What more wonderful version of myself could I possibly have to offer the new people in my life than a post-hormonal, super-stressed, zit-covered, penny-pinching, fish-out-of-water shell of the woman I used to be!
As the result of all these changes, I have tried a few new things and a few old things I found in my stash of abandoned products. Let me say though that as soon as the budget permits, I will return to my Mario Badescu products because they are just the best. I ended up (after abandoning mommysbeautybreak but before becoming extremely poor) trying the Enzyme Cleansing Gel and the Hydro Moisturizer with Vitamin C and the Chamomile Night Cream; all of which were incredible.
Right now I am two full months into my post birth control time, and my skin seems to be still trying to find it's new normal. Some days I have clusters of pimples in various areas on my face, other days I have one lonesome GIGANTIC zit serving as a centerpiece on my face. I have resorted to finishing up the bottle of Clinique Cleanser that I had left over from almost two years ago, and it is ok. For those of you who love your Clinique products, I say to you "Go try Mario."
I've also been trying the Flower Tinted Moisturizer from Wal-Mart (no exclusive membership necessary, for rules and regulations please visit peopleofwalmart.com) and it is again ok. There are so many different new factors in my life that I can't target the root of my skin woes. I prefer to think the largest contributors are stress and hormones. Both of which will level out soon.