I feel like I write this in every blog post, but I'll say it again. I want to delay aging as long as possible. But who doesn't? The main way I stay proactive about anti-aging is obviously with my skin care regimen - my other ways include lots of prayer and a savings envelope for my future botox injections. But since the products I've been using have been working pretty well for me this year, I wanted to tell y'all about them!
Step 1: Purity Made Simple Cleanser - This has been a staple in my day for several years now. It's hands-down my favorite cleanser and it's great for sensitive skin. I use it both morning and night and it works like a charm at removing my makeup! Pro-Tip: I just got an AMAZING deal on this stuff at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. I got everything pictured above for $55!! So if you're a Nordstrom Rewards Member (did you know they have a debit card?) you can get early access on this deal. If not, hopefully this deal is still around for you when the sale officially starts.
Step 2: tarte Drink of H20 Hydrating Boost Moisturizer - I have oily skin and I saw on a youtube vlog somewhere that it's best to use a gel moisturizer under your makeup rather than a cream. The gal I was watching used this Tarte moisturizer so I ran to sephora and got some samples of a few different kinds to try them out and this was by-far the best. It's light and wears really well under my makeup.
Step 3: IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC Cream - One of my favorites on instagram Hunter Schleicher posted about this on her insta story one day so I knew I had to try it and OMG IT'S AMAZING. I use this instead of tinted moisturizer and foundation and it has the perfect amount of coverage and wears really well! Y'all need to go get a sample of this stuff.
Step 1: Coconut Oil - I use coconut oil remove my waterproof mascara.
Step 2: Purity Made Simple Cleanser - I don't just use this in the morning! It's great for taking off the day.
Step 3: Neocutis Riche Bio-Restorative Skin Balm - My amazing sister-in-law is my skincare guru and she introduced me to this stuff years ago. Before I started using this, I had a lot of redness on my face and over time, it's disappeared and I owe it all to this moisturizer.
Step 4: Dermalogica Stress Positive Eye Lift - This eye mask works wonders for dark circles and puffiness!
Step 5a: Retin-A - I call this 'Step 5a' because I don't use this everyday. I put it on every other day all over to help with cell turnover on my face. I got mine from my dermatologist and I recommend that you talk to yours before using Retin-A.
Step 5b: Mario Badescu Drying Lotion - I use this on the days when I'm not applying Retin-A but I have a pimple that I'd like to get rid of. I just dab some on each individual blemish before I go to sleep and it definitely helps get rid of them.
And that's it! Hope that helps any of you who are trying to establish your regimen!
Comment below with your skincare faves.