Skincare routines are tricky when deciding whether to change things up and try new products or stick with products you know and love. It’s hard to stay with your everyday routine when brands, stores, and others are showing, telling, and explaining new products that are hitting the markets. I am guilty of always wanting to try new products to see if they work better than others I’ve used in past, or to just plain see if it is garbage and I move on to the next. Since I am addicted to trying new products and seeing what works, I wanted to put together a list of some of my favorite products right now that have all done wonders for my skin!
Cleansers & Wipes
Cleansers that are a perfect match for your skin can sometimes be hard to find, so something I stick to is cleansers and wipes that are gentle as well as both paraban free and soothing for the skin. I love to use a foaming cleanser everyday with some kind of scrubbing brush like a Foreo Luna, but you can also just use a simple wash cloth, just be gentle! On days I exfoliate my skin, I like to use a more normal based cleanser to mix with whatever exfoliant I am using. My favorite exfoliant is the Eminence Strawberry Rhubarb Dermafoliant, you simply add it to your cleanser and wash normally. Cleansing wipes are a great addition when you’re on the go such as at the gym or on an airplane. They are a great way to get rid of bacteria that is laying on your face waiting to make a home of your pores. These ones below are simple wipes that are gentle and soothe the skin, they are not harsh or filled with chemicals to get rid of acne necessarily, they are more to wipe away bacteria and keep your face clean.
Eye Creams & Serums
Serums and Eye creams are an important step in preserving your skin and really getting the most out of your skin. There are many eye creams and serums that serve different purposes for whatever you may need whether it be hydration, redness, wrinkles, etc. These products have helped me with reducing fine lines, redness, puffiness, and overall keeping my face hydrated and looking smooth. If you have an issue that is not listed in these products, these are brands that I have used and trust fully, so check out their product lines to find the best serum or eye cream for your skin.
Moisturizers are basically the most important step in the everyday skincare routine. Cleansers and water can somewhat dry out your skin after cleansing and releasing all the dirt and bacteria, so you want to heal that process and keep your face nice and hydrated. I always looks for paraban free moisturizers as well as products that do not contain any harsh ingredients because I have somewhat sensitive skin. First figure out whether you have oily, dry or combination skin and pick a moisturizer accordingly. These all skin type moisturizers have done wonders for my skin and I swear by them, so if you are looking for a gentle moisturizer check these guys out!
SPF & Lip Balm
Protecting your skin from the harsh rays of the sun are so important I cannot stress it enough. So many people love to tan their face without any SPF, but you are damaging the layers of cells you need to keep your face and complexion healthy. Burning your face can take sometimes months until you recover with new healthy skin cells, and often times you are much faster to get wrinkles and fine lines on your face. You still can get a tan looking face without skipping on SPF, so make sure you have a good SPF for your everyday routine. These guys are all light SPFs that won’t clog your pores. Also your lips can get sunburnt, and it sucks, so don’t forget a good lip SPF.
Masks & Sleeping Masks
I use sleeping masks whenever I have not taken the best care of my skin, or I am feeling dry from the weather changing. They are a great way to seal in all your product overnight and give your face an extra bit of moisture to wake up feeling great and refreshed. Sheet masks are also a great way to help with skin issues such as, acne, dryness, dull and tired looking skin, etc. I use these guys below probably twice a week, and I just pick whatever I am feeling I need at that time. One star product that a lot of people know I love is the Peter Thomas Roth 24K Gold Hydra Gel Eye Patches, these guys are a lifesaver for your eyes. They instantly brighten, lift, and reducing any signs of puffiness and lines. I use them before any photoshoot, event or going out with friends. They are a must have!