Friday, April 11, 2014

Skincare Routine

My skincare routine


I am absolutely obsessed with skincare and finding great products to help improve my skin and keep it young and fresh looking. I am 24 and know that now is the best time for me to really invest in great skincare if I want to keep my skin looking good throughout the years. To me, skincare is the foundation and the most important step in your daily makeup routine! With a great complexion you can always look good even with little to no makeup! Here are the products that I have been loving lately. Most of them are Mario Badescu products which I started trying out a couple of months ago and have really grown to love! You get a descent amount of product for a fairly inexpensive price compared to other high end lines, and a little goes a long way with these! They have been great for my oily, sensitive, acne prone skin. 



At night my first step is washing my face with this Mario Badescu Cleanser. It is great at removing all of your makeup, exfoliating, and unclogging your pores. This cleanser lathers well without leaving your skin with that tight dry feeling afterwards.  


Next I use this Acne Facial Cleanser to soothe and help get rid of my unwanted acne. I have always had very sensitive, acne prone, oily skin and I feel like this really helps to prevent new breakouts from happening as often as they used to. I also use this cleanser in the morning after waking up to cleanse my face. Even though you might not think it is necessary, washing your face in the morning is very important to get rid of extra oil and impurities your skin has produced over night! 


After using the acne facial cleanser I follow up morning and night with this cucumber lotion. I can never go without using an astringent to get the last bit of  residue my cleanser may have missed and balance out the skins natural oils. This has a light cucumber scent (which you can probably tell by the name) and makes your skin feel refreshed after use. 


Probably one of my favorite parts of my skincare routine is using this facial spray. It smells like roses and makes me feel like I am in a spa every time I use it!! It is a cooling, hydrating mist, and you can use it anytime throughout the day for a little skin refresher. 


I can not even begin to describe how much I am in love with this moisturizer! It is kind of expensive but well worth it to me. It's a very moisturizing, thick, but lightweight cream that has a light scent so it is not over whelming. I use this only a night because it has age defying ingredients in it and leaves my skin looking supple and glowing in the morning. Even if you have oily skin it is very important to always moisturize well because that will help reduce the natural oil production from your skin from trying to over compensate. I feel like this has really helped the texture of my skin! 


To finish off my routine at night I finish with these two products. The Kate Somerville is a spot treatment that helps to almost completely get rid of a blemish over night! You use a Q-tip dip it in the product until it gets to the pink solution at the bottom and put it directly on your pimple. Be sure not to shake this product before you use it because it is meant to be separated! 

As a result of some serious horrible acne throughout some of my college years I am left with some acne scars on my cheeks. I just recently bought this Bio-oil that is meant to fade and prevent scars and stretch marks, and I really feel like it is helping with the acne scars! It takes just a tiny amount since it is an oil and I put it only where there is scarring. 


Last but not least I apply this Dior lip balm every night and also use it before doing my makeup in the morning. I had hesitated buying this for the longest time because its pricey for a lip balm, but the hype around this product is definitely true! It has a light rose smell to it and is seriously the most moisturizing non sticky lip balm ever! It stays on great all night and doesn't just feel like it slips right off of your lips. I can have super dry lips at night, use this and wake up in the morning with hydrated smooth lips. It is my holy grail lip product now! 


That is basically it for my skincare routine as of now! Like I said in the beginning I love trying out new skincare products so I am sure that I might be adding in new things to try in the future, but these products have really been working great for me lately! 

Thanks so much for reading! 

XO
Lauren 



I am not affiliated with any of these brands,and I purchased all of these products myself.



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