Wednesday, December 04, 2013

My Current Skin Care Routine (Morning & Night)

I've recently discovered that I haven't done a skin care routine since June 2012 and a lot has almost everything has changed. Being a product junkie, it's difficult to do an actual "routine" post because I'm always trying new things. That being said, these are the products that I have been consistently using over the last 2 months. Aside from the regular dryness around my nose and cheeks, my skin hasn't looked this good in a long time.
For reference, I have combination to dry skin that's very sensitive and I get hormonal breakouts. Please keep in mind that what works for me, may not work for you. Also, I like to apply Pure Anada's *African Gold (not pictured below) on any really dry patches whether it be morning or night AND I change my pillow case and hand towel every 3 days (2 if I'm breaking out).

I rinse my face with warm water and then go over it with Pretty Triple Rose floral water on a cotton pad. While my face is still damp, I apply tamanu oil mixed with SBT sea buckthorn seed and fruit oils to make my own super amazing blend. I let that sink it for a couple of minutes before applying a moisturizer. I haven't been using one particular moisturizer consistently. I finish off with Graydon *SPF 30 Sun Cream and move on to makeup.

First, I remove any makeup with Corpa Flora *Beaute Divine Oil Cleanser and their Shoo-Foo cloth. I then do a second cleanse with Andalou Naturals Probiotic Cleansing Milk and French Pink Clay konjac sponge, from Konjac Sponge Company (review to come), to ensure my skin is super clean and lightly exfoliated. I spritz Andalou Naturals Illuminating Toner, current fave, before applying Corpa Flora Eclait Citrouille Antioxidant Night Cocktail. If I don't wear makeup, I skip the first step.

Every other morning, I apply a layer of Wedderspoon's 100% Raw Manuka Honey all over my face (including under my eyes) and let it sit for at least 20 minutes if not longer. Manuka honey seems to really hydrate my skin and reduce redness. It also has antibacterial properties making it ideal for breakouts. Twice a week, I use REN's Glycol Lactic Radiance Renewal Mask for a lovely chemical exfoliation and once a week, I'll use Pretty's Ginger & Cypress mud mask (a long time fave) to detox and deeply cleanse my skin. I tend to mix the mud mask with whatever I feel like that day; honey, water, aloe, floral water, etc.

That's it! I've been trying to keep it as simple as possible to avoid my skin spazzing out. I must say that I've had fewer breakouts and more even toned skin since sticking to this routine. 

Do you like to keep your skin care routine basic? What's been working for you?

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  1. Thanks for sharing your regime! I've also started using Dr Sponge recently it I'm pleased with the results. I've never heard of Pretty, is it a Canadian brand?

    1. The sponges are so gentle aren`t they? Pretty is a Canadian company, they`re fantastic! xo

  2. Love all of the oils in this post! I've been obsessed with natural oils and I'm always looking for new ones to try out :)

    1. oils are amazing, so glad you're obsessed with them! Would love to hear which are your faves right now xo

  3. Thanks for sharing, this routine looks awesome! I'm wanting to try the Pretty Triple Rose floral water now :)

    1. no problem :). Even though I hate the smell of rose, the Triple Rose Floral Water is really lovely and the scent isn't too much. You'd enjoy it xo


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