Disclaimer: This post is part of the HEALTHY ESSENTIALS® 2014 program by Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc. and The Motherhood, who sent me a box of products and compensated me for my time. Opinions, experiences and photos shared here are all my own, and I hope you enjoy them.

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Now that the kiddos are back to school and I actually have time for myself, I think it’s time for me to focus on taking better care of myself (this may also have something to do with the fact that I put on some weight over the summer and am turning 35 in a few weeks).

So what does taking better care of myself involve? I should watch what I eat and eat less. I should exercise. I also need to do more than just eat better and excerise, I also need to take care of my skin. So how do we do that?

Here are 5 Ways To Care For Your Skin

Wash Your Face

Cleaning your face in the morning and the evening is important. I am really good about washing my face in the shower every day but I need to do a much better job of washing my face every morning AND evening. Especially on the days I wear make up.

Treat Blemishes

It bothers me that I am almost 35 years old and I’m still getting pimples and blemishes…unfortunately, it happens each and every month (thanks hormones!). Before I used to ignore it but now I treat it. Not only does it save me from having to deal with it for a longer period of time but it also reduces my chances of scarring.

Treat Wrinkle Lines

Although it pains me to admit this, I have wrinkle lines. I would cry about it but that would only make the wrinkle lines worse. Time to take action!


My face is especially dry, so I have been using a facial moisturizer for some time now but I always forget to moisturize my body. Your other body parts need love to!

Limit Sun Exposure

Yes, even if you aren’t in the sun all day you should be using a moisturizers that has some sort of SPF treatment in it.

Products I’m currently trying out to take better care of my skin

5 Skin care products

  • Face Washing: AVEENO® POSITIVELY RADIANT® Skin Brightening Daily Scrub
  • Face Washing & Blemishes: Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash
  • Blemishes: Clean & Clear Advantage Spot Treatment.
  • Wrinkles: RoC® Deep Wrinkle Night Cream
  • Moisturizing: Lubriderm Daily Moisture Lotion

What do you do to take care of your skin?