Friday, August 29, 2014

Current Skin Care Routine

I woke up today, to a clean house, feeling better than I have all week. Add in that I had packages coming from Ann Taylor today and you could say it's been a really great day so far. I know I've been MIA from the blogging world this past week, but this cold absolutely wiped me out. I haven't felt that sick in a long time, and I'm kinda the queen of getting sick.

When I'm sick like I was last week, I seriously just use face wipes and moisturizer. Unless I've had to put on Makeup for some reason, then I actually wash my face. But I'm excited to get back to using the products that are currently in my skin care routine.

My first step is the Caudalie Gentle Buffing Cream.

Seriously one use of this and my skin looks amazing again. It smells great and it's super gentle, which is great because the skin around my nose is super tender right now.  I only use this about once a week.

Second Step is the Kiehls Blue Herbal Cleansing Gel.

I've used this on and off for years, but I especially like using it after I've been sick. It feels invigorating and it really clears out my skin.

Twice a week I'll use that cleanser with my Clarasonic

I absolutely love my Clarasonic and I'm so happy that I have one. I could probably use it everyday since I use the brush head for Acne Prone Skin, but I always try to at lease use it twice a week. After I use it my skin just looks and feels so much better.

Next I use the Nars Multiaction Hydrating Toner.

This is the only picture I have of it, but it's the one in the middle. I like this toner, but it does have some illuminating shimmer or something in it. However it's a good quick fix product. It makes my skin look more radiant as soon as I put it on. I'm currently on the hunt for something else, and I don't use this every day. Only when I feel like my skin needs some extra oomph.

Then for moistruizer I use Murad's Anti-Aging Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 20 PA+++ for blemish prone skin

Honestly that's the longest name ever. I ran out of my Nars moisturizer one day and I found this in a drawer and decided to use it up. I'm actually really loving using it, and I want to try other products in the Murad Line again. With as pale as I am, sunscreen in my moisturizer is really important. I sit right next to a window for most of the day, and a lot of the time if it's not too hot, that window is open. I try to protect my skin as much as possible.

My final step is my Caudalie Vinosource S.O.S. Morning Eye Rescue.

I use this morning and night and it has lasted me forever. I probably won't repurchase this though because I don't know that it's really doing anything for me personally.

So that's my skincare routine as of right now. However it will probably change as things run out. I do want to try some things from First Aid Beauty and I need to find a couple good masks, moisturizing and detoxing preferably.  Once I notice that my skin care routine has completely changed I'll do an updated skin care routine post. I really do agree with the French, take good care of your skin, and use less makeup. It's so nice being able to just use a tinted moisturizer now instead of a full heavy foundation. And because of a good routine, and medication from my dermatologist, my skin has cleared up enought that I might go back to the Vita Lumiere Aqua foundation I loved, but it just wasn't working with my skin.

What are your go to skin products? Let me know in the comments below!