Okay . . . it only took me 19 years, but I FINALLY figured out what products work with my skin type! This is an easy and relatively inexpensive (compared to others) skincare routine that has literally left my skin GLOWING once I finish it.
Before I tell you about the products, I want to break down my skin type for comparison. This routine might not give you the same results that it gave me if your skin is different than mine . . . and if that’s the case I’m really sorry because I have never been excited about my skin until I discovered this! However, you can still take what I use and find your skins version for each product. My skin varies depending on the season, but typically after I wash my face in the morning it feels a little bit dry so I apply a small dollop of lotion onto the skin and rub it in. Throughout the day in the summer it does tend to get a little bit oily if I am not wearing makeup. Overall, I would say my skin is considered normal; not too dry and not too oily.
Now onto the fun part . . .
It is always important to have a fresh face before you apply any products onto your skin. I usually use this face wash once a day since it can be a little harsh. My skin isn’t super sensitive so this face wash works great for me. For those with more sensitive skin, Clean and Clear has other face wash products that might work better for your skin type.
Finding a good face mask that doesn’t make my bank account cry has always been a struggle for me. I decided to list a few of my favorite products that range in price so you can pick one that suits you best.
My go to mask right now is the Premier Dead Sea Aromatic Mineral Mud that can be used for your face and body. I only use it for my face because I have a very small amount of it that I received as a gift, but I love it so much that I might have to buy the bottle. I typically use this mask once a week and it leaves my skin feeling ultra smooth and fresh. I’ve tried a LOT of different masks and this one is by far the best one I have used. I can literally feel it taking away the imperfections and dead skin that builds up over time if you don’t take care of your skin. A similar product that is more affordable is the Tomatoes Detoxifying Charcoal Mud Mask. I haven’t used this one, but I know a few people that have and they love it. This mask is definitely going to be the next one I try.
If I’m not using a charcoal or mud mask (I only use those once a week), then I like to use other masks as well depending on how my skin feels. Buying containers of different masks can add up quick, so I usually get individual masks like the ones above since I don’t use these as often. The Yes to company is my favorite for individual masks like these! When my face feels drier than usual during the week I will use the cucumber paper mask, the vitamin C paper mask, or the argan oil mask seen above because they are great at rehydrating your skin. Ulta has a ton of choices for individual masks you can try out!
Next, I like to use this Micellar Cleansing Water. This can be used for any skin type. I usually pour a small amount onto a cotton pad and rub it on my face and neck. I find it works best for me when I drag the cotton pad from the center of my face outward to my ears. I use it after I wash my face because it tends to pick up any remaining dirt or makeup on my face that the first cleanser may not have gotten. If I decide to use a face mask, then I will apply this product after I use the mask because it will pick up any remaining particles of the mask that I may have missed. If I don’t use a mask that day, then I use this product right after I wash my face. This product has multiple purposes which you can read more about here.
Once my face is fresh and clean I always apply this moisturizer to my skin. I don’t have what you would call sensitive skin, but I LOVE this sensitive daily moisturizing cream because it is the only one that I have ever used that doesn’t leave my face feeling oily and gross after I apply it. It’s very gentle and leaves you feeling rejuventated. All I need is one pump of lotion each day and I am good to go!
No one likes a crusty lip! I always make sure to include this in my skincare routine because this sugar scrub takes away all of the dead skin and leaves you lips feeling super smooth. It tastes yummy too!
The last step to this easy skincare routine is spraying this Mario Badescu Rose Water solution onto my face. It’s cooling mist settles onto your skin and leaves your skin feeling light and glowy. It can be used for any skin type. This product can also be used as a setting spray for your makeup!
All of these products are great on their own if you decide that you just want to try one instead of all. BUT, the combination of these face products is what has given my skin its glow this summer. For those that have been asking me what I do for my skin to look the way it does, I really hope this helped you!