Today I am sharing with y’all my skincare routine accompanied by a YouTube video! I am breaking down the products I use every single day to achieve glowy, healthy, acne free skin. I had issues with my skin for years and always felt very insecure about it but 2019 I made it a goal to invest my time, energy and focus into skincare and I have definitely noticed a massive difference! I wanted to share with you a step by step breakdown on how I use these products and when I use them throughout my routine. All of these products are cruelty free and I have been testing them out for months, some I have been using for years.
Step 1: If I am wearing makeup, I always start with either the Dermalogica PreCleanse Oil or the PreCleanse Balm at the end of my day. Both of these products break down makeup and I apply it on dry skin. I do prefer the balm because I feel like it breaks down the harder makeup like lash glue, glitter and liquid liner.
Step 2: After applying the precleanse, I go in with the Special Cleansing Gel. I use this morning and night every single day. This is a very gentle cleanser that leaves my skin feeling so clean but does not strip my skin. Double cleansing has really helped me overall with the production of acne on my skin. I feel like that is a skincare technique everyone should be doing but again, do you own research on it.
Step 3: After I cleanse my skin, I go in with the Pixi by Petra Glow Tonic Exfoliating Toner. This is a chemical exfoliant which is better for your skin than a physical exfoliant because it doesn’t damage your skin. This is a glycolic acid toner which gently removes the dead skin cells on your face and leaves a fresher, brighter more glowy layer to the face. Overall, this has significantly helped me with the dark spots I have had accumulated over the years by lightening them up. I did need to use this for a solid 6 months before I noticed any difference with my skin. Skincare takes time to actually work, be patient! I use this morning and night right after cleansing my skin.
Step 4: Next is moisturizer. I love the Ole Henriksen C Rush Brightening Gel Cream. This is a great day time moisturizer that works well for all skin types. It is lightweight, gentle and refreshing on the skin. I also love the Tatcha Dewy Skin Cream. This is best for dry skin and is incredible. Holy grail status right here. I apply this either at night or day time before my makeup. It depends how my skin is doing and if I need that extra help. I feel like since it is so much more dry here in California than Texas, I will be using this A LOT this upcoming winter. I always moisturize my skin, morning and night. If needed at night I will accompany the moisturize with an oil.
Step 5: Eye cream has become a MUST for me. The Charlotte Tilbury Magic Eye Rescue Cream is such an amazing product and you can always tell the difference when you use this product. It plumps up the under eyes, reduces wrinkles, rejuvenates the skin and makes your under eye makeup look 10x better. I use this after moisturizer only a night. I find it a tad too thick and emollient for day time.
Step 6: Sunscreen is a tough product for me because I am so weird with the textures of products. I really hate most sunscreens and never really use to wear them, until I did my research lol SUNSCREEN IS SO IMPORTANT! I try to remember to use it everyday after moisturizer although sometimes I do forget honestly. The Dermalogica Clear Start Mattifying Moisturizer SPF 30 Sunscreen has become a must have for me because it does not feel like a typical sunscreen. It is lightweight, non-greasy and does not break me out! The name of the product is somewhat misleading because it is not going to mattifying the skin, it just isn’t the typical greasy sunscreen. Works great for all skin types in my opinion.
Extra Steps: These last two products I use as needed. The Kate Somerville Anti-Bac Clearing Lotion is a product that I will use when my skin needs a little help. If I am seeing more breakouts than usual I will use this product. It is a benzoyl peroxide treatment which basically kills the bacteria on your skin so acne can not form. Benzoyl peroxide works very well with my skin. This is a product I can only use a few times a week at night because it can dry out my skin but if I have been wearing a lot of makeup, not taking care of my skin, drinking less water, time of the month, eating like crap etc. this is when I will use the product! Then the Bite Agave Lip Mask has been something just recently that I have been needing to use almost every single night. Unfortunately Northern California has been dealing with some massive wild fires and for some reason, the smoke in the air has caused my lips to be painfully chapped. Every night I slather this on and I wake up with softer, hydrated, and overall better lips. They also have a bomb holiday kit that I would highly recommend. It comes with 3 products and is only $14. Such a deal!
I hope this step by step breakdown was helpful for you and gives you insight on how I apply these products to my skin. I would highly recommend if you are struggling with your skin, do your research and/or visit a doctor. I am such a student when it comes to this topic and only know what works for me so thats all I can speak to. I hope you did enjoy this nonetheless and I hope you have a blessed rest of your day! xoxo
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