When it comes to skincare, I admit I was a bit late to the game.
Up until my late twenties, my skincare routine consisted of taking off my make-up at night and (sometimes) using a moisturizer before foundation, in the morning. That’s it. I attribute it to my good genes: my skin was looking great, and I didn’t seem to have any other problems.
I don’t remember the exact time or why I decided to start a better skincare regime. I might have been “convinced” by influencers. Or I might have seen my older sister put so much effort and care in her skincare, that it made me think I should do it, too. Either way, I slowly started adding products in my night routine. A moisturizing cream. Then an eye cream. Sometimes a mask.
Now, a few years in and several experiments later, I know what I need and I know what is good for my skin.
So I decided to share with you the current skincare products I use day to day. It’s pretty simple, since I don’t like to spend that much in front of the mirror. Here it is:
I actually double cleanse. That means two products. One, a micellar water to take off make-up, like Garnier Micellar Water Facial Cleanser Sensitive Skin. Two, a gel or foam facial cleanser to get rid of the impurities on my face and actually clean it. At the moment I’m using Kiehl’s Rare Earth Deep Pore Daily Cleanser * and I love it, my face feels really clean afterwards. I usually double cleanse at night; in the morning, I just wash my face with water.
I’ve always considered Toner to be an optional product. I really don’t think it’s vital to have it, but I do see it’s benefits. At the moment, I am using it after my double cleanse at night, and I use it because an influencer made me do it 🙂 She said it was for people with large pores and that it can diminish them. It kind of works, although my pores are still pretty big. But somehow I still use it, because I like the feeling….for now. I’m actually using a Korean Toner from RNW, it’s the RNW Der. Pore Reducing Toner *. Beware, it has Witch Hazel, if you know you are sensitive to it (it can make you a bit red in the face, but it disappears after a couple of minutes).
3. Eye Cream.
Some people might disagree with this being a vital product, but personally I love it. I’ve been using an eye cream religiously every night for the last 2-3 years. I don’t use the most potent one out there, but I like how it makes my skin feel and I do think the wrinkles are not that prominent anymore. Right now I’m using Clarins Multi-Active Eye *, I highly recommend it.
If the other products were used on and off for the last 5-10 years, I admit I came into the serum game pretty late, specifically about 2 years ago. And honestly, I still don’t know what I’m doing. What I do know is that I like serums that are more to the lotion side, so not oily ones. Right now I’m using a Vitamin-C one, just as night, after my eye cream and before my night moisturizer. It’s the Sesderma C-Vit Brightening Liposomal Skin Serum. I like the texture and it smells great. I already ordered my second bottle, because if it works, I’m not gonna try to find other ones and miss. I’m also using, from time to time, the Ole Henriksen Truth Serum, it’s really good and has an interesting texture.
Except cleaning, this should be a staple in your skincare routine. THIS is important, especially if you have dry skin. It helps keep your face hydrated and the fine lines at bay. I use two moisturizers. In the morning, I put on, before my make-up, the Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream SPF 30, and I love it because it also has SPF in it, so I can shoot two birds with one stone (moisturizer and SPF). At night, I use Clarins Multi-Active Night Cream * and it’s probably my favorite skincare product. I like the texture of it, it blends in nicely and, most importantly, it has a very pleasant smell. I highly recommend it.
So, right now, this is my skincare routine. Although my face isn’t perfect and my large pores still bother me, overall I am still very pleased with it.
I’m very curious to hear about your skincare routine! What is your favorite skincare product that you can’t live without? I need some recommendations!!
P.S. Check out my Morning Beauty Routine to see some other beauty products I use!
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