My skin care regimen is very simple, if there are too many steps, none of them will get accomplished. In recent years I have been shaping a fool proof routine, when I actually stick to it, I can really see a difference in my skin.
Make-up remover: Clinique Take the day away, love how effortlessly it removes eye make-up, especially mascara which is a pet peeve of mine to remove. The balm doesn’t break me out and removes my make-up well enough that I don’t need to wash my face twice, I just rub the balm all over, rinsed, and follow with my nightly cleanser.
Face Wash: My developing obsession with Tatcha began with the Deep Cleanse Exfoliating Cleanser. I tried it on a whim I was tired of using my husbands facewash. I had developed a lazy habit of not putting much effort into the product I cleansed with, and only caring about the serum, treatment, and creams I layered on after. Within 1 or two weeks of using Tacha’s Deep Cleanse Exfoliating Cleanser, I could see a noticeable difference in my skin and I was excited.
Day serum: Skinceuticals Phloretin CF : A daytime antioxidant serum that diminishes discoloration and evens skin tone. I love this because it really lightens by dark spots and acne scars. This comes in a gel and a serum, I have used both and they both work the same to me. Currently I am using the gel version, I like the consistency and it travels well, but I do plan on switching back to the serum in the cool months to get that extra hydration.
Toner: Caudalie Moisturizing Toner: It removes all the excess dirt and makeup I missed during cleaning, but it is gentle enough that my face doesn’t feel dry, and restores my skin’s pH balance. Over the years I have seemingly tried almost ever toner, because my skin is acne prone I used to try and find the harshest toners and over time I realized my skin actually needs a more calming toner, this one in particular has been essential to the changes I see in my skin overall.
Sunblock: After I cleanse and tone, during the day I apply sunblock before my foundation. Currently the Shiseido Urban Environment UV Protection Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 40 For Face/Body has been my go to for several months. This is a really nice sunblock and a little goes a long way. It lasts all day, doesn’t break me out, doesn’t smell like sunblock, and it mixes well with my foundation. I don’t always wear sunblock, the only time I do this step is when my foundation doesn’t have any SPF. I have currently been using Estee Lauder Double Wear so I need to apply my own sun protection.
Night serum: Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II. This is a classic, it never fails and every time I try something new I always end up going back to this oldie but goodie. It works well with whatever face wash or moisturizer I am using at the time. No matter what test I put it to it always preforms. Switching up serums and treatments is a must, but this one in particular will forever remain in rotation.
Moisturizer: A have a few moisturizers that I go between depending on how my skin is feeling. When my skin is feeling dry I use Cetaphil Moisturizing Lotion. When my skin is feeling hydrated I use Shiseido Purness Matifying Moisturizer, this is also perfect when I do my make-up for a night out and want to pre-rehydrate, but I don’t need the spf.
What are you skin care routine must haves? Ciao.