What does self care mean to you? I personally think self care is doing something for yourself each day that brings you joy! Whether that is quiet coffee & devotional time, reading an inspirational book, coloring a fun design, catching up on your favorite tv series, painting your nails, or taking care of your skin!
In a recent Instagram post I asked if my followers were wearing makeup during this WFH Coronavirus quarantine time or focusing more on their skincare. The majority said skincare!
It was requested that I share my skincare routine. So, I thought it would be best to break my skincare routine up into AM & PM in one blog post so it’s all together in one place for you to easily locate.
In the morning time, I always splash my face with cool water. It feels invigorating and it helps to gently remove any build up on your skin from overnight. I remove my quartz roller from my mini skincare fridge (if you want to know more about the skincare fridge, I wrote a blog post about it). I LOVE how the cool quartz roller feels on my sinuses and it helps to de-puff the skin. Then I apply either this serum OR my vitamin C serum (here is a less expensive Vit. C option that I’ve used and love). If I have any breakouts I apply my DermaE (I want something combating the breakout during the day, not just cover it up). Speaking of breakouts, I know a lot of people ask if Vit. C serums provide any benefits and I can tell you that over the past two weeks I have unintentionally left the Vit. C serum out of my skincare routine and now I have breakouts that I haven’t had in a long time. My skin also looks more vibrant and youthful when I wear Vit. C serum. The last step is my favorite sunscreen. I’ve tried SO many sunscreens but I always come back to this one because it’s light weight and wears well under makeup.
At night time, I start by removing my eye makeup with a cotton round. Has anyone tried reusable cotton rounds? If you have, I’d love to know your thoughts on them! Then I take the wipes and remove the rest of my makeup. Once I’m in the shower, I use my cleanser to remove any left over product and to clean my skin. After coming out of the shower I put on my face oil OR moisturizer (I usually alternate days, only because the face oil is expensive) and then hydrate my lips with lip balm. I have also used and love the Laneige lip balm but I don’t see a huge difference in my lips compared to using this lip tin except the price!
I’d love to hear about your skincare routine. What products do you use in the AM/PM? Do you use any of the same ones I use? Which skincare products or product lines are your favorite?
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