The older I’ve gotten, the more I’ve realized the importance of skincare routines over makeup. In middle school/high school it was more of a priority to me to cover up with skin flaws with foundation, rather than improving the actual problem first. Today, I want to share with you all products I use religiously that have made drastic improvements to my skin!
I start my morning off by washing my face with Mario Badescu Acne Facial Cleanser. This is by far the best facial cleanser I’ve ever come across (and I’ve been through hundreds over the years)! It’s also at an affordable price of $15 and will last you months.
After patting my face dry with a clean cloth, I use a cotton ball with Witch Hazel and gently dab it onto any trouble spots that need a little extra healing.
Once this has dried, I rub on Mario Badescu Oil Free Moisturizer which is also my favorite moisturizer of all time. It contains a 30 SPF which is great because it’s always sunny in LA and I like to keep my face protected.
The last part of my morning skincare routine is spraying on either Saturday Skin Facial Spray or Mario Badescu Aloe, Herbs, and Rosewater Facial Spray which both act as soft toners.
To prepare for bed, I like to take a shower and wash my makeup off with Glossier Milky Jelly Cleanser. It’s the perfect cleanser to use when you know something might get into your eyes because it’s so neutral that it doesn’t sting.
If I still have makeup remnants after my shower, I’ll use Lancome Makeup Remover and a cotton ball to take it off.
Next, I’ll give myself two options: either repeat my morning routine of Witch Hazel, Moisturizer, and Facial spray OR put on a mask (currently I’m using the Mega Greens Galaxy Pack mask by Glossier). If I do end up putting on a mask, I will recleanse/morning routine again.
The last thing I do before going to bed is put a few drops of Super Pure by Glossier under my eyes and by my smile lines to tighten them up and prevent any early again.
I hope this simple routine was helpful for those of you who haven’t established one yet, as I like to think the simpler the better.