Today's post is sponsored by Neutrogena and Latina Bloggers Connect - thank you for supporting the brands that make this blog possible! And as always, all opinions are my own.
Here's my week with Neutrogena by my side. Can I get a #YASSSS to brighter and younger looking skin! The full Neutrogena Pore Refining set includes: Daily Cleanser, Exfoliating Cleanser, Toner and Moisturizer. Stick with the full set to see better results.
Excited to try out the Neutrogena Pore Refining Line, mostly because my skin has been looking a little dull (and fugly). Dull skin could be caused by a multitude of things, but in my case, it's because my pores are little too large. Time to shrink those suckers down.
Neutrogena's line includes two sorts of face wash, the daily cleanser and the exfoliating cleanser. I'm using both since my skin tends to get oily during the summertime. After cleansing my skin I make sure to do a final rinse with warm water - it cleanses better than cold water if you're wondering why.
My boyfriend has joined me in the fight to shrink pores. We get into small quibbles over who's hogging the toner. In the end we're both winning. The toner sweeps away dry skin without drying my skin which is pretty important since dry skin can make for very oily skin later (in my case). Very important that you let the toner dry before applying the Neutrogena Pore Refining Moisturizer.
I'm starting to notice that my dark spots are fading (Hallelujah!). The Neutrogena Pore Refining Moisturizer contains Beta Hydroxy Acid and Retinol which in turn is helping my skin go from Nay to Yay.
Skin is starting to look brighter and noticeably younger which is always a plus plus. I've also made my night time cleaning regime become me time. It's pretty soothing setting yourself up for a good night's rest.
In case you're wondering what makes pores look larger, it's the dirt that gets trapped inside them. To be honest, this morning was a "snooze repeater." Could not get up for the life of me, but had to makes sure I got my pores taken care of aka skipped the exfoliator and went for the daily cleanser. It was no biggie really since it still penetrated deep into my pores to get that ultimate clean.
Boyfriend is swearing by toner and my pup is happy that my skin feels just as soft as his fur if not softer. I can totally understand why this collection is back by popular demand, it makes anyone who comes across it look uh-mazing. I'm going to keep at it with the full set, and implore you guys to do the same :)
In the end my secret to smooth and younger-looking skin (and pores be gone) has to be Neutrogena's Pore Refining line. And anything that minimizes my previous blemish scars is a godsend. Now excuse me, it's time to take my I woke up like dis selfie.
Get the full line here.