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Welcome to Esther Tested, where surfer and Racked SF associate editor Esther Hahn shares her best tips for fitness and beauty in the Bay.
Yes to Tomatoes Blemish Clearing Facial Wipes; photo via Yes To
Summer came and went in a flash, but it left its affect on my skin. Layers of sunscreen mixed in with a few coats of sand and dust added up to the odd breakout and an unevenness across my forehead. My standard skincare regimen wasn't cutting it, but I refused to invest in another pricey routine. On a whim, I reached for these facial wipes while shopping at Target. Developed by SF-based brand Yes To, the wipes are 97 percent natural, and at $5.19 a packet, it doesn't cost much to commit.
I started out using the wipes once per day, in the evenings. Gentle, circular strokes removed the deeply lodged dirt and oil without aggravating my sensitive skin. After a quick rinse (although not required), I applied my everyday moisturizer to avoid drying. In as few as two days, I began to see the results. My breakouts calmed down and my skin was finding its glow again. To speed up the process, I added a second application of the wipes to my mornings in my second week of use.
After two weeks of consistent use, I am a believer. My skin is clear and healthy, and my redness is reduced. I scaled back to a once-a-ay routine after I achieved my results so my skin wouldn't build up a tolerance. Now, I use the wipes once a week —or after a day with a big dose of sunscreen— to keep any breakouts at bay. Think of them as a handy secret weapon that will have everyone asking just how you manage to have such beautifully clear skin.
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