Once I hit 25 I had this giant wake up call, what in the heck was I thinking? Why wasn’t I taking care of my skin? I worked at a tanning salon in high school and would fake and bake myself on a daily basis. I slept in my makeup. Toners weren’t even in my vocabulary. It was all a whirlwind of just focusing on skincare whenever I would remember, it was never a constant. And then, one day it all just came together and I decided that I needed to show my skin the love it deserves. And now, I’m pretty much a skincare junkie. I love it, it’s my favorite part of the day. I thought it would be fun to share my current healthy skin care routine with you all.
My entire skin care routine takes me about 10-15 minutes in the morning and before bed. I’m gonna walk you through what I do on a daily basis.
CLEANSE – If you’re wearing makeup, I’d turn this into a two-stepper. I usually use a cleansing oil to remove my makeup and then go in with a cleanser.
TONE – I struggle with some redness and uneven skin tone. I use a calming toner to help.
TREATMENTS – This is the part in my routine that I use any of my treatments, for redness, acne or anything like that.
SERUMS – I have combination skin but fall more to the dry side. So I like to use moisturizing serums in addition to my usual moisturizer.
MOISTURIZE – In the morning I use a light gel moisturizer with SPF. In the evening I use a heavy night cream.
I’ve been pretty much married to this skin care routine for quite some time. It really helps to keep my skin clear.
I want to have a relationship with my makeup because I enjoy using it. I don’t want to wear it because I feel like I need to cover up my skin, I’d rather heal my actual skin. Instead of spending tons on concealers, I’d like to break up with my makeup and actually heal. Like I said, I have a lot of redness and instead of covering it up I want to treat it.
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Adverse Events: In clinical trials, the most common adverse reactions (≥1%) included erythema, flushing, skin burning sensation and contact dermatitis.
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