My New Skin Care Routine

There are so many areas in which I have let myself go since becoming a mommy to a beautiful boisterous three-year-old boy. However without a doubt the area, in which I most regret, is skincare.

 The first year of motherhood and this in no way is an exaggeration, (I wish it were) If I could get in one to two showers a week. I was winning.  So naturally my skincare routine fell by the wayside completely.

I now cringe at the thought, but my skincare basically consisted of using a far too astringent toner to ‘cleanse’ my face. That’s right I wasn’t using a cleanser. It seems actually lathering and rinsing my face was a step too far for me.  Followed by a quick mattifying moisturizer. Consequently, after years of neglect my skin was left dehydrated and rather dull looking. So I was looking for products that would primarily brighten and hydrate my skin

It’s only been a bit over a month since I started to nourish my skin again and the results are amazing! . Though to be fair any change to that routine could only have a favorable result.

I must say that I have gone for a very extensive skin care routine. This may be too much for some but all you need to start with are the very basics.

What a proper skin care routine should be

  • A cleanser
  • A hydrating toner
  • A moisturizer
  • A good SPF for your AM routine.

All of this should only take five to ten minutes day and night. Not too much to ask for right?  Your skin will thank you for it.   I wish I had started this easy routine in my teenage years. 

My daytime skin care routine:

Holifrog Shasta AHA refining Acid Wash.

I like to wash my face in the morning with a gentle cleanser, though if you cleanse your face well in the evening this step can be skipped for those with dry or sensitive skin.

REN Radiance ready-steady-glow Tonic

Shesiedo White Lucent Brightening Gel Cream

Krave Beauty The Beet Shield SPF 50

My nighttime routine:

 Farmacy Green Clean Makeup Meltaway Cleansing Balm

Krave Beauty Matcha Hemp Hydrating Cleanser

REN Radiance ready-steady-glow Tonic

Isséimi Kerathor 50 Plus chemical exfoliant (twice a week)

followed by Isséimi Fluido Viscoso Forte Serum

La Roche- Posay Retinal B3 Serum

PIXI Glow Tonic Serum

Biossance Squalane + Omega Repair Cream

After about two months of this extensive routine.  I find that my skin is clear bright and even. The change is most apparent in the mornings; my skin just feels plump and healthy.  I encourage you to find what works best for your skin type and skin goals. Start small and gradually build up. Your skin will thank you for it.

I’d love to hear about your skincare routine and what products you just cant live without.

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