Updated: Jun 7, 2018
Like I've mentioned before, skincare is something that I'm passionate about. I believe that our skin is our most precious marketing tool and our own personal brand. When thinking about first impressions my skin is the first thing that comes to mind!
So, if there is something I swear by to keep my skin as radiant as possible is my skincare routine! I cannot leave my house in the morning without following all these simple steps:
I have always had very oily skin, so when purchasing cleansers I always ended up buying products that would dry out my skin or that would strip my face from its natural oils. Ultimately, this ended up causing more harm than good. I weakened my skin barrier and sensitized it.
Luckily I found my perfect match! I'm currently using Glossier's Milky Jelly Cleanser and I must say I absolutely love it. It has worked amazingly with my sensitive skin. This cleanser is fragrance and alcohol free which helps avoid further irritation and it's made with awesome ingredients like Rosewater and Pro-Vitamin B5 that help soothe and moisturize the skin. Disclaimer: This cleanser doesn't remove makeup efficiently.
Personally, I love using a toner because it refreshes my skin and calms down any angry blemish I might have. I use Lush's Tea Tree Water! This amazing toner helps your oily, dull and tired skin come back to life. I've been using it for years now and it will be very difficult for me to let it go. It is one of the very few products that doesn't irritate my skin, and I believe it's because it has very few ingredients and 99% of them are natural :)
Before I go onto moisturizing my skin I can't go on with my day without applying Drunk Elephant's C-Firma Day Serum! This has to be one of my favorite items on my skincare shelf. It has extremely helped with my acne scars and hyper-pigmentation. I apply it every day and even mix it with my moisturizer at night, sometimes. I love that this serum is packed with a bunch of powerful antioxidants and that it stays active on the skin for up to 72 hours! Which means it can't be rubbed or washed off. Amazing, right?
One of the most important things about my routine is moisturizing my skin and what better way of doing so than using Drunk Elephant's B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Gel. I'm not a huge fan of cream moisturizers and that is the main reason why I love this one! B-Hydra comes in Gel form which absorbs super quick into my skin and it doesn't leave an oily feel or look, so I can apply makeup right away if I want to.
Finally, the MOST important part of anyone's skincare routine, SUNSCREEEEEN! I know most of us hate wearing sunscreen because they are often too oily for our skin or simply because we forget to apply it. But believe me when I say you wont regret protecting your skin from the sun! You will prevent premature aging, sun spots, and even skin cancer! The sunscreen I'm currently using is La Roche-Posay's Anthelios Clear Skin. Now I must warn you that this has a somewhat mattifying effect that not a lot of people love, but personally it does the job for me and it has SPF60 which is a great amount of protection. Also, it has not made me break out so that's awesome :)
Ok, now you can go ahead and create a skincare routine that works for you and that satisfies your skin's needs! Keep in mind that everybody's skin is different and what works for me might not work for you. So do some research before you go all out buying products that might not work for your skin type :)
Remember, A+ BEAUTY starts from the inside out!