Happy Sunday! Ever since I started posting photos of myself online, one of my most asked questions is about the products I use to maintain my skin. About 3 years ago, I did a video on this but literally everything has changed since then and I thought I would share my current routine here on the blog. This skincare routine may be a bit intensive for some people but each product does something entirely different to the skin and all combining everything together is my perfect combo! I suggest watching the video below as it actually shares how I apply and use products + the benefits of each product and the order in which I apply them (Just essentially everything you need to know!)
This is the first step in my skincare routine and probably one of the most important. I use cleansing just to remove the day from my face. My favorite cleanser is the Clinique daily facial wash and I also really love the Cetaphil daily facial wash.
Exfoliating for me is one of my favorite parts of the skincare process. I personally only do this about 2 times a week but I really love the way the Kate Sommerville ExoliKate works on my skin. Removing all that extra dead skin and getting a deeper cleanse every now and then is great for unclogging pores and making sure your skin is radiant and purified.
So I am not actually sure if the SKII facial essence is a toner, but I like to use it as one. This product is absolutely incredible at moisturizing the skin and un-oxidizing the skin. Pitera is one of the main ingredients in this product which is known for long term benefits for the skin if you apply daily.
Oil is definitely a bit newer to my skincare routine but I think it is my favorite part. I love knowing that something is sitting on my skin and working magic which I am sleeping. The Darphin oils are my favorite, especially the Chamomile and 8 Nectar Flower. Each of these oils are packed high concentrates of natural ingredients to tighten and add a youthful look to the skin. I also find they are super super hydrating.
Last but not least, we can’t forget about moisturizer. I like to apply this over the oil to really lock the products in place. I also use a Darphin moisturizer called Hydraskin Light Gel-Cream. This product is super light but gets the moisturizing job done. I love using this in the morning as well because it leaves the skin a bit dewy throughout the day.
About 2 times a week I also like to apply masks. I personally really love clay masks for drawing out any impurities and also getting a deeper cleanse. Some of my favorites are the Kiehl’s Lava Mask, Farmacy Honey Potion and the Aesop Parsley Seed Mask.