. those who love makeup and focus more on that than skin care (obviously this isn’t everybody, i’m talking about a specific sector of people) and 2. those who haven’t put much thought into any type of beauty or skin care and just use the same soap on their whole body or don’t wash their face at all. So I wanted to share some information with those two groups. And also share a giveaway I’m doing this week.
Since I am sharing all of this information about skin care, I figured I’d do a give away for some skin care as well. I am going to do a drawing for a Timewise Miracle Set 3D The Go Set which is a smaller, travel size version which last about 2-3 weeks valued at $25. There will also be other winners who receive samples. This set also comes in dry/normal or oily/combo. All you have to do is fill out the form listed below and you’ll be entered into the drawing. I will be informing everyone of the winner on Sunday night. There are a couple of rules/guidelines:
- You must not have a MK consultant
- You must not already be one of my customers
- Must be a follower/subscriber to my blog
- You can be international
Makeup over Skin Care
I know many people and have come across many people who love makeup. I’m one of them. It’s fun to have different looks for different occasions, how colors blend together, etc. And some of those people who I have met who love makeup only focus on that part of their beauty regimen. But to achieve the best makeup looks you have to start off with a palette that is healthy and clean. This means that every night we have to wash our face because makeup goes into our pores, clogs them, and creates havoc on our face. And we have to make sure that if we have acne or certain signs of aging we have to use skin care products that will help with that. It is great that there are TONS of makeup products which will cover up blemishes on our face, but if we deal with what we are trying to cover up than we can use less makeup which means our products will last longer.
No Beauty Regimen at all
The other group of ladies that I often see or know are those who tell me that they either just wash their face with water or use the same soap for their whole body. And an analogy I often use with this group is by asking them to think about driving throughout the day. At the end of the day there is usually some type of dirt, dust, pollen, etc. that is on that car. Those same things are on your face by the end of the day too. So if you don’t at least wash your face and use a good moisturizer morning and night you have all those elements going into your pores and therefore into your body. This is why I also recommend that everybody use at LEAST a tinted moisturizer daily as well to act as a protectant for your clean pores against the elements mentioned earlier. It is good to know what type of skin you have whether it by dry, oily, or combo and use a skin care regimen made specifically for your skin. Also if you have sensitive skin, acne prone skin, signs of aging, etc. it’s good to look for a line that deals with those things too. Skin care is a very customized thing because everyone’s skin is different. So sometimes you have to play around with different skin care lines until you find what works best for you.
Mary Kay’s 5 Different Skin Care Lines
So now that I’ve shared the importance of skin care for everyone I wanted to quickly go over the 5 different skin care lines Mary Kay has and if you think any of them would be a good fit for your you can purchase them by clicking on the names of each one and it will take you directly to my website. If you already have an MK consultant, please purchase from them.
I wanted to start off with this line because often people don’t think Mary Kay has products for men but we do. As described on the website,
Smoothed. Soothed. Protected. Clean Face Solutions for Every Man.
- MKMen® Daily Face Wash
- MKMen® Shave Foam
- MKMen® Advanced Eye Cream
- MKMen® Advanced Facial Hydrator Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 30*
This is another skin care line I wanted to highlight first because I know a lot of people with sensitive skin or those who are younger and don’t yet need anti aging. That’s who this line is for. As described on the on the website,
Life is complicated. Your skin care regimen shouldn’t be. This simple nutrient-packed regimen helps put your skin back in balance.
- Cleansing Gel,
- Moisturizing Gel
- Refreshing Toner
Invigorating Scrub is available separately.
As described on the website,
With the Clear Proof® Acne System, you get an effective regimen clinically shown to provide clearer skin in just 7 days.* The four-product set:
- Clears up blemishes without irritation and helps maintain a clear complexion.
- Unclogs pores, removes excess oil and leaves skin feeling healthier.
- Fades the look of lingering acne spots.
- Attacks multiple factors that can contribute to acne breakouts.
The value-priced set includes:
- Clear Proof® Clarifying Cleansing Gel,** 4.5 oz.
- Clear Proof® Blemish Control Toner,** 5 fl. oz.
- Clear Proof® Acne Treatment Gel,** 1 oz.
- Clear Proof® Oil-Free Moisturizer for Acne-Prone Skin, 3 fl. oz.
This set comes in oily/combo or dry/normal. As described on the website,
The TimeWise Miracle Set 3D® defends, delays and delivers for younger-looking skin. This full-spectrum, three-dimensional approach helps minimize the appearance of skin aging.
- TimeWise® Age Minimize 3D™ 4-in-1 Cleanser
- TimeWise® Age Minimize 3D™ Day Cream SPF 30 Broad Spectrum Sunscreen**
- TimeWise® Age Minimize 3D™ Night Cream
- TimeWise® Age Minimize 3D™ Eye Cream
As described on the website,
Restore what was lost and lift away the years with this scientifically innovative regimen that proves it’s never too late to help rescue skin from the damage of the past and recapture a vision of youthfulness.
- The look of deep lines and wrinkles is reduced.
- Lifted facial contours appear restored.
- Youthful volume is recaptured.
- Even skin tone is revealed.
- Vital moisture is replenished.
This set includes:
- Foaming Cleanser, 4.5 oz.
- Lifting Serum, 1 fl. oz.
- Day Cream Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 30*, 1.7 oz.
- Night Treatment With Retinol, 1.7 oz.
- Eye Renewal Cream, .5 oz.