I try to make it a priority to take care of myself. Whether it be by tongue scraping quickly in the morning to a quick two minute meditation to dry brushing and oil massaging when I have a little more time like when the kiddos are still sleeping... Ahh, let's take a moment of silence for that beautiful and rare gift shall we?
Back to the subject, But what about your face routine? That's just as important to incorporate into your lifestyle as the rest. I didn't always take the time I do now to take care of my skin. I used a face wash, a moisturizer and slapped on the occasional mask. I know, i know.... TERRIBLE! To tell you the truth I never even wore sunscreen (que every aesthetician in America coming to a screeching halt!)
So when I turned 30 it became a priority. Now I LOVE doing my morning (and evening) routine, I tried to take on the Korean 10 step but haven't made it up that far just yet BUT I am on 7, oh 8! I almost forgot the sunscreen again. Putting in the work definitely shows and it's worth the investment. A lot of people have asked what my routine is and what products I use and enjoy the best.
I start with an Oil Cleanse because I wear makeup everyday and this helps to melt it all away before I use my face wash, I like foam ones the best. They say a double cleanse is the way to clear and glossy skin.
After I have washed my face I like to use a face scrub and or mask. I then use my FAVORITE toner of ALL TIME, don't worry i'll list all the products at the end.
Note* when you wash your face, rinse off with really cold water because It closes all your pores
After my toner and on some nights i'll apply a gentle exfoliant that you keep on your skin over night.
Once thats done I slap on a serum or oil, I say slap quite literally. I was told that gently tapping (lightly slapping haha) helps the oil/serum absorb better into the skin. For real absorption though, use a jade roller! I keep mine in the freezer and I love what it does for my skin. You can read more about that on a previous post specifically about jade rolling.
And then of course...SUNSCREEEEEEN.
PRODUCTS I'M USING NOW AND LOVE LOVE LOVE:
Oil Cleanse: Tatcha Pure one step cleansing oil
Face wash: Neogen fresh green tea foam cleanser
Toner: Acwell Licorice pH balancing toner
Polish: Tatcha rice enzyme powder
Mask: Herbivore Blue Tansy resurfacing mask/ Goop by juice beauty exfoliating instant facial/ charlotte tilbury goddess mask
Overnight exfoliating serum: SkinCeuticals Retexturing activator, NIP+FAB Glycolic fix
Oil: Herbivore Lapis Facial oil
Sunscreen: Drunk elephant umbra sheer physical defense.
* I LIKE TO KEEP A HYDRATING MIST HANDY LIKE CAUDALIE'S HYDRATING WATER WITH GRAPESEED.