I guess I’ve been fairly lucky to be blessed with good skin. Actually my whole family has nice skin and I guess you could say good genes as far as aging goes, because everyone in my family, from my parents to my brothers and sister all look at least 10 years if not more younger than they actually are.
Oh sure, I had some skin problems when I was a teenager. A little bit of acne and some blackheads but nothing too bad.
I do battle enlarged pores on a constant basis though. If I don’t take care of my skin -well, especially on my nose, I’ll get some blackheads.
Lately I’ve taken to cleaning my face with Noxema. I did that when I was a teen and about a month ago I started using the skin cleanser again.
What I do is get a face cloth and wet it with hot water. I then place the hot cloth over my face to open up the pores. Then I gently massage some Noxema into my skin and rinse it off with a warm cloth. When I’m done cleaning my face I rinse the cloth out in cold water and pat my face with the cold cloth to close my pores.
My skin always feels fresh and tingly clean when I’m done. I like washing my face that way in the morning because it’s invigorating.
At night I usually just wash my face with a mild soap and then use facial creams that are meant for night use.
I guess that since I have Crohn’s and I’m sick quite often it’s at least nice that I have fairly good skin and look younger than I am.
How do you take care of your skin? Have you had problems with acne, blackheads or enlarged pores?