One thing my mom always tried to preach to me about is making sure that I take care of the skin I’m in. Now that I’m an adult, I really felt like developing a strong skincare and beauty regimen needed to become a priority. It’s a little hard to get into a routine, but I think scientifically if you stick to something for 28 days, it becomes a habit. A month of sticking to your routine, and it’s a part of your day for life!
Everyone’s skincare routine should definitely be different, however, certain skin types or those who have similar conditions may be able to do copy-cat routines. If it helps, my skin is naturally oily and I have dark spots that I’m just recently trying to correct from picking at pimples whenever I get them (which I’ve stopped doing now, of course). Here’s a breakdown of my daily skincare and beauty regimen (makeup and hair excluded). I do part in the morning and part at night before bed.
MY CURRENT SKINCARE / BEAUTY REGIMEN
Cleanse Face (AM) | Cetaphil Daily Facial Cleanser
Moisturize Face (AM) | Cetaphil Daily Facial Moisturizer
Skin Lightener (for Dark Spots) (AM) | Ambi Skincare Fade Cream for Oily Skin
Makeup Remover (PM) | Jojoba Oil or Coconut Oil
Cleanse Face (PM) | Cetaphil Daily Facial Cleanser
Drink Plenty of Water
Exfoliate Face (PM) | Homemade Scrub or SW Basics Scrub
Exfoliate Body (PM) | Tree Hut Almond & Honey Sugar Scrub
Mani / Pedi (PM)
Facial Mask (PM) | Herbivore Botanicals Blue Clay Mask
For those party hard nights (which is usually the only time I have on a full face of makeup) that I’m too sleepy and/or drunk to do my full facial routine at night, I’m sure to use Witch Hazel Pads or Burt’s Bees Grapefruit Towelettes to quickly wipe at least some of my makeup off so that my skin can breathe and my pillow isn’t yucky.
One thing I love about my homemade scrub, SW Basics, and Herbivore are the all natural ingredients. I’m planning to start incorporating more of their products or making my own soon, so stay tuned for an all-natural version of this routine soon for those of you who don’t like ingredients you can’t pronounce (haha). Besides from a skincare or beauty regimen being good for your body physically, they also make you feel good mentally, which is equally as important! When you get into your own beauty regimen and make it a stable part of your routine, it becomes a point of relaxation and stress relief as well. Don’t be afraid to add a candle lit bath in with that body exfoliation day or a massage with that mani / pedi.
What are some of your skincare / beauty regimen staples?
- xoxo, Lindsey