Clearly Kristan and I both love make up.
But I’ll have you know that I am a little obsessed with skin care products as well.
Maybe even more so…
I have to say that I have not always been the best about removing my makeup before bed, or wearing sunscreen, but once I hit 30, I knew things had to change. Those tiny little lines start forming around your eyes, then on your forehead…then around your mouth…
So of course, the best thing to do is START EARLY.
But even for those of us who didn’t, there’s still hope for you!
I mean, those lines aren’t going anywhere…I mean unless you Botox it up…but there are ways to make your skin look the best that it can.
Here are a few of the things I do.
Let’s start with make-up remover.
I use Dermologica. It’s called Pre-Cleanse.
You use it on a dry face to melt your makeup off. It’s awesome for even heavy duty eye makeup. Then you add a little water and massage it all over your face to rinse off all the junk. I’m telling you…Kristan introduced me to this about a year ago and it has a permanent place in my makeup cabinet.
Next you need a good cleanser.
This will obviously vary from person to person based on your skin type. I have a morning face wash and an nighttime one…I know, I’m high maintenance. You can certainly get by with one!
Also, I am addicted to the foam…I just need it.
I’m using Soap and Glory’s Clarity 3 in 1 Daily Detox in the morning. Love this. It smells good, it cleanses well, without being drying and has VERY gentle exfoliating beads.
At night I use Clarins Gentle Foaming Cleanser. I’ve blogged about this one before. I really like it..it’s creamy and slightly foamy.
Also there’s Purity by Philosophy, which I really like. It says it’s a makeup remover and cleanser all in one. I still like to use my Dermologica when I have heavier make up on, I feel like it’s easier on my eyelashes…but this is a fantastic everyday cleanser!
As for how to cleanse…Kristan loves her Clarisonic…
Add a little cleanser on a cheap washcloth and you’ll have the cleanest skin! I buy mine at Walmart and they typically come in a pack of 10 for like $3.
My latest favorite is Timewise Microdermabrsion by Mary Kay.
I use it twice a week and it’s so great!
I use serum twice a day, both morning and night.
My daytime serum is this SkinCeuticals Serum 15 that I have mentioned before. It’s light, not harsh on my skin, and absorbs instantly.
I also love this other serum from Mario Badescu Vitamin C Serum. This one is great because it evens out hyper pigmentation. There are tons of Vitamin C serums/lotions at all price points, so even though these that I listed are expensive, there are other great ones on the market!
Night time serum…Again, you might think this is overkill, but it’s what I am using.
I am currently using Clarins Double Serum and really like it. It’s a little heavy for a serum, in my opinion, so that is why I use it at night, but it makes my skin really soft! Another great one is Regenerist by Olay!
Now onto moisturizer. Again, this will vary person to person based on your skin type…I have fairly combination skin that might lean towards dry.
Again, I’ve mentioned this one before, but it’s fantastic. Aveda Hydrating Lotion. LOVE. IT.
Right now I am using this lotion under my makeup…Trish McEvoy Multifunctional Beauty Booster Cream. I like this one because it’s a cream and a primer.
Now SPF. I don’t like SPF…and quite frankly I have the wrinkles to prove it. But facial SPFs feel gross on my face…I don’t like the smell, the feel…nothing.
I am obsessed with it. If you don’t get anything else out of this post, you need to get this. It’s a powder mineral spf 30. It goes on like a setting powder. It’s so perfect. I keep mine in my purse and it’s perfect for touch ups through the day. LOVE it.
So there you have it! My skin care stuff.
Let me know if you have any all-time favorites. I love trying out new stuff!!