Self Care: skin care regimen

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Sunday's are for Self Care! For years I have been telling myself that I was going to get myself on a skincare regimen... and now I am in my 30s and I think it's about that time. I have done SO much research on the best products to use as well as the proper order in which to use them.
I am going to start out with my night time routine as it is more in depth.

In the Evening:

1. Cleanse
Its ALL about removing your make-up! The wipes are good for those lazy weekend nights after being out all night, but you really should be using a great cleanser. I just recently purchased and have been using Cetaphil Normal to Oily Skin Daily Facial Cleanser and it makes my skin feel so amazing and soft afterwards. So far I am super obsessed! It's also great on my sensitive skin.

2. Exfoliate // But only 1-2x per week. I aim for Sunday's and Wednesday's.
Exfoliation removes the dead skin cells and decongests pores! Eek. Which I have a lot of! Its great for oiliness, pores, and dullness.
I am a HUGE fan of the Caudalie skin care line. You will see a ton of their products featured throughout this post. Its super affordable and natural. It's their Deep Cleansing Exfoliator which leaves your skin feeling silky smooth!

3. Toner
You want to aim for a gentle toner. The toner is essential to ensure all of your makeup has been removed, that there is no more residue left, and to remove any remaining dead skin cells. It is also used to prep your skin for all the ingredients that will later be absorbed! My go to and which is super cost friendly is Witch Hazel - Rose Petal. Again, great for my sensitive skin and does not dry me out!

4. Face Mask // 1-2x a week. Again, usually my Sunday's and Wednesday's. 
A great face mask helps keep pores clean and tight. Basically rehab for the skin! It draws out excess oil and toxins from the pores like a vacuum. Apply to the skin once or twice a week. Leave on for 10 mins and then rinse. I have been using Caudalie Instant Detox Mask.

5. Treatment, Serum and/or Vitamin C
The heavy lifters of your skin care routine! They are SO clutch in adding nutrients, hydrators, and antioxidants into your skin that really amp up your skin health! I alternate in my skincare Serums. Once a week I use The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid; I know you hear acid and think WTF?? but it isn't as scary as it sounds. It's basically a serum that pulls water from the air and into your skin and 't PLUMPS it up! I have not jumped on the Retinol train just yet, but every other night I have been using Dermalogica's Vitamin C Serum and so far so good! I have noticed a glow in my skin and it's only been a week!

6. Eye Cream
OK. I suffer bad from puffy bags and dark circles- I blame genetics. It's awful. I am going to do everything in my power to reduce the appearance of them. So I picked up Caudalie Resveratrol [LIFT] Eye Lifting Balm.

7. Moisturizer 
Let's Soothe and Soften the skin! You basically want to infuse the skin with hydration as well as lock in the other products previously used to lock them in and make them more effective. Our skin goes into repair mode at night. I use Caudalie S.O.S Intense Moisturizing Cream.

In the Morning:

Cleanse, Toner, and an SPF! Keep it Simple! Same products as above.

All products are featured and linked in My APP. Check it out!

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