Now that my skin has been pretty clear of acne and crazy rosacea flare ups, I try to keep my skincare routine pretty basic and minimal. I find that with my skin personally, the more products I use, the more my skin breaks out and goes out of whack. Remember that everyone’s skin and body is different, so something that works for me may not work for you!
In the morning the first thing I will do is rinse my face with just water. No cleansers or anything crazy just water to rinse away any serums or moisturizers I slept in the night before. I find that in the morning a cleanser is unnecessary when I haven’t worn makeup or done anything to make my skin super dirty. Remember less is more!
2. Serum or Moisturizer
After rinsing my face with water, I like to apply a light serum or moisturizer next which will be the only step before I apply my makeup for the day. I’m a huge fan of the Skin Deva 100% Hyaluronic Acid Serum. It’s lightweight, doesn’t cause breakouts under my makeup, and makes my skin super soft and hydrated!
If my skin is feeling dryer than usual (I have pretty oily skin so this isn’t often) I will opt for a moisturizer instead. I tend to lean more towards serums though because I find that they aren’t greasy under my makeup and never cause me to breakout. However, one that I’ve been loving, which is nice when I want to feel super hydrated is the Drunk Elephant Protini Polypeptide Cream. I love it because it has great ingredients, and the packaging is super sanitary. Also a little bit goes a long way so I only use half a pump!
Now before I cleanse my face I ALWAYS first remove my makeup using makeup removal wipes. My favorites are the Clean & Clear wipes, and the Neutrogena makeup removal wipes in the light blue or purple packaging. Next I go in with my cleanser to remove anything I may have missed with the wipes. I’m not too picky when it comes to face cleansers, it just needs to be fragrance free and super gentle (no exfoliating beads!). The one that I have been currently LOVING is The Body Shop Tea Tree Skin Clearing Foaming Cleanser. Its simple and gets the job done. I’m not a big fan of tea tree oil scents but this one isn’t super over powering and it definitely keeps my smaller on the surface acne under control.
I try to do a face mask 3-4 times per week. This is something that if I don’t do it makes me feel a little guilty and I can definitely tell my skin gets more dull without them. As I’ve said in the past I struggle a lot with acne scars, hyper pigmentation and uneven skin tone so face masks make a huge difference! My absolute holy grail face mask is the Mario Badescu Whitening Mask. I’ve been repurchasing this for I wanna say five years or so, it’s a product that I feel always needs to be in my skincare collection. It’s a reasonable price, smells amazing, and really helps lighten any acne scars! Sometimes I’ll even spot treat and sleep with this mask on as well. A little bit definitely goes a long way with this product.
After rinsing off my face mask, to complete my night routine I like to end with a nice serum that does some great work overnight. My night serums are the one thing that I constantly switch out because there are so many ones out there that I want to try. As of right now though I’ve been switching between two different ones. When my skin is feeling a little bumpy or just not 100% texture wise, I like to opt for the Drunk Elephant T.L.C. Framboos Glycolic Night Serum. It has a 12% blend of AHA/BHA, that doesn’t irritate my rosacea either. With this product I only use half a pump, otherwise it can make your skin feel tacky and gross when sleeping with it on. It makes my skin feel incredibly soft in the morning and feeling back to normal! I’ve also heard amazing things about it improving skin texture and fine lines overtime.
When my skin is looking pretty damn good, and I just want something to help brighten my complexion and lighten up those acne scars, I love using my Skin Deva 20% Vitamin C+E + Ferulic Acid Serum. These vitamins are great for acne scars and brightening the skin, it also makes me face feel so soft and plump in the morning. I use about three drops on my entire face!
And that’s my daily routine! Super simple and straight forward. Skincare is one of my favorite obsessions, I’m always switching up my products and changing my routine. So if there’s a new product that I’m loving I’ll be sure to make a post about it!