pm skincare routine.
i do feel like everyone has senstive skin nowadays, so finding the right products that work for you is a tough adventure to embark on! i feel your pain, people. theres so much hype with produts that come out its hard to determine what to invest your money in, or what to pass on. i'm here to help with that today! :)
i've put my skin through hell and back to find products that work for me, because i know i need to really take care of this face. shawty doesn't want wrinkles, age spots, dry spots, dark circles, crows feet, or droopy skin, etc.
the goal of skincare is to prevent and possibly even reverse. skincare usually isn't magical, though some may suggest it is.
its truly all about finding products that make your skin scream of happiness while focusing on problem areas!
its pivital that you realize your skincare regiman will change throughout the years, and maybe even months, because our skin is ever-changing and so is the weather! we are aging. we are constantly sloughing off dead skin and ressurfacing fresh new skin! so, for this season, i found this magical regiman to help with my needs. no, i'm not saying these products will work for you like theyre working for me, but its worth a shot if it lines up with areas that you feel are problematic, or we have the same skincare needs. with that said, here's my routine at night! :)
if i'm wearing makeup, i like to go in with a pre-cleanse which usually is coconut oil. i like to get off the top layer of dirt so that when i go in with my actual cleanser it can actually get in there and cleanse my actual skin, and NOT the makeup that is on top! its definitely counterproductive to go in with a cleanser while wearing a full face of makeup. get that stuff off first, then give your skin the proper cleanse it needs.
i also use coconut oil under my eyes for an eyecream at the end of my routine.
*this is NOT a fav coconut oil of mine, just one that i purchased and feel obligated to use. i much prefer dr bronners organic coconut oil or the organic coconut melt by kopari
if i'm not wearing any makeup from that day, i will skip the oil + go straight to cleansing my skin, with this beauty counter routine clean cream cleanser. i love the way this makes my skin feel after i use it! doesn't leave my skin feeling like all the life has been sucked out of it. but my favorite part about this cleanser is the smell.. ohhhhh man, does it smell AMAZING. it has no added fragrance, but it is so fresh smelling, sort if a very faint light citrus smell.. ahh you just have to smell it for yourself! this is formulated with coconut oil as well, and has aloe, green tea, witch hazel, and botanical extracts that help rejuvenate and tone your skin! love this product.
3/ gentle exfoliator $34
twice a week i go in with with this non abrasive physical exfoliator. it is formulated with jojoba beads (biodegradable, safe for your face and environment), which is why its gentle. this exfoliator is also formulated with coconut oil + aloe as well, which helps with coniditioning and soothing your skin. this step is so important in your weekly routine, to make sure those dead skins are getting taken care of and getting off of your pretty face.
4/ tlc framboos glycolic night serum $90
here is the real winner of my PM skincare routine. drunk elephant is amaze, and this speicfic gel-like serum is ridiculously amazing!! it contains 12% glycolic serum, which is known for dissolving nasty skin cells and resurfaces the new, while increasing collagen production. its a perfect blend of AHA's for a gentle, yet affective, chemical exfoliation. this night time serum is a blend of glycolic, lactic, tartaric, citric and salicylic acids and raspberry extract, + soaks into my skin so nicely, and doesn't leave a weird residue. i've personally noticed clearer skin, super smooth skin, brighter complexion, and my skin feels so soft and hyrdated! I cannot stop raving about this product. I was so skeptical of using a chemical exfoliation because it sounds terrifying, and my skin sucks. HOWEVER, it has does amazing things for me, they say it may tingle a bit at first then your skin will get used to it, it never really did that for me. I just shake it for 15 secs or so to reactivate the gel, and then use two pumps on a dry face. yes. totally worth the money.
5/ tidal brightening enzyme water cream $65
i'm a big fan of sunday riley in general, so finally when the product lauchned, i got my little paws on it. i love its texture, its not too heavy, and i love that. it doesn't at all feel greasy, and it really absorbs into my skin nicely, my fav part is that is doesnt clog my pores! it also claims to plump skin + the enzymes help smooth and exfoliate while alpha-arbutin (fancy for an ingredient that is scientifically proven to improve dark spots) and exotic floral extracts brighten hyperpigmentation spots and illuminate complexion. yaahhzzz honey. i find all of their claims to be true! i've seen a huge improvement in my skins hydration and brightness!
*one complaint- i'm a little irritated she added fragrance to this cream, because it serves no purpose at all, but it hasn't seemed to bother me.
6/ facial spray with aloe, herbs, + rose water $7
i can't live without this guy, its such a nice spritz of freshness, i like to do this right before i go to sleep because its just beyond refreshing and cooling. some i spray it on the ends of my hair to help it not be so dry! i love the way it smells--this also has added fragrance, which is a downfall because it's a potential irritan and useless, but other than that, i love it for is ability to relax my skin while boosting it with extra hydration!
i still haven't quite nailed down my morning routine yet with products i find work for me.. but i'm working on it!
before i share things with you all, i want to stand behind the products i mention, that they're truly amazing, worth trying + worth spending your hard earned money on.
let me know if you want a more in depth explanation on chemical exfoliants!
(aha's and bha's)