Sunday, May 29, 2016
My Updated Skincare Routine
If there's one beauty tip I've learned throughout the years, it's that taking care of my skin is of highest importance. The wrong cleanser or toner could be the defining key between you and the skin of your dreams! Likewise, certain products can lead to more facial concerns. I've struggled with redness, acne, and dark spots from a young age, so I like to think that thorough skin treatments are my forte. I start off my nighttime routine by removing my makeup with the Bliss Fabulous Makeup Melt Gel-to-Oil Cleanser, which dissolves even the most stubborn mascara. I love this makeup remover because it feels emollient on my skin and doesn't tug at my eyes. While I only use the makeup melt during night time, I use every other product day and night. The next step in my routine is cleaning my face with the First Aid Beauty Face Cleanser. I received a sample of this face wash a few years back and have been using it everyday since. It doesn't strip my skin or make it feel tight- rather it cleanses in a gentle way. To exfoliate after cleansing, I apply a few shakes of the Pixi Glow Tonic all over my face and neck. Most people think of exfoliating as rubber beads or gritty cleansers, but a chemical exfoliant is actually more effective. I like this one by Pixi because it's cleared up my skin well without making my face overly sensitive or red. The Body Shop Vitamin C Energizing Face Spritz might seem like an unnecessary step in my routine, but it serves many vital purposes! I love the spray to prep my skin, quench its thirst after chemical exfoliating and to refresh my makeup. I've been a cult follower of the Murad Acne Spot Fast Fix for at least four years and it hasn't let me down yet. I discovered the product while blog surfing and it truly is the most gentle product to combat stubborn acne. I still struggle with spots, but I know that the fast fix will be a staple in my beauty bag for years to come. The product I'm most fickle with in my routine is moisturizer, but the Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel has found a secure spot in my regime. The moisturizer is lightweight and never leaves me feeling greasy, which is rare for a gel cream. I love how refreshing it feels on my skin while creating the perfect base for makeup. Last up in my routine is lip care and I've been using the EOS Pomegranate Raspberry Smooth Stick Lip Balm for a month or so. I never liked the EOS round lip balms, but the new stick formulation feels a lot more nourishing on my lips!