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After finishing up with the Simple Beauty Series that I recently wrote, I thought about adding my morning and night skincare routine for more simple beauty inspiration. There are just so many skincare products out there that it can get a bit overwhelming and even tempting to purchase a few too many beauty items. I got you! I’m here to help you minimize your beauty spending habits and remind you that most of the products aren’t even needed in order to maintain healthy skin. Most of the products out there are just fun to use as a part of a self care routine. I thought I’d share with you guys what I’ve been using for the past month or two that I find super easy to keep up with as it takes me less than a few minutes to do. That’s the thing for me, I really dislike a long nighttime beauty routine as I just want to get in bed and sleep. So, my morning and night beauty regime is super simple, quick and easy.
Morning & Night Skincare Routine
1st step – Whether I’m wearing makeup or not, I use micellar water from Simple Skincare and my Face Halo pad to clean my face. I lightly rub in circular motions with the Face Halo around my face and neck, after I have applied the micellar water and a bit of water onto the Face Halo. Once I do so, I rinse the Face Halo pad in water and soap to clean it. I let it air dry so that I can use it again the next day. After about a week, I put the Face Halo in the washer with some of my other laundry so that it can get an even better clean. You can tell I use my Face Halo often, as there are small gray patches from my mascara. It is still very clean, but since the pad is white, it stains easily. I could always use a harsher cleaner, but I don’t want to as I would prefer to use a more gentle cleaner so that way if some of it applies on my skin there will be no reaction. The Face Halo is a great alternative to disposable cotton balls since they can be reused and are more sustainable.
2nd – A few times a week I use a face serum to help my face lotion sink into my skin better. The face serum I use is from Beauty Pie, called Super Stem Cell Moisture Shot Serum. I love the feeling of this serum, as it’s light and gentle. I especially love how it contains one of my favorite ingredients, aloe vera since aloe is known to be soothing and hydrating. Another amazing ingredient are tomato stem cells that have antioxidant properties and also help protect against pollution. That’s exactly what I imagine a good serum includes, and it has all of them! I’ve tried other Beauty Pie products and can say they are all really amazing quality and inexpensive when you sign up for a membership.
3nd – Next, I apply a face lotion that is gentle on my face. I’m currently using e.l.f.’s Daily Hydrating Moisturizer and mix it with my face sunscreen from Alba Botanica for the day. Then for night, I just use the face lotion. The one main thing I learned that I find is most important for your skin, is to use a daily spf on your face. This helps your skin stay healthy and reduces risk of wrinkles, sun damage, and skin cancer. I use the Alba Botanica one as it contains physical blocks, zinc oxide and titanium dioxide which sit on top of the skin to block the sun’s rays, instead of using chemical ingredients which tend to be more harsh on sensitive skin.
For the day, that’s it! I cleanse my skin with micellar water which also lightly hydrates, use an antioxidant serum, then apply my sunscreen face lotion. It’s just that easy. Since I’m in my early twenties, this is basically all I need, but once I reach my thirties I may add another step or two.
(night) 4rd – I do not use the serum at night. For night, after I’ve put on my face lotion I like to use some sort of eye cream as the skin near the eye area is very sensitive and can use an extra moisture boost. Right now I’m using one from Dermalogica that I was sent, called the Stress Positive Eye Lift. It seems to pack in loads of moisturizing ingredients and is quite thick when applied.
— side note: There’s a new added step for me a few nights a week before I put on my face lotion. I now use a type of retinol gel on most of my face that helps prevent future acne. This certain gel takes a few months to actually start seeing results so I’m patiently waiting as I’ve only been using it a few weeks. I rarely had acne as a teen, but now I have it and it sucks. Hopefully this gel will help a bit and I may work on changing a few of my lifestyle routine habits since so many factors are at play from sleep to eating patterns. Wish me luck!
Optional: Every once in a while, I use a face mask mainly for fun as I’ve read that it’s not very necessary/vital for optimal skin health. I have yet to find one I really like, besides the Hydrating Bubble Mask from e.l.f. as it’s quite an experience since it bubbles. I’ve used a clay mask to help with my acne/oily prone skin and that’s quite nice, but I never notice amazing results from using them.
My next posts relating to this one will be about my body skincare routine from what I use to exfoliate and cleanse my skin to my hair care, and lip products. Hope you enjoyed this post!
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Comment below what products are in your current skincare regime? What’s your favorite?!