Looking for flawless skin? Of COURSE you are!
A good skincare routine becomes essential as you enter your thirties. It’s then that you suddenly realize, if you don’t start taking care of your face, you’re gonna look like an old hag by 40.
I mean, the hangovers, the cigarettes, the hair of the dog and all the other “perks” of your twenties take their toll, and you REALLY start noticing it in your thirties.
I use a simple 6-step skin care routine that keep me looking and feeling so fresh and so young. It’s important to note that the steps in this process are more important than any particular brand or product. If I recommend a item you don’t have or don’t want to buy, then don’t! Use what you like in place of my product. Just make sure you’re using the same type of product, or else your results may vary.
Pay attention! This whole 6-step process takes less than 5 minutes and will give you the flawless skin of your dreams!
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1. Remove Makeup
I personally start with The Original Makeup Eraser towel because it gives me the best results. However, any makeup remover you like will work. The point is to get rid of the gunk on your face.
It may seem like we already cleansed, but even so, you’d be surprised at how much dirt and grime is still on your skin after removing makeup. My favorite cleanser right now is Tula’s Purifying Face Cleanser. Use a dime-sized amount and gently massage into skin for about 2 minutes. Rinse.
The toning step is essential to maintaining a healthy and balanced skin Ph. I use Clinique’s Clarifying Lotion 2. Squirt it onto a cotton ball or pad and rub all over facial skin. Allow to dry completely.
If you ever have to skip a step in your skincare routine, make sure it’s not the moisturizer. It’s so important to moisturize because this step is essential to maintaining a youthful appearance. Nothing looks worse than your makeup settling into unmoisturized fine lines. Try IT Cosmetics Confidence in a Cream. Use a nickel sized amount and rub all over face and neck. Make sure it dries COMPLETELY before the next step.
5. Don't forget those eyeballs!
Your eye skin is unique; it’s thinner than the rest of your facial skin and therefore requires specific care. My favorite eye cream is Purlisse Blue Lotus 4-in-1 Eye Adore Serum (whew! That’s a mouthful!) Split a pea-sized amount between both eyes, gently patting it under your eye instead of aggressively rubbing. Be gentle on your eyes!
6. Strengthen and Revitalize
I like to do this step last because it feels so refreshing. Rose water is full of antioxidants, anti-inflammatory properties, and helps with revitalization and anti-aging. My favorite is Grace and Stella Spray All Day Rose Spray. Five big pumps all over face and neck should do the trick!.
There you have it! This whole routine is short and sweet, but if it’s done twice a day, you’ll have the perfect flawless skin canvas to work on with your makeup. You’ll also look a hell of a lot younger!