Trying to create a proper skin care routine can be pretty difficult, especially when it comes to figuring out what products are best for your skin.
I have many simple products that have been my go to's for years plus a few new one's that have sneaked in over the that year. I have finally cultivated my own skin care routine that leaves my skin looking fresh and clear!
My Morning Skin Care Routine
I keep my mornings simple with what I like to call the daily trinity in this order.
1.) Cleanser - Burt's Bees Sensitive Facial Cleanser with Cotton Extract or Burt's Bees Facial Cleansing Towelettes with Cucumber and Sage Extracts. It is best to start your day with a fresh face, even if you cleanse the night before. This has been my go to for the last 5 years and I love it, plus it's natural! If I am feeling a bit lazy or am lacking time in the morning I'll grab for Burt's Bees Facial Cleansing Towelettes with Cucumber and Sage Extracts instead, it is the perfect substitute for my days on the go!
2.) Antioxidant Serum - Ole Henriksen Truth Serum and ONE LOVE Gardenia & Tea Antioxidant Body Serum. I usually prefer to use a toner in the morning over a serum because serums can be heavier than I prefer. Although the Ole Henriksen Truth Serum is new to my skin care regime but I am instantly in love! It is light and doesn't leave my face feeling oily like serum often does. The ONE LOVE antioxidant body serum is perfect straight out of the shower followed by moisturizer to help give a healthy and happy glow to my skin.
3.) Moisturizer - Lubriderm's Daily Moisturizer Normal to Dry Fragrance Free. This has been my go to for the last ten years! It has never caused my skin to break out and leaves my face feeling extra hydrated and soft throughout the day. For me it is also the perfect total body moisturizer!
My Night Skin Care Routine
1.) Makeup Remover & Cleanser - Burt's Bees Sensitive Facial Cleanser with Cotton Extract or Burt's Bees Facial Cleansing Towelettes with Cucumber and Sage Extracts
2.) Toner - Burt's Bees Rosewater Toner. I love to use this toner intermittently with serum in my morning routine; this natural toner is amazing for any blotchiness or skin discoloration I have experienced, and it smells absolutely heavenly!
3.) Serum - Ole Henriksen Invigorating Night Transformation Gel - This is a new product I have wanted to try for some time that I got from Sephora, along with the Perfecting Moisturizer and Truth Serum. It is part of the Ole Henriksen 3 Little Wonders Anti-Aging pack which combines powerful actives, natural botanicals, and essential fatty acids that your skin needs. So far I have zero complaints about any of the Ole Henriksen products, a must have!
4.) Eye Cream - Biossance Squalane + Peptide Eye Gel - This eye gel is amazing and organic!! I do not deal with a lot of puffiness around my eye's on a daily basis but on the occasions where I stay up later than usual that night it has made an immense difference the next day leaving me looking fresh.
5.) Night Cream or Moisturizer - Ole Henriksen Sheer Transformation Perfecting Moisturizer. I prefer to use this moisturizer during the evenings as opposed to Lubriderm because it pairs nicely with the Ole Henriksen Invigorating Night Transformation Gel. Plus I like to have my face feeling as fresh as possible before bed after a day of wearing makeup and this does just that.
Additional Skin Care Products
Once a week I like to do an exfoliant and a face mask, one at the beginning and one at the end of the work week.
I love the St. Ive's Fresh Skin Apricot Scrub, I have been using this for years and can go 2 weeks without having to exfoliate again! Some additional products I have recently tried and suggest is the ECOTOOLS Facial Cleansing Brush, it is cruelty free and vegan! You don't have to go expensive to find a great cleansing brush, this is a great product to use paired with your cleanser to leave your skin feeling extra fresh! I also recommend the Love For Humanity Organics Hydrating Facial Scrub with Argan & Coconut. If you're looking for an organic scrub this product is great, it is a lose facial scrub that smells amazing and also leaves a soft feel thanks to the coconut.
Finally my go to face mask is the BioMiracle Total Pore Therapy Purifying Mask with Charcoal and Minerals, charcoal masks are my best friend! Finding these wonders has completed improved my skin but reducing my pores and allowing me to have a fresh and clear look easily. If you deal with larger pores like myself I highly recommend giving these a try to obtain clearer skin!