One of the top questions I get asked on the blog is about my skincare routine. My skin has been clearer than it’s ever been that I actually have people asking me in person what I’ve been using! I have found a routine with skincare that I will stick with for the long term. The reason? Because it’s working for me! I may add more stuff into the mix, but as of right now these are my go to’s and must haves. I HAVE NOT always had good skin! In fact, my skin was red and inflamed at one point and I suffer from hormonal acne. I also love the sun a little too much.
Thank God, my boyfriend’s mother introduced me to the KarasMatic Day Spa in Bayport, Ny. It totally changed my skin, my outlook on how important it is to take good care of yourself and even my confidence! Karen put me on a routine that gave me the best skin of my life– and since then, I’ve been using the organic products she suggested, plus some. Now, to be truthfully honest…I was extremely basic. I USED to use Noxzema Classic Cleanse until Karen told me all that’s really doing is burning my skin. Today I thought I would share all of the products I use regularly, as well as walk you through both my morning and my evening skincare routine!
Eminence Organic Skin Care – Clear Skin Probiotic Cleanser
Before I even bought this product, Karen used this on me while I was getting a facial. She was a firm believer in this product, and turned me into one as well. This product is for problem prone skin types and has been working perfectly due to my hormonal break-outs. What I love most about this product is the ingredients, and how much it agrees with my skin.
- Cucumber Juice: revitalizer, toner; tones and shrinks the appearance of skin pores while purifying the skin
- Yogurt: exfoliating; contains lactic acid; moisturizing and nourishing
- Sweet Almond Milk: softening, nourishing and sweet-smelling
- Tea Tree Oil: an essential oil
- Willow Bark Extract: astringent
- BioComplex: a booster of antioxidants, Coenzyme Q10, and Alpha Lipoic Acid to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and improve the appearance of skin
After cleansing my skin in the morning, I have been using SkinCeuticals PHLORETIN CF.
This product is a little on the pricey side, but a little bit goes a long way. All you need is 4 small drops on the palm of your hand, and you’re ready to go. This is the perfect vitamin C serum for your face and neck. It’s perfect for discolorations, ance and aging. Now that I am getting a little older, I do see changes in my face and body, and it’s a little scary, so whatever I can do to prevent aging…I’ll do it. My skin feels better, looks better and is simply healthier all because of this product. This is definitely the holy grail of serums. What I love most about this product is that once absorbed, this vitamin C serum remains effective for a minimum of 72 hours!
- 2% phloretin
- 10% L-ascorbic acid
- 0.5% ferulic acid
Derived from apples and the root bark of fruit trees including apple, pear, and grapefruit, this antioxidant neutralizes damaging free radicals, helps improve cell turnover, and improves the appearance of discoloration
So now after cleansing and preventing, I now need to moisturize. I’ve been using and absolutely loving Eminence Clear Skin Probiotic Moisturizer. Again, this is what Karen from KarasMatic Day Spa recommended for me. This product is a ultra-light daily moisturizer to detoxify and clear the appearance of problem skin, while leaving behind the appearance of irritation or clogged pores. Again, what I love most about éminence products is the organic ingredients.
So that is pretty much my morning routine, except at night I do the éminence cleanser, then instead of using SkinCeuticals PHLORETIN CF, I use SkinCeuticals Blemish + Age Defense to correct my skin.
This is my baby, especially for the hormonal breakouts that I receive around my chin area. This product is an oil-free face serum that reduces the formation of adult acne, and improves visible signs of aging. This first-to-market acid blend combines 2% dioic acid with an optimal alpha- and beta-hydroxy acid formulation to reduce the formation of acne and clogged pores, while improving the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and uneven skin tone. I am a new, but huge fan of SkinCeuticals, and will definitely be adding more of their products to my collection.
- 2% Dioic Acid
- 0.3% LHA (caproloyl salicylic acid)
- 1.5% Salicylic Acid:
- 3.5% Glycolic Acid and 0.5% Citric Acid
Naturally derived from vegetables, this ingredient helps reduce excess sebum.
So after I apply the Blemish + Age, I do one last moisturize for the night, and there you have it…that is my evening skincare routine.
It’s so important to find the products that work the best for you, and I’ve finally found mine. If you want to share some of your own best skincare products, please do so in the comments below! Make sure to share your skin type in the comment as well!