My Skincare Routine

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:

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  • 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:

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*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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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3 Comments Add yours

  1. The yes to cucumbers moisturizer sounds lovely, thanks for sharing your routine!

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  2. RachelW says:

    Great products! Love your blog!❤️

    Like

    1. carlibrooks says:

      Thank you so much! It’s only two days old! Feel free to share!

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