My Nighttime Skin Care Routine

Beauty, Body Shop, Kiehl's, LUSH, Skin care

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No matter the season is my skin tends to be on the sensitive side so I like to gravitate towards products that aren’t too harsh on the skin but also still get the job done. So, for the transition between spring and summer, these products seem to be keeping my skin hydrated where it needs it be while also combating any breakout/oily areas I might have.

First up (top picture) is the LUSH Fresh Farmacy bar cleanser and the Body Shop Chamomile Silky Cleansing Oil. Now I’ve tried cleansing oils before but none where as simple as the Body Shop Chamomile Silky Cleansing Oil. All you need is a few pumps into your hand then massage it into to your dry face. Listen….I know smearing oil all over your face sounds like the last thing you want to do after wearing makeup all day but trust me this stuff MELTS the makeup right off your face. It also turns into creamy white almost cleanser like liquid when you add a bit of water while continuing to massage the makeup off your face. Then all you need to do is wash it away with water or a washcloth. I don’t feel like any oil is left over on my face after using this product and my face feels soothed and moisturized. Next up, I use the LUSH Fresh Farmacy bar cleanser. On the LUSH website it describes this bar as “carefully selected ingredients for its gentleness on the skin, with chamomile, elderflower, calamine and lavender; this is nature at its kindest.” Fresh Farmacy also contains tea tree oil which is a natural antiseptic to keep that skin pimple free! This cleanser is awesome for people with sensitive or blemish prone skin. Its not harsh in any way so even if you’re just looking for a good cleanser you should definitely try this out!

Second step (pictured middle) is of course using toner. I switch mine out occasionally depending on the season but right now though I use either my Mario Badescu cucumber cleansing lotion or my LUSH tea tree water. Both keep oil under control without being too harsh on the skin while also controlling  any breakouts. I apply the Mario Badescu cucumber cleansing lotion with a cotton pad all over my face and it is described as “A cooling and cleansing astringent that disinfects and removes residue, oil and bacteria from the skin surface to prevent breakouts.” I have to say though, that I prefer the LUSH tea tree water more because it’s not only a toner but you can use it to get off any residue makeup or just spray throughout a hot day to keep your skin refreshed and the oil under control. For night time I just lightly spray this on my face, let it dry, then apply moisturizer.

Speaking of moisturizer, I use the Body Shop’s Vitamin E night cream and Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate. I recently got Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate and I’ve been in love ever since! Not only does it smell great! almost spa like, it makes my skin feel pampered and soft in the morning.  I then apply my Vitamin E night cream right after my face oil however, I  recommend applying this cream really lightly because it doesn’t really sink into the sink right away and it tends to feel leave an oily feeling on the skin. I will most likely change my night time moisturizer when it gets warm outside.

I hope you enjoyed reading this I will try and post every tuesday and thursday.

 

 

My New Beauty Favorites

Beauty, Bourjois, Laura Mercier, Olay

(Top left) Laura Mercier Tinted Oil Free Moisturizer- in Porcelain
(Top Right) Olay Double Action Primer and Day Cream- for normal skin
(Bottom) Bourjois Healthy Balance Powder- in Vanilla

I went shopping for some beauty goodies this month and this is what I have been loving! First up is the Olay double action primer and daily moisturizer. The smell of it reminds me slightly of Johnson and Johnsons baby lotion but thats what I really like about it. Its somewhat of a calming scent. The color of the cream is also a soft baby pink which could also be why it reminds me of Johnson and Johnsons baby lotion. I was in the market for a tinted moisturizer that didn’t feel too heavy on the skin and I had heard rave reviews about the Laura Mercier tined moisturizer so I decided to give it a try. It gives just the right amount of light coverage and although the moisturizer is oil free it does still give off a somewhat dewy glow which I am not at all apposed to. I just neutralize it with my Bourjois Healthy Balance Powder. This stuff feels like butter! It’s completely soft and smoothing on the skin with a slight hint of color and leaves any oily areas on my face completely oil free all day. In combination all three of these products make for a flawless everyday makeup look.