Happy Friday my loves! So if most of you don’t know I am a very routine oriented gal, I love my daily tasks they make my day go much smoother, I feel very out of place when I mess up or stray from my usual everyday routines. Today though I would like dive in and focus on my everyday skincare routine. Since I don’t wear makeup anymore skincare has become EXTREMELY important to my day-to-day life. Even if you do wear makeup I believe skincare is the base to smooth and healthy looking skin. Obviously the first step to obtaining good skin is to eat right and drink water, but today we are not talking about health we are talking about skincare and my favorite products that I believe take my skin to another level.
Lets talk about skin types, I would consider by skin pretty normal sometimes combination depending on the weather, but mainly I don’t have any acne just a zit here or there and sometimes my pores aren’t completely clear, but overall I would consider my skin pretty smooth and clear. One thing I discovered that has changed the skin game are skin oils, I have been using oils on my skin for about 5 years now. Often people think applying oils to your face will clog your pores, but if you apply a non-comedogenic oil (which is an oil that will not clog your pores) your skin will thank you so much! People think oil is bad and will make our skin worse, but when we strip our skin of our natural oils we need to replenish them. My top favorite non-comedogenic oil to use from the health food store is jojoba oil. I always have this oil around the house because it is pretty inexpensive and easy to obtain when I am out of my more expensive products.
Moving on to my routine! The first step to my skincare regime is to grab a cotton pad and some witch hazel and get all the excess oil/dirt off of my face. Next step is I wash my face with my FAVORITE cleanser the Youth to the People Super Food Cleanser! I love this cleanser; it makes your skin so soft and your pores so small but is still very gentle and easy going on the skin. I have a clarisonic I use to wash my face, but I don’t use it everyday only the days I feel that my skin needs that extra deep cleanse! After washing my face I pat dry my face and throw on one of my favorite skin oils, recently my favorite has been the Sunday Riley U.F.O Ultra Clarifying Face oil! If you have clogged pores or want to clear up acne or small blemishes this is the BEST OIL for that. Whenever I feel my pores getting a little backed up this face oil changes the GAME! It is a little pricey but totally worth every penny! Another face serum I have been drooling over is the Herbivore Bakuchiol Retinol Alternative Smoothing Serum. I love using this oil in the morning because it just adds that beautiful morning glow! It is a retinol alternative so if you have sensitivity to regular retinol I would definitely recommend this product! It smooth’s out fine lines and overall helps with aging skin! After I apply either one of those face oils/serums I will apply my amazing Mario Badescu hyaluronic eye cream! Sometimes before bed I will apply a little of the Kate Somerville EradiKate acne treatment if I have a stubborn blemish and as always I am completely obsessed with facemasks, my favorites at the moment are the Peter Thomas Roth sulfur mask and the Peter Thomas Roth pumpkin enzyme mask! And of course like any other skincare obsessed gal I love to experiment and play with new skincare products to see what works the best for me! Other then that my skincare routine is pretty dang simple, if I am going to be out in the sun I will apply my Sunbum face sunscreen all over my face. I love a simple clean bullshit free skincare routine! Below I will link all the products I have mentioned!!!
LINKS TO MY SKINCARE