May 25, 2016

Skin care routine


Good Morning

So today i thought i would talk about my skin care routine, i always find it so fascinating to see what other people use on their skin. I tried breaking it down to what products i use in the morning and the products that i use at night. I have also added a couple of extra products i don't use daily but are definitely worth using weekly. 


1. Right after my morning shower i grab one of my all time favourite products, Avene spring water mist, it is the perfect pick me up in the morning and minimizes any redness i might have on my skin. I usually spray it on my face and let it sink into my skin so that it absorbs the moisture. This unique spray has been around for about 50 years and is a staple in many other womens routines from around the world. I love this product so much i carry a travel size one in my purse at all times, its great in the summer time when it is really hot outside.


2.  Of course you have to protect your skin form the sun, no matter what your age is it's always important to wear sunscreen. From a young age i got in the habit of applying a layer of sunscreen before my makeup. over the years i have tried countless different brands trying to find the one that worked the best with my skin, That is until i found the Shiseido gentle sun protecting lotion! it is perfect! i love its light formula and the way it just glides on the skin, its SPF 33 which is perfect for everyday. It is so gentle you can use it on a baby (6 months and over)  I also like to use a different sunscreen which is made specifically for the eye area, which is the most sensitive and susceptible to wrinkles later in life. I like to use the Shiseido sun protecting eye cream.


3.  To prep my skin for makeup  i like to add a bit of moisturizer just to make sure my skin is hydrated,  and it also helps my foundation go on smoother. i chose something lighter for the daytime because i don't want to look like a grease ball during the day. i've been grabbing the Nivea pure and natural daytime moisturizer lately, it quickly absorbs into the skin and it smells fantastic! it is also available at the drugstore which is a bonus !


Extra: On days that i don't wear makeup or have a bit more time in the morning i like to use the Kiehls Clearly corrective dark spot solution, i usually apply it right after i use the spring water mist.  This solution is made up of natural ingredients such as activated vitamin C, white birch extract and peony extract. Like most people i do have a few dark sports on my skin and i really think this has done an amazing job in minimizing them. It is also paraben and silicone free which is great! i probably use this 3-4 times a week.

Good Night
At night i like to use different products than i do in the morning i usually start of by removing my makeup in the shower, for years i've been using ponds cold cream. it quickly removes every bit of makeup that is on my skin. it is incredible important to remove your makeup every night before bed no matter how tired you are or how late it is. Trust me your skin will thank you. 


4. After my night time shower i like to deep clean my skin just to make sure my pores are clean this will  prevent any breakouts from happening. I've been using the Kiehls ultra facial cleanser with my clarisonic mia fit.  Since i started using my clarisonic i have seen a huge difference in the appearance of my pores and the texture of my skin. My skin was always combination and it would become noticeable throughout the day, my T-zone would get oily and i would develop dry patches on my cheeks, which makeup would cling to (so not cute..) I have seen such a huge difference and now i my skin looks even and smooth, i highly recommend one if you haven't tried it.


5.  Toner is something i have recently introduced into my skin care routine, i have tried it in the past but never really stuck with it. But i realized that since i am in my early 20s skin care is really important and you can't really turn back time when it comes to your skin. Right now i am loving the Aveda botanical Kinetics toner. What i love about it is that it comes in a spray bottle, now i am sure you are suppose to spray it onto a cotton pad and glide it on your skin but i much prefer spraying it directly onto my face. i then let it soak up into my skin. It is honestly the most refreshing part of my day.


6.  Right before bed i like to add a nice layer of moisturizer so that my skin is hydrated throughout the night. i can definitely see the difference in the morning from when i forget to moisturize the night before, so i have realized how important it is.  i am currently using the Kiehls ultra facial cream, it is incredibly moisturizing and feels amazing on the skin. What i love about Kiehls products is that they are made up of natural ingredients. This particular cream is made up of Glacial glycoprotein extract which protects against dryness and dessert plant extract which has high levels of potassium that will provide with immediate and long lasting hydration. 


7. Eye cream is an important part of any skin scare routine, i incorporated it into my own when i turned 20.  i have been using Kiehls creamy under eye treatment with avocado for over a year now, it is so moisturizing and this little tub lasts so long! a little definitely goes a long way. As the name states this eye cream is made up of avocado oil which is rich in fatty-acids, it is has tons of amino acids and vitamins such as A, D, E, this will help restore the skins natural moisture. It is also made up of beta-carotene which is derived from carrots which is filled with vitamin A. and Shea butter which is going to deeply moisturize your skin.  And just like that i am ready to get into my bed knowing my skin is moisturized and it will be ready for the day in the morning. 


Extra: once a week i will use a facial peel, i have been using juice beauty green apple peel for sensitive skin for a long time and i think it is a life changing product and i am so happy i splurged on it and tried it.  It exfoliates to even skin tone and texture, it also helps reduce the appearance of dark spots and discolouration. Another thing that makes it great is that it is made up of organic fruits instead of a bunch of chemicals that could harm the skin. It is mostly made up of green apples, grape juice, lemon and aloe leaf juice; all which are rich in vitamins! your skin will be enriched with vitamin A,C,E.


Extra:  When my skin is feeling a little dry especially during the winter months i like to add a little bit of extra moisture so that my skin is hydrated and smooth. Nivea creme has been around since 1911 and not much has changed except for the packaging. Since i find the cream to be a bit thick on my skin i like to use it as a mask. i will add a medium to thick layer of it onto my skin right before my shower and let it sit for about 2-3 minutes, i will take a shower with the mask on and let the heat from the shower go through the mask, and then i will rinse it off with the warm water. This leaves your skin feeling so soft and hydrated! i probably do this once a week sometimes twice in the winter. 


I think the key to any successful skin care routine is to listen to your skin and see what it needs at all time, if its feeling a little extra dry add a bit more moisturizer and vice versa. trust your instincts and listen to what your skin is trying to tell you. Drinking a lot of water is really important for your skin so i recommend drinking 8+ glasses of water a day, you can always add a bit of fruits in your water to infuse it with a bit more nutrients and flavour but i prefer to just drink it as is, just plain water... at room temperature  with no ice.

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62 comments on "Skin care routine"
  1. Love this post! Kisses!

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  2. Nice routine and product suggestions... I've been using cleansing and moisturizing products from Artistry on my face for years. Though lately, I've been using scrubs and masks from LUSH, and I adore their products!!



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  3. I don't let myself have too much routine because I tend to not commit to them (oops) and I'm afraid not sticking to a certain routine would damage my skin instead. Reading through this post though, I can really see how your routine pays off! I mean you glow, girl! <3 <3

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  5. Omg, your skin is flawless!!! I love all things Kiehl's too <3 xo, sharon | www.stylelullaby.com

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  6. Thanks, your skin is really a dream!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
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  7. Amazing skincare routine! Those products are excellents, I love the Avène's products! =D

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    Jessica

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  8. You have the most beautiful skin! Thanks for sharing your skin care routine.
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
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  9. I love your skine care routine. Usually I use Qiriness products!

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  10. Nice routine and product suggestions ! Thanks for sharing !
    Nina
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  11. This is a great routine! I always keep my Avene water spray in the fridge when the weather is hot and when I spray it on my face, omg, the feeling is amazing! You should try it! :)

    Yiota
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  12. Great post and photos! I have been meaning to try that Shiseido sunscreen. This validates that I need to ASAP. I love the fact it has SPF 33.

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  13. Great post just as your all blog. I think that you are an awesome blogger, and I wish you luck in future! Kisses :* If you want, look my blog and follow me if you like it. <3 http://fdiarybyz.blogspot.hr/2016/05/dresslink-wishlist.html

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  14. Great routine!
    I love the last cream.
    Kisses from Spain

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  15. I have never tried the Nivea cream as a mask before, but I'm really curios to see how it performs! I also love Kiehl's products! Awesome routine and it clearly works, seeing how flawless your skin looks!

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  16. No wonder you have such lovely skin! Amazing skin regime

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  17. You have such a lovely routine! Some really gorgeous products there. x

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  18. Love Kiehls! Haven't tried the avocado eye cream yet, I use the midnight eye every night though, and I love the midnight recovery concentrate too :) x

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  19. You look amazing, your skin is always flawless.. so I will be taking these tips to heart

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  20. Good products!!!
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  21. Love these kinds of posts too. I also love your tip about applying sunscreen before make up. I think this is something I am going to have to introduce into my mornings now too

    Sxx
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  22. Your skin looks wonderful! Btw, is the sunscreen you are using sticky? I'm trying to find a high end sunscreen which isn't gonna make me feel sticky or greasy, but I didn't want to spend all the money testing.

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  23. amazing!
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  24. Wow ¡¡ I've never tried Kiehls. Is it good? Your skin looks perfect ¡¡

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  25. Cool review Carolina! Great selection!
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  26. Lovely post! I really love your nightgown, very pretty!

    XoXo,

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  27. Lovely post and photos!
    I love the Avene thermal water spray!
    Tenz
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    xxx

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  28. You are using amazing products and your skin looks so good. I love Nivea (the blue one). It is such a simple and yet such a good cream.

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  29. Very interesting ans inspiring post :))

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  30. Such an interesting read dear, thank you for sharing! You look lovely!
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  31. Loved the post!! I know absolutely nothing about skin care routine so thank you for reviewing!!
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  32. Amazing post! I love the products!


    Kisses ♡

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  33. Your skin is incredible. I recently moved and my skin is not having an easy time adjusting, especially since I don't sweat it out as much due to a shoulder injury (which also means less water consumption for me, unfortunately).
    I haven't been to the Kiehls here yet, so I think I'm going to stop in and grab some samples. I never thought of Nivea as a mask. My skin is incredibly dehydrated and I use the Avene and the Evian mists, but this would be great to try!

    Thanks for sharing!
    Xo,
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  34. I have the same serum from Kiehl's for dark spot and it's just amazing! Loved your post! xo, Sophia from http://www.sistersandglitters.com

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  35. So many neat products!! Thanks for sharing your routine... very interesting to learn about other product recommendations!!


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  36. Sounds like a great routine! Thanks for sharing!

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  37. och, perfect cosmetics and photos :)

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  38. you're such a beauty, babe
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  39. Great post! Thanks for sharing! xx

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  40. Lovely post hun! I like this so much.

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  41. love the nivea mask!!! I'll give it a try fro sure!

    xx

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  42. great post!

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  43. You are so beautiful, and thanks for your recommend

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  44. your skin looks flawless!

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  45. Great post and very useful as it is imporant to have a daily skin care routine <3 Happy Friday gorgeous

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  46. Amazing products! I love Kiehl's and Avène! Love, A

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  47. Such great tips! I love using Nivea too, but I never thought to use it before a shower. Can't wait to try!

    xo, Maria
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  48. perfect routine <3
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  49. Great products! I am dying to try Kiehl's products :D
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  50. These products are definitely working, because you look so gorgeous!!

    Shauna

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  51. These products are definitely working, because you look so gorgeous!!

    Shauna

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  52. Your skin looks amazing. I think I need to start using moisturiser before bedtime, too. My skin has recently started feeling really dry.

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  53. Thx for sharing your skin care routine. Will try the Nivea mask tip as my skin feels pretty dry right now.
    xox
    Lenya
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  54. I love hearing about other women's skin care routines so this was so fun to read! I am also a huge fan of Keihls. Their overnight moisture mask is my fav! Loving your blog by the way, would you like to follow each other?
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  55. Wonderful post!
    Have a nice week-end!
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  56. Such natural beauty in these photos! Thanks for sharing all the tips!

    xoxo,
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