Thursday, November 20, 2014

I'm 28. This is My Weekly Skincare Routine



Hi friends! I always get asked by family and friends what my skincare routine is. After years and years of having acne and bad skin as a teenager/young adult, I’m FINALLY getting compliments on how great my skin looks. It’s such a great feeling! My skin is still prone to break outs and is very sensitive. I still have to be careful of what I use. Below is my Monday-Sunday skincare routine! These products have proven to work really well for me personally, and I’ve tried to stick with them for the sake of my skin.

Before detailing my routine, I did some research. I found that there weren’t many skincare articles out there for women in their late 20’s (I’m 28). Well, there WERE articles but they still left me feeling like – what should I USE? How often? If I still get acne sometimes, can I still use anti-aging products? Am I currently using the right products? I started to research the products I was using and their benefits to my skin. I made some slight changes - I added a retinoid cream once a week and started using my Clarisonic every day vs. a few times a week. I want to add a mask into my routine once a week – anyone have suggestions?!

I want to be sure that I’m giving my skin the best care possible! After all, you only get one face, right? And before you think I’m a freak of nature – I slip up sometimes. I don’t follow this exactly. But I try my hardest to! See below for what I use and WHY.


Monday

Morning:
Clarisonic Mia 2
Dr. Andrew Weil for Origins Mega-Bright serum
Dr. Jart+Premium BB Beauty Balm SPF 45 PA
Origins GinZing Refreshing Eye Cream

Night:
Neutrogena Oil-Free Cleansing Wipes for Acne Prone Skin, Pink Grapefruit
Clinique Even Better Clinical Dark Spot Corrector
La Mer The Eye Concentrate

Tuesday

Morning:
Clarisonic Mia 2
Dr. Andrew Weil for Origins Mega-Bright serum
Dr. Jart+Premium BB Beauty Balm SPF 45 PA
Origins GinZing Refreshing Eye Cream

Night:
Neutrogena Oil-Free Cleansing Wipes for Acne Prone Skin, Pink Grapefruit
Retinoid cream, then after Clinique Moisture-Surge Extended Thirst Relief
La Mer The Eye Concentrate



Wednesday

Morning:
Clarisonic Mia 2
Dr. Andrew Weil for Origins Mega-Bright serum
Dr. Jart+Premium BB Beauty Balm SPF 45 PA
Origins GinZing Refreshing Eye Cream

Night:
Neutrogena Oil-Free Cleansing Wipes for Acne Prone Skin, Pink Grapefruit
Fresh Brown Sugar lip scrub & Bite Beauty lip balm
Clinique Even Better Clinical Dark Spot Corrector
La Mer The Eye Concentrate



Thursday

Morning:
Clarisonic Mia 2
Dr. Andrew Weil for Origins Mega-Bright serum
Dr. Jart+Premium BB Beauty Balm SPF 45 PA
Origins GinZing Refreshing Eye Cream

Night:
Neutrogena Oil-Free Cleansing Wipes for Acne Prone Skin, Pink Grapefruit
Clinique Even Better Clinical Dark Spot Corrector
La Mer The Eye Concentrate

Friday

Morning:
Clarisonic Mia 2
Dr. Andrew Weil for Origins Mega-Bright serum
Dr. Jart+Premium BB Beauty Balm SPF 45 PA
Origins GinZing Refreshing Eye Cream

Night:
Neutrogena Oil-Free Cleansing Wipes for Acne Prone Skin, Pink Grapefruit
Fresh Brown Sugar lip scrub & Bite Beauty lip balm
Clinique Even Better Clinical Dark Spot Corrector
La Mer The Eye Concentrate


Saturday

Morning:
Clarisonic Mia 2
Dr. Andrew Weil for Origins Mega-Bright serum
Dr. Jart+Premium BB Beauty Balm SPF 45 PA
Origins GinZing Refreshing Eye Cream

Night:
Neutrogena Oil-Free Cleansing Wipes for Acne Prone Skin, Pink Grapefruit
Clinique Even Better Clinical Dark Spot Corrector
La Mer The Eye Concentrate



Sunday

Morning:
Clarisonic Mia 2
Dr. Andrew Weil for Origins Mega-Bright serum
Dr. Jart+Premium BB Beauty Balm SPF 45 PA
Origins GinZing Refreshing Eye Cream

Night:
Neutrogena Oil-Free Cleansing Wipes for Acne Prone Skin, Pink Grapefruit
Mask (TBD)
Fresh Sugar Lip Polish, then Bite Beauty Lip Mask
La Mer The Eye Concentrate

So that's that. I love all of these products. If it wasn't evident from my blog, I'm a huge beauty, skincare and product junkie. Meaning, I've basically tried EVERYTHING and this is what I stuck with.  Here are the benefits of a few of the products, and what I love them!



Dr. Andrew Weil for Origins Mega-Bright serum

What it Does: Corrects skin tone, fades acne scars and dark spots.

Why I love it: I love the texture and it smells divine (reminds me of fruit snacks!). It dries quickly and gives you glowing skin.




Dr. Jart+Premium BB Beauty Balm SPF 45 PA

What it Does: A moisturizer, sunscreen, and treatment serum, this all-in-one product also includes advanced brightening properties.

Why I love it: I’ve been raving about this product for a few years now, and I haven’t switched since. It gives me just the right amount of coverage. After long-term use, I credit this product with transforming my skin. I only wear this and a little bit of MAC powder every day instead of foundation. When you first apply, the BB can look a little chalky. Let it fully dry before putting anything on top of it and the color will adjust. The SPF is 45 which is fantastic. Always wear sunscreen!! It’s a tough nut to crack price-wise - $39. But I don’t think I could live without it.



Origins GinZing Refreshing Eye Cream

What it Does: A clinically-proven eye cream that instantly de-puffs and reduces dark circles.

Why I love it: I can’t wait to put it on in the morning. The caffeine and ginseng wakes up your skin and senses. Love the citrus smell and bright package.



Neutrogena Oil-Free Cleansing Wipes for Acne Prone Skin, Pink Grapefruit

What it Does: These soft, pre-moistened wipes thoroughly cleanse skin of pore-clogging impurities... all with an uplifting blast of pink grapefruit.

Why I love it: It’s tough getting all of your makeup off at the end of the day, even after washing your face. These wipes do a great job of getting your face clean, while preventing future acne. They are just right – not too harsh that they make you peel, but tough enough to prevent acne. And of course, love the grapefruit scent! I tried using the CVS brand version of these wipes and they sucked. I thought I could try to save a little money and use the store brand. Not worth it. The Neutrogena ones are the real deal. I've converted family and friends to these wipes, and we all ask each other how we lived without them before!



Hope you guys enjoyed!

4 comments:

  1. Hey Dear,
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  2. hi Sophia, thanks for stopping by! I will check out your blog, thanks!

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  3. Sharing routine of skincare is just so kind and with the rich indiviual experiences it is great to have a try.. People care about skin just like fishes care about the water, many of us using some product in a wrong or just totally the wrong products. Just wish every girl could get inspiration form your routine

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  4. thank you so much doll, that is very kind! I will check out your blog, thanks for stopping by =)

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