With the change of every season comes a large number of new beauty products and skincare formulations that hit the market and push the boundaries of just how fabulous our skin can look. Skincare is such an essential part of my everyday routine. I feel and look my best when my skin is clear and smooth! I need to make sure that my skin is well moisturized and hydrated since I tend to have drier skin. I know many people take skincare seriously. And that is why I am sharing, with you, my current skincare routine for the morning and night! Whether they are cleansers, serums, hydrating masks—even peels. However, in an ever-expanding skincare space, certain standby beauty products are always in any skincare enthusiasts medicine cabinet.
SOME SKINCARE TIPS:
Over the years, I have discovered these super easy tips that have also helped clear up my skin.
Wash your face with lukewarm water, not too hot, not too cold.
Wash your face for 30-60 seconds.
Pat dry your skin with a towel, do not rub.
Use silk pillowcases.
Use a facial steamer.
If it is dry where you live, use a humidifier when you sleep.
Exfoliate 2-3 times weekly.
NEVER sleep with makeup on.
Make sure you use your skincare products on your neck too.
BEST DRUGSTORE FACE CLEANSER:
Several testers remarked that it was gentle and great for sensitive skin. “It didn’t over dry, strip or irritate,” one raved. I start my skincare routine with a gentle, refreshing cleanser. I’ve tried other cleansers, but I always come back to the Cetaphil Daily Facial Cleanser. Whether you feel it, your skin can get dirty in your sleep from sweat, your pillow, touching your hair, etc. This cleanser does a great job of rinsing away those impurities to start you day with fresh skin!
BEST BRIGHTENING NIGHT CREAM:
A rich, moisturizing cream that renews and repairs the skin overnight
The regenerative power of aleuronic acid supports natural cell renewal to improve skin structure during the night. Peptides nourish the skin and reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles as firmness and elasticity are restored. Skin is left renewed, smoother, and more radiant in the morning.
NIGHTTIME SKINCARE ROUTINE
Remove Makeup & Cleanse
I make sure I thoroughly remove all my makeup and any impurities from the day. Using Pond’s Cold Cream Cleanser. This product is a much gentler method to remove my makeup and it’s considerably more hydrating. I apply this to my dry skin, and it does a fantastic job of rinsing away all my makeup.
After I wash away my makeup, I use the Biore Deep Pore Charcoal Cleanser.
BEST FACE SUNSCREEN
UV PLUS Anti-Pollution Broad Spectrum SPF 50 Sunscreen
It shields skin from UVA/UVB rays, pollution and free-radical damage. An invisible shield protects skin from the appearance of dark spots and future aging.
Lash Conditioning Cleanser
If you have sensitive eyes like me that itch when you use eye makeup remover, then Talika's lash conditioning cleanser is the perfect cleanser. Not only does it prevent dryness and irritation of the eye skin, but hydrolyzed silk proteins help lashes stay strong.
The Best Body Scrub
Dermalogica Thermafoliant Body Scrub
Exfoliate, energize and brighten dull skin with Thermafoliant Body Scrub, Dermalogica's dual-action exfoliant. Indian bamboo stem and papain promote natural cell renewal for smooth, glowing skin. A blend of replenishing bio-lipids help to protect and strengthen skin barrier. Extracts of licorice, white tea and chamomile infuse skin with vital antioxidants, while oils of tea tree and grapefruit peel purify and refresh.
BEST FACE SCRUB
The Microdelivery Vitamin C Resurfacing Peel
A two-step, in-home resurfacing vitamin C peel that improves the appearance of sun-damaged, hyperpigmented, aging skin.
The Best Mask
Summer Essentials Kit
This set contains six different ingredient-based masks to target specific skin and hair concerns. The Watermelon After-Sun Mask helps quench and perfect the look of your tan. The Aloe Vera Face Mask helps quench and replenish the skin. The Lavender Foot Mask is refreshing and relaxing. The Pineapple Nose Mask helps minimize the look of pores and smooth skin. The Dragonfruit Hair Sleeping Mask helps add shine and protect hair. The Shea Lip Mask helps moisturize and smooth the lips.