My Current Skincare Routine

My skin is far from perfect and I will admit that I started taking care of it way too late. I wish I knew back when I was a teenager how important it is, because I've got quite a mess to clean up. For the past month or so I've been consistently using these products and for once I am starting to see an actual difference. My over-sized pores have gotten a little bit smaller, my overall skin tone is beginning to even out and while I still get a pimple or two, I'm not getting any major breakouts. Which also means I'm starting to feel more confident with less makeup (AKA ditching the foundation for just a BB Cream!)
Check out my routine in this quick video! 




Product Details & Why They Work For Me:

  • Biore Makeup Remover Wipes - I've probably tried 10957 different brands of makeup wipes but I'm currently addicted to these ones because they don't break me out. But I don't use them to remove my eye makeup because it burns!

  • Neutrogena Eye Makeup Remover - When I first got this, I hated it and stuffed it in the back of the cabinet. I pulled it out recently and realized I hated it because I was doing it wrong... you have to shake it! Haha, idiot. Now, I love this more than any other eye makeup remover that I've ever used! It's so gentle and gets off every spec of makeup!

  • Philosophy Microdelivery Exfoliating Wash - I was using the Philosophy Purity Wash for awhile but decided to switch to an exfoliating one. Not only is it such a great brand, I love that this is gentle enough to use daily instead of only exfoliating a few times a week. However, I only combine it with the cleansing brush once a week.




  • Bioderma Cleansing Water - This was sitting in my Amazon list forever and after watching so many great reviews, I finally took the jump. And this was the BEST skincare decision I've ever made. You think that the makeup remover wipes and the face wash would get everything off? Nope. Bioderma goes deep and really truly removes everything. I can't believe how many years I walked around with a "clean" face. Lies, all lies. Also, you can use this on it's own to get all your makeup off. ALL of it (I just prefer the other steps too because I'm picky). I will use this product for all eternity. Go get you some!

  • Dickinson's Witch Hazel - I never in a million years would have imagined that plain old witch hazel is the best toner ever. I used to have the oiliest skin ever and since I've started using this I'd say my oil has dropped like 95%. No joke. I used to have to use oil blotting sheets multiple times a day and now I don't use them at all!

  • Rhoto Ice Eye Drops - Not really skin care but it's part of my routine. And as you can see in the video, they burn my eyes to death. I don't know why I still use them... I don't recommend them. Ouch.

    moving on... 





  • AcneFree Terminator 10 - If you watched some of my last few videos, you can see I had a massive cystic zit for a long time right between my eyes. It was there for at least a month. I gave this cream a try and that giant jerk on my face was GONE in two days. A real life cystic pimple killer! Where has this stuff been all my life? [and now I have another next to my eyebrow... why does my face love to torture me between my eyes!?)

  • Lush Lip Scrub - I have the worst chapped lips and have tried way too many useless treatment products. And then this entered my life. It also tastes delicious and I have the mint one too and yummm. But really, my lips are so soft and very appreciative after using this scrub.

  • Pond's Anti-Wrinkle Cream - I can't say much for what it does for wrinkles because I'm beyond a cream point and really just need Botox. But so far this is the only cream that I can put all over my face and not get a breakout. I'm terrified to try new face creams because I'm afraid of having a bad reaction, this one does me good so it's my staple.

  • Valentia Vitamin C Serum -  I should have dedicated a whole post to this item... I'm gonna keep it as simple as possible. THIS STUFF MADE MY PORES SMALLER! I swear. I was super suspicious of it and all it's claims but I went for it anyways (highly recommended by my friend Niki) and I don't regret it for a moment. I'm not the biggest fan of the price tag but I have never found something for my horrid face that is as worth every penny as this serum. Of course, everyone's skin is different... but I absolutely swear by this and will buy this product for all eternity also! It smells amazing (like oranges), makes my dull skin glow, did I mention it made my pores smaller?



Other products I switch to sometimes: Lush Tea Tree Water toner, rose water toner, First Aid Beauty cleanser (shown in my Quick Everyday Makeup video) <-- notice how crappy my skin was back then! Even good makeup will be bad on a poor quality canvas...



I'm still on the journey to improving my skin and there are a lot of products and home remedies I still want to try, so stick around for updated skin care in the future!  Also, who has gotten Botox and wants to share their experience with me? I really want/need it!




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DISCLAIMER: what works for me, may not work for you... 

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20 comments :

  1. HMMM... I need to try witch hazel for a toner!! Just out of curiosity, do you find that you get these between the eyes pimples right after you pluck your brows? I used to get them within hours (I swear!) of plucking, but then I started plucking right before I used moisturizer and it finally stopped!

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  2. omg maybe! I never paid attention to that but now I will! If that's when it happens, I guess I'll be torturing myself with going to get them threaded from now on haha

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  3. Good looking out on those makeup remover wipes! I was just saying the other day how I'm on a quest to find a good on-the-go face cleaner for when I go straight from work to the gym... if you swear by those Biore ones I might have to try them next!

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  4. I so need to get AcneFree Terminator 10 for myself.

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  5. bubble gum lush lip is my favorite. I try to use it everynight tastes sooo yummy!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  6. Great video! I loved it! I need to pull the trigger on the bioderma too, it's been on my wish list foreverrrr

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  7. this is a really great skin care routine

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  8. I really like this post. I need to show this to my daughter. And the bioderma cleanser sounds awesome. Thanks!

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  9. Normally I skip videos on blogs, but I decided to watch yours since you also included product information in the blog post, and the video was really short. I really liked the format of this! Great stuff!

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  10. Heidi Shreve SalisburyApril 20, 2015 at 9:30 AM

    I need to amp up my skincare routine a bit. thanks for sharing.

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  11. vitamin C serums are great, i just wrote a review about one from a organic store, and it is awesome!!

    x,Abril

    The Color Palette

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  12. That's quite a skin routine. I haven't been this thorough in quite a while, but I guess I should since my skin is getting older.

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  13. I have GOT to get some of that baby lips stuff! I have heard it is wonderful!!

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  14. great tutorial is wonderful

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  15. You will be glad you are doing this 20 years down the road!

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  16. Jasmine PattersonApril 29, 2015 at 4:28 PM

    I love Dickinson's Witch Hazel...use it everyday!

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  17. My best friend of over 30 years has suffered from lupis for about the last 18. It causes her tremendous rashes that not only are painful but cause skin irritation that she has tried so many products to help. The all natural products you have listed may bring her some ease. I will send her a copy of your blog and hope she can find some comfort. Thank you

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  18. I love vitamin C serum I use it all the time and that stuff rocks!!

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  19. Heidi Shreve SalisburyApril 30, 2015 at 2:36 PM

    I haven't used Vitamin C yet hmmm I am going to look into it. Thanks

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  20. I have the bublegum lip scrub and it is so delicious! lol

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