I know GT is a great resource for skincare tips etc, so I thought I'd write about something new I've been doing that has been working great for me. I've been using two new products on my face and seriously, my skin is about as fantastic as it's ever been. I'm so excited about this. Lately, with humidity and sweat and whatnot, my pores have been all clogged and big, and the texture of my skin wasn't happy, and I could start to see some lines in places, so I've been on a hunt to try and really fix these issues without breaking my bank account.

First, I started looking for a good facial cleanser. I went through a few that I didn't like, and then — I found The One. It's called Desert Essence Age Reversal Gel Cleanser, and I love it. I could tell the first time I used it that it was a great product, but it just kept getting better. After the first week or so of using it twice a day, my skin felt so different. And it's cheap! I got it for only about $15.00, and after 6 weeks of using it I've only gotten through about a quarter of it.

Then, I finally started using the Clarisonic skin brush my sister gave me (it's a generic brand, not sure which). I had been so skeptical of this thing. But seriously — I'M IN LOVE WITH IT. I use it on my face with the Desert Essence gel in the morning, and I use the body exfoliator thing about twice a week with an avocado oil body wash.

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I've had the gel cleanser for about 6 weeks, and I've been using the skin brush for about 3 weeks. I don't think I'm ever going to stop using either of these. My skin is so much smoother, clean, smaller pores, brighter complexion, and those fine lines have disappeared. And it just kind of feels healthier. For the first time in my life, I feel like my skin is approaching the point where I can be comfortable going out without tinted moisturizer or foundation on. I love it!

Has anyone here tried these products? (I'm pretty sure I saw a post about skin brushes a while back). Or, has anyone been trying anything new that they've loved or hated?