I have always been obsessed with my skin. It is your TRUE foundation! I am in no way a professional but for someone who has struggled with bad breakouts, I can tell you what I use, when I use it, and how I use it.
First and foremost, I drink a ton of water!
I always have a bottle of water in my hand and limit myself to ONE diet soda a day because I don’t drink coffee and I just have to have my caffeine fix!
Here are some of the products I am currently using:
- Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel – Ulta $14-$24 depending on the size you buy
- Neutrogena Deep Clean Invigorating Foaming Scrub – Ulta or any drug store $9
- No 7 Beautiful Skin Toner – Target $9
- Mary Kay Clearproof Deep-Cleaning Charcoal Mask with Brush – gifted to me!
- Say Yes to Cucumbers Soothing Sensitive Skin Moisturizer – Target $14
- Mario Badescu Drying Lotion Glass Bottle – $17
- Rosewater Glycerin Mist – Walmart $6
- Mario Badescu Seaweed Night Cream – Ulta $22
- Mario Badescu Silver Powder – Ulta $12
- The Body Shop Drops of Youth Serum – The Body Shop $38 full size (mine is a trial size)
- Air Repair Super Hydrating Eye Cream – Target $25 full size (mine is a trial size)
If I’m having a really bad breakout, I definitely use all my products. I love having clean feeling skin! Here’s how I use my products and in what order! Like I said, it may or may not be correct, but it’s what works for me! If you have any tips or tricks you want to share, please leave a comment!
I searched all over pinterest for a routine that fit my needs more than anything. This is what I found worked for me. My skin care calendar goes something like this:
*Not pictured* But I do remove my makeup with makeup wipe removers FIRST if I have makeup on. I use Netrogena wipes and I love them!
Second/or first if I’m not wearing makeup, I use the Mario Badescu cleanser. I keep this in the shower most of the time because it’s just easier for me to remember to incorporate it into my routine in the shower. I apply a dab of product onto my wet skin and massage it for about thirty seconds before removing with a damp wash cloth. It makes me skin feel so FRESH! And it smells amazing. I personally adore this brand anyways. I have yet to try a product from this line that I didn’t love.
I also keep my exfoliator in the shower! This is just helpful for me because I am super forgetful and terrible at routines! I literally have to keep that calendar on my phone to follow it daily! Whatever helps you! I pretty much apply it the same way I do the cleanser, except I apply it on a Mary Kay cleansing brush! I love it! It feels amazing and seems to energize my skin.
After my exfoliator and I’m done with my shower, I apply this Mary Kay Charcoal Mask! My aunt sells Mary Kay and knows how much I love skin care so she spoils me with different products! I let this sit for about 10 minutes, maybe 12 depending how long of a day I’ve had. Then I wash off with a warm washcloth.
Next I use a toner to get rid of any other impurities. I love the No 7 line! I love a strong feeling toner that FEELS like it’s doing it’s job immediately! I love the smell as well. I apply this onto a cotton pad and wipe over my face.
After the toner, I use the serum. I have super dry skin so this really helps to keep it moisturized. I used about three drops and massage it into my skin. HEAVEN.
After the serum, I like to pack on a good amount of under eye cream. The older I am getting, the less sleep I get, I swear. So it definitely shows. I pack this cream on!
After my eye cream, I like to moisturize the rest of my face. I’m currently obsessed with anything cucumber. So I had to try this Say Yes To product and I’m LOVING it!
That would usually complete my routine, but if I’m having problems with blackheads on my nose or if I’m just having a really dry skin moment, I use the Silver Powder for the blackheads and the Seaweed Night Cream for dry skin!
To apply the silver powder, I take a damp cotton pad and dip it into the silver powder. I carefully pack it onto my skin, almost as if you are trying to pack it into your pores. I let it sit for about 5 minutes, then use the toner to take off. This step would definitely be inserted after exfoliating!
And like I said, if my skin is acting super dry, especially in the winter, I pack on the Seaweed Night Cream! It feels so silky and I love sleeping with it on! Definitely cleanse your skin in the morning when you wake up after wearing this all night!
I hope this helped! My skin has improved so much since I started this routine! Just remember, it doesn’t matter how inexpensive a product is and you don’t have to use all of the same brand! Use what works for you! And drink water!