Wednesday, July 26, 2017

my skincare routine

If it's one thing that I'm a stickler about, it's my skincare routine. I used to have really problematic skin. Like it was acne prone, breakouts all the time, both oily and dry... It took a long time to figure out how to balance it! Products come and go, but the three things that have really evened out my skin are consistency, light and unscented products, and healthy eating.

I wash my face in the morning and at night. This is different for everybody, but I wash it in the morning to remove the night time moisturizer and then again before bed to remove makeup and/or my daytime moisturizer/SPF. Doing this has worked miracles alone.

The lighter, more natural, and unscented the product, the better my skin will react to it. I have super sensitive skin and anything too heavy or harsh will break me out. Sometimes you have to go against the grain, one of the most well known skincare brands, Neutrogena, was one that I used for years. They're great! So I used them, but they were too harsh for me and were actually breaking me out, I never realized it until I [ finally ] switched to a gentler product line. 

And honestly, eating healthy is so great for your skin. I really enjoy healthy foods, but if I do a bad and eat pizza and ice cream like all weekend, my skin will react. Everything in moderation.  

[ these products are all repurchases and well loved. I highly recommend trying them out or at least the brands! ]

Garnier SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water  | I love micellar water! I use this to remove my makeup before I cleanse! It really breaks down my makeup and removes eye makeup as well! It does make your skin feel oily but when it dries, your skin feels so soft! 

 Lancome Bi-Facil Double-Action Eye Makeup Remover | This is a bit pricier, so I usually won't purchase this for myself, I use it when I get a sample here and there, but I included it because it does a really amazing job at removing mascara while being gentle on your eyes!

Origins Checks and Balances Frothy Face Wash | This is my absolute favorite face wash! It's gentle, makes my face feel clean without feeling dry and I love how frothy it gets! Origins has been great for my skin! I'm on my third repurchase and I can't wait to try more products!

Origins Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask to Clear Pores | I use this mask about once a week and it makes my skin super soft and really draws out a lot of what's clogging my pores! I actually bought the travel size last time (it was in the checkout lanes at Sephora) and it's lasted me quite a while!

Mario Badescu Aloe Vera Toner | Game changer! Using a toner has been one of the biggest steps to changing my skin! I use this both in the morning and at night after cleansing and it's cooling and light.

Mario Badescu Aloe Moisturizer SPF 15 | This is my day time moisturizer, which also has SPF in it! It's really gentle and feels good on the skin. This and the moisturizer are the only two products I've tried from Mario Badescu, but I think this is a great brand that doesn't irritate!

Cera Ve Facial Moisturizing Lotion PM | This is my night time moisturizer! I love this! It's water based, so it's not the thickest, but it's super hydrating and cooling. I love putting this on at night. And honestly, my skin type has changed from combination to more dry I think, so this has helped keep it hydrated!

Origins GinZing Refreshing Eye Cream | Another Origins product! I use this daily! It's great for making you look more awake and adding a bit of brightness!

Murad Rapid Relief Acne Spot Treatment | My saving grace! As soon as I feel as spot coming up under my skin or even if it's already surfaced, I put this on and it brings the swelling down or makes it disappear altogether (depending on how quickly you catch it)! Can't live without!

These are my tried + true products! 

have a great weekend!

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