My skin care routine is ever changing, whether it’s season to season, or changing concerns, or I try something new that I end up not liking so much. With that being said, I have found a few products that have been working very well for me. Regardless of what I use, I try to keep my routine simple when it comes to skincare. I also try to stick with tried and true bands, and I read a lot of reviews. My concerns have always been acne, which I have suffered from since I was a kid, and anti-aging. Now that I am a twenty-something it’s definitely time to start to try and combat the signs I’ve started to show.
I start my mornings off with Philosophy Purity cleanser (link below), I love how gentle this cleanser is. It also smells really nice. Whether I am washing my night time lotions and potions off, or my make up off after a long day this stuff does the trick. I follow that up with Shisiedo Revitalizing Essence, it’s a calming toner and it’s been around for over 100 years, they must be doing some thing right for it to still be selling! For the cooler months I use Fresh Seaberry Oil as my moisturizer. I do two drops in the morning and really massage it into my skin. I find that it helps reduce the flaking I experience in the harsh winter.
At night I mainly focus n anti-aging, I remove my make up with a cleansing cloth (I prefer Sephora brand) and eye make up remover (also Sephora) for stubborn mascara and eye liner. Then I use Philosophy Microdelivery, this exfoliator is one of the gentlest I’ve used. It doesn’t feel harsh and it cleans really well. I follow up with Shisiedo Revitalizing Essence. Then I use Luna Sleeping Oil from Sunday Riley. I have never used a retinol before, so I have read that it’s best to take it slow. I have been using it 2-3 times a week at most. I don’t want to make my face too angry, and so far my skin has done alright. My skin was a little dry in patches after the 3rd or 4th time I used it. I think after a few more weeks I will start to see results. I allow the oil time to sink into my skin, then I follow up with three drops of Fresh Seaberry Oil. I use more at night to really moisturize my tired skin.
I just switched my eye cream. I was using Fresh Lotus Youth Preserve Eye Gel. I was on the fence about it at first because it was very cooling, and like most Fresh products it smelled like cucumbers but it made my eyes tear. But I stuck with it and after I finished it up I decided to change because I felt as though it wasn’t doing any thing for me. I am now using L’Occitane Immortelle Eye Balm. I read a lot of reviews on every eye cream that was reasonably priced at Sephora and I settled on this one. So far I am liking the consistency, it’s very thick and creamy, the smell is light, and it feels great going on. I feel as though it absorbs well and my eye area is smoother and softer in the morning.
In addition to my morning and nightly routine I alternate face masks. I recently hoped back on the GlamGlow SuperMud band wagon. It really is the best face mask for clearing, but it can also be drying, so I also use Fresh Black Tea Instant Perfecting Mask. I like the Fresh mask because it is hydrating, calming and cooling.
Microdelivery Exfoliating Cleanser – Philosophy
Revitalizing Essence – Shisiedo
Luna Sleeping Oil – Sunday Riley
Seaberry Oil – Fresh
Immortelle Eye Balm – L’Occitane
Rosebud Salve – Rosebud Perfume Co.
My Spring/Summer routine is slightly different, I try to use a traditional moisturizer, I used Philosophy Hope In a Jar and loved it. I also really liked Fresh Youth Preserve Cream. I am leaning toward sticking with HIAJ, but we’ll cross that bridge when we get to it. And on that note, It’s time to end!
All for now,
Title from: Honey, This Mirror Isn’t Big Enough For The Two Of Us by MCR