I never understood the importance of a facial routine until I was about 24. I was always too tired and lazy to care about my skin in the morning when I woke up and at night before bed. I would wash my face, but would never really do much more than that.
When I was 20, I had an allergic reaction to red cherry chapstick. After that, I started noticing a rash every time I would put on makeup that contained red dye. This sparked more of an interest in finding clean organic makeup, which in turn brought me to the understanding of taking good care of my skin and how important it is!
My skin is now the healthiest it has ever been! This is thanks to my skin care routine that I have been sticking to for about a year now, as well as a change in my diet (but that is another post for another day).
In the morning, I start by splashing my face with warm water, patting my face dry, and then applying Josie Maran Argan Oil. Unless I have something to do that involves dressing up, I try and avoid applying makeup during the day. I love how my face feels when its freshly clean with no makeup! If I’m going out in the evening, I will wait until that time to apply my foundation and color. I know some ladies feel that they can’t go out of the house until they have their “game face” on, but I love to let my skin “breath” and feel fresh when I’m at home or running errands during the day.