For some reason, the South has decided to skip Winter for a few more weeks.
I'm not kidding - we had to turn on the A/C last night, because it was 76 degrees in our apt.
The South is also known for its awful humidity, which has a tendency to affect my skin.
I am one of those people who has REALLY dry skin when it's dry out.
But then as soon as there is a hint of humidity out there, it's hello oily skin to the max.
It drives me nuts.
I mean, do I have dry skin? combination skin? oily?
I've used the Clinique 3-Step line for about 8 years now, and it seems to be the best for my skin.
For the lucky off days when I am in that in between dry and oily.
Except for oily days - when after one hour at work, there is a big shiny spot on my nose.
So I got the Philosphy "Never let them see you Shine" line.
Well, that was a waste, because I can guarantee you that the shine is still there, going strong, all over my nose and chin!
And don't get me started on "Hope in a Jar".
Yes, this cream is great. Sure it helps with the really dry days.
But have you SMELLED it?! what IS this smell!?
I'm not kidding, I can't take it.
Every time I put it on, it's all I can focus on.
Which leads me to a possible TMI topic: blackheads.
Gross - I know.
I was blessed with a non-acne prone skin.
I might get a pimple here and there during that sweet time of the month.
Other than that - I'm usually in the clear.
Except for my nose and chin - and the blackheads.
I HATE them. Seriously HATE them!!!
I've tried everything from the nose/chin strips, scrubs, masks - you name it.
I'm contemplating trying this baking soda/sugar/water recipe I saw on Pinterest.
But I'm a little hesitant. Baking soda on my face just doesn't seem all that healthy.
What gets to me is that I don't wear much make-up at all.
I use Bare Minerals, and never go to sleep with makeup on.
So what gives?!
Do you have any skin tricks/suggestions that may help?