Many of you who subscribe to my YouTube channel have been asking me to share my current skincare routine with you. I take a lot of pride in nurturing my skin since it’s my canvas for creating my art with makeup. Some of you may already know that I have acne-prone skin, and my skin also tends to be dry as well. I have adopted a skin care routine that has helped my skin stay healthy and vibrant. I did some treatments with my dermatologist, Dr. Navasardian in Pasadena, CA to help diminish my acne scars, which you can learn more about in this video. Even if you haven’t had any skin issues, it’s still vital to treat your skin with lots of love and TLC. In order to inspire you and give you some ideas for how you can take care of your skin, I want to share with you some of the products I use and what steps I take to keep my skin feeling fresh and healthy.
Taking off your makeup is absolutely vital; you don’t want all of those products seeping into your skin at night. Even if you’ve had a long night out with your girls, take that makeup off! I love using Neutrogena wipes. I like to wet them before I wipe my makeup off because I feel like it activates the cleansing properties a little more. Another great product I’ve started using recently is Simple’s Cleansing Micellar Water. Just put a little bit of this onto a cotton pad to make sure you get all of that makeup off that you may not get off with just a wipe.
Just taking off your makeup isn’t enough to make sure your face is clean. You still want to cleanse, in the morning and at night, to get any dirt or missed makeup off of your face. I have been using Purity Cleanser for years, and it’s perfect for my sensitive skin. I highly recommend exfoliating your skin as well, and I do it once or twice a week. It really helps give your skin a deep cleanse, and helps it bounce back to life. You don’t want to do it every day, as it can be tough on your delicate skin especially if it’s sensitive. I really like the Murad Skin Smoothing Polish. It’s a deep exfoliant that will leave your skin feeling soft and buttery. Another great exfoliant to consider is the Kate Somerville Exfolikate. Most products work similarly, and it’s best to gently rub the exfoliator on your face in soft, circular motions to make sure it’s really getting into your skin.
Along with exfoliating, twice a week I use what I like to call my “magic brush.” It’s similar to a Clearasonic but it’s not as expensive, and it’s gentle pressure on my skin just adds to the softness of my skin and helps wake it up even more. I have some discount codes listed below, including one for this brush.
Another vital product to use on your face is a moisturizer. I use two different types; one for day, and one for night. My daytime moisturizer is the Kate Somerville Oil-Free Moisturizer. One little pump of this moisturizer and you have plenty to put some moisture and nutrients in your skin. For night, I use the Beenigma All In One Face Cream with Manuka honey, which I have talked about before. It contains so many amazing things that work wonders on my face while I’m sleeping, and these ingredients have preventative properties to help reduce the chances of fine lines. You can watch this video to learn more about this amazing cream. (Discount Code Below)
If you can find a moisturizer with SPF, you want to make sure you grab that because sunscreen is truly the most important thing to apply to your face daily. The skin on your face is thin and sensitive; no amount of makeup or plain moisturizer will protect your skin from the sun. I use Clarins UV Plus HP with SPF 40 along with my moisturizers. The amount of damage that the sun can do to your face if you don’t protect it is severe, and can even be irreversible. If you take one tip from me today, let it be that you need to use sunscreen on your skin. Many cosmetic products include it more and more these days, so you don’t necessarily have to apply plain sunscreen to your face, which can be oily and uncomfortable.
Lastly, I like to treat myself every once in a while with a mask. It’s nice to take some me-time after a hectic week and apply a mask while I’m watching TV or having some downtime. I like the Origins Clear Improvement Mask with charcoal to help cleanse my pores. It’s great for someone like me who applies a lot of makeup because it really helps deep clean my pores. Another mask I would recommend as a great option is the Proactiv Skin Purifying Mask for a great deep clean. If you’re into the homemade masks, check out my post here, on some fantastic recipes you can make with household items.
I hope you’ve enjoyed learning about my current skin care routine, and I hope it inspires you to consider what you can do to put your best face forward! To learn more, watch my skincare routine video below.
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