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My New Favorite Facial Cleansing Cloths for Oily Skin: Olay Daily Facials Daily Clean 4-in-1 Water Activated Cleansing Cloth Review

I partnered with Olay on this post but all thoughts and opinions are my own

Olay Daily Facials Review

I know what you're thinking. "Really, do we need yet another face wipe? Are they even any good?" While I go in and out of love with most facial wipes, these ones are different! With most makeup wipes, you are simply wiping your face, and hope that all of your makeup is removed. I promise you that your face gets just as clean (actually, I thought mine was cleaner), but you'll save a bit of time with fewer steps. Instead of needed my cleanser, an eye makeup remover and an exfoliator each time I wash my face, I only need the cloth. It even leaves Olay conditioners on your skin after rinsing, so my face doesn't feel tight and uncomfortable after washing.


Olay Daily Facials Review

The first thing to notice is that the Daily Facials are actually fairly large. They are dry, you just wet them and the textured wipe lathers up really well. The picture here actually doesn't do it justice, some of the lather was dripping down the back of my hand by the time I had my camera ready! You just scrub your face with the wipe, and it removes absolutely everything. You can even see that it took off my waterproof mascara and liner! Since the wipe has a little bit of texture, it helps to remove all of the makeup and dirt from the skin. I like to rinse off the wipe and then use it again to help rinse off my face as well. After using the daily facial, my skin is super smooth and clean! I'm mostly using these wipes in the middle of the afternoon. They're perfect for removing makeup before working out or swimming. I admit that I usually clean my face, apply sunscreen, and then spend the rest of the day without makeup #nomakeuprequired. The Daily Facials don't dry out my face at all! My skin feels a bit hydrated, so I don't even need to apply a moisturizer.


Olay Daily Facials Review

Olay Daily Facials come in a plastic case, but refill boxes are available (those refills have 2 cases worth of wipes). Daily Facials come in two types, one for normal/oily skin and the other for normal skin. I have tried both, but with my combination skin I haven't noticed that one works better than the other. Because all of the cleanser is within the towelette, these are absolutely perfect for on the go! They'll save a ton of space in your TSA 3-1-1 bag, or can easily be included in your gym bag.

For more information, go here to learn about Daily Facials!


My Pool Beauty Must Haves

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My Pool Beauty Must Haves

Now that summer is here, we're spending a lot of time at the pool here at my house! Which means a few changes to my beauty routine. We tend to spend an hour or two in the pool in the late afternoon or early evening, rather than the full day. So, I've modified my basic every day routine with a few product swap outs that let me look like my "normal" self, but are pool friendly. I do this pretty much all summer long, since I don't always know which days we will (or won't) get in the pool. And of course there are days that the weather looks like it will be terrible on my weather app, but then it's amazing. So, I still have days where I'm in the pool, without waterproof mascara. Oops!

Makeup

The main swap outs that I make for my makeup are things that run and make me look like a raccoon. I also like to still have some concealer under my eyes, since I'm on call and not always getting a lot of sleep I like to keep my undereye circles covered!

I honestly don't worry too much about my brows, I still just apply my normal stuff (usually this It Cosmetics pencil or my favorite Chanel brow powder). None of the brow products seem to run in the pool, they just fade away on their own.

For the rest of my face, I've tried a lot of different waterproof bronzers, shadows, etc. There are a few that do stay put, but I admit that I don't really feel like they're necessary. I don't expect to have a perfect face of makeup when I get out of the pool, but I do not want to look like a raccoon!

Chanel Stylo Yeux Waterproof Long-Lasting Eyeliner (buy it at Nordstrom, Chanel, Macy's or Neiman Marcus): After trying out a ton of waterproof liners, this one is my current favorite for a traditional pencil liner. It smudges and looks just like a non-waterproof version, but it stays put longer than my previous favorite (which is pretty close and less expensive, but when you're doing this every day you want to splurge!) If you want a liquid liner, this is my favorite.

Chanel Inimitable Waterproof Mascara (get it at Nordstrom, Chanel or Macy's): Yes, I've tried all of the other waterproof mascaras. Yes, I've likely tried your favorite. Yes, I've tried them all from the drugstore. And the department store. And ULTA. And Sephora. This is the only waterproof mascara that comes close to the Chanel. Why is is so much better? All of the other waterproof mascaras manage to not melt off of my lashes, but they don't look the same after swimming. The Chanel makes my lashes look just as amazing before and after swimming! Swimming is much harder on waterproof mascara than crying at a wedding, so many of the others are great, just not my favorites for swimming. Note, you can watch the Chanel section of RueLaLa for a deal, it shows up there maybe once or twice each month.

IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Illumination Concealer (from Sephora, ULTA, QVC): This is one of my favorite undereye concealers. It's also the one that stays put the best while swimming.

Hair

I pretty much gave up on trying to keep my hair dry while swimming a long time ago. Even if I'm not getting dunked, my kids splash enough that I get pretty wet. I typically just swim and do my thing, then take a shower that night before I head to bed. I use a clarifying shampoo roughly once a week, and I try to use hair masks that hydrate at least once a week as well. I'm not currently drying my hair at night, instead I'm using an air drying product and just going to bed, letting my perm leave my hair a bit wavy. If I want my hair to be curly rather than wavy, I'll dry my hair a little bit at the roots, and then put in the Sleep Styler curlers.

Oribe The Cleanse Clarifying Shampoo (at Nordstrom, Bloomingdale's or BirchBox): Read my full Oribe The Cleanse Clarifying Shampoo review. I haven't tried this to take the green out of my daughters' blonde hair. I've tried a huge array of swimming shampoos on them, and my best results have been this shampoo.

Redken No Blow Dry Bossy Cream (buy it at ULTA or Amazon): I use about the size of a quarter. I've also had great results with this cream or this air dry mousse.

Sleep Styler (at their site or QVC): You can check out my Sleep Styler review. I mostly use the smaller size currently as my hair is a bit hard to hold curl. I've found they're a little more comfortable at night than the original size as well.

Skincare

Since I'm mostly jumping in the pool without any special prep immediately before, it's important that I have a good SPF in my morning skincare routine. I aim for at least SPF 30, and I prefer SPF 50 or higher if I can find it. One the rare day that I'm not prepared for swimming (aka- I'm not wearing waterproof eye makeup), I've been really loving the Olay Daily Facials for quickly removing everything from my face and then I'll apply fresh sunscreen before heading out to the pool.

Kate Somerville Daily Deflector Waterlight Broad Spectrum SPF 50+ (buy it at Kate Somerville, Sephora or DermStore): I love this light sunscreen alone or under makeup.



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Olay Daily Facials (at Amazon or ULTA): Great for removing all of my makeup before getting in the water! Note, I do have an upcoming sponsored post on these cleansing towelettes, but I had already purchased them on my own prior to Olay asking me to post about them.

Aveeno Baby Continuous Protection Sensitive (buy it at Amazon or Target): This is my sunscreen of choice for my body, since others tend to flare up my eczema.


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