Saturday, January 14, 2012

Updated Skin Care Routine

Hey Guys!
I haven't updated my skincare routine in quite a while, December 14, 2009 to be exact, YIKES! A few things have changed since then so I thought I would share my current routine. I'm still using Clinique, but have added a couple new items. I store all my skincare products on this little black tray and keep it in my bathroom cupboard. It is easy to pull the tray out and grab what I need in one try instead of reaching back into my cupboard for individual products.

It varies a bit for when I'm on day shift and when I'm on nights. I don't always wash my face twice a day when I'm on day shift, but I always do on nights. My skin is normal/dry so as long as I moisturize in the morning, I'm good to go.

MORNING SKINCARE ROUTINE


Clarisonic Plus Face Brush (sensitive brush head, 2nd speed setting)
Clinique Liquid Facial Soap Extra Mild
Clinique Clarifying Lotion #2
Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion or Origins VitaZing SPF15 Moisturizer
Garnier Skin-Renew Anti-Puff Eye Roller

NIGHT SKINCARE ROUTINE

*similar to the morning, but I use a makeup remover, treatments, and a heavier moisturizer.

MAC Cleanse Off Oil
Clarisonic Plus Face Brush (sensitive brush head, 2nd speed setting)
Clinique Liquid Facial Soap Extra Mild
Clinique Clarifying Lotion #2
Garnier Dark Spot Corrector
Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Skin Synchronized Recovery Complex
Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Synchronized Complex
Marcelle Hydra-C 24H Energizing Hydrating Gel (click here to see my review)

MASKS


BLISS 15 Minute Steep Clean Mask (once a week)
Queen Helene Mint Julep Masque (once every two weeks or when I need to dry up a pimple)
Biore Face and Nose strips (these are THE BEST for removing blackheads from pores)

OTHER


Marcelle Essentials Purity Soothing Cleansing Water: I like this water because you don't have to rise it off and it both cleanses and tones in one!

Kirkland Daily Facial Cleansing Towelettes: You get 150 total towelettes per box from Costco. There is 2 or 3 large size packages (like the one pictured above) and 2 travel sizes with fewer towelettes. The entire box costs about $12 and goes on sale for a couple dollars off quite often. I use these on nights when I'm lazy (it doesn't happen too often), and I also keep these by my vanity to wipe my hands if I get product (i.e., foundation, concealer) on my fingers. 

Clean and Clear Morning Burst Skin Brightening Facial Scrub: I use this a few times a week in the shower. I wish I still had my MAC Volcanic Ash exfoliator, but that has been gone for some time now. PLEASE MAC, RE-RELEASE THIS!


ELF Zit Zapper: I spot treat blemishes with this product. It is basically just Witch Hazel, 
but I like how it is in a roller ball so I can dab it on the places that need it.

I purchased La Roche Posay Derm AHA, but I've been too nervous to use it LOL. I did a patch test and was fine, but I always worry about new products on my face.

With this routine, my skin has been more even, smooth, and overall the best condition it has been in.

What are some of your favourite skincare products?


16 comments:

  1. Great post! Can you review or elaborate more on the BLISS 15 Minute Steep Clean Mask? Is it worth the hype?

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    1. I liked it, but for the price, I won't repurchase and just stick with my Queen Helene as far as masks are concerned :)

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  2. where do you purchase the mint julep mask in ontario?

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    1. I purchased mine on Ebay. I have never seen this brand in Ontario :(

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  3. I have the Julep mask and I love it too!

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  4. Love the Mint Julep Mask I have used it for years.

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  5. Walgreens sells the mask there. I think it goes for about $5

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    1. Unfortunately we don't have Walgreens in Canada :(

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  6. I am looking for such type of informative news and i get through this blog so i am very much thankful to you for sharing such a great information. . Epicuren Tea Tree Lip Balm

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  7. I love the Mint Julep mask. I've seen that they have a grape one as well and some type of scrub but I've never tried either of those! I live in an area where it is hard to find it as well! :)

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  8. where do you purchase the origins moisturizer in Canada?

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    1. I purchased mine off the website, but I've also seen the brand at Sephora! Some Sephoras carry it, while others don't, so make sure you check first!

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  9. where do you purchase the origins moisturizer in Ontario?

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  10. Hi Cheryl,
    Where did you buy your black tray from? It's really cute!

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  11. I'm a fan of Clinique products. I just recently purchased my new Eye Serum. I just love it. It's really giving me an excellent effect.

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  12. I love the products you use for both morning and night skin care routine. I would love to try it, too. Do you have any suggestions for organic skin products?

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