Monday, October 6, 2014

Updated Skincare Routine

Oily/Combo/Acne/Anti-Aging- Down to a Science!


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I like to update my skincare routine on the blog every now and then as it changes. For the most part it stays the same, but I have switched a few things since my last post. I'm super happy with this routine, and for the first time in years my skin is consistently clear and happy! 
Here is my exact routine:

AM:

Step 1: Wash face with Kiehl's Rare Earth Deep Pore Targeting Daily Cleanser (It feels like you're washing your face with a luxurious mask that slightly foams - my skin has never felt so clean)

Step 2: Tone with Mario Bedescu Special Cucumber Lotion on a cotton round (this is antibacterial and calming)

FOR STEP 3 ALTERNATE DAYS

Step 3: One day apply a small amount of Proactiv Plus Pore Targeting Treatment all over face. (Seriously - a little goes a long way so just do a couple small pumps. This does not irritate or dry out my skin whatsoever. I have never had any luck with Proactiv in the past - but their new Plus line is amazing - very gentle and I NEVER breakout anymore. I'm beyond thankful to have found this!)

Step 3: The other day I apply a few drops of Skinceuticals Phloretin CF all over my face and neck. I even put it under my eyes. (This stuff is like liquid gold - seriously it costs $185. The great thing is that once it's absorbed it stays on your skin for 72 hours. This is why I don't use it every day. Sometimes I go 2 days without using it. There is no need to use it every day! This is my anti aging weapon - it's basically a super concentrated antioxidant with anti-cancer, anti-fungal, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory properties.) Read more here!

Step 4: Murad Anti-Aging Moisturizer SPF 20 (My absolute favorite day time moisturizer - never white or chalky) 

PM:

Step 1: Wash with Kiehl's Rare Earth Deep Pore Targeting Daily Cleanser

Step 2: Tone with Mario Bedescu Special Cucumber Lotion on a cotton round.

Step 3: Apply a pea size amount of Obagi360 Retinol 0.5 (I personally do this every other night and on the off night just use a moisturizer. It really seems to be helping with fine lines, dark spots, and large pores. It NEVER irritates my skin, never causes redness, & works great in conjunction with the Proactiv) 

Step 4. Moisturize with Murad Pore & Line Minimizing Hydrator. (I'm so in love with this moisturizer - I will use it forever and ever! It's so light and absorbs so quickly - yet it's super moisturizing. I also use this alone under my makeup if i'm going out for the night. If I'm doing full blown makeup I skip all the other serums and what not and just opt for this moisturizer only) 

Step 5: Apply Kiehl's Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado all over eyes (I am doing a full post on this because it is INSANE - I am so in love. It is so rich and moisturizing, the texture is perfection, and it is gentle enough to apply all around eyes and lids)

Thanks for reading! I know it's a lot of steps, but this regimen truly works. XOXO

 
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