First beauty post from my new apartment — yay!
My skincare routine isn’t something I like to change very often. I feel like once I find products that I like, I don’t want to risk breaking out or ruining a good thing by introducing new ones into my routine. That being said, I’ve always been told that you should switch out your shampoos and conditioners every so often so that they don’t lose their effectiveness on your hair, so I always take this principle and apply it to skincare, as well.
I feel like if I keep using the same products day in and day out for a long enough period of time, my skin will get used to them and they will eventually stop being effective. So, I recently have been trying out a few new products and love them so far, so I wanted to share my current skincare routine with you all…
As I’ve mentioned before, skincare is all about simplicity for me. I don’t find that piling on 101 products is what works best for me; I like to keep it simple with just a few key products, and then supplementing with various masks or treatments when needed.
I’ve been using this cleansing bar for a few months now and have really been loving it. I just repurchased a brand new one, which was what reminded me to write this post! I never would have picked this up on my own; it’s what my mom uses and to be honest I always thought it was a little weird. Looking back, I have no idea why I thought that, but I wish I thought to try it sooner because it’s so great! It’s exactly what I need: something basic and simple to cleanse your skin, without any of the bells and whistles. Also, the price is insane — I buy it for $2 at my local store (um, hello!).
I use the cleanser both morning and night, and then I follow up with a moisturizer. For the day-time, I like this one. It’s a gel-like consistency that is super light-weight and refreshing. It feels a little bit cooling and smells a bit minty, so it helps to perk me up in the morning, which is always nice! Once it sets in, I feel like it makes my skin soft and smooth, so I love that about it too. I had tried it first as a sample from Sephora, and I’m so glad I did because I had never heard of the brand before!
For night-time, I replace that with this moisturizer instead. It is a bit thicker and richer (like a buttery consistency), so it’s perfect to slather on before bed. I like to think that it works its magic and gives me a deep hydration while I sleep, so that I wake up with perfectly hydrated and supple skin in the morning. I should also mention that this also feels rather lightweight on the skin — even though it’s such a thick cream, it doesn’t feel that way on the skin.
The last key part of my skincare routine is an exfoliating scrub. Lately I’ve been using this one a few times a week, and I love it so far. It was another sample that I got from Sephora, but I’m definitely going to purchase the full-size when I run out! I never used to be picky about exfoliators or scrubs (I kind of always felt like they did the same thing) but this one is by far my favorite. It leaves my skin feeling so smooth and invigorated, and immediately after I feel like my skin has a nice natural glow to it.
What is your current skincare routine?