Friday, September 16, 2016

Updated Skincare Routine

Skincare Routine


So obviously the whole posting everyday thing didn't really last... But after my fall, computer crashing, AND getting sick this week? I just couldn't do it! But I might try again in the coming months when things calm down. So for now my schedule is going back to Monday, Wednesday, and Friday!

But I haven't done an updated skincare routine in probably a year! So it's about time to do one again because I've switched up what I use and I don't think my skin has ever looked better! My skin-type is definitely dry. I have such dry skin so I just try and pack on the moisture. 

MORNING

I don't do too much in the morning but I do like to use the Simple Skincare Toner just to get anything off my face that might have been there the night before. I also like to use moisturizer (which I forgot to photograph!) but right now I'm loving the St. Ives Moisturizer. It's very lightweight and keeps my skin hydrated all day! 

NIGHT 

My night skincare routine is a bit more involved but not by much! If I was wearing makeup that day I'll start off with the Garnier Micellar Water. To be honest, I grabbed the waterproof version on accident and I'm not sure I like it as much. It's a bit more oily so I wouldn't recommend if you have oily skin! With the normal version of the Micellar water I never felt like I needed to wash my face directly after but with this one I definitely do! It just leaves my face feeling a bit greasy. 

So, I like to use some more of the Simple Toner just to get rid of anything else on my face. If I'm not showering that night, I like to use the Clinique Smart Night Moisturizer. I only have a sample of this that came in a free gift because it's so expensive but it does leave my face feeling nice and soft. Plus, the sample size lasts so long because a little goes a long way! 



IN THE SHOWER

I normally shower everyday or every other day depending on if I worked out or not but there are a few things I like to use in the shower for my skin. For my daily face wash I like to use the Simple Moisturizing Face Wash. It's gentle and cleanses my skin wonderfully. It's also fragrance free so it doesn't irritate my skin if I use it daily. Once a week I like to use the St. Ives Oatmeal Scrub. I used to use the apricot one but this scrub/mask is so much gentler and perfect for an in-shower mask! I can really feel a difference from this when I use it. 

For my body I use a shower gel but the real stand out is the SHE Mermaid Salt Scrub. I picked this up from TJ.Maxx for $6 and it is AMAZING! First of all, the scent is so lovely! It's a nice citrusy scent, which I just love. I use it as a body scrub when I have dry skin and it has been helping tremendously! It's really amazing on dry patches. It's also cruelty free! You can pick it up on the SHE website or check your local TJ.Maxx for cheaper ones! I really want to try more from this brand because it looks like they've got some really cool ethically-made products.  

What have you been loving for your skin lately? 
Let me know if the comments! 

Lee 

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