Skin Care Routine: 2016

When it comes to skin care, I pretty much obsess over it. There is nothing better than coming home after a long day, removing all your makeup, and feeling fresh. While you have slayed the day in your perfectly pink blush and sexy cat eye, your skin has been counting down the minutes until it can breathe again.


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There is nothing better than a good cleansing oil. (Don’t confuse this with a face oil! They are totally different.) A cleansing oil works with the oils already in your skin to lift and remove the bad oils, like makeup. And why is this so amazing? Well, this product not only removes the layers of makeup you have on by melting it away, it also cleanses your skin at the same time. Personally, I am pretty in love with the Neutrogena Ultra Light Cleansing Oil. It is super lightweight, leaves your skin feeling clean and not greasy/oily, and smells amazing. Not to mention super affordable!


Another great way to cleanse your skin is using a micellar water. Micellar water breaks down all the oils and removes all the impurities on your skin, leaving your skin clean and hydrated. One of my favorite micellar water products is Simple’s Micellar Water. It is extremely affordable and does a great job removing pesky mascara raccoon eyes.


Once you’re done removing all your makeup, it’s best to cleanse your skin with an actual cleanser, so there is no left over residue. I love moisturizing, creamy cleansers and recently I have been loving the Mario Badescu Keratoplast Cream Soap. It’s a cleanser that reduces redness in the skin to leave a more even toned complexion. This is also a great morning cleanser since it is super soft and gentle. Another great cleanser that de-clogs pores is Boscia’s Detoxifying Black Cleanser. It heats up when you start circulating and massaging it into your skin for a nice deep clean. It works really well if you are using some sort of facial brush like a Clarasonic or Foreo.


Next, time to tone! I love Mario Badescu’s Cucumber Cleansing Lotion. It helps remove any pore-clogging impurities, and the cucumber helps refresh your face, especially if you use it after a warm shower. In the morning, I also like to use a toner. I use Mario Badescu’s Facial Spray. It has aloe, herb and rose water. It is perfect when you are first waking up and you need a light mist to refresh your face and skin.


Once the toner is dry, I go in with my moisturizing routine. I would say that this is the most important part of my entire routine. At night I like to apply a face oil (not the cleanser!) right after the toner. My obsession with this brand is unreal, but I love the Skyn Iceland Arctic Face Oil. It is so lightweight, yet so hydrating on the skin; I am obsessed. It leaves your skin looking flawless in the morning, and you wake up not feeling overly oily or dry. There is such a perfect balance with this product. I could go on forever about oils, and how great they are, but I will stop here (for now!)


After the oil, I like to put on a night cream and eye cream (see, I am obsessed with moisturizing). The First Aide Beauty Ultra Repair Cream works wonders. Since it is a night cream, it is thicker, but on the skin it feels lightweight and you don’t feel like you are being weighed down by a thousand pound moisturizer. For eye creams, when my dark under eyes circles decide to come out and play, I like using First Aid Beauty’s Eye Duty Triple Remedy. This eye cream brightens, de-puffs and soothes the very sensitive under eye area. It has a metal applicator and it feels very soothing when you are applying to your under eye.


In the morning, a great moisturizer is the Mario Badescu Moisture Magnet. It has SPF and it is super rich. I will warn you, it can be pretty oily if over used; a little goes a long way! A more lightweight eye cream I like to use in the morning, if necessary, is the Balance Me Wonder Eye. It is very light, but very moisturizing.


Another product I like, but is not an eye cream, is Simple’s Revitalizing Eye Roll-on. I have been obsessed with this product for a long time, and I have gotten others hooked on it. It has a roller ball which cools the under eye while waking those tired eyes. The cucumber in the formula helps hydrate and tighten the area. It is seriously my secret weapon and a miracle product.


I can go on and on about skin care. It is such a huge part of my daily routine and I want it to be apart of yours. If you have any favorites, and them in the comments below!


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