One of my goals for this month was to be consistent with skincare — especially at night. Because I’m going to be 40 next year (um, yay?) and the habit of going to bed without even washing my face — well, it’s probably time to upgrade from that.
Which doesn’t take much.
My skin issues include some redness, a couple of dark spots (I am considering laser at some point because these annoy me), and adult acne. Not all the time, but at particular hormonal points — nothing to add fury to a raging case of PMS like a super painful zit, AMIRIGHT?
(Note – I always had really good skin while pregnant! But that ship has now sailed.)
I am also kind of a minimalist and do not want to spend a long time on skincare. However, I have found that washing my face and applying a couple of products doesn’t take that long and does make me feel good. As a bonus, I have not seen any acne this month (yet) and feel like my skin looks a little bit more hydrated.
My current routine includes:
Wash: Cerave hydrating facial cleanser – someone recommended this to me and it reminds me of an even gentler Cetaphil. I am not sure I will stay with it long-term though – it’s almost TOO gentle!
Hydration: Drunk Elephant duo – B-Hydra Hydration Serum + C-Firma Vitamin C Day Serum. I bought these as samples but the tiny vials have (surprisingly) lasted a month with daily use. I am debating whether to order regular sized versions.
Caudalie beauty elixir – an allover spritz. I LOVE the scent of this stuff.
Makeup: all I currently wear is Benefit Boi-ing Hydrating Concealer, a combo of Dior eyeshadows, Lancome definicils mascara, and sometimes lip color – either Dior lip glow, Clinique black honey, or my new favorite Kosas in Pulse. I am on the lookout for a sheer foundation-type product that is really really minimal. (I hate the look/feel of full coverage foundation.)
Cleanser: Same facial cleanser + eye makeup remover if needed (I like Lancome Bi-Facil)
Toner: Aesop B & Tea Toner
Moisture: Fresh Lotus Youth Preserve Moisturizer (it’s hiding behind the Caudalie in the photo). I love this stuff – it’s so smooth and smells kind of like fresh cucumbers
I feel like I need an eye cream but have not invested yet.
There you go! Superficial but not too crazy 🙂 And all kind of experimental (ie I really have no idea what I’m doing, but I figured I’d share what I’ve liked recently anyway!).
What amazing products am I missing out on? Recs for a sheer tinted moisturizer with SPF for day? Eye cream must-haves? Let me know!