My Skin Care Regimen + Skin Care Essentials
After I let you have a sneak peek inside my
makeup bag, I
decided you might be interested in finding out what I use on daily basis,
starting from the morning skin care regimen and ending with my nightly beauty
I always start my day with a
toner – to refresh my skin and
to prepare it for the forthcoming plethora of beauty items. Even though I don’t
have oily skin, I use
pore refining tone for oily/combination skin, because it tightens my
face, shrinks pores and allows me to
achieve flawless finish when I apply makeup.
After the toner I apply
anti-aging serum. Even though I am
still 26, I already have quite a lot of wrinkles, so serum is essential for me.
I use either serum with
hyaluronic acid or one that is enriched with vitamin C.
The serum is followed by eye cream and
rich, super-hydrating moisturizing cream – it plumps up my skin, illuminates it
and smoothes out its surface. Quite
often I add a drop of
Argan oil or Camellia oil to my moisturizer, for extra
nourishment and glow.
If I am not planning to wear makeup I finish with
sunscreen (I have sun allergy so I always use sunscreen with SPF50+).
Mid-day Beauty Fixes
Mid-day beauty fixes (as I usually call them) include express
products that serve as quick fix, when your skin doesn’t feel (and look) its
best. For example,
if you have oily skin, I suppose you never leave the house
without putting a pack of blotting paper in your handbag. Same with me, but
instead of blotting paper, since I have ultra-dry skin, I always carry a
hydrating facial mist in my bag.
My skin tends to loose water more rapidly than it should,
hence, no matter how potent my morning moisturizer is, I always end up with
dull-looking complexion around lunch time. I discovered facial mists a few
years ago and ever since then, they’ve been my hero!
Facial mists re-hydrate the skin, help your makeup look more natural and give your skin a remarkable glow.
Regardless of how tired I am, I never allow myself to skip
even one step of my evening routine, because I know that the next day my skin
will awful – dull, rough and lifeless (when I say “awful”, I mean it”).
As you can guess I start off by removing my makeup – first
cream cleanser and then with micellar water (I am obsessed with micellar
water and I highly recommend them if you have dry/
My next step is
exfoliation. It may sound a bit extreme to
some, but I exfoliate my skin every other evening (with
gentle facial scrub),
because my skin sheds a lot and if I don’t get rid of the dry patches in the
evening, the next day my makeup ends up looking very bad.
When I have my skin clean and smooth I apply
rich eye cream. I finish with Argan oil or nectar, to seal the moisture
in and to nourish my skin in depth. Then
I go to bed and I let all organic ingredients work their magic. The next
morning I wake up to fresh, radiant skin, ready to seize the day with
Now it’s your turn –
tell me about your beauty routine! What are your favorite products? What is
your Holy Grail beauty item? Share it with me in the comments below, I am sure
I can “steal” some ideas from you!
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