As I approach the mid-way mark to 40, I’m very particular about my skin care products especially my facial products. My routine consists of a daily wash and moisturizer. In addition, I rub left over extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) residue my face.
One of the things that people always compliment me on is my skin and I’m always like, “Really!” I have to admit that I’ve very self-conscious about my facial skin tone because I have blemishes here and there. The most noticeable issue is the dark spots that I have on both of my jaws. My doctor informed me that many people with this blemish usually have diabetes but I don’t so I’m stumped. Also that area of my face tends to get dry if I don’t moisturize regularly.
I have to admit that I’ve been very lazy about my daily facial regime. In the past I would use a mask biweekly to help keep my skin very smooth, especially the dark patches on my jaws. However, this does not work for lightening the skin tone or creating an even skin tone. When asked to review the Skin Repairing Clarifying Serum I was excited because Makari’s website states that the serum helps repair and remove unwanted pigmentation. If it really works then I will forever sing their praises because I’ve tried all kinds of skin brightening products to no avail. In addition to the serum, I also received Clarifying Exfoliating Antiseptic Soap and Body Beautifying Milk.
I have not used a bar of soap in a long while but I did appreciate that this soap is light on my skin. The lather is a just right consistency that isn’t too heavy or sudsy and I was able to lather it on easily with my hands. However, the only thing that really stuck out with me was the strong fragrance. I have allergies and the strong scent made me sneeze a few times.
After rinsing the soap from my face with warm water I applied the serum. Instead of putting it on my entire face, I only put it on my dark blemishes and on my jaws. I used my regular moisturizer along with. Because the serum is not sticky or greasy it went on well after my moisturizer. I love that they were able to compliment each other.
Another thing I enjoyed is that my routine only takes about five to seven minutes. It didn’t slow my day down and I appreciate that.
After completing my facial regimen I tried out the Body Beautifying Milk. I must admit that I was skeptical because I can’t remember the last time I used lotion on my skin. The EVOO and I have rolled steady for quite a while but I tried it…. To my surprise I liked it. The lotion is very light weight and it gave me my regular shine without a greasy texture to accompany it. Also it felt good to dabble in some smell goods after so long.
Overall I enjoyed using these products however I haven’t had an opportunity to use the soap and serum long enough to notice change. I intend to keep this regimen up for about a month and then I will return with another set of before and after pictures to show how it worked on my jaws. I know it probably won’t lighten them up entirely but I’m looking forward to some visible traces of skin brightening.
In addition, you can see more photos from my Makari experience in my Google+ album.
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