I think that skin care is a very important part of a beauty routine that everyone should try and incorporate everyday. I have to admit that I go through phases where I use all of my products everyday and then there will be a couple weeks that go by and life happens and I forget about everything. The last month has been one of those months where I haven’t been on top of my skin and it really started to show, I was breaking out and I felt like my skin just looked gross. It is super hot where I live so the last thing I wanted to do was slather lotion on just to sweat it all off!
This past week and a half I have finally started to get it together again and use my skincare products. Even if it’s just at night I find that they make a huge difference to the texture of my skin and how my makeup applies when I wear it. The first step would be to cleanse, I usually always use my Clarisonic Mia which I am head over heels in love with! My husband surprised me with it for Christmas two years ago and it is one of the best gifts he has ever given me because I use it all the time! I will do a separate post on all the many reasons why I think everyone should own a Clarisonic. With this I use the Checks and Balances frothy face wash from Origins. My mom and I discovered this about a year ago when I was pregnant and looking for more natural skincare alternatives. We sat down a our local Macy’s counter and fell in love with everything hence why most of my products are all Origins. These products I have been using for the past two years and have repurchased many times. Never being satisfied with products and just my curiosity to try new beauty items, this brand has really impressed me.
After cleansing I use the toner which I do find makes a big difference in how my moisturizer sinks into my skin. The one that I am currently using doesn’t burn or irritate my skin at all which I love. The skin balancing tonic I love and is great for combination skin. Right now I am using the Starting Over moisturizer at night and the Perfect World with spf in the daytime (not pictured). One of my all time fave products I have discovered is the GinZing eye cream. This is great for during the day or under makeup because it has caffeine and will help de-puff and help the under-eye appear brighter which I definitely agree with!
If I am feeling really lazy or have a lot of makeup on I love to use a makeup removing wipe to get most of the makeup off before I actually cleanse my skin. I have found after trying a lot of different brands that the Kirkland Costco brand works great. It takes everything off and I usually only need one wipe. I hate when you have to use two or three just to get all of the residue off! These are great and you get so many in a box.
Fresh’s sugar lip treatment is awesome, I love this lip product so much! It is on the pricey side especially for a chap-stick, but I find that it actually moisturizes and leaves my lips feeling soft and not greasy and it has a great lemony fresh scent that I really like. So if you are in the mood to splurge or have very dry lips I highly recommend this product!
As always thanks for reading!
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