Skincare Routine | 2016


Hello loves, welcome back to my blog!Today’s post is going to include all of my current favourite skincare items. Skincare is something that is extremely unique to each individual based on one’s skin type, concerns, deficiencies…etc. That being said, please keep that in mind when reading about the following products, what works for my skin type may not be ideal for yours. To convey a brief background on my personal skin type and concerns- I am combination to oily- meaning I get extremely oily in my t-zone (nose, forehead, chin); however, I tend to get dry around my mouth. I do have sensitive skin, therefore I tend to avoid products with too many chemicals, harsh ingredients, as well as strong fragrance.  Now that I have given you some insight into the type of skin I have, please keep reading if you are interested in reviewing my current skincare routine!

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Screen Shot 2016-08-04 at 10.06.55 PM.pngRemove:
 Garnier SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water & Makeup Remover- “It effectively removes makeup, cleanses skin and refreshes. A multi-purpose cleanser that contains Micellar technology. Like a magnet, micelles capture and lift away dirt, oil and makeup without harsh rubbing, leaving skin perfectly clean, hydrated and refreshed without over-drying.”

I use this micellar water after removing my makeup with a wipe and prior to washing my face to remove excess product build up.

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Screen Shot 2016-08-02 at 1.33.58 AM.pngCleanse: Mario Badescu Cucumber Cleansing Lotion- “T-zone shine control. Your skin will be refreshed and deep cleansed with Mario Badescu’s 4% alcohol and soothing cucumber extract astringent. Removes pore clogging residue and disinfects skin’s surface for thoroughly clean skin to prevent future acne problems”.

I use this cleanser both at night after my makeup is removed to cleanse, and in the morning to remove any excess product from the night before. This cleanser is super gentle and leaves the skin feeling refreshed and clean.

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Screen Shot 2016-08-02 at 1.57.28 AM.pngSerum: Argan Essence Facial Rose Hip & Jojoba Oil- “This nourishing Facial Rosehip Oil, Argan Oil, Jojoba Oil, and Sweet Almond Oil is packed with antioxidants and vitamins to help reduce the appearance of dark spots, fine lines & wrinkles, boost skin’s moisture, and improve overall complexion”.

This oil is extremely hydrating and leaves the skin feeling juicy and plump. I apply this to my skin at before bed after washing my face. I like to use this before bed so I can allow the oil to absorb into the skin throughout the night, leaving my skin silky soft in the morning.

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Screen Shot 2016-08-02 at 1.43.45 AM.pngMoisturize: Neutrogena Oil Free Acne Moisturizer- “Salicylic acid acne treatment with a light grapefruit scent, this formula moisturizes and clears breakouts. Wont clog pores. Non-greasy formula.”

This is a moisturizer I will use only in my morning routine after I cleanse my skin. This moisturizer is very light-weight and thin in texture which is ideal for day time or prior to makeup application. Since I am oily I don’t need too much moisture; therefore, if you are on the dry side, I would recommend something thicker and more nourishing.

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07a95a_b90bfb355db246a5abe342355863a4feNight Cream: Argani Care Firming Night Cream-“Reinforces natural recovery process during night-time. Nutrient-rich formulation for remarkably softer feeling. Stimulates collagen & elastin synthesis. Maintains your skin’s optimal moisture level. Make you wake-up with well-rested & refreshed skin.”

I love this before bed as it is very thick in texture and leaves my skin feeling baby soft in the morning. Like most night creams, this is not greasy or over oily feeling which I love.  SHOP NOW 

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Spot Treatment: Mario Badecsu Drying Lotion- “The Drying Lotion is a fast acting, effective acne spot treatment. Formulated with salicylic acid, calamine and other quick-drying ingredients, this product will shrink ugly whiteheads virtually overnight while you sleep. While other acne spot treatments can irritate and dry delicate or sensitive skin, this product is safe and effective for all skin types”.

I use this spot treatment as needed when a blemish or breakout appears on my skin. This drying lotion is very fast and effective which is ideal when dealing with acne. I will add this into my night time skincare routine as my final step before bed whenever I have a blemish and by morning, the blemish is either drastically reduced in                                           size or dissapeared all together .  SHOP NOW

Thank you for taking the time to read today! Let me know in the comments your skin type and what products are your favourite.

Talk to you soon! Xx

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