Today I wanted to share with you my nighttime skincare routine! As you all know, I wear makeup everyday and my skin is pretty resilient, aside from the unwanted forehead blemish & that’s due to my bangs more than anything!
though my skin is resilient to makeup lines that are far from natural, MAC,NYX, Makeup Forever etc. skincare is where I tend to get in trouble. The last few years I really spent some time testing things out and I am SO pleased with my current nighttime crew.
I get asked about or comments on my skin fairly often and I think it is mainly from my nighttime routine and Kim Snyder’s Glowing Green Smoothie that I drink daily! Read Here.
As you can see, the items I use range from $7 to $120. I am all about mixing high end with bargain, in terms of anything really, and I only splurged on things I knew were worth it!
So first, I take off my makeup with my MAC Wipes
I find that other makeup wipes just don’t get the job done in 1 wipe like a MAC wipe does!
Depending on how much makeup i’m wearing, I don’t always need the wipes, (just something to remove Mascara) & i’ll cleanse my face with my Clarisonic Mia and some old school Cetaphil!
Facial cleanser is probably one of the things I tested the most in terms of products, and I used them all! I really feel Cetaphil does its one basic job; Cleanse!
I toyed with the idea of the Clarisonic for seriously over a year. But a number girls I worked with at MAC swore by it and after reading hundreds of 5 Star reviews. I gave in!! I’m so happy I did! I truly see and feel a difference in how my skin looks.
About once a week I use my MAC Volcanic Ash Exfoliator
I used to use proactive, not really sure why, but I felt like it would prevent acne from coming and I was addicted to the toner AKA ‘step 2′
I now LOVE my 100% Pure toner. I really love this entire line of products. They are all natural and at a moderate price.
Finally my absolute FAVORITE – ‘don’t know what I’d do without’ product is my Living Libations Cell Serum. I use this ‘Face Food’ as my moisturizer because it is an oil. It is made of 100% organic ingredients that promote soft healthy skin by feeding it ingredients that :
*Down regulate inflammation
*Feed the skin’s immune
*Activate electrons to boost cell to cell communication
*Prevent oxidization of lipids
*Disrupt the wrinkle producing process
*Have protective and therapeutic micronutrients
*Inhibit inflammatory transcription factors and inhibit the negative enzymes that breakdown collagen and elastin
Truly once I started using this product, within 3 days I saw a difference in my skin. I don’t think I will ever be able to part with this product. You can get 15ml/$40 or 30ml/$75. A little bit goes a long way with this product! A little less than a dime size is all you need!
Thanks to my Sisters Ann & Kirby at BenedictionOfBeing.com for getting me hooked!
what are your favorites?
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