Good Morning Friends!
For the past year and a half, my skin has hated me. I never had acne ever, but it got so bad on my chin and cheeks. My skin was pretty much crap. I tried everything, I went without makeup for a week to give my skin a break and that did absolutely nothing. So I went to my skin Yoda, my older sister.
She asked me my issues, were my pimples forming heads, where were they forming and what was my current routine. I gave her all my information and she suggested with my sensitive skin to get rid of the toner I was using and to find a cleanser that would help balance my PH levels.
I have extremely dry and sensitive skin. Two of the worst skin issues in the world. Also, I had to make sure my products were affordable, accessible via Amazon, and would be acceptable to my skin. Now I will be 100% honest I am usually 💯 cruelty-free with my beauty routine. I was saddened to find out Bioderma is not cruelty-free. Now that my skin is calm I can now look for a cruelty-free version. I feel horrible and guilty for using it because I am very much a proponent for cruelty-free products.
Let’s Get Started on my routine!
With my skin cleansing, twice a day strips my face of moisture. So I do most of my skincare at night. In the morning I do a cotton pad of makeup remover, and a little bit of moisturizer. I keep things simple because I don’t have a lot of time to get ready in the morning.
This is where my skincare is in play.
Remove Makeup with a makeup remover. I use a gentle cotton pad because my sensitive skin freaks out to brushes or any type of wipe or cloth. Right now I am using Bioderma, but found out they weren’t cruelty-free so I am moving to the Pacifica Coconut Water Cleansing Tonic. Hopefully, my skin likes that as much as the Bioderma.
I hop in the shower and cleanse my skin again with a cleanser. I love the low Ph Cleansing Milk by Cosrx. It is a cruelty-free cleanser and I love how gentle it is on my overly sensitive skin.
This happens every two days I exfoliate. Skinfood has some really great exfoliators. My sister taught me to exfoliate on clean skin. That way crap and makeup don’t get trapped in your pores.
I am out of the shower now and I moisturize. I love the First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream. This has so much hydration and I love how it helps trap the moisture. It is a bit more expensive but it will last you a few months. You use it sparingly because a little goes a long way. They do sell them in smaller quantities as well if you need it to be at a certain price point.
If I could use facial oil I would apply that prior to my moisturizer, but I have eyelash extensions and oil with compromise the bond.
That’s it. I found all these products sans the First Aid Beauty Cream on Amazon. You can find First Aid Beauty at Ulta or Sephora. I am in love with this routine. It has helped my skin get back to its normal self. I have only had two or three pimples since starting this routine and that was all hormonal.
Thank you, Adrienne my skin Yoda for helping me design this routine.
Check out my Cruelty-Free Makeup Essentials (Here) for my favorite cruelty-free beauty products.