I figured it was time for me to do an Everyday Skincare Routine post as I always find myself searching for the best go-to products that beauty lovers are currently using. Within the last few years, I have become more and more obsessed with skincare and have really understood the importance of taking care of my skin, every single day. While some of the products that I have mentioned are slightly on the pricey range, there are several dupes out there that can provide similar benefits. But personally, these products all last for so long! There is so much product, and a little goes such a long way that it is certainly worth it.
I thought I would share what I typically use every day of the week. While there are some days that I have more time to pamper myself with a good mask or scrub, what you see below is what I have diligently been using for the past few weeks.
Curious what I use on a daily basis for skincare products? Take a look below!
For my morning skincare, I like to keep it simple. Cleanse and moisturize. I really love the First Aid Beauty Cream Cleanser (this was actually a recommendation from Brooke, remember, we went to Cape Cod together!). It is super gentle and makes my skin feel really refreshed. I then follow up with moisturizer. I have been using the Josie Maran Argan Daily Moisturizer SPF 47 and I LOVE this stuff. First off, it smells incredible. I use about four pumps for my face, and once it’s applied, it immediately sinks into my skin. Because it’s an oil, I feel like it moisturizes my face incredibly well and my makeup applies really nicely after I have allowed it to sink into my skin for a minute or two.
My favorite part of the day has to be taking off my makeup! There is honestly nothing more satisfying or refreshing. My first step in removing my makeup is using the Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water – this has become one of my favorite makeup removers because it really really works! I just apply the micellar water to a cotton ball and it takes off mascara, foundation, brow pencil, you name it. Following that, I usually will go back in with my morning cleanser and give my face another cleanse just to ensure I have removed all of the makeup. Once I have pat dried my face, I will let my face air dry for about 20 minutes. This is in preparation for Retin-A. My dermatologist prescribed Retin-A to me when I was in high school and I have been using it ever since. I apply a pea-sized amount to my entire face every night, and I have really seen a difference in my acne since using this product.
After applying Retin-A, I try to wait another few minutes before I go in with my Josie Maran 100% Pure Argan Oil and my Origins High-Potency Night-A-Mins. I have been finding that this combination does wonders for my skin. I’ll take a few drops of the argan oil, apply that to my skin (and hair and nails!), then go in with the Night-A-Mins and apply a thin layer. By the way, Night-A-Mins smells like those chocolate oranges that used to be all the rage. Jacob actually commented on how good the night cream smelled the other day, so you know that’s saying something! After apply this, my face is so moisturized and when I wake up in the morning, my face feel super refreshed. I really have not suffered from any dry skin patches since I started using these two products. The approaching winter months will be the next test!
Next, I apply my trusty lash serum. Ever since I had my first experience with lash extensions, I have been hooked on the Loreal Lash Serum. I mentioned this back in my winter beauty favorites post, but I could rave on and on about this stuff. I swear it has transformed my eyelashes. If you feel like your applying layer after layer of mascara, go out and spend the $14 on this stuff. Just the other day I went in for an appointment, and I was asked if my eyelashes were natural. I told the girl it’s a combination of great mascara and this serum. She said that afternoon she was going to go out and buy some – I’m telling you, this stuff is magic!
Finally, I finish up with my trusty Kiehl’s Creamy Avocado Eye Cream. I mentioned this in my Kiehl’s review post, and I can say with confidence that this is my favorite eye cream by leaps and bounds. I love the consistency, I have been loving (and seeing!) the benefits, and this product last so long. I’m still on my first container and still have at least another month of product left. So worth the money.
And that’s my everyday skincare routine! Let me know in the comments below if you’re a fan of any of these products and any other products that you have been loving.
First Aid Beauty Cream Cleanser
Josie Maran Argan Daily Moisturizer SPF 47
Garnier SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water & Waterproof Makeup Remover
Origins High-Potency Night-A-Mins
Josie Maran 100% Pure Argan Oil
Retin A – Dermatologist Prescription
Loreal Double Extend Lash Boosting Serum
Kiehl’s Creamy Avocado