I’ve always been pretty easy when it came to skincare – I even admitted in a previous post that I would take a washcloth with hand soap on it to wash my makeup off if nothing else was available. Yes, guilty. No, I don’t still do this. I am very particular with my face skincare now – not to be high maintenance, but it has made a huge difference. I love a good, shiny, dewy, natural looking glow. And, well… you need to take care of your skin for that to happen. or at least I do.
The right products do magic, I swear. Less is more and products that work are life. Any type of lotion I had in my bag would go on my body, and honestly it probably still would if I was in a rut, but my face is where I get picky due to breakouts. Fortunately, I have been extremely lucky with breakouts my entire life, and I have my inner “go wash your face” voice to thank for that. Always telling me when I’m wrong for jumping into bed without erasing the clogged pores waiting to happen. As un-pleasing as it is at the time, rolling out of my comfy bed to wash the face I have is a blessing in disguise (I definitely don’t say this at the time, trust me).
I have one major skincare routine time: night. I rinse and wash my face every morning, but I don’t go too far deep into that. Is that bad? Anyway – before bed, makeup on or not, I thoroughly wash, remove makeup if necessary, rinse, detox wash, rinse again, oil or spray, bed.
Every.single.night. It’s now a habit and my skin has never been softer and it’s been gaining that glowy look I love with the sprays I use. Let’s discuss and break it down. FUN.
First, and always, I rinse with water. I simply just soak my face with warm water and dab it with a washcloth. Then I remove the makeup with jojoba oil or garnier cleansing water. Some people don’t like the thought of oil on their face – which I can understand – but it has done me wonders. Never once have I broken out from it, and I find it makes my skin look way healthier and much softer. I know we are all different, so my other favorite is the cleansing water. But, I do have to rave about jojoba oil (if you follow on snap you already know). A tiny bit on a towel, a simple wipe of the eye, and the makeup is basically gone. No excessive rubbing and red eyes. It’s truly jaw dropping. (Sometimes I even put some in my hair…).
Ok so, after the makeup is gone, I rinse again to get all of the remover off. Then I do the detox. And yes, I do it all the time. There is one simple reason for this: it feels amazing. Like I said, I’ve been super lucky with breakouts and don’t get them often so I can’t sit here and tell you it reduces breakouts, but I can tell you it feels amazing and makes your skin super soft. I use shamanuti organic activated charcoal cleanser. I rinse my face with water then apply a tiny amount of this by rubbing it in circles around my face. HOLY. It almost feels like a face mask because you let it sit for a minute before you wash it off. Soft as a baby’s bottom let me just tell you.
Lastly, I use an oil or a vitamin c spray. I switch this up, because I don’t want to put oil on my face after using it for a makeup remover all the time. I either do jojoba oil or a vitamin c spray. The oil gives me a super dewy look, so I like to apply it at night and let it sit. Again, I’ve never experienced anything bad from the oils and I love the way they make my skin feel/look. However, a lot of the times I’ll do a vitamin c spray which is oil-free and this brand contains chamomile (isn’t that good for bed!?) so I’m all in. For me, it has helped keep my skin moisturized and shiny, while also keeping the complexion good. I even carry it in my purse for random sprays during the day – but it’s an ultimate go-to for the nighttime routine.
And, of course, sleep. Sleep helps with everything – including skin. Coming from a non-sleeper, trust me.
ALSO – I usually don’t go over two weeks without washing my pillow cases. I try, but have failed, to do it every Friday. I think clean things are just better for your face, no?
What else? Love to hear!