Hey guys! Today I am sharing my current skincare routine! I have been loving my current routine and have noticed a huge difference in my skin because of these products. I will say that most of these products are a little pricey, but I see skincare as an investment in keeping my skin healthy so I don’t mind spending more money. Also something to note, this is my morning skincare routine. I’m pretty lazy at night and will just remove my makeup and cleanse my skin. I think to do an in-depth routine in the morning because it helps me wake up. 😊
My current cleanser is the OLEHENRIKSEN Find Your Balance Oil Control Cleanser. This cleanser is meant for oily to combo skin and is good for oiliness and acne. This has helped control my acne. I will say that it took a while for my skin to get used to it because it is pretty strong. I started using it just on my oily areas, and as my skin adjusted I can now use it on my whole face. It leaves my skin feeling clean and fresh but not stripped unlike some other cleanser meant for oily skin. This comes with a ton of product so I have been getting my money’s worth with this product.
My next step is toner. I have been using the Origins Zero Oil Pore Purifying Toner for a couple of years now. I put a little bit of this on a cotton round and swipe it across my face, focusing on my cheeks and around my nose. I find that this helps with oiliness in my t-zone, and also helps keep my pores clear. I also notice that it helps with texture on my face as well.
Next up is a step that isn’t in the photo, but I use a prescription acne cream for spot treatment and acne-prone areas. I use an adapalene cream, which is a type of retinoid. I find using a retinoid helps heals my active breakouts. I also find that it helps with post-breakout scarring. I know there are a ton of non-prescription creams on the market that contain different retinoids, so I would recommend doing some research before using one.
The next product is a sample that I received in a Sephora rewards box. I have been loving the Biossance Squalene + Vitamin C Rose Oil. I have been applying this to my cheeks to help with my acne scarring and I have noticed a difference! The acne scars don’t look as dark. The whole area overall just looks bright and more even. The oil does take some time to sink into my skin, so I brush my teeth while I wait for this to absorb. I know this oil is quite expensive, and I’m sure there are cheaper options as well. But since I have a sample I am using it and loving it!
My current eye cream was recommended to me by a friend. It’s the Sephora Collection Brightening Eye Cream – Hydrate & Depuff. I think this is a great hydrating eye cream for the price. It keeps my under-eyes hydrated, but I don’t find it the most brightening or depuffing cream. I think for $23 this is a basic eye cream, but it isn’t anything crazy that you need to go run out and get.
The final product I use is the Laneige Lip Glowly Balm. I have mentioned this lip balm before, but this is a great hydrating lip product. This is lightweight so great for daily use. I have found the packaging simple to use as well. It’s an expensive lip balm but I like it!
And that is my current skincare routine! Let me know what some of your current skincare favourites are in the comments!