Your best skin days right this way
Keeping skin soft, supple and hydrated should be part of your priorities. Skin, after all, is the largest organ in the body. However, I’ll be the first to admit two misconceptions. One, I didn’t think my skin needed that much attention since I spend most of my time indoors and I don’t wear a lot of makeup (even pre-pandemic). Two, I don’t have major skin issues so I thought quality would stay the same.
If you’re like me, you’d know that when you stop paying attention, the effects will eventually come and haunt you. In my case, over the past 18 months, I’ve experienced sporadic breakouts, dullness, irritation and rough patches because of my passive-reactive skincare routine. Passive meant doing less than the bare minimum and just washing my face, and reactive, which meant overwashing, toning and piling on products to get my skin back to normal.
As they say, the best offense is a good defense, and despite what you might have read, drinking water alone won’t clear, hydrate or protect skin. What you lather on the outside is just as important in keeping skin healthy. But first things first, and in case you needed a reminder, hydration in skin context means increasing its water content. And it's important because lack of water can result in skin problems, such as dullness, flakiness, irritation, etc.
Let’s start with the basics: everyday care. Johnson and Johnson, one of the world’s biggest healthcare companies, is focused on just that. Backed by science and trusted by healthcare professionals, the brand has been at the forefront of skincare technology that helps skin conditions like acne, dryness and eczema. Their products are developed through extensive research that deliver happy, healthy skin. Ahead, our picks to add to your daily routine or skincare rotation:
Neutrogena Deep Clean Gentle Foaming Cleanser
Unlike other cleansers that can dry out skin, this gentle foaming cleanser removes 99% of dirt while keeping skin moist and rebalanced. It contains Amino Micellar Technology that goes deep into pores but without disrupting the skin’s natural barrier. The result is clear, soft and radiant skin after every wash.
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Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel
Parched skin? Neutrogena’s award-winning and bestselling water gel might just be the answer. It absorbs quickly and delivers intense hydration to keep skin looking smooth, supple and hydrated day after day. The star ingredient? Hyaluronic Acid, a humectant that attracts and binds moisture to the skin. It’s oil-free, too, so it doubles as a great makeup primer.
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Johnson's Milk+Rice Bath
As the name suggests, Johnson’s body wash contains natural milk and rice extracts to soften and smoothen skin. Gentle for baby and mom, it’s specially designed to moisturize and nourish, giving you baby-beautiful skin post-shower.
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Aveeno Skin Relief Lotion
Say hello to moisturized skin all 24 hours of the day. Aveeno’s skin relief lotion nourishes and rehydrates dry, itchy skin. It’s fast-absorbing and works fast to restore lost moisture and rebalances skin’s microbiome for a healthy-looking glow. And just in case you have doubts, it’s clinically proven to soothe the itch and heal dry skin in a day.
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So, which one’s your pick? Or if you already have this in your beauty counter, share your recommendations with us in the comments.
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Art Matthew Fetalver