Daytime Skincare 101


I’ve had quite a few questions lately about my skincare routine so I thought
it might be time to do a post on it. I’ll just cover daytime for now, but at
some point I will post about my evening routine so stay tuned on that. Admittedly, I’m a bit
obsessive about anti-aging, especially at night, but I figure that will all pay off
one of these days!

St. Ives Apricot ScrubOlay Regenerist Intensive Repair TreatmentLoreal Revitalift Complete Eye CreamAquaphorCetaphil Moisturizing LotionLoreal Miracle Blur PrimerDr. Jart’s Detox BB Cream

St. Ives Apricot Scrub: It’s old school, but I love it. It’s a great exfoliating
scrub, but a little harsh to use twice a day, so I typically use it at night
and then use something a little gentler in the morning, such as Cetaphil.

Olay Regenerist Intensive Repair Treatment: I use this under my lotion. It
supposedly corrects a myriad of sins from fine lines to dry skin, but regardless of whether or not those claims are true, it’s another layer of moisture – and keeping skin moisturized is key!

Loreal Revitalift Complete Eye Cream: The skin around the eye is thinner than the skin on the rest of the face so using an eye cream is essential. I haven’t yet found an eye cream that I love, but this is the one I’m currently using.

Aquaphor: Whenever I have a dry patch here or there, I just dab a bit of this on it and it clears the patch up in no time. 

Cetaphil Moisturizing Lotion: I like to stick to an extremely gentle skin lotion and
Cetaphil does the trick.  It’s a no frills lotion that’s been around for
years and that I’ll probably keep using for years.

Loreal Miracle Blur Primer: This primer creates a smooth canvas for putting
on BB cream. I didn’t start using a primer until last year, but now I’ve found
that when I try to put a BB cream on without it, I feel like I’m tugging at my
skin trying to rub the BB cream in rather than just having it glide on. I’m
absolutely a primer covert.

Dr. Jart’s Detox BB Cream: I discovered this through my Birchbox subscription and I’ve posted about
it before. This is literally my favorite thing I’ve ever found in a Birchbox. It provides light coverage, SPF,
and makes my skin feel silky smooth. Plus, it has anti-aging properties! It’s definitely on the pricey side, but I bought a tube back in May, I use it every day, and it’s still about half full.

So, there you have it. My slightly lengthy skincare routine in order of product application. Though it may seem like a lot of steps, I definitely think it’s worth it to keep my skin looking refreshed and healthy. Oh, and don’t forget to drink lots of water and green tea! 

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