Morning & Night Skincare Routine

This is how I have been taking care of my skin morning and night for the past month or so. It has really been working for me, so I thought I would share! I have oily skin, but the only product that I use that is geared towards oily skin is the cleanser. Every other product I use is great for any skin type!

 

Morning Skincare

 

  • I start off by refreshing my skin with the Origins Zero Oil facial cleanser (mentioned in my May Beauty Favorites).
  • Then I apply the Clean & Clear Dual Action Moisturizer (a little of this stuff goes a long way!).
  • Spray a generous amount of the Mario Badescu Rosewater Facial Spray all over my face and let it air dry.
  • If I am going to be outside that day, then I will also apply Neutrogena Sport facial sunscreen (SPF 70) to the parts of my face that typically get more red in the sun, which is mostly my T-Zone.

That’s it for my morning routine! I like to keep it very simple and fast and then I kick it up a notch with my night routine.

Night Skincare

  • If I am wearing makeup that day, I use coconut oil to gently massage away any eye makeup. Then I take a cotton pad drenched with Simple Miscellar Cleansing Water and wipe away my raccoon eyes (lol). Then I take a makeup wipe and put more miscellar cleansing water on that and remove the rest of my face makeup. I like to add the miscellar water to the already moistened remover wipe to remove every last bit of makeup and put hydration back into my skin.
  • Next, I cleanse my face using the same Origins Zero Oil cleanser.
  • Twice a week, I will exfoliate my T-Zone using the St. Ives Apricot Scrub. This stuff is really coarse, so I only like to use it twice a week and very gently.
  • Then I apply the same Clean & Clear moisturizer.
  • I take 2-3 drops of Rosehip oil onto my hands and press that into my skin all over my face. This oil is basically magic in a jar and helps to fade scarring, dark spots, and even out the skin tone. It is also great for anti- aging!
  • I also like to give my face a good spray with the Mario Badescu Rosewater spray.
  • Lastly, if I need to, I will use the Mario Badescu drying lotion on any blemishes. I apply it using a Q- Tip and leave it on overnight.

 

And that’s all I do for my morning and night skincare! Like I said, this has really been working for me and I have definitely noticed a difference!

 

May Beauty Favorites!

These are all the products that I have been loving for the month of May!

 

First is my favorite lip combo this month! I have been obsessed with lining and filling in my lips with MAC Spice lip liner ( I have owned this for a while and just rediscovered how much I love it), then applying Maybelline’s matte lipstick in Nude Nuance (Maybelline has the best matte lipsticks at the drugstore), and over top of that applying NYX Butter Gloss in Madeleine (I have a post all about my love for the Butter Glosses!).

(Check out my Morphe 35O eye look from a previous post to see this lip martini in action!)

 

Maybelline Better Skin Concealer- Light/ Medium

may 1

I have already talked about how obsessed I am with Maybelline concealers but this one is by far my favorite! It makes the under eye area look absolutely flawless, gives great coverage without looking and feeling heavy, and DOES NOT CREASE!

 

Original Nivea Creme

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I have been using the Nivea Creme not only as a hand lotion but to also hydrate the under eye area. A little of this stuff goes a long way so I just pick up a little bit of product with my finger and pat it under my eyes (NEVER rub in). Doing this has really helped with creasing and makes me look more awake. I also love how small and compact this product is and it is only $1!

 

Anthropologie Vanille Perfume

may 5

I am not sure if this is a well- known product or not but this has become my favorite perfume this month! I heard beauty vlogger Jaclyn Hill rave about this perfume in a favorites video from a while ago and I definitely understand why! This perfume is sold exclusively at Anthropologie stores but I have found it on Amazon as well ($10 for travel size, $20 for full size). IF YOU LIKE VANILLA PERFUMES YOU NEED THIS IN YOUR LIFE. I am head over heels in love with this perfume and it lasts all day.

 

L’Oreal Carbon Black Voluminous Mascara

may 4

Y’all have definitely seen this mascara before but it lives up to all the hype for sure! This mascara is black as all get out and gives my lashes so much volume it’s ridiculous! I don’t need to say anything else about this other than I love it and you need it.

 

Origins Zero Oil Cleanser and Zero Oil Mattifyer

 

These are the only two products from Origins I have and after trying these two this month, I am definitely going back to pick up some more! If you have oily skin, I definitely recommend the Zero Oil cleanser. It has a minty smell and feels so refreshing on the skin. I apply it with my fingers in the morning and with a complexion brush at night. Using this, I have noticed my pores have tightened and become smaller and I am not as oily throughout the day. I also had a few acne scars on my jawline that this stuff took care of really quickly!

The mattifyer is a liquid to powder formula. All you do is drop a little bit out onto your finger and pat, not rub, the liquid onto the areas that are getting shiny or oily and BOOM- instant mattification (is that a word?). You can use this with or without makeup on, and when I use this over makeup, it does not disturb it at all. I love keeping this on me at all time so instead of blotting and picking up product off my face with a tissue, I just dab on some of this and I am good to go!