Just as much as I love makeup, I love beauty and skin care products. These products are often not given much thought or importance. I’m not saying at all that you have to spend a life savings on these products, but I definitely wouldn’t spend nothing at all (in other words, not put any products on the skin). I would consider my routine to be relatively inexpensive. Here’s a tip I have put into consideration: the products that are going to sit on the skin for a longer period of time (for example, your serums and moisturizers), you should invest in. Those products that have active ingredients in them, they are going to be more costly, but in my opinion, you can’t put a price tag on healthy, glowing skin. I know some women who are in their mid-60’s who have skin that looks healthier than mine. No joke! How do you think they achieve that youthful look? By great skin products. Now, I will add, that skin care products ALONE is not the key to healthy skin. You know what is?? A HEALTHY diet!!! A diet full of nutrients, healthy fats, and lots of H2O!!! Lots of it! So, if you’re on the standard American diet (AKA: the ‘SAD’ diet), don’t expect to have healthy looking skin by just loading up on expensive skin care products. The diet and products go hand-in-hand.
Here are the products I use, and I do use a particular order.
Egyptian Magic Cream– This cream is exactly what it says…MAGIC. I use this to remove my eye makeup, and it removes eye makeup like a dream! Just rub a little dab onto the eyes, and wipe off with a warm wash cloth. It works wonderfully on waterproof makeup as well! This product I cannot live without!
Olay Daily Facials Cleansing Cloths– These cloths (not pictured) are awesome for removing face makeup. They have the cleanser imbedded into them, so you just moisten them with warm water, and wipe your face with the dampened cloth. They remove all my face makeup, then I can now move onto actually cleansing the skin.
Garner Skin Active Micellar Cleansing Water– Micellar water is a relatively new skin care product out there on the market, and they range in price. I use a drug store one from the brand Garnier and I have loved it. What I use this for is an extra “insurance” that every trace of makeup is removed and gone. You can use this as an eye makeup remover if you desire, it’s an “All-in-one” remover. I soak a Cotton Round with the product and wipe it all over my face and neck.
CeraVe Foaming Facial Cleanser– Now is the actual cleansing step. I use this cleanser (I also love the Philosophy Microdelivery Face Wash –this one smells divine!!!) with my Clarisonic Mia 2 . I will explain all about the Clarisonic in the next step.
Clarisonic Mia 2 Brush System– This product is my absolute favorite face product. I received it for Christmas last year and have noticed a definite improvement in my skin since using it daily. It is definitely an investment in healthy skin. I replace my brushes every 3 months and I stock up on the brushes during the Sephora VIB sale each year. It makes an excellent birthday or Christmas gift for anyone! They have men’s brush heads also, so everyone can use it!
Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Serum– after toner, I apply a good serum. This one has been my latest favorite. It’s an awesome night time serum and I’ve already noticed a difference in my skin since using it.
Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Eye Concentrate– this eye cream is amazing. I apply it after my serum. This eye swirl cream by Olay is also a fantastic one that I have used. An eye treatment is critical to reduce lines, crows feet, etc. As we age, these lines are going to keep appearing, so an eye cream will definitely help combat them.
Last, but certainly NOT least, moisturizer!!! This Clinique moisturizer is my tried and true moisturizer that I have been using since college! I repurchase this one over and over. You can get it in gel form or cream (linked above).
Finally, after I get done with my skin care routine and right before bed, I apply this Kiehl’s Lip balm. This is a vaseline consistency and is a good moisturizing balm to sit on the lips over night and work its magic.
I hope you enjoyed this post!! Please don’t hesitate to ask any questions you may have! Until next time! Muah!