My current skin care routine
I’ve always loved hearing about other people’s skin care regimens, and have picked up bits a pieces of other routines that I thought might work well for my skin type, but it’s taken me years to actually find a skin routine that works and stick to it. I love a routine, it’s sticking to it no matter what part that sometimes gets me. I finally have a simple effective routine that I can stick to so I thought I’d share in case anyone else loves hearing about skin care routines as much as I do!
Once a week:
I shave my face. That’s right, I use a Tinkle razor, they come in pretty pastels so you don’t feel like a man. First I wipe my face down with a warm washcloth, then i slather a ton of grape seed or jojoba oil all over my face (sometimes I insert a little facial massage here too) then I gently at a 45 degree angle shave my face in an upward motion. Always up, never down. You never want to pull down on your skin, gravity does that enough. After I’m done I use a hot wash cloth and wipe the oil off my face. This really feels like it opens my pores and detoxifies my skin. I let my skin breath after this for about 20 minutes before applying anything else to my face. Sometimes it’s good to let your skin rest.
For those of you wondering why the hell I shave my face here are some of the benefits:
- It’s like dermaplaning and it gets the dead skin off the top layer of your skin so new skin cells can regenerate
- It makes your make-up go on way smoother
Every other day:
Some people will think this is weird, but my skin is very sensitive and dries out easily so although I use a very gentle milky cleanser, i only actually wash my face with a cleanser once every other day. I use La Roch Posays cleanser, it’s so so gentle but makes your skin feel like a dream after it’s washed.
Apply a small amount of oil to my face and use a facial massage to de-puff and de-bloat my face. While you sleep vertical water just sits in your face and massaging your face (only in an upward motion) will get some of that puffiness out.
Then I hop in the shower and use a warm washcloth to gently wipe the oil off my skin.
I use La Roch Posay lotion with SPF 30 on my skin when I get out of the shower and let it soak in while I get dressed, then I apply my makeup.
I share my makeup routine here____.
After work when I get home and plan to be in for the night I take a warm washcloth again and wipe down my face from all the city air it was exposed to that day. This would also be the time that 3 – 4 times per week I will wash my face with a cleanser.
After my skin is clean I apply my La Roch Posay anti-aging night cream. I’m not going to lie, at $57 this was a splurge for me, but I have been using this brand since high school when I needed a gentle product to use on some minor teenage breakouts and the brand has never failed me. I also love that you can get it at the drugstore, sometimes reordering products online gets to be a hassle (I know, first world problems x 10000) but it really is nice to just be able to pick it up at the store when you’re running low.
Some nights I only use the anti aging night cream, and other nights I let the night cream soak in for 10 minutes, and then if my skin feels particularly dry, I apply some of their thicker lotion as well. Most of the time only need to do this in the winter!
And that’s it! You may be thinking that this was an add for La Roch Posay and you’d be so wrong because I’m 10000% not cool enough to be sponsored. Just sharing what I love.