Because I always get compliments on my skin I would like to share my skincare regimen with you. But before you read any further remember that every skin is different and what works for me doesn’t have to work for you. I never really had bad skin, except for the time that I was experimenting with makeup. When I began wearing makeup (age 15) I didn’t know how to take good care of my skin. So I did my research on the internet and over the years I have tried many things. Now I know exactly what my skin likes.
Step 1. Micellar water
Since I have heard that some dermatologist say that makeup wipes are bad for your skin I have been using Micellar water. Wipes they can cause all kinds of allergies, contain high amounts of preservatives and they also push a large part of the makeup in the skin. My favorite is Garnier micellar cleansing water for combination and sensitive skin. Now I’m using Simple, because I forget mine at home. It’s true that there is no need to rub but you definitely need a view wipes to get all of your makeup off. I use three cotton pads.
Step 2. Face wash
After the micellar water I use a face wash to make sure all the make up and dirt is removed. I believe that you can’t get a clean face without using water, so I will never only use micellar water or a cleansing milk. For the past two weeks I have used Neutrogena Naturals purifying facial cleanser and I love this product. I’m definitely taking some bottles back home. This face wash is kind to the skin and contains no harsh chemical sulfates, parabens, petroleum, dyes and phthalates.
Step 3. Exfoliating
Since a friend of mine introduced me to Lush I’m their biggest fan. I just love to go to the store and try new things. If you are looking for a product that lightly exfoliates your skin I would recomand ‘Let the Good Times Roll’. This cleanser is AMAZING, I literally want to eat it every time I use it. It is gentle so you can use it everyday on your body. I’m using it two times a week on my face to keep it glowy and soft. After rinsing with lukewarm water, I splash cold water on my skin to close my pores.
Step 4. Mask
I don’t use face masks every week. When I have the feeling that my skin needs something extra I will run to the store and just grab one. Usually a hydrating or a clay mask.
Step 5. Toner
I use two toners from Lush: Tea Tree Water and Eau Roma Water. These toners are great if you have oily/oily combination skin like me. The Eau Roma Water is moisturizing, nourishing and also helps your skin produce the right amount oil. Tea Tree Water clears excess oil without drying and it is also antibacterial. I usually spray some on my skin after the gym.
Step 6. Eye cream
I’m picky with eye creams because they tend to puff my eyes easily. I naturally have puffy eyes so I have to be careful with eye creams otherwise I will look exhausted the whole day. It took me months and a lot of money to finally find this one from Biodermal.
Step 7. Serum (only at night)
Full of Grace from Lush is the best serum ever. It is solid and it will melt onto your hands with the heat from your body. This serum contains butters, antioxidant mushroom extract to keep your skin looking beautiful.
Step 8. Day/night cream
My day and night cream are both from Clinique for combination oily to oily skin. I use the Continuous Rescue Antioxidant Moisturizer as a night cream. This moisturizer claims to help your skin neutralize damage from the sun, stress and pollution. The Superdefense SPF 20 is a lightweight UVA/UVB protector with antioxidants. I always apply this before going outdoors.
Step 9. Lip balm
The last step of my routine is lip balm. Right now I am using EOS Visibly Soft Coconut Milk Lip Balm. This nourishing product contains natural conditioning oils, moisturizing shea butter and vitamins C & E.
What are your favorite skincare products?