Hi all, and Happy Easter to those who celebrate!
I’m on my way to our second family dinner for the day, but wanted to make sure I get today’s post in.
I’m going to share my daily skincare routine, including the products I use to wash and moisturize my face.
I don’t wear makeup on a regular basis, so I won’t be including that in this post.
I’ll probably do a future post with the makeup products I use and how I use them, though, if you guys are interested!
So here we go…daily skincare routine!
Step 1: Morning Wash
I wash my face once per day, in the morning.
I use a basic Cetaphil daily cleanser, which is unscented and great for sensitive skin.
I had a lot of acne and skin issues when I was younger, so I try to stick to tested and true products that are dermatologist recommended, which is how I found this cleanser.
I use it every day and it leaves my skin feeling clean and refreshed without drying out my face.
Step 2: Moisturize
After washing my face, I rub it dry with a clean hand towel.
I have been told in the past to pat my skin dry, but I actually feel that rubbing it with the towel helps add some extra exfoliation to my daily routine, and that’s been working for me.
I use Neutragena face lotion on my face immediately after washing and drying.
There is a sensitive skin version that works perfectly for me, but when I’m going to be running or spending time outside I use the one with SPF 15.
I do feel that the one with sunscreen in it makes my face feel just a little bit greasy; it’s not enough to make me break out or anything like that, but still enough of a reason for me to use the one without sunscreen if I’m going to be sitting in the office all day.
That’s really all I do to my face in the morning, and I don’t wash it at night unless I’ve had makeup on.
I use this Garnier makeup remover when I do wear makeup, and it works really well.
It is great for getting off any kind of makeup, including waterproof, and is gentle on the skin.
It even works well for removing eye makeup, and I obviously avoid getting it in my eyes but it doesn’t irritate them when it’s close to them or anything like that.
The only other thing that I do for my skin is derma roll about twice a week.
As I mentioned, I used to have a lot of acne as a teen, so I do have some scarring on my face and I just feel that my skin has gotten damaged over the years.
For those who aren’t familiar, derma rolling basically involves taking a tool with a spiked roller on the end and rubbing it over your skin.
It feels a little prickly but isn’t too painful, and it helps your skin regenerate itself.
I get lazy with rolling sometimes and don’t stick to the twice weekly schedule, but I do see an increase in smoothness, softness, and radiance of my skin when I’m doing it regularly.
There are also people who use derma rollers on areas of the scalp where their hair is thinning, and some see hair regrowth after doing it for a little while!
Those are basically all of the things that I use on my skin.
This is a bit of a simple post, but I feel that the less stuff I am putting on my face, the better.
When I was younger I put so many creams and treatments on my skin, I felt like it was always irritated and it got red so easily.
When it comes to skincare, I’ve definitely learned that less is more, and hopefully this approach can work well for some of you.
I hope you enjoy the rest of your day and have a great week! ♥️😊
See you next time.