Shampoo -Head and Shoulders - Classic Clean Shampoo
jmichelel83 12/2/2011 9:50:00 AM
I have issues with dandruff in really hot humid months and this shampoo is great at getting rid of it. I only use it occasionally if I notice white flakes (which is really noticeable on dark hair). I do have another use for it which I don't think most people know about. I use this shampoo to actually clean under my arms and it helps immensely. It's kind of embarrassing but for the longest time I was having issues finding deodorant/antiperspirant that worked well. I would have to apply it 3 times a day and I felt I still smelled bad so I would shower excessively as well. I think the active ingredient (zinc 1%) really helps with BO. Now I only have to apply a small amount of antiperspirant and I never smell. Some days I skip the antiperspirant and I can barely smell anything. *TMI ALERT* I use a small amount to wash "down there" as well then moisturize the area with a few drops of olive oil and believe me, it never smells. Zinc is an anti-fungal too. I wish I had discovered this secret as a teenager because I was very active and nothing I did seemed to help except applying a ton of deodorant. The walmart store brand seems to work just as well and of course is cheaper.
Moisturizers -Alpha Hydrox - Enhanced Lotion - 10% AHA
jmichelel83 12/2/2011 9:37:00 AM
This is my favorite facial lotion for two reasons. First, it smooths out my skin and gets rid of fine lines making me look younger than people my age. Second, it helps keep my skin clear by exfoliation. This enables my acne medication (2.5% benzoyl peroxide) to penetrate the pores. I also don't get flaky skin anymore from the medication because of this lotion. I still use a physical exfoliating scrub to get rid of some dry skin so my makeup goes on smooth. It's very important to wear sunscreen with this lotion especially in the summer otherwise you can damage your skin and end up looking older in the long run. I hope they never discontinue this line. I naturally have very oily skin but the alpha hydrox lotion paired with 2.5% benzoyl peroxide cuts the oil down significantly.