I have had many of you ask me what my nightly skin care routine is, so without further ado here it is!!
Starting from the left:
AVEDA pure comfort makeup remover -$18
(remove eye makeup with this on a shammy cloth or baby wipe)
Alba ACNEdote Deep Pore Wash - $10 www.amazon.com
use about a dime size on the Clarisonic Skin Cleansing System with a Deep pore cleansing brush - $100- $150 -
I Cleanse in a circular motion all around my face, I do so until the timer goes off. I Repeat if necessary
I also really like the following cleansers
AVEDA purifying Gel Cleanser -$21
Say Yes to Tomatoes Daily Clarifying Cleanser - $15
Tip: Keep in mind that your skin only holds on to the moisture from washing your face for 2 min. After that all the moisture/ water has evaporated and very little has been retained in your skin. You must "act quickly" and follow up with the other treatments while your skin is still damp.
Alba Botanica Natural Acnedote Deep Clean Astringent - $10 www.amazon.com
I apply a small amount on a cotton pad and apply to oily areas of my face.
If you have very dry patches/ skip those and use a different toner on those areas I use
AVEDA Enbrightenment Brightening Treatment Toner - $42
This facial toner helps increase surface cell turnover and moisturizes for a more even skin tone.
It also diminishes the appearance of discoloration and dark spots caused by hyperpigmentation and moisturizes skin.
My Eyes and around them -
AVEDA tourmaline charged radiance fluid - $43
I apply one pump to finger tips and I apply around my eyes and on my forehead. If you have other dry/starting to age spots on your face apply there as well. This serum will help soften lines and refine your skin.
AVEDA Tourmaline Charged Hydrating Creme $40
Protects skin from harsh environmental influences
Leaves skin soft, radiant and hydrated
softens the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
AVEDA Green Science Firming eye cream - $43
Moisturizes, helps smooth fine lines and reduces appearance of puffiness and dark circles.
I first apply eye cream using my ring finger, under your eyes, in inner and outer corners of your eyes and on your entire lid and eyebrow area.
Then I apply the Hydrating creme over it on very dry areas around my eyes or any other places you may have dryness (if other areas than your eyes are dry, make sure you apply your serums and treatments first before the hydrating creme) I apply it all over my neck as well.
I apply a dime size to my entire face avoiding around eyes.
My derm told me all women 25+ Should be using Retniol
It's a vitamin A derivative and helps produce Collagen
It also helps reduce discoloration, fine lines, wrinkles and skin texture. Plus, it can improve skin tone and color for generally younger-looking, even skin.
While retinol works to reduce signs of aging, it also treats acne-ridden skin , Dealing with both aging and acenic skin can be a challenge! Because of retinol’s exfoliating benefits, it can help treat acne. That’s because dead skin cells can clog pores and contribute to acne. By getting rid of dead skin cells, retinol improves and prevents breakouts. So it's like a 2 for one treatment! You can get an over the counter cream but I highly recommend asking your doc for a RX strength.
Mederma advanced scar therapy gel - $30 www.ulta.com
I have a few scars and Textured areas on my upper checks I massage a very small amount into with my finger tips .
Proactiv Sulfur Refining Mask - $18 www.amazon.com
After my skin has dried for a few min and all products have really "sank in" If I have any blemishes I will dab a little dot of this mask on the blemish and leave it there over night. In the morning it really helped dry it out and reduce redness.
Then 1-2 times a week I do Micro Dermabration and then apply 2 different masks as well as a eye treatment mask.
PMD-Personal Microdermabrasion Skincare System $150
It works just like a professional microdermabrasion treatment! The hand-held device uses the same aluminum oxide crystals as the ten thousand dollar machines found at your doctor's office. It smooths away dead skin cells, diminishing age spots and other signs of aging. The system includes 1 personal microderm, 5 exfoliating discs 2 green and 3 blue, 1 electric cord, 1 facial cap, 1 body cap, 1 reusable filter, instructional CD and pamphlet. This device is LIFE CHANGING!!! I highly highly recommend it!
(Watch my video for the PMD under my videos)
Then around my eyes, forehead, checks and neck I apply
AVEDA Tourmaline Charged Radiance Masque - $34
Soothes and hydrates skin
Formula 10.0.6 Deep Down Detox Ultra Cleansing Mud Mask - $15 www.Ulta.com
super-cleansing detox mask cleanses impurities for a clearer, brighter, complexion. It absorbs extra oils that are in areas like your T Zone.
Then While my masks are sitting on for about 10 min I put on:
Suddenly Smooth Protein and Collagen under Eye lifting mask. - $16
Helps reduce puffiness and dark circles, lifts and tightens skin.
I really notice a difference in the firmness of my eyes after I use these and the puffiness. I have been told they do work well for dark circles. I just don't have discoloration under my eyes. ( Don't hate, I have lots of other problems to make up for it!)
Remove Masks and I continue with my skin care regiment.