3.23.2014

Basic Skin Care Routine!

Confession, I am so ocd about my skin. I probably should have been an esthetician or dermatologist with the amount I value some good epidermis. It's taken years to find a routine that works for me and I'm not fussing over new products anymore and I'm actually purchasing the same things when I run out. My skin type is pretty basic, so I try and stick to an equally basic skin care regimen. I have subtly dry cheeks, a potentially oily t-zone and very minimal breakouts. I should mention that my face can be sensitive but I've found if I stick to a simple skin care routine, my skin behaves wonderfully. Any weird change, added product, or bout of bad eating can irritate it pretty quickly. Sticking to a healthy and nutritious diet with lots of water is also so incredibly essential for healthy skin. I've been concentrating on eating clean for over 2 years and my skin thanks me. I also make sure I use products as natural as possible, with the absolute least amount of fragrance. Unscented is everything. By no means is this the answer to everyone's skin issues, but I truly believe the less you use, the more you leave your skin be, the healthier you eat, the better.

These are the products I've been really loving and honestly, my skin has never been healthier.

Origins Checks and Balances
I actually came across this when I used some of my sister's face wash since I had forgotten my own. I can't get enough of how simple it is, froths up, easily rinses clean, and my skin isn't tight or red afterwards like some other harsh cleansers do to it.

Kiehl's Ultra Facial Oil-Free Toner
Just an all-around awesome toner to refresh skin after a shower. It's supposed to be unscented, but there's this super clean, almost sweet smell to it I can't get enough of. I don't even know if it's possible for a toner to lift your mood and make you want to stick your head out the window and start singing to the birds while other forest animals peek out from the abyss, but this is good shit.

Simple Protecting Light Moisturizer/Simple Replenishing Rich Moisturizer
I use these as a duo to keep my skin nourished and soft! Probably one of the most important steps to healthy skin. I use the protecting moisturizer in the morning because it's light and has a bit of SPF to help protect against UV rays. I use the rich moisturizer as part of my bedtime routine so it can work through the night. I am extremely happy with both so far.

Simple Cleansing Face Wipes
I use these to take off my makeup and any time I need to freshen up. I swear I have like 3 packs so I can keep one in my gym back, one in my purse, and one to leave at home. You'll never find me without them.

And I know it's early, but I'm kind of interested in looking for a nourishing eye cream. Something I can use to get an early start on wrinkles and all that cute stuff. If you have any suggestions, please share!
Here's my naked face for you!

5 comments:

  1. I'm intrigued by this magical toner. Where do you purchase it at?

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    1. Nordies! They have a Kiehl's counter. Or there's an entire store in bell square. I'm going to try out their body lotion soon!

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  2. The plantscription eye cream from origins is amazing - hydration and anti-aging. I've tried and researched a few since working in cosmetics.

    - Avneet

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    1. Thank you!! I actually got a sample of the origins ginger extract eye cream and I'll see how that works. If not I'll look in to that one! Origins is an awesome brand.

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  3. Origins is my favorite. I worked there and afterward I tried other brands but I always go back. It's never too early to start a good skin care regime. I recommend sunscreen year-round. I look about ten years younger because I have always used lot's of sunscreen. Moisturizer with SPF in the darker months and full-on sunscreen in the sun. I live in Portland, so that helps too.

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