For today’s blog post, I decided to do something a little different. Now that I am in my mid-twenties (yikes!), I have become more concerned with how I am treating my skin and preventing wrinkles. The days of laying out in the sun for hours in an effort to get a tan are long gone!
So, for the past year, I have been researching and investing in new skincare products. And, I have finally found a skincare routine that works for me and has made such a difference in my skin! But, first, let me start off by saying I am in no way a beauty blogger or skincare expert, these are just products that have been recommended and work really well for my skin (FYI I have combination skin, where some parts of my face are dry and some parts are oily.)
At night, I begin my routine by washing off all my makeup using the Tula Purifying Face Cleanser. And oh my gosh, if there is one product that you purchase from this post, it should be this one! Since I started using this cleanser a couple months ago, I hardly ever get breakouts anymore. And, your makeup just melts right off with this stuff! Tula is a brand that I was so curious about because I had seen so many blogger raving about it. And let me tell you, this brand definitely lives up to its hype! Tula is based on a balancing concept, using probiotics to help balance your skin and prevent breakouts and wrinkles. A couple other products that I really want to try from their line are the Hydrating Day & Night Cream, Illuminating Face Serum and Exfoliating Treatment Mask.
After I wash off my makeup, I cleanse my face with my Clarisonic Mia 2, using Mario Badescu’s Acne Facial Cleanser. I invested in a Clarisonic almost a year ago, and I LOVE it. Even after I’ve washed off my makeup off with my Tula cleanser, my Clarisonic will get off even more and get rid of dead skin. My skin always feels so smooth and soft after I use it! I usually pair my Clarisonic with Mario Badescu’s Acne Facial Cleanser, but in the winter when my skin is super dry, I use Philosophy’s Purity Cleanser. But, Mario Badescu is a brand that I am obsessed with! You can’t go wrong with any of their products. I also use the Drying Lotion whenever I get a breakout, and by the morning it is almost gone.
After I am done cleansing, I use these toner pads by Arcona (They aren’t in the pictures because i recently ran out!) I never understood the purpose of a toner until recently, and now I’m totally hooked! These toner pads smell amazing too. 🙂
After I use the toner pads, I take a little bit of GlamGlow Thirstymud Mask and put it on the areas of my skin that are dry (usually around my mouth and on my chin.) During the winter months when my skin gets crazy dry, I layer this stuff on. I have tried so many products for dry skin, and GlamGlow is by far the best in my experience!
Then, I use my Tula Rejuvenating Eye Cream under my eyes. Over the past couple years, I have noticed more puffiness and lines under my eyes, so I began looking into eye creams and I never looked back. I can’t believe I haven’t been using an eye cream all along – they make such a big difference! Another eye cream I really love is Kiehl’s Creamy Under Eye Treatment with Avocado.
My last step is to layer on this Ultra Repair Hydra-Firm Sleeping Cream by First Aid Beauty. This stuff is amazing and you can really feel it working and moisturizing your skin. I found it this past winter when my skin was so dry, and I am going to continue using it into the Summer.
So, that’s it! If you have any favorite skincare products, I would love to hear about them in the comments below. I love trying out new products!