AM & PM Skincare Routine
I’m constantly trying new products that will improve my skin.
I’ve added a few new skincare products to my daily routine that I am loving how it’s changed my skin.
In the morning I keep my routine simple because I don’t want to get to work late.
I wash my face with the BOSCIA Detoxifying Black Charcoal Cleanser. I love how calming this cleanser smells. The scent reminds me of spa aromas. The charcoal in the cleanser helps remove dirt, remove excess oil, reduce pore size and exfoliates. I started using this cleanser in September when I noticed I began breaking out again with whiteheads and papule acne. Within a few weeks of using this cleanser, my face cleared up significantly.
I follow up with the ONEXTON (clindamycin phosphate and benzoyl peroxide) Gel. This is an acne treatment that I’ve been using for some time now that has helped my acne scars lighten while preventing new breakouts.
For eye cream, I was using the DR. BRANDT needles no more NO MORE BAGGAGE eye de-puffing gel for the past 3 months. I noticed my dark circles clear up so much throughout that time. But my under eyes were becoming a bit dry when as the weather got cooler. I recently switched to DRUNK ELEPHANT C-Tango Multivitamin Eye Cream for a week now and I AM LOVING IT! This eye cream makes my eyes feel tighter yet extremely moisturized. The ingredients include, "brightening combination of eight peptides, five forms of vitamin C, and cucumber extract for firmer, stronger-looking skin around the eye area."
To moisturize my face, I start off with the Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel with Hyaluronic Acid. My face was beginning to have flaky patches due to the colder weather but this moisturizer helped so much in less than a week! I normally have oily skin, but this year my skin wants to be dry. I like that this product does not feel heavy on my face or leave my skin oily. Then to finish off my morning skincare routine, I use the Cetaphil Oil Control SPF Moisturizer. I’ve been using this product for about a year now. I like it, but once I’m done with this bottle you bet your ass I’m trying a different SPF!
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For my evening skin care routine, I use a couple of different products.
I cleanse my face with the St. Ives Fresh Skin Apricot Scrub. If you’ve read my previous posts, you know I’m always using this scrub! I use this cleanser in the PM to exfoliate any dirt and excess oil that my face accumulates throughout the day. Unless I am planning on applying a face mask that evening, then I use the BOSCIA Detoxifying Black Charcoal Cleanser for a more gentle deep clean.
Then I apply the Differin Gel Adapalene 0.1% Acne Treatment. This is a low dosage of retinol. I had started using this product earlier this year, then stopped but began using it consistently since September 2018.
I also use the DRUNK ELEPHANT C-Tango Multivitamin Eye Cream because it is meant for AM and PM use. I finish up with DRUNK ELEPHANT Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil. This oil leaves my skin glowing and moisturized. The description of this product states that it is a "high in critical antioxidants, to deeply moisturize, nourish, soothe, and rejuvenate your skin while restoring its youthful glow." I really like how light it feels on my skin and does not leave my skin feeling heavy or greasy.
This week I also incorporated a Jade roller into my PM routine. I use it once I apply the serum on my face. It feels like the best massage ever. I leave the Jade roller in the fridge overnight and throughout the day so that when I use it, the roller is nice and cool. I also wash it after every single use with antibacterial soap and alcohol.
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1-3 times a week I like to treat myself to a face mask, depending on how my week is going. The ones I've recently been using have been helping erase my acne scars as well as avoid new breakouts and keep my skin controlled.
Summer Fridays Overtime Mask is a great exfoliator! The ingredients include pumpkin and exfoliating apricot seed powder remove dull and dead skin. The combination smells amazing. I also get a tingly sensation on my face which I like. I tend to use this face mask on days I wear makeup (which is 1-3 times a week) to get a deep cleanse. The Summer Fridays Jet Lag Mask I’ve heard great views. I am currently trying that one out to hydrate my skin.
I use the BOSCIA Luminizing Black Charcoal Mask once every 2-3 weeks. This mask is great to remove whiteheads and blackheads hiding inside your pores. I usually leave it on my face for about 30 minutes to an hour to ensure that it has dried.
Once a week or once every other week I use the OLEHENRIKSEN Cold Plunge Pore Mask. I love that its blue lol. This mask leaves my skin refreshed and it feels amazing once I wash it off. Sometimes I apply this face mask in the morning and leave it on for 30-45 minutes if I know I’ll be wearing makeup later in the day because I do feel that my pores appear smaller.
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These are the products I’ve been using recently that have transformed my skin.
What products are you currently using in your skincare routine?