FACIAL ROUTINE

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FACIAL ROUTINE

This is my current personal facial care routine. To SHOP my other favorites as well as recommendations for specific skin treatments please go here. I will be editing this page as I make any changes to my routine at all!

MY SKIN For reference my skin is SENSITIVE. When I say sensitive, I mean it is easily irritated by too many essential oils or ingredients. It gets red easily, especially on my cheeks. I am prone to Periorial Dermatitis and Eczema  during stressful times. I also experience hormonal acne usually around my mouth and chin area. I also deal with hyperpigmentation. If I had to pick a skin “type” I would say I am dry to combo. I am very picky about what I use as my skin does NOT like too many products! It may seem like I am listing a lot of products in this routine, but keep in mind many are only used once a week or every few weeks, and some are switched up throughout my routine. Simplicity is the best!

CLEANSER | I always double-cleanse my skin. Double cleansing is one of my biggest skincare tips in order to keep your skin as clean and clear as possible. If you wear makeup, you should double cleanse every time you wash your face. I wash my face at night only. This is a personal preference that works best for my skin type.

In the morning I simply spray my face with Rosewater or a toner. Right now I use the Mother Dirt Probiotic Mist first thing in the morning. I spray it on clean skin. I then go in with a few sprays of this Sea Mineral Mist. The combination of these two products helps to prime my skin, feel hydrated and keeps it feeling clean without having to cleanse my skin in the morning (again this is a personal preference for my skin type).

At night, I start by removing all of my makeup with an oil-based cleanser. I love the Leven Rose Jojoba Oil and use this to remove all makeup (including eye makeup). I’ve tried many different oils and this is the one I always go back to for makeup removal. I then go in with this miracle soap which removes any remaining makeup, helps perioral dermatitis flare-ups to calm down. It also helps immensely with hormonal acne.

SCRUB | I have to use a gentle exfoliant at least once a week otherwise I feel like my skin isn’t properly absorbing the beautiful nutrients I put on it. Twice a week I use my HOLY GRAIL: the Epi-Peel. It is expensive but worth it. I truly can’t be without it. It also lasts a very long time. It is more of an exfoliant than a peel as you do not peel anything off of the skin. I leave it on for 5 mins max and then scrub and remove with warm water. It really, really clears the skin. It is one of the only intense treatments I can use on my skin with zero irritations. It helps to clear clogged pores and milia which can be caused by using too many oil-based products. It also helps to get rid of acne and scars. I try to use it twice a week, though I am tempted to use it every night! (tip: a little goes a long way!!)

MASKS | I love a good face mask. I used to use them more often and found that my skin didn’t like that. It now only requires a mask a few times a month. Most masks tend to dry my skin out but my favorite one that doesn’t cause any dryness and helps my complexion is the Osmia Organics Detox Exfoliating Mask.

SPOT TREATMENT | For spot treating acne, this is my go-to. Another great option that I started using a few months ago is this spot treatment. It’s powerful but amazing for my sensitive skin. If I am having a really bad breakout or my skin is super stressed, I will use this game-changing antimicrobial clarifying cream. I especially love to use the Zyderma cream once a month when I know I’m prone to breakouts. It helps to keep them at bay!

TONER | I could not live without Rosewater or beautiful facial mists. They not only smell delicious but they help to keep my skin clear and glowing. 

SERUMS | I recently added this Soothing B3 Serum into my routine and it’s changed everything. To think of how long I suffered from red, irritated cheeks, and blemishes that left hyperpigmentation for months, all gone after using this serum morning and night. It’s worth every penny. Another game changer for me was adding in Hyaluronic Acid. It’s helped to plump and hydrate my skin like nothing else. I’ve tried so many and right now this Hyaluronic Sea Serum is what I love. I use 1-2 drops mixed in with the Soothing B3 Serum and then follow with my oil below…

OILS | In the morning and at night I use my absolute holy grail The Super Couple and apply all over my face on damp skin. This oil/Serum has been a life-saver for my skin and I have been recommending to absolutely everyone with every skin type. I literally have no idea how I ever managed without this. I apply this after my B3 serum and Hyaluronic serums mentioned above!

CREAM | I think it’s really important to have a good cream, even if you are using mainly oils. I like to always have a cream just in case my skin is feeling extra dry and the oils aren’t cutting it on that particular day/night.  I also sometimes like to wear a cream for a few days and skip the oils and then go back to the oils and no cream. My skin seems to respond best to rotating my must-have products. The cream that I keep going back to, especially after dealing with some acne and perioral dermatitis is the Osmia Organics Purely Simple Face Cream. If you ever used Cetaphil, this is like the organic dupe. It’s the best!!

I also use the Zyderma Antimicrobial Clarifying Cream every morning after my serums. It protects against acne, helps with redness and is the PERFECT makeup primer.

TOOLS | I am obsessed with the Jade Roller to help my oils sink in the skin better, this also helps to depuff, brighten and tone the skin. If using a cream, I will add it on top of the oils where extra care is needed.

SPF | The cream that I use and the oils I use do not contain SPF so on days that I know I am going to have my face in the sun, I will use the Kari Gran Three Sixty Five Face Sunscreen and LOVE IT. I have a hard time with many SPF products and this SPF has never broken me out or caused any irritation. If I want an SPF with a light coverage then this is my favorite.

EYES | Most eye oils/serums/balms/creams can irritate my sensitive eye area but this eye cream is not only extremely affordable and easy to find but it works just as good as any high-end eye treatment I have used. I am also using this eye cream and it’s been wonderful for underneath makeup and for added hydration. Sinks in immediately.

BROWS | I think taking care of your brows is so important. I have been able to grow back my once sparse brows into thick brows by diligently applying oils or a balm to them every night. At night, I always apply a light layer of the CV Skin Restorative Balm on my brows using a spoolie brush or my fingers. This has helped to keep my brows in the best shape. Another great oil to use is Black Castor Oil. Sometimes I will add a few drops of the castor into the balm or I will use it on it’s own with my fingers or the spoolie.

LIPS | I have tried so many lip products and this is the only thing I use now. I keep a tube in my bathroom, near my bed, in my purse, and in my hand at all times. It’s one of the only lip products that doesn’t irritate my Perioral Dermatitis.

INTERNAL | Let’s not forget that beauty comes from the inside, out so it’s imperative that we treat ourselves internally as well! I make sure to take Beauty Dust every day in warm water, tea or even Coffee. I also add one pack of the Vital Proteins Collagen with it. This combination helps to keep my skin, nails & hair healthy. The proper probiotics are essential for healthy skin. I also swear by Tocos, He Shou Wu and for clear skin.

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All products mentioned can be found at my favorite online stores:

Amazon, The Detox Market, and Credo Beauty.

 

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