All About My Skincare Routine

A lot of folks have been asking me what I do as far as my skin, so I figured that I would write a blog about it! I'll be all the way honest; I really only started taking care of my skin in the last six months or so. I just used whatever on it, I used super abrasive (ugh) scrub, and I wasn't consistent at all. It was 'okay' but it didn't look super healthy or glowy. I'm edging close to 40 (I'll be 38 in November) and while I am not worried about aging and I welcome each year I am still alive and all the signs of that, I knew that I wanted to do better.

With all of that in mind, here is what I do in the morning and the evening; the routine is very similar. Please also keep in mind that I have normal to dry skin; my t-zone (if you don't know what that is, make a T on your face with the top of it being on your forehead and the stem being a line down your nose and chin) tends to be very dry and my cheeks stay normal.

I will also have my products tagged at the end of the blog so if you aren't interested in commentary, jut scroll to the bottom!

The Routine:

  • Wash Face using Tula Purifying Face Cleanser and EcoTools Facial Cleansing Brush using lukewarm water
    • I absolutely love this Tula face wash; it feels super good on my skin and it is a gel-like formula that lathers up so well. It gets deep down into my pores to cleanse but it doesn't strip the moisture from my face at all. It leaves my skin feeling so clean and it smells great too!
    • As I said, my skin tends to be on the dry side, so I love using a facial brush to do some light exfoliation. This brush is gentle enough for me to use both in the morning and at night without being too harsh on my skin. Plus it is only $5.79, and you just can't beat that.
    • I always wash my face with lukewarm water only; hot water tends to dry me out way too much.
  • Lightly pat my face dry with a clean t-shirt
    • Sounds odd, right? After exfoliating I find that a towel feels a little harsh on my skin, and I want to be delicate with it. I just lightly dab at it with a clean cotton t-shirt to gently dry.
  • Spray face generously with Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs, and Rosewater
    • I absolutely LOVE all of MB's facial sprays and I go back and forth between this one, the green tea one, and the lavender one. I especially love using products with rose on my face, though, so this one tends to be my favorite. It gives me a quick extra burst of hydration and it has thyme in it to clarify and bladderwrack, which is a type of seaweed that softens the skin.
  • Pat Dr. Brandt Needles No More No More Baggage Eye Cream under eyes
    • This is something more recent that I have started adding to my routine and I have noticed a difference in the dark circles under my eyes for sure. It also adds some brightness under my eye when I put on make-up and prepares my skin for concealer.
  • For day: put on Sephora Collection Moisturizer in Rose. For night: Put on KORRES WIld Rose + Vitamin C Advanced Brightening Sleeping Facial
    • For day, I go ahead and use a thick moisturizer as my last step to finish hydrating my skin and as final prep if I end up putting on make-up (I actually don't wear it most days). I love this rose moisturizer and it is sold out which makes me so sad! I will be on the lookout for a new moisturizer when I run out, so I'll post once I end up finding something else.
    • At night I adore this KORRES sleeping facial! I truly feel as though I wake up with my skin feeling so soft and supple, and it looks so bright. Even after only getting a few hours of sleep because of the littles, so you know it truly is working! It has wild rose oil, tumeric oil, and hyaluronic acid to help your skin look softer, smoother, and radiant by morning.

That is it, y'all! I like to keep it simple and I live the sort of life where things that I can do quick and easy have to be the name of the game, especially in the morning when I am wrangling two kids under two.

I took these photos this evening after I finished my nighttime routine. I used portrait mode on my iPhone 8 Plus, but they are not retouched in any way and do not have a filter or preset on them. I felt it was important to show my real unaltered skin in a blog about my skincare routine. <3

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