Skincare 101

Hello lovlies. I wanted to share with you my skincare routine, which I have changed slightly and it is really working out well. As you know, flawless makeup starts with clear healthy skin. I cannot begin to tell you how important it is to take exceptional care of your skin. Remembering to wear a SPF 25 or higher daily moisturizer during these hot sunny Texas days is just a starting point. Your skin needs moisture. Drinking enough water throughout the day will achieve a healthier dewy look along with combating dry skin. At the end of the day, we all know water is important and has many benefits for our bodies. I start and end my day with washing my face with a gentle cleanser. Since I have sensitive skin, I really like Cetiphil Daily Cleanser it leaves my skin clean and feeling fresh combined with my Clarisonic. I recommend using a Clarisonic daily as it cleanses deep into your pores and works hand in hand with your daily cleanser. The toner I use is truly amazing. I have tried a few different toners before falling in love with this one by, Peter Thomas Roth. I have recommended it to a couple clients and they too have said, "they really fell in love with it". It is a bit pricey but lasts a while. My all time favorite exfoliant is by, Lush called "Sea Salt". If you haven't tried it, I suggest you do. This exfoliant made of some natural ingredients and is gentle on the skin. I exfoliate my skin a few times a week. At my age, I still have the occasional pimple or breakout. As soon as one pops up, I apply Mario Badescu Drying Lotion. I recommend applying it to your breakout before bed and sleeping with it. The longer it stays on your pimple the longer the drying power you get. Before you know it, your pimple will be diminished. I also incorporate a clay mask once a week. I use Indian Healing Clay Mask, which helps with deep pore cleansing. While this mask is drying on the surface of your face you can feel it tighten. It's a slightly strange feeling at first, but you will get used to it after a couple uses. It leaves my skin feeling so soft and hydrated. Every night after I clean my face I apply Kate Somerville Retinol Night Cream. Now that I am in my 30's, I have seen some fine lines surface. I think every woman over the age of 25 should consider incorporating an anti-aging cream, which will help lesson the fine lines as you age. Most importantly, moisturize, moisturize, moisturize! Your skin will THANK YOU! Lastly, I recommend visiting an aesthetician at least once a month for a deep cleansing facial which can consist of extractions. 

**These products work for me, however, may not work for you and your skin type.  

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