My Current Makeup & Skincare Favorites
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Learn all about my current skin routine from morning and night. If you’re looking for the best anti-aging products I have an entire post all about it!
I like to keep it simple
In the morning, I keep it simple and skip a cleanser and just use water. I like to add my vitamin C serum, sunscreen, and if I feel like I need a little boost, I use some cream or oil. Right now I am loving MV’s treatment oil and Charlotte Tilbury’s Magic Cream. Sometimes, sticking to a morning and evening routine while traveling can be hard but there are some necessities I always travel with, especially Vitamin C.
Cleansers & nighttime products I love
To rid my skin of makeup, I use a gentle cleanser – I really love Lylah Lender’s goat’s milk cleansing bars. The rosemary or charcoal is my favorite.
After cleansing I either use a retinol, exfoliant (lactic acid or glycolic acid), or let my skin rest by just using nourishing oils.
Example Evening Routine
monday: exfoliant (lactic or glycolic)
wednesday: nourishing oils
Repeating the cycle every three days to keep my skin on its toes when it comes to product, yet keeping a routine!
For my exfoliant, I like the Biologique Recherche Lotion p50, it is a cult product that really lives up to the hype. You can order it from this shop, but have to first create an account. Like I said, cult product.
You can read more about retinol here. If you’ve never used retinol before, you may experience a reaction such as: breaking out, dryness, flaking, etc… This is totally normal, and unfortunately just part of your skin getting used to it. Stick with it! Try a gentle retinoid if it’s unbearable!
“Be careful how often you exfoliate the skin, you don’t want to over-do it. Three times per week is great.”
These are the products I use to add a little more moisture, clear blemished, etc…
In addition to the retinol or exfoliant, I also occasionally use a derma roller and additional nourishing oils. Some of my favorites are The Ordinary’s B5+Amino Acids, Hyaluronic Acid, and Rose Hip Seed Oil. When mixing anything with an exfoliant or retinol, be sure that they aren’t going to react with each other. For example: don’t use an AHA/BHA with a retinol on the same night.
Great to have on hand
I have enjoyed using these sponges as a way to remove makeup at night, and love having a set of waffle wash cloths dedicated to makeup removing!
My friend Tara got me hooked on the derma roller! I use it on my “rest” nights with a nourishing oil!
For a natural look
Lately, I have really simplified my makeup routine! I have come to love Charlotte Tilbury products and have found I need to much less makeup than I used to! Perhaps due to a good skincare routine?
If I could only buy one product, it would be her Hollywood Flawless Filter! It’s amazing!