Beauty

Skincare Routine and Products Review

I remember watching different skincare routine videos years ago and being fascinated and surprised at how much effort and how many products people use for what seemed to be such a simple, every day process. Now it’s my turn to watch people get surprised about how complicated my own skincare routine has become. With the amount of masks, peels, serums, etc. available now, it’s no wonder skincare routines have become so popular to discuss.

My own routine took a turn from simple to complicated about a year ago. I started getting more into masks and cleansers. Honestly, a lot of it probably had to do with the fact that I was gifted the Clinique Sonic System Cleansing Brush and was then inspired to start taking better care of my skin. Ever since I’ve changed my skincare routine I have noticed a great improvement in my skin. It is looking bright, my break outs have gone down in frequency and the overall appearance of my skin improved.

I follow a schedule when it comes to the routine – I do face masks two days a week (Mondays and Thursdays), I use my sonic brush cleanser twice a week (Tuesdays and Fridays), sleeping masks two days a week (Wednesdays and Saturdays) and on the last day (Sunday) I use a brightening face scrub. Every day throughout the week I use my Pixi Glow Tonic and all days other than my sonic brush days I cleanse my face in the morning with the Soap & Glory Face Soap and Clarity Face Wash. I don’t have any trouble remembering the order since I only have to remember 3 things before they repeat themselves.

When it comes to taking off my make up at night (or in the middle of the day as I typically don’t like to have make up on for more than 8-9 hours) I use two different products each time. I take my eye make up off with micellar water and then either use make up remover wipes for the rest of the face or a cleanser such as the Milky Jelly Cleanser from Glossier or the Soap & Glory Peaches and Clean Deep Cleansing Milk. I don’t currently have a go-to micellar water as I’m currently testing out several kinds.  “Battle of the Micellar Waters” and “Battle of the Make Up Remover Wipes” posts are coming soon. I will never, ever, go to bed with make up on. That is one of my rules that I will always follow as any time that I’ve fallen asleep with make up on, my skin was visibly angry with me the following day and there’s easy ways to avoid this from happening. Taking the make up off is probably the most important part of my skincare routine.

One of the masks I’ve been using that I am a big fan of is the GlamGlow ThirsyMud Hydrating Treatment Mask. This mask is amazing for dry skin and for restoring hydration to your skin during winter months and cold weather. It is the mask that definitely creates the biggest difference for my skin. The full size is very pricey ($69) but it also comes available in a smaller size ($22) if you want to try that before committing to the full size jar. Another mask that I have been loving is the Liz Earle Brightening Treatment Mask. This one is quick and easy (only need to keep it on for about 2 minutes) but it definitely makes your skin brighter and smoother.

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The sleeping masks that I’ve been using are the boscia Tsubaki™ Deep Hydration Sleeping Mask, the Pacifica Wake Up Beautiful Mask and the Laneige  Water Sleeping Mask. All three of those are pretty great and I would recommend any of them. If you’re looking for a more affordable option, the Pacifica mask would be a good one to start with.

My Sunday scrub that I use is the Acure Brightening Facial Scrub. I cannot say enough good things about this product. My skin always looks instantly better and brighter after using it and it is so affordable.

That sums it up for my pretty complicated skincare routine. If you guys have any questions about any of the products mentioned or if you have any recommendations, please leave them below! I love reading your comments!

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    1. I agree with Lauren! I use mine after I cleanse my face in the morning and before I start the usual routine of eye cream, moisturizer, primer, etc. At night, if I’m not wearing a sleeping mask that night, the Glow Tonic is usually my last step.

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