Thursday, January 19, 2012

UPDATED Skin Care Routine!

This is the ONLY picture that I had on my phone where you can kind of tell how clear my skin is.  It isn't the best photo, but definitely the one that was taken closest to my face for you all to see.  I am NOT wearing any type of foundation or concealer (other than under eye concealer)  in this pic (lately I haven't been needing any of that, and actually I really never wear foundation anyway!) When you have healthy skin, it glows from within, and nature will take over to make it look flawless all on its own.  I am blessed to have great skin just run in my family :) I do have another post, which I will link below on what steps you can take to have healthier skin, this post is mainly on how I maintain mine! I hope you find this helpful :)

How do I CLEAN my face?

(Olay Pro X Cleansing System) I absolutely LOVE this cleansing system! I did a whole product review on it about 4 or 5 posts ago, so if you want to know more about this, check that post out! I use this 5 days a week in the shower being sure to squeeze in two days of my alternate facial scrub/cleanser in between :)

I use this cleanser (a larger size of the sample that comes with the cleansing system) with it.

(Burt's Bees Citrus Facial Scrub) This is my alternating facial cleanser/scrub.  I have been using this stuff for years and I really love the consistency of it and how it works so well to keep my skin healthy looking and clear! :)

How do I TONE my face?


(Olay Oil Minimizing Toner) I love this toner because it doesn't irritate my skin and it doesn't have a harsh smell at all! The alcohol smell that normally burns my eyes is no where to be found in this toner, and if by chance I ever smell alcohol, it is so faint that it doesn't bother me at all. This toner does it's job well to remove excess dirt, oil and makeup and sometimes even gets things off my skin that the normal cleansing didn't! I use this right before I moisturize my face :)

How do I MOISTURIZE my face? 

(Aveeno Positively Radiant Daily Moisturizer) You know, for a while, I became very frustrated trying to find a moisturizer that didn't make my skin feel overly oily after or that didn't just make my skin look dull, and then I found this! I had used the Aveeno tinted moisturizer before and I really liked it for a while, but after a while I decided that I really don't always want to use something tinted.  I loved this option and still do! It is very moisturizing and doesn't leave my skin looking oily or dull, it is the perfect in between. I use this normally right after I use my toner! This is definitely a better buy than the other MURAD one I was liking for a while, which costs around $75! This one is sold at drugstores for under $20! :)

(Origins VitaZing) This has always and will always be my favorite "tinted" moisturizer I think.  I have been using it for a few years now and I can't seem to find anything comparable to this baby.  I get mine at my local Macy*s where they have an Origins Counter for $35.  I love that it is just the slightest tint, nothing overwhelming and it works well with ALL skin tones! I use this when I am going out for that extra glow :)


I use my Yes to Blueberry Facial Cleansing Towelettes in alternation with these, but use these when I have a more full face of makeup to take off and let me tell you why.  (Pond's Evening Soothe Cleansing Towelettes) These towelettes have a texture to them that allows them to really get down and remove even waterproof mascara like it states. I love the smell of the chamomile and white tea and I overall love how they aren't too harsh but get the job done! These don't leave any oily residue after either! The best of both worlds for sure at only $5 for 30 wipes :)

Wishing you all clean and glowing skin always,



My post on maintaining healthier skin can be found here:

1 comment:

  1. Great post. Thanks for sharing your routine, I am going to look into these products.