My AM and PM Skincare Routine

Today I am going to write a much requested post.  I get asked all the time about my skincare routine.  I have been hesitant to post this because I don’t use any high-tech fancy products.  I don’t use peels and such on a regular basis.  The key for my skin to look it’s best is just keeping it super clean.  I am acne prone so keeping the oils cleansed away is my biggest concern.  So, without further adieu…  
My morning routine changes a little every morning.  For years I have used Philosophy Purity Made Simple in the shower but recently I have noticed that it really isn’t working as well for me as it has in the past.  I switched to a Clinique facial bar soap for oily skin.  Since making that switch I have noticed a harmony in my routine.  
Ater cleansing my face in the shower with the Clinique soap I take the Konjac sponge (the one for oily skin) and go over my entire face.  This helps to get my face extra clean as well as exfoliate.  I am going to do a full review on this sponge in a later post so don’t worry that I am not giving much information on it now.  I am going to go into a lot more detail on it then.  
When I get out of the shower I immediately tone my skin with the Biore Triple Action Astringent Complexion Clearing.  I have used this going on 2 years and countless repurchases.  I have bought several things in between and they all do nothing for me.  This is the only one I know I can count on for the results I expect.  
As soon as my face has tried from the toner I apply my serum from Origins called Brighter By Nature.  This item has also been repurchased many many times.  It smells great and wakes me up.  Not to mention that my face has never looked better since starting to use this under whatever moisturizer I choose that morning.
I don’t have a specific moisturizer that I use because I have so many that I tend to rotate them out.  I get lots of samples of these all the time and I haven’t found one yet that is better than the other so I haven’t committed to purchasing a full size of anything.  I have some that I have never even opened from my past New Beauty Test Tubes.  

When I am removing my makeup for the day I use the Pond’s Evening Sooth towelettes.  These are the wettest wipes I have ever come across, and that enables me to breakup the makeup and remove it completely.  Before I would use two wipes to do the job that this one wipe does for me.  Thanks to the Target Beauty Bag for this discovery. 
I then take my Biore toner and a cotton pad and run that all over my face.  Since switching to the Pond’s Wipes I hardly see any residue on the cotton pad when I am done.  I then take my LUSH Grease Lightning and rub it into my oily areas and follow that up with my Mario Badescu Drying Lotion.  If I am clear of breakouts I don’t apply the spot treatment and instead put on a night cream. 
My skin has gone through a terrible time in the last couple of months and this routine has slowly improved it.  It may seem like a lot of steps for one day but it only takes a couple minutes out of your day.  DO NOT SKIP SKINCARE!
People ask me all the time “What is the most important part of your makeup routine?”  I am sure they are expecting me to say a finishing powder or mascara or what have you, but my answer every time is skincare.  Even though I use basic (mostly) inexpensive products they are the ones that are effective in giving me the results I want.  I am not telling you that my routine will work for you, in fact I doubt my exact routine will work for everyone because everyone has their own specific needs in skincare.  I am just stressing the importance of taking care of your skin.  If you don’t take care of your skin, WHATEVER you later on top of it will never look the best it could!
Hope you enjoyed this post and I thank you for stopping by!  

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  • Samantha Semillano

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  • sugarpuffish

    I love Konjac sponges perfect for sensitive skins like me as they are soft and gentle.

  • FashionFreak/Mihaela

    Purity is amazing.

    my blog♥mfashionfreak

  • Jessica

    Very nice haven’t tried these

  • LauraJean396

    Love Konjac

  • La Roche-Posay Acne Wrinkle Treatment

    Great post. You seem to have a good understanding about it. When I enterd your blog, I felt this.