Sunday, February 24, 2013

My Current Skincare Routine :)

Skincare has become very important to me. I realized that taking care of my skin now will help it so much later in life. I do use anti-wrinkle creams - I know I'm only 22 and I know I don't have wrinkles, but I believe that wrinkle prevention is much more effective than trying to get rid of existing wrinkles. My morning and evening routines are fairly similar, with just a few changes in the products I use. And just to clarify, my skin type is sensitive, very oily and acne-prone (ick!). So if you have the same skin type or are just looking for a new routine, here is what I'm loving!:


When I first wake up, I like to very gently cleanse my face. It is best to cleanse your skin at night but it is not necessary in the morning because washing your face too much can make your skin age quicker. However, I still feel like I need a little cleansing in the morning, so I use a gentle cleanser. My favorite is Philosophy's Purity Made Simple Face Wash

I then use a toner on my face. You should always use a toner right after you wash your face because it helps restore the pH balance in your skin and also preps your face for a moisturizer. A toner that I've been loving is Thayer's Rose Petal Witch Hazel Toner. With hazel, along with rose petal, have wonderful anti-aging benefits for your skin as well as keeping your skin clear. I also love this because it is alcohol free so it is perfect for anyone with sensitive skin!
Next I like to use a gentle eye treatment. My favorite to use in the morning is Kiehl's Abyssine Eye Cream. This eye treatment is perfect for the daytime because it won't make your under eyes look greasy as the day goes on. This treatment is also great to use under makeup!

I then moisturize with my all time FAVORITE moisturizer: Philosophy's Hope in a Jar. This is the most amazing moisturizer and I will never be without it (Oprah swears by it too!) I also mix this with a scoop of Philosophy's Turbo Booster C Powder (which is just vitamin C in powder form) for beautiful glowing skin!


At night I like to take off all my makeup with the Neutrogena Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes. These take off any eye makeup you have on and don't sting your eyes!
Next I use my Philosophy Purity Made Simple Face Wash but I also use my Clarisonic Pro with it. I have been using my Clarisonic Pro for about 3-4 years and I swear by it! It has helped my skin tremendously and it is definitely worth the money! (I have the Sensitive Head and Deep Pore Cleansing Head for when I feel my skin needs a deep cleaning).

I then use the same toner as I do in the morning. Then my nighttime eye treatment is the Dermadoctor Wrinkle Revenge Rescue & Protect Eye Balm. I use this at night because it is super moisturizing and intense treatment and I don't want to put this on under my makeup. I feel it works best while you sleep!

Finally, I moisturize my face and neck with my Hope in a Jar.

For my final nighttime steps, I like to put on an intensive lip balm. My favorite is Kiehl's Lip Balm #1 and my lips absorb this up overnight and are super smooth the next morning! I also believe you should keep your hands moisturize to keep them young looking too. So right before I go to bed I apply my Kiehl's Ultimate Strength Hand Salve to keep my hands moisturized all night long!

What are your favorite skincare products? Any that I should try? Leave them in the comments below :)

1 comment:

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