As promised, here's a quick run-down of my personal skincare routine, the products I use and when I use them. In case you're wondering I have combination skin which means I'm dry in some areas (mostly my cheeks/around my mouth) and oily in others (like my t-zone).
I N T H E M O R N I N G ☼
I wake up and since my face is already cleansed from the night before I just splash some cold water on my face, pat dry and then spritz on Luminance Rosewater Toner. I let that dry for a few seconds and then while my skin is still damp I apply No7 Lift & Luminate Triple Action Serum. Once that has been absorbed I apply a few dots of Burt's Bees Renewal eye cream under my eyes to help get rid of my dark circles (my number one problem area) and budding wrinkles--I ain't no spring chicken no more! Finally, I apply a layer of Luminance Deep Hydration Organic Moisturizer. I LOVE this stuff. Out of everything it's probably my favorite. It's thick without being greasy and it really does make my skin feel amazing.
A T N I G H T ☾
Before bed, I wash my face with warm water and CeraVe Foaming Facial Cleanser. I really like CeraVe products because they mostly all contain hyaluronic acid which came up a lot during my research on the best types of skincare ingredients. Next, I use these coconut cleansing wipes to remove any leftover traces of mascara or oil before spritzing on my rosewater toner followed by the serum and eye cream. (same stuff I use in the morning). For my nighttime moisturizer I switch to CeraVe's Facial Moisturizing Lotion PM. It's once again, loaded with hyaluronic acid and is specifically formulated to work it's magic during those hours of getting literal beauty sleep.
S T I L L L O O K I N G F O R . . .
A good weekly mask. I've heard good things about Herbivore Botanical's Blue Tansy and I've also had my eye on this one by Youth to the People but I'd love to hear your reccommendations as well.
I'm ashamed to admit it's taken me this long to really commit to a solid skincare routine. I used to be 'that girl' who'd get lazy after a long day and just go to bed with makeup on, which is in fact really terrible for your skin (and not surprisingly, white pillow cases). Now, I love how my skin looks and feels--it's only been a couple of weeks but I can already see improvements, so I'm excited to see the benefits over time.