I’m going to be honest: for the past couple months I have barely done my hair + makeup, and my wardrobe has consisted of PJs, sweats and swimsuits. BUT the one thing I NEVER compromise on is my skincare routine. I just don’t feel right without doing it! It is so quick and easy but truly one of the best things you can do for your skin – both long and short term!
I had recently been asked a few questions on Instagram about my skin routine so I decided to give you guys a breakdown here! My main skin concerns are sun damage, large pores and fine lines/wrinkles. I am lucky to not suffer from acne (I have occasional hormonal blemishes but nothing too severe) and my skin isn’t sensitive. So if you have either one of those issues take caution! This is just what works for me:
In the morning, I cleanse with Fresh Soy Cleanser because it is super gentle, and my skin is already “clean” from my routine the night before. It is soooo refreshing and smells amazing. I occasionally use my Clarisonic Mia Smart (I keep it in the shower) – but I have always found that if I use a Clarisonic more than once or twice a week it seems to strip my skin. I also keep my Lancome Énergie De Vie Scrub Mask in the shower and will occasionally use that while I do a hair treatment! I love this mask because it only needs to stay on a few minutes and is gentle yet revitalizing.
After cleansing, I tone with Glytone Enhance Brightening Solution which tightens, brightens and prepares skin for product application. Next, I apply Avene A-Oxitave Antioxidant Defense Serum to protect against any damage the day may bring and finish with a light moisturizer. Right now I am using Pixi Beauty Retinol Jasmine lotion that I received in a PR package but I really like it and would purchase – It smells SO GOOD and is a great light moisturizer for day time!
If I am not doing my usual makeup application, I apply IT Cosmetics CC+ Cream Illumination with SPF 50+ – this provides some nice coverage, is light and of course protects from the sun, which is necessary since I spend a lot of time outside. I finish up with an SPF lip product – I LOVE Coola products (their self tanners are amazing – but that’s for a different post!) and use their Mineral Liplux Organic Tinted Lip Balm which is SPF 30 for some added protection!
In the evening, I cleanse with Pixi Beauty Hydrating Milky Cleanser – this is my absolute favorite cleanser. It smells SO good and does a great job of removing all my makeup. I tone with Tony Moly Wonder Ceramide Mocchi toner (extremely hydrating), then spot treat any sun damage and discoloration with Dr. Brandt Dark Spots No More Triple Acid Spot Minimizing Concentrate. I then apply Glytone Night Renewal Cream, which uses glycolic acid to gently exfoliate overnight. It is like a mini chemical peel and seriously brightens my skin SO MUCH by the next morning! Next, I apply a light layer of Fresh Rose & Hyaluronic Acid Deep Hydration Moisturizer for some extra hydration (this also smells SO good)! To finish, I apply SkinFix Barrier + Triple Lipid-Boost 360° Eye Cream and City Lips lip plumper. Both of these products are incredibly hydrating and last through the night.
It may seem like a lot, but each routine takes no longer than 5 minutes and is SO worth it! What is your favorite skincare product or trick? I would love to check it out! Comment below and let me know!