My Current Skincare Routine (Morning and Night)

Recently, my passion for the beauty industry has shifted more towards skincare than dramatic makeup looks. While I still love makeup and enjoy its opportunity for artistic creativity, I have really been making skincare my #1 priority. After all, having skin is the key to a great makeup day!

I have tried so many different skincare products and am finally 100% content with my current routine. I use very simple, natural products and they have made the biggest difference for my skin. I currently have NO TEXTURE and NO ACNE! Occasionally I will get a little hormonal pimple, but it goes away in a day or two if I keep up this routine.

I have oily skin, but these products (with the exception of a couple) can be used for all skin types. I am not an esthetician or have any kind of professional training when it comes to skincare, but this routine has worked so well for me and I wanted to share!

My Morning Skincare Routine

Step 1: Cleanse with the CeraVe Foaming Facial Cleanser

  • This cleanser is meant for normal to oily skin. If you have dry skin, the CeraVe Hydrating Facial Cleanser is a great option!
  • This cleanser contains hyaluronic acid and has a liquid/gel texture
  • Sometimes, I will also just splash my face with water and skip cleanser in the morning.

Step 2: Tone with Witch Hazel/ Apple Cider Vinegar 

  • One of the worst things you can do for your skin is use a harsh astringent that contains alcohol. Witch Hazel is an all-natural toner/astringent and is completely alcohol free.
  • I will alternate between Witch Hazel and Apple Cider Vinegar for this step.

Step 3: Moisturize with the CeraVe Daily Moisturizing Lotion

  • This is a lightweight moisturizing lotion and is great for all skin types!
  • Contains hyaluronic acid as well.
  • I also mix in my daily facial sunscreen with the moisturizer just to save a step.

*** ALWAYS WEAR SUNSCREEN ***

*** Once a day, I will apply a Manuka Honey mask. I use pure Manuka Honey and will leave this on for at least 30 minutes/ 1 hour. I have an entire post dedicated to my love for Manuka Honey and how much it has helped my skin so check it out!

My Evening Skincare Routine

Step 1: Oil cleanse with 100% pure Sweet Almond Oil

  • I do this regardless of whether or not I am wearing makeup that day. This oil works great for breaking down makeup (you can also use coconut oil, but almond oil is not as heavy).
  • I like to oil cleanse before using my normal cleanser because I find that it makes my skin softer and actually helps my skin to produce less oil naturally.

Step 2: Cleanse with the CeraVe Foaming Facial Cleanser

  • This breaks down the oil really well, but you could also dampen a washcloth with warm water to gently remove the oil before this step.

Step 3: Tone with the Mario Badescu Glycolic Acid Toner 

  • This toner is great if you have textured skin and/ or acne scarring.
  • I NEVER use an exfoliant scrub on my face because it is way too harsh and can actually irritate the skin and cause more acne/ scarring.
  • Glycolic acid is an amazing chemical exfoliant and I have found that this toner has really reduced my acne scarring drastically. It also works great with helping new pimples to go away quickly without leaving a mark.

Step 4: Moisturize with the CeraVe Daily Moisturizing Lotion + Rosehip Seed Oil

  • To boost the moisturizing benefits even more at night, I add in a few drops of 100% Rosehip Seed Oil to that same moisturizer. The oil absorbs really well into the skin and is great for acne scarring and has amazing anti-aging benefits.
  • If you have dry skin, I recommend the CeraVe Skin Renewing Night Cream. This is a very thick and luxurious moisturizer that will help get rid of any dry patches you might have. I have gone through 2 jars of this stuff and I even love it with my oily skin!

*** As an added beauty tip, I will use a clean mascara wand to apply Vaseline to my lashes every night before I go to sleep. This has made my lashes grow like crazy!

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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!