Let me preface all of this by saying that I am no esthetician. I’m no beauty guru or anything like that. I don’t have sensitive skin, but some things have caused me to have an allergic reaction. Those products won’t be in this post of course. Also! What works for my skin may not work for yours. We all have different skin types. Figuring out your skin type and what your skin needs is key to building a skin care routine.
The items are listed in order that I usually apply them. Items with ✨✨ are my personal holy grail items, items that I absolutely LOVE. I’ve linked whatever I can. Enjoy. 🥰
When I first used this I didn’t think it was going to be good for my skin. It smells too good. It’s a cleanser, it does the job. My face feels refreshed after using it, and not completely dried out. This product is made to be refillable. There is also an option for fragrance free.
What is toner supposed to do? I’m not exactly sure. A quick google search tells me it preps the skin for moisture. I guess it’s supposed to freshen up the skin after you’ve done your cleansing routine.
This particular toner does just that. I also feel that it doesn’t wipe my face of natural oils like some other toners do. You know the ones. You apply it and your face feels ✨squeaky✨ clean and dry? Fat water leaves your face feeling clean and not dried out.
I tried this on a whim because I have “under eye problems”. I use quotations because it’s only a problem concerning what forms of beauty are acceptable. Not going to dive much into that. When I first applied the product I felt a tightening feeling under my eye. I’m going to say that means it works. I still use it. No itching or burning to report. This I can feel working so if you’re someone who is concerned about that I would look into it. I don’t use it often, but it has been lasting a while. You don’t need to apply much, so you’ll get several uses out of this one.
For me? Oh this is a Holy Grail product. I love that I can just put this onto my lips like lipstick opposed to digging scrub out from a container. Although! I find myself scraping off the top part after I’ve used it because I don’t want to leave those dead skin cells just sitting there. I apply it, rub it all over my lips with my finger, and then wipe it off. My lips feel amazing every time. Soft and supple.
I don’t try too many serums, but I’m open to exploring more. I got this one from the Naked Peach. It’s supposed to seal and lock in moisture. During this cold weather that’s exactly what I need. While using it I haven’t noticed THAT much of a difference, but it’s something I would use again.
If you have any kind of facial scarring, try this out. Nezuko plays too much. She has bitten me in the face on several occasions. I believe these to be love bites. Either way, my nose and chin have been subject to her abuse. I did some quick googles on products for scarring and this one came up. It WORKS WONDERS. It’s a thick product and you don’t have to apply much to the affected area. I love product that not only works! But works for a LONG time.
*Nezuko recently scratched me in my face. I WISH I had taken a before/after photo. The scarring was under my left eye, and it happened Friday. I’m typing this up a good 4 days later and it’s gone. This WORKS.
Moisturizer for the day! It smells amazing, you only need about two pumps, and it has SPF. Now being someone who has melanin, I understand the struggle of the white cast. You buy a moisturizer with SPF, put it on your face, and all of a sudden you’re casper. This product also leaves a white cast, BUT it’s not as prominent and once you rub it all in it fades away. This product is also made to be refillable.
I love this overnight cream because it isn’t heavy on my skin. I don’t like putting on creams that feel like I’m putting an entire face mask on. You don’t need apply much so this is another product that’ll go along way. It’s also made to be refillable.
I love a good mask. I got caught up in the fad of skintight masks that you pull off your skin. I quickly learned that wasn’t for me. THIS masks clears your pores and leaves your face feeling moisturized.
I read something about honey, and bought into the fad. I don’t use this one as much as the pore clearing mask, but I’ll pull it out when I want to be fancy. Doesn’t dry out the skin. Feels good, hasn’t caused an allergic reaction, it’s something nice to have in rotation.
Aaannnd this is my skin! I love being outside and soaking up the sun. I used to wear makeup all the time. Pretty much every day, and at some point it no longer became fun. I found myself feeling like I needed makeup to show up in certain spaces. It was tiring. For self-care, I started doing a skin routine. It’s time that I take out for myself, and feel quite relaxed when it’s over. Sometimes I do skip it because I just don’t feel like doing it. That’s okay. I pick back up here and there when I’m ready.
I also use body scrubs, and lotion. The skin is the largest organ of your body. I’ve found that taking care of the skin on my body allows me to reconnect with myself. It’s a big pampering self-love party.
Not pictured are sheet face masks. I’m a fan of these two brands: Neutrogena and Esfolio. Those are the two I gravitate to the most, but I’m open to others.
I’m so happy I’ve been able to get this up and out. Folks have been asking me about my skin care and now I have something to show them!
Yeah, I announced a whole new website and then didn’t post for weeks. Yup. That surely happened. I got busy with school and playing the Sims. I also needed some time to think about what kind of educator I want to be. Still thinking about it, but instead of sitting with it, I’m going to move with it.
💡Random thought: Let me know if ya’ll want a post of my lovely Ulta finds. I’m big on bubble baths and that’s where I get everything that I use. Either comment or @ me on twitter. @LingerieSlayer
Please be patient with me during this transitional period in my life. I’m figuring it out one day at a time and trying not stress myself. THANK YOU FOR READING!!! Thank you for stopping by my blog, it is always appreciated. 💞