My Current Skincare Routine

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In this post I’m going to share my current skincare routine.  The products I’m currently loving…and why I use what.  In the last 6 months I’ve been completely obsessed with skincare.  I realized that no amount of makeup can really do its job when you don’t have good skin underneath to start with.  Products in bold are links to the exact products I’m using.

STEP 1 – my first step in my skincare routine is using this Garnier Micellar Water.  I drench a cotton pad in this miracle water and use it to take off my eye/brow makeup before anything else.  I thought I’d just copy and paste the info on this stuff off of the Ulta site so you understand why I use it.  ” A multi-purpose cleanser that contains Micellar technology. Like a magnet, micelles capture and lift away dirt, oil and makeup without harsh rubbing, leaving skin perfectly clean and refreshed without over-drying. ” There you have it!

STEP 2 – Double cleanse! First I grab a few pumps of this Clinique Cleansing Oil and gently rub my face with it.  I don’t use water, I just put it right on top of my makeup and let the oil do all the work taking my makeup off, after about 30 seconds I use hot water to rinse the cleanser off.  Then I’ll go in with a gentle non-foaming cleanser.  I switch off between the Youth to The People “Age Prevention Cleanser” and the Indie Lee “Rosehip Cleanser”.  I heard about the Youth to The People Cleanser from my friend Kerry’s skincare post! Thanks Kerry!  Its so gentle and effective.  The double cleanse really gets your skin squeaky clean, which helps prevent breakouts and helps the effectiveness of your serums/toners/moisturizers.

Step 3- Tone.  Toning helps balance out the PH of your skin and also removes any excess oil and dirt from the skin.  I switch around with 3 different types of toners.  The Pixie Glow tonic is one of my favorites!  It makes my face feel super refreshed.  The Indie Lee COQ-10 toner is one I use when I’m breaking out.  It has aloe, chamomile, and cucumber extracts that really help calm irritated skin.  I also love the Thayers Rose Petal Witch Hazel, it smells amazing and is super moisturizing for a toner.

STEP 4 -Exfoliate. 3x a week.  I have loved this Peter Thomas Roth Peeling Gel.  You only need about 4 pea size dots on your face and you just rub in circles and it gently exfoliates.  It’s weirdly satisfying because you literally see the dead skin thats being taken off.  Rinse with water after.

Step 5 – Serums.  I usually only use one serum at a time because I feel like when you add too many they can have conflicting effects.  Lately I have been loving the Ole Henriksen Truth Serum.  I only use this at night.  Its Vitamin C and collagen boosted.  It has made my skin significantly brighter.

Step 6 – Oil.  This Biossance Squalane +Vitamin C Rose oil is a GAME CHANGER.  So good.  It helps smooth fine lines and adds so much moisture.  I put a few drops on my hands and press it into my skin.

Step 7 – Moisturize. I have been loving the Kate Somerville Exfolikate Glow Moisturizer.  It really helps with dull and uneven texture while getting in major moisture.  I got the 1.7 oz three month ago and I still have about a 1/4 of it left.  A little goes a long way!  I only use a dime size at a time.  I’m sure you’ve already heard about this Lenaige lip sleeping mask because its all over the internet but its amazing.  I was having a way hard time keeping my lips hydrated and this is one of the things that saved my dry lips. Before bed I spray either my Herbivore Rose water on my face or the Mario Badescu Rosewater facial spray.  Both smell so good!  If I were to choose one I’d go with the Mario because it’s a better price.

The only difference in my skincare routine from morning and night is in morning I omit using the serum and I also switch out my favorite sunscreen for moisturizer in the morning.

I got that container with my cotton rounds from Urban..its actually a beer pint glass but when I saw it I thought it would be the perfect size for my trusty cotton rounds haha.  I couldn’t find this one online but I thought this “peachy” one was super cute too! and for $6

I also use face masks a few times a week..I’ll have to post about my favorites soon!! I’m always trying new products so I’m sure this routine will be a revolving door.  I’m going to keep sharing my current fav’s.

A good skincare routine is the best!  Sounds funny but its kind of therapeutic doing my skincare routine each morning and night.  Hope you liked reading along!!

-Diana

 

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