For a flawless base to apply makeup on, you really need a solid skin care routine. It’s so much more than slathering on a cleanser and moisturizing. Some people use things like toners, serums, masks, etc. We’re going to talk about each step in my skin care routine and which products I use but don’t take my word that these products will also work for you. I have dry skin, so I use hydrating products. For my oily friends, I’ll have a post dedicated to normal to oily products later.
Daytime: I wash my face with a washcloth and water ONLY. The body produces natural oils at night that helps the skin “recover”. I learned this “hack” from a dermatologist.
Night: E.l.f Cosmetics Daily Face Cleanser is one of my favorite cleansers; I have been using it almost every night. Once I remove most of my makeup with wipes, I put a few dabs of cleanser on my face and either use my hand or a face brush to begin working the cleanser into my skin. Not only does the E.l.f cleanser remove the remaining makeup, my skin feels… free, if you will. In other words, I can tell that the cleanser did its job. This cleanser retails for $4!
Day and night, I use Formula 10.0.6 Thirst No More! Moisturizer. This product leaves my skin feeling hydrated for most of the day/night and actually helped keep my breakouts at bay. I bought mine at Ulta for $9.
Twice a week and usually at night comes the exfoliating part of my routine. Ever since I found out about Tree Hut Skincare Polishing Facial Scrub (Refining Rose), it has been essential to me. This scrub is contains jojoba which gently exfoliates and helps my skin slough off dead skin and deep cleans the pores. Then the added benefit of roses means that my skin doesn’t feel rough or irritated; instead it feels smooth and has no redness. You can either find the Facial Scrub at Ulta or you can purchase from Tree Hut’s website for $10.
There you have it! Some people use toners as well but I find that this simple routine is the best for my skin. Women in their 20’s and even 30’s should keep a few items in their repertoire while women in their 40’s and 50’s may want to include serums in their routines. Too many products can have a negative impact on your skin and sometimes less is more. Share your routine and/or favorite products below.
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Photo credits (Couldn’t find my empties lol):
E.l.f Cosmetics (website)
Formula 10.0.6 (Ulta website)
Tree Hut (website)
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