faves: skin care edition
Okay, so I do not consider myself to be a skin care expert however, I have had a couple ask me what my routine consists of. Thought it might be something cool to share here and maybe get you inspired to try a few of these products or if you don't already have a routine, inspired to make one for yourself.
My routine is always changing because I am guilty of seeing new things and immediately wanting to try them all. How these are the products that I am using right now and genuinely love.
1. Cleansing & Toning
Whether it is morning or night, I use the same products to cleanse and tone my skin. To cleanse, I use Lush's Fresh Farmacy. Now, you guys should know that my skin is super sensitive but also oily. So, that means I need something that is gentle but clean to make sure my pores don't get clogged because I also suffer from occasional acne. Fresh Pharmacy does exactly that for me. Squeaky clean!
Now, for toning I switch back and forth between two products depending on what state my skin is in. If my skin is on point (every once in a while it is), I use Thayers Witch Hazel Toner in the Rose Petal scent. For when my skin, is needing a little bit of extra TLC whether its for acne or blotchiness, I use Glossier's Solution. It has active ingredients that really puts my skin in check without being harsh.
My mom and aunts have always told me that I should "moisturize, moisturize, moisturize!" They are right because it really does help in the long run and overtime. Depending on the day, I will switch between Glossier's Priming Moisturizer and Herbivore's Pink Cloud. They are both really great products and super lightweight. Mostly during the week, I use Glossier's Priming Moisturizer especially because I tend to wear a little make up on these days. It acts as a great base for your foundation. Weekends, I tend to not wear makeup or not as much so I reach for Herbivore's Pink Cloud. It's super lightweight and is great if you are wearing it alone (and even with makeup too).
At light, I reach for Acure Night Cream in the Brilliantly Brightening Collection. Night creams tend to be a lot heavier than day creams but I need something that is not to make me feel like a grease pan when I wake up. Acura Night Cream does exactly that for me.
I also, use Acure Eye Cream in the Radically Rejuvenating Collection. It's a great eye cream that I use both morning and night. It's also really affordable since eye creams can real crazy price wise.
3. All the Extras
So cleansing and moisturizing, is a daily occurrence. The products I talk about next tend not be things I use everyday but are my go to's if I need some extra skin help or am just implementing full self care.
Mask wise, Herbivore's Blue Tansy and Brighten are musts. If my skin is facing acne issues, Blue Tansy works miracles. If my skin is looking dull or uneven, Brighten is the one. Herbivore's products are all really amazing because they are conscious products as well as cruelty free while still working their magic.
I am also really into oils. Again, I really love all of Herbivore's line of oils but the one's that I am currently keeping on hand are Prism and Lapis. Prism exfoliates the skin while still being super gentle. And Lapis, I use to calm my skin because I do tend to be on red side.
If acne is a real problem, I reach for La Roche-Posay's Effacer Duo Acne Treatment. It is a spot treatment and I swear in a 1-2 from applying it, I see a huge difference.
And last but not least, Fresh Vitamin Nectar is something a friend recommended it it really is a great primer and setting spray for your make up. Once applied, your skin does get that magical glow and it smells absolutely yummy.
Again, I am no skin care expert but these are some of my faves. Let me know if you try any of these products or if they too are some of your faves.