HEY GUYS! So this is something that has been hiiiiighly requested by many, so yes, I am finally creating and putting together this post - my skincare routine!! A consistent skincare routine is super important in order to constantly have clear, healthy skin! Whenever I stray away from my routine - whether it be from traveling, or simply just being lazy, I definitely can notice and see my skin not looking as glowing and refreshed as it should be, or even worse, a breakout!
I wanted to make this post as easy and to the point as possible, so I put together a Style Board through Nordstrom which puts all of the products I'm going to talk about into one link so it's super easy to shop all of the products together! Whether you're interested in purchasing them all or only one or two, you can do so through this link here! http://tinyurl.com/y8373qw4 (fyi: all you have to do is create a quick and easy account on nordstrom.com to view the board with all the products listed below - any questions send me an email or message on Instagram -- I'm here to help!!)
SO LETS GET STARTED! Obviously the first step, you gotta wash your face. AM AND PM PEOPLE!!! - when you wake up and right before you go to bed. My go to cleanser is the 'purity made simple' one step facial cleanser by PHILOSOPHY.
I LOVE this facial cleanser because it works great for both morning and night uses, AND removes your makeup! I've been using this bad boy for years now and I highlyyyy recommend it. (Plus, it smells suuuper good).
After I've washed my face with Purity in the morning, I use Skin Inc's Hyaluronic Acid Serum (this can be used both in the morning under your makeup as well as at night before bed!!)
Hyaluronic Acid is just flat out amazing. I found out about it probably back in March from a friend that recommended that I should try it out. And let me tell you - IT WORKS WONDERS. It's an almost instant face repair! This stuff helps keep your skin balanced, help reduce acne scarring, and prevent any type of acne to pop up on your face (even those super duper tiny whitehead bumps!!) HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT!
After that's dry and set on my face, I use my favorite moisturizer that's perfect for under makeup - Elemis Superfood Day Cream.
I've found this to be my favorite moisturizer I've ever used, especially for that busy, on the go lifestyle. I have combination skin so any type of oily product is not my friend. This guy works wonders and helps reduce any oily look to my skin. I've noticed some moisturizers that I've used in the past under my foundation would make my skin look shiny and oily instantly after application, but this one keeps my face matte and looking fresh and healthy!
When my day's done and I've washed my face and makeup off with my Purity cleanser, toner is the next step - and I enjoy using Kiehl's Cucumber Herbal Alcohol-Free Toner.
I wanted a toner that's going to do it's duty without drying out my face. This toner does just that, while leaving me feeling fresh and clean and glowy after use.
Next comes Lancome's Genifique Eye Cream - which is a great eye cream to use at night.
Keep those under eye bags away and stay looking youthful with this product!
Afterwards I apply my nightly serum, Chanel's BLUE SERUM.
This serum is wonderful to use to help even out the skin tone, reducing wrinkles, and creating firmer skin.
Finally, I use Chanel's HYDRA BEAUTY CREME Hydration Protection Radiance as my nighttime moisturizer.
This moisturizer is amazing and extremely lightweight which is something important that I look for in a moisturizer. Heavy creams tend to be oily and cause breakouts, so this lightweight water based product is just the perfect item to use right before bed.
I'm also going to show you my two current favorite face masks (something that I'll use only a few times a week). The first is a honey based mask, made by Savor Beauty. The Detox Manuka Honey Mask is made with real honey!
This stuff is amazing because it helps banish breakouts and restore's the skins moisture levels. Amazing for all skin types!
Lastly, probably the most trendy face mask on the market right now is anything by GLAMGLOW, but especially the SUPERMUD Clearing Treatment.
Personally, I like to use this face mask as a spot treatment instead of a full facial. If I notice a pimple pop up, I'll put some of this treatment on the area and sleep on it overnight. When I wake up, 9 times out of 10 the breakout is nearly gone, or extremely reduced in size.
Skincare products are a big factor in keeping your skin's standards high, but internal proper care is also important. Eating the right foods, and cutting out sugars can also help keep skin clear. Another important step is your water intake. It is definitely true that drinking lots of water helps flush out the impurities in your system and keeps you energized throughout the day. I've been on a water cleanse kick for about the past two weeks and I have already noticed my skin looking better than before, and not feeling as tired throughout the day. Maintaining a consistent schedule in how much water you consume a day can be difficult, but there are plenty of apps to record it, as well as simply jotting down a note in your phone. I'll start my day off my drinking a bottle of water, and then bring multiple water bottles with me into work and make sure I consume them before I leave the day when my shift is over, and then have some more water when I get home and before I fall asleep. (Disclaimer: yes, you'll have to pee pretty often throughout the day, but it's a great strategy to clean out your system and I highly recommend it to all!)
Hope you enjoyed this post and that it was beneficial to you in any and every way possible. Again, you can shop the link here to purchase any of the items listed in this post. If you have questions about any of these products, feel free to shoot me an email or message on Instagram and I'd be more than happy to help!
My name is Gabrielle. I go to Liberty University and I am currently studying strategic communications with a focus on social media management. I am from New Jersey, but currently living in Virginia for school. I'm a big fan of traveling, sunsets, and quesadillas. This is where I write about things that I love and am passionate about. Enjoy! ♡