A couple of days ago I did a little survey on Snapchat and I asked you cuties to screenshot the topics you want to see more of on here. I was overwhelmed and excited/surprised with the results – a big thanks to everyone who participated- I do all of this for you guys, so it would be silly of me to not take your views into consideration! One of the most screenshotted options was Skincare posts. And I have definitely been meaning to do a LOT more of these for you guys. I absolutely LOVE skincare and have learned so much about it over the past couple of years and I try everything, so it’s fun for me to let you guys know what to buy and not to buy. Skincare is something I’m so passionate about and I truly believe through a good skincare routine + healthier lifestyle, you can definitely change your skin quality. Why? Because I have. And it’s kind of addicting when you start to see results of a dedicated skincare routine. My new website (YAY coming soon finally) will actually have a ‘currently testing’ feature that I can update a couple times a week to let you guys know what I’m loving and products that are working for me.
Step 1: Remove makeup with wipes, wash face
Step 2: Tone (I use a spray version which is a lot easier, and I don’t do this every night)
Step 3: Moisturizer + Eye Cream.
Example Morning Routine:
Step 1: Wash Face + use the wipes
Step 2: Serum + Moisturizer + Eye Cream
Step 3: SPF
So what products do you absolutely NEED to use? I’d say a good night cream + eye cream with retinol (if you are wanting to reduce lines appearing etc.) and a nice day time moisturizer. I’m not the biggest fan of daytime moisturizers with SPF personally – I find it’s better to simply use sun screen for the face. I love La Mer SPF, but if you’re looking for an inexpensive option, I also use Citrix all the time. Oh, and exfoliate 2x per week – I use Arcona Cranberry Gommage and it’s by far my favorite.
My Top 5 Favorite Masks:
1. Shiseido Ibuki Sleeping Mask– Hands down a must buy. It’s my absolute favorite and I sleep in this at least 2x per week. On these nights, I skip the night time moisturizer + eye cream.
2. Brightening Sheet Masks from Anthropologie
3. Caudalie Mask
4. Wei masks– I recently discovered this amazing brand derived from Chinese herbs. The line started with masks and after becoming so insanely popular amongst celebs and editors, expanded into a full line. The pollution spray is also wonderful! I think my favorite part is the sheet masks come with little tweezers to grab it out of the container, which is nice. Also, the small pods come with a brush – because we should all really be brushing it on for even coverage like makeup!