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.
At night, every other day, I will rotate between washing my face with Botanic All Bright Foaming Face Wash
and a facial scrub. My two go to’s for facial scrubs are Kate Somerville ExfoliKate Intensive
and Kerstin Florian Clarifying Exfoliating Scrub
. The Kate Somerville Exfolikate Intensive is not as harsh on my skin, so I tend to use it more often, but I will still use the Kerstin Florian scrub about once every other week for a deeper clean. Once my face is all clean, I apply 100 Percent Pure Fermented Rice Water Toner
. I like using a toner because it helps to further remove any remaining makeup or product on my face. I really feel that it gives me a deeper cleanse, than just washing alone. After the toner sets, I apply 100 Percent Pure Multi-Vitamin + Antioxidants Ultra Riche PM Treatment
and 100 Percent Pure Coffee Bean Caffeine Eye Cream
. I know that as a young woman, it’s hard to think that one day I’ll have to worry about facial lines and wrinkles, but I totally will, so my hope is that by taking care of my skin now, I can delay the affects of time and keep my skin in the best condition that I can as time moves forward. The final touch is 100 Percent Pure Retinol Restorative Neck Cream
. Gotta keep that neck fresh for all the reasons that I just mentioned!
Obviously, everybody’s skin is different, but this is what works for me and I am so happy I have found a good routine for me. I am now so much happier with my skin, which in turn boosts my confidence! I highly recommend finding a routine that works for you and making it a priority. I have a feeling we’ll appreciate it even more as we get older. 😉