A self-named skincare fanatic, I take my daily skincare routine very seriously. It’s special self-care that I get to do 2x a day – who wouldn’t love that!? Below is an overview of my daily morning and evening routines, the products I’m currently using, and why I love them. I like to switch up my products frequently, so this post may change over time.
For context, I have combination skin: dry in some parts, oily in others. I struggle with acne and prefer to use products that are effective without being too harsh and drying. I’m also in my mid-thirties and would like to keep the march of time from creeping across my face so tackling fine lines and wrinkles is a must. Acne and wrinkles, yep, I’m one of the lucky ones!
Toner | Biologique Recherche P50 | this is considered a cult favorite and holy grail in the beauty world. It exfoliates and tones all in one, which is why I love it. BR is super particular about their products so P50 can only be purchased from a licensed vendor. Reach out if you need one.
Essence | Biologique Recherche Placenta Serum| nice, light and healing
Treatments (PM only) | Platinum Skin Care Fade Bright | works hard on my melasma without hydroquinone (potentially cancer causing skin care ingredient) and can be used morning and night.
Eye Cream | Platinum Skin Care Eye Duo Kit | targeted eye therapy to help w/ bags, circles, wrinkles and loose skin (eye lids)
Moisturizer | I layer moisturizes, starting with the cream and then topping with the oil
Kiehl’s Super Multi-Corrective Anti-Aging Face and Neck Cream Kiehl’s also accepts any and all used beauty containers in store for a special recycling program:0
Bio Oil | I’ve tried many face oils and recently purchased Bio Oil. It’s been around forever, is cheap, effective, and can be used all over the body. I love spreading it all over my chest and neck at night time, and because it’s affordable I don’t feel like I’m wasting it.
Sun Protection | EltaMD UV Physical Tinted Face Sunscreen (AM only) | I love this sunscreen and will probably use it for the rest of my life.
I started using chemical peels in mid-2020 and they are a true game-changer! I complete a light mandelic peel weekly and a more intense TCA peel every 6 weeks. Read more in How to Master At-Home Chemical Peels.
If you are new to caring for you skin in a disciplined way, you should start to notice results after day one! Your skin will look and feel softer and better hydrated with a nice all-day glow coming from consistent use and dedication. If you’ve been caring for your skin with fidelity for some time, results will take a bit longer to achieve and might be less noticeable. Stick with it – I promise you the payoff will be worth it! Oh, and I always encourage people to take ‘before’ pictures so you can really see your progress.
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