Thursday, March 22, 2018

Current Skincare

Something you probably didn't know about me...
I'm not OCD however I am OCD about certain ridiculous things.
The biggest thing is my skincare routine.
I don't care how late I'm running I ALWAYS make time to wash my face morning and night.
The Husband thinks I spend a little too much time on this but it's my thing!
Everyone has a thing right?

Today I'm going to take you through the steps with each product I use for the morning.

Step 1: Start by cleansing, I use Cetaphil for normal to oily skin.

Step 2: I either exfoliate everyday with the clarisonic using the radiance brush head ( It's gentle) or I use the St. Ives Green Tea scrub every other day OR I use the Sensitive Clarisonic attachment twice a week. 
When I use the Clarisonic I use the cetaphil on the brush combining step 1 and 2.
Exfoliating is my favorite but you don't want to do it too much. Everyone's skin is different so pay attention to what works for you!

Step 3: I use an astringent with a cotton pad to wipe away oils, this includes my neck and d├ęcolletage. I really like using Eskinol(not pictured) which can be found online or sometimes at asian markets.

Step 4: Essence is my newest addition and I'm never going back.
I put 2 or 3 drops(I'm stingy) in my hand and pat my face with it. 
My complexion has evened out and I feel more confident with my naked face since starting this.
The SK-II was a splurge but I had tested it from a large batch of samples I bought from sephora and knew I was hooked!

Step 5: Another product I instantly could feel the difference as I used it was the Caudalie Radiance Serum. 
I had ordered a new bottle before I ran out of the sample size, I think it's safe to say I'm addicted!

Step 6: Under eye cream has helped me with plumpness and anti aging specifically targeting that area.
I use the Innisfree brand, I like it BUT it has a very strong scent so keep that in mind if you aren't into that.

Step 7: FACE CREAM!!!! I don't care what you use but anything is better than nothing! 
I ran out of my Belif Aqua Bomb moisturizing gel which I LOVE and I started using the Laniege water bank moisturizing cream I love it too!!!!
I will probably keep both on hand and alternate depending on what I feel my skin needs that day!

Step 8: Sunscreen!
I don't want to jump the gun since I've only used it for a week but so far my favorite face sunscreen has to be Origins A Perfect World SPF 40. 
It's anti aging so sign me up but it isn't a weird thickness and doesn't smell strongly which I like! 
 I'm still testing it and I was't going to say anything but it has impressed me thus far!

Are you still with me?

I know that seems like a lot but like I said I'm a little obsessed! 
If you don't have a favorite moisturizer and you want something inexpensive to get you started, Olay is my go to brand to suggest.
My first moisturizer was the Olay firming night cream and I still love it! 
Also it's $6!!!

Don't forget to DRINK WATER, I drink about 2 quarts a day.

It's never too early to start skincare and it's never too late either.
My husband asked how much "younger" I wanted to look by doing all of this, my answer is simple, I'm not trying to look younger I'm starting the foundation to aging gracefully. 

Have fun ladies and gentleman (Skincare is for Everybody)
and I hope you found this little morning routine helpful or at least fun!
Let me know if you have any good skincare suggestions for me in the comments below!

xoxo
Piper Arielle



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