Our Skincare Secret: CeraVe

Skin is essentially the canvas that makes up who you are on the outside. Appearances aren't everything and we are firm believers that beauty comes from within, and yet that doesn't mean you should neglect your skin. That is why skincare is our most important beauty ritual! We paired with our favorite skincare company CeraVe to share with you our skincare stories.

When Ivy was in high school, like many others she suffered from acne. She felt ugly and wanted to cover it up with makeup, the result usually made her look and feel even worse. With the combination of teenage hormones and strong over-the-counter skincare products (that irritated her skin more), her acne seemed to get worse. Eventually she went to a dermatologist who recommended she use CeraVe face wash and moisturizers.

 CeraVe, made for sensitive skin is fragrance free (a leading cause in skin irritation) so it moisturized and soothed her skin. Ivy's skin started becoming less inflamed and her acne was reduced. Her dermatologist recommended a prescription medication in combination with CeraVe and eventually she became acne clear. CeraVe counteracted the drying effects the strong medications created. During that time she opted to use the CeraVe PM face moisturizer morning and night to keep her face from becoming dry and flakey, and it's still her most coveted product. Now Ivy continues to use CeraVe products daily and has come to love even more of their products over the years.

Eve started using CeraVe around the same time to soothe her sensitive skin. Eve's skin is fair and can become dry, red, and irritated easily, so finding products that calm and hydrate her skin can be tricky. Eve spent a fortune on fancy skin creams and serums but nothing really worked. One day she swiped some of Ivy's CeraVe PM lotion and was hooked. Seriously, within a week her flaky irritated skin was a thing of the past. She, like Ivy, now uses the PM and AM face lotions daily. Her most recent skin saving product is the CaraVe Eczema Soothing Body Wash. Eve uses it everyday in the shower and loves its hydrating effect.

CeraVe has really been a lifesaver for our skin. The products are affordable (you can get them at almost any drugstore or supermarket), and really do work! Do you love CeraVe products? Tell us your skincare story!

xxx Ivy & Eve

 

Here are a few of our favorite CeraVe products:

CeraVe PM Facial Moisturizing Lotion- Our favorite and most used CeraVe product. We don't know how we could go on without it.

CeraVe AM Facial Moisturizing  Lotion- A great lotion for everyday. It has SPF 30 in it to help protect you from the sun while still providing your skin relief from dry skin. 

CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser- Ivy uses this ever morning and night to keep her face clean and hydrated. It won't dry out your face like some face washes can.

CeraVe Foaming Facial Cleanser- Ivy uses this facial cleanser when she showers. It leaves her skin feeling refreshed and clean without drying it. 

CeraVe Hydrating Body Wash-  A new favorite of ours! This body wash is VERY moisturizing. It is similar to some in-shower body lotions we have tried, but doesn't leave you're skin feeling like it has filmy residue. 

CeraVe Eczema Soothing Body Wash- This is Eve's favorite body wash as it works wonders on her extra dry skin. It doesn't foam like other body washes but it leaves skin clean and super soft and moisturized just the same. 

Healing Ointment- This is simply an amazing product. We use it on dry hands, elbows, and even chapped lips. It is odorless and tasteless so it's great for any dry skin issue! 

Thank you CeraVe for partnering with us for this post!