My Skincare Routine

Last week when I asked my readers what they’d like me to write about, I got a few requests about my skincare routine. I’m sure no one thinks their skincare routine is that glamourous. It tends to happen right before we go to sleep (exhausted) or rushing around before we get ready in the morning. But I do¬†love it when bloggers share what’s inside their purses, makeup bags and houses. I take recommendations very seriously and if someone recommends it – I’m more likely to purchase it!

With that being said, I keep my skincare products to a minimum. These 5 products are the ones that I use daily and I don’t tend to venture far from it. I don’t experiment with skincare products like I do with makeup. To be brutally honest, I’m a real freak about my skin. If I get a blemish, discoloration, bruising or a burn…I feel like the world is ending. After our trip to Jamaica, my skin was peeling off in sheets and I had a minor meltdown. And I can 100% admit that I’m being dramatic but I like to keep it honest around here! So here’s what I use:

  • Klorane soothing eye-makeup remover. It’s soothing, doesn’t smell strong and does the job. I don’t wear waterproof mascara or eyeliner though so I don’t know how it would hold up to products like that.
  • Clinique facial soap and dramatically different moisturizing lotion. I’ve used these two products since college and every time I switch to something else – I break out. While it’s not as natural as I’d like, I can’t conquer it all.
  • NARS Total Replenishing Eye Cream. I love NARS and most of my makeup is this brand. It’s gluten and paraben free. And it smells like oranges. Yum. I hear that I’ll thank myself when I’m older but was pressured into buying this $55 (SMALL) tube at Nordstrom. I’ll let you know in 20 years…
  • Lush’s Ocean Salt. I use this every time I shower. It’s the key to smooth skin. It’s really gritty and it smells amazing. I don’t have time for dead skin.

I wash my face at night but don’t in the morning. I’ll usually just splash water on my face to freshen up. I also use body lotion like it’s my job but I switch between lots of different kinds (depending on the scent/my mood). I’ll use Lubriderm when I want neutral, Lush’s Dream Cream when I want fruity or OHA’s Vanilla Bean body butter when I want something warm.

So there’s my not-so-glam skincare routine but it works for me. I definitely wish I went more natural with it all but at the moment I’m content with everything.

What products do you use? Have you ever tried switching products? Has your skin changed over the years?

September 12, 2013