Jan 10, 2013
How do you care for your skin morning and night? I'm looking to start up a new regime.
There's 3 fundamental steps to a skin care routine: cleanse, tone and moisturise. In the morning, I use Estée Lauder foaming cleanser, followed by Elemis lime blossom toner and finish it off with
Elemis's pro collagen marine cream. I then apply my SPF 30. Around my eyes I use Elemis eye serum. Depending upon how my skin is I might use a serum to turbo charge my moisturiser. At night I use either Shu Uemura's cleansing oil or Elemis's cream cleanser as they both remove heavy make up including waterproof eye make up. I simply then follow with my toner and Night moisturiser.
In the morning: Cleanse (use a gentle foaming cleanser), Tone, Hydrate (use a light moisturizer), Protect (sunscreen). At night i just remove my makeup with wipes and sometimes olive oil and wash my face with water(:
:) I haven't decided yet what cleanser I'm going to use with my Clarisonic. But I do think I'm going to get some witch hazel to use afterwards.
i made a video just for that on youtube!! i'd love if you could watch it and comment if you like. http://www.youtube.com/kiyimoii
I use clean&clear three step system, i use it everynight. I only use the cleanser though, i have combination skin but it is usually oily so i dont use the moisturizer.
I apply some of the cleanser onto a hot wash cloth lather it together then gently scrub my face i circular motions then rinse with a cold wash cloth.
Ill also use the spot treatment, lemon juice works wonders! Ill have a tutorial on my youtube of that. I also use salt water but mostly clean&clear and lemon juice for a quick fix.
- I remove all makeup with a cleansing water (been using Bioderma)
- Cleanse skin with Clarisonic using beta hydroxy acid cleanser M61 Brilliant Cleanse http://www.bluemercury.com/Facial-S... (really great stuff, smells wonderful)
- Apply a small amount of Dermalogica Overnight Clearing Gel (I don't have acne-prone skin but this stuff does a great job at calming redness/reducing the occasional flare-up)
- Moisturize with Murad Skin Perfecting Lotion with a few drops of RODIN face oil
- Apply Eye Cream (using ROC currently, looking for a good alternative)
- Also been applying the Murad Intensive Wrinkle Reducer (received as a sample from Sample Society) to the early wrinkles I've been noticing on my neck and eyes. Works really well!
In the morning:
- Cleanse with mild exfoliater LUSH Angels on Bare Skin in the shower
- Moisturize with Murad Skin Perfecting Lotion
- Moisturize again with Clarins HP Plus Brightening Lotion with SPF with a few drops of RODIN face oil
- Eye cream (using Delaney Wellness from Sample Society) it has light reflective properties and absorbs easily
- Prime before makeup with Shu Uemura Stage Performer (best pimer, i love it so much)
I've been following this routine for about 2 months now and my skin looks better than it's ever looked. I've had problems with oily skin in the past but with this routine (with added moisturizer mind you) has kept the oil at bay all the while brightening and evening out my skin tone. I'm not sure if it's one component or the sum of all parts but it's working for me!
I rotate my products according to my skins needs and behavior. My currently this is what I'm using:
AM: African Black soap
Renee Rouleau Elderberry Toner
ReVive Defensif Renewal Serum
ReVive Sensitif Oil-Free Lotion SPF or the cream version depending on outdoor temp high for the day
Bobbi Brown Extra eye cream
Colorscience Loose Mineral Eyescreen spf 30
PM: MAC cleansing wipe to remove eye make-up
African Black Soap
Renee Rouleau Elderberry Toner
Renee Rouleau Skin Drink
ReVive Moisturizing Renewal Cream
Mario Badescu Dermonectin Eye Cream
Once a week I use a vitamin c moisturizing mask and MAYBE exfoliate with a gentle facial scrub twice a month because the ReVive renewal cream does a great job at exfoliating my skin over night.
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