Many of us are homebound right now during the disturbing worldwide outbreak of the COVID-19.  It is important to keep up your hygiene as well as your inner spirit, so I am sharing my updated face and body skin care routine with you.

>> Please also read my post about a "Special Night of Prayer" HERE <<

Skin and Body Care that Boosts Your Spirit

I believe in keeping it simple with just a few effective products.  Whether or not you choose to wear makeup, the most important thing is a good skin care routine that works for you.  The products I use are all inexpensive over-the-counter items available through the Amazon links shown below each one, making it easy and convenient to give them a try without leaving your home.  As signs of age become apparent, I make tweaks and adjustments to my skin care routine to keep my skin as best as it can be.  I want to look and feel my best at whatever age I am (currently 59), never trying to roll things backwards too far since that is unrealistic and frustrating.

*Be Sure to Read all the Way to the End of this Post for the Refreshing Body Treatment*

4 Simple Steps to Great Skin Care

Let's get this out of the way:  NEVER, EVER, EVER sleep in your makeup!  AND, cleanse your face EVERY DAY.  Here are the quick and easy steps:

Step 1 - Makeup and Dirt Removal Cleansing Cloth:  Even if you do not wear makeup, this step is important to remove environmental grime from your skin, as well as dead skin cells and oils that have accumulated and oxidized during the day.  Equate Rose Water Cleansing Towelettes are oil-free, non-drying and suitable for sensitive skin. Very effective on mascara removal as well.  (Click the pink hyperlink below this item for more information and to order):

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// Equate Rose Water Facial Towelettes (2-pack/80 wipes total) //

Step 2 - Deep CleanseBasis foaming facial bar removes leftover traces from the cleansing cloth and prepares your skin and pores for the exfoliation, leave-on final treatments.  I also use this cleansing bar on my body instead of soap or shower gel -- dermatologist recommended with soothing chamomile.  Gentle, fragrance-free, and non-drying properties.  One bar for head to toe, economical and practical too!  (Click the pink hyperlink below this item for more information and to order):

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// BASIS Sensitive Skin Bar (Pack of 6 Bars) //

Step 3 - Exfoliate/TreatNip & Fab glycolic exfoliating facial pads are essential for retexturing and brightening the skin, leaving behind a leave-on blend of hyaluronic acid and blue daisy botanical that plumps, smooths, and hydrates the skin.  Gentle enough to use every day without irritation.  I find that this particular glycolic blend does a very good job.  For me, Retinols are too harsh and cause redness with itching, so I stay away from those.  This jar contains 60 pads for a generous two month supply.  (Click the pink hyperlink below this item for more information and to order):

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// Nip & Fab - Glycolic Fix Daily Cleansing Pads //

Step 4 - Hydrate and TreatNeutrogena is the best over-the-counter moisturizing serum and eye cream that I have ever tried.  These two products penetrate deeply into the skin, providing plumping hydration with the benefits of my favorite ingredient, hyaluronic acid that is naturally found within our skin layers.  Both products are an oil-free, non-comedogenic, gel-cream formula that are to be used sparingly and do not leave a sticky finish.  The eye gel-cream is also fragrance-free and ophthalmologist tested.  (Click the pink hyperlink below this item for more information and to order):

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// Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hydrating Serum //

// Neutrogena Hydro Boost Eye Gel-Cream //

3 Simple Steps to Great Body Care

Showering or bathing EVERY DAY is essential for overall good hygiene and to lifting your spirits!  The rejuvenating properties of good ol' hot soap and water are important especially now during the COVID-19 outbreak to insure good health and to keep yourself and home environment as clean as possible.  Wash your hands diligently, and also wash your body every day even if it is tempting to lay around in your pajamas while waiting for life to return to normal as we knew it.

Step 1 - Bathe Every Day:  I use the same Basis Sensitive Skin Bar mentioned above for showering due to its effective, non-irritating properties.

Step 2 - Body Powder & Deodorant:  As soon as I get out of the shower, I towel dry then apply Lady Anti-Monkey Butt Powder every day!  Yes, it is funny, but it works for those of us who need a little bit of extra help in certain areas.  For a chuckle and more information, read my previous post about this lovely pink powder HERE And, I use deodorant anti-perspirant every day as well. A very gentle, effective formula that I use that is hard to find in stores is Almay for Sensitive Skin, it is a quick-drying, clear gel formula - (Click the pink hyperlink below this item for more information and to order):

//Lady Anti-Monkey Butt Friction Powder//

// Almay Sensitive Skin Anti-Perspirant & Deodorant //

Step 3 - Moisturize & Fragrance:  After the body powder, I apply Warm Vanilla Sugar Body Cream by Bath and Body Works -- the scent of vanilla has been proven to be calming and soothing.  The shea butter richness penetrates deeply and stays within my skin all day long.  Pay special attention to your feet and heals, massaging this cream into that area as well.  I do not like getting pedicures, so this cream moisturizes my heals and feet well enough to prevent a dry, cracked appearance for sandal season.

Top off your very clean and moisturized self with the Warm Vanilla Sugar Fragrance Mist by Bath and Body Works.  Layering the mist over your body cream will give you a lasting, light scent all day long.  This vanilla fragrance layering is my signature scent, I receive compliments everywhere I go, when I am ALLOWED to actually go somewhere, LOL.  On days when I want to change it up and feel a bit "spicy", I add a tiny squirt of Vanilla Musk by Coty on top of the Warm Vanilla Sugar Mist to take off a little bit of its sweetness, a fun thing to do so it doesn't get boring!  (Click the pink hyperlink below this item for more information and to order):

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 // Warm Vanilla Sugar Body Cream //

// Warm Vanilla Sugar Fine Fragrance Mist //

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// Vanilla Musk by Coty //

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