My skincare routine

July 25, 2018


Hi everyone! You might have seen my video on IGTV or the link above for a quick review of the products I use on a daily basis. Here's a more in depth breakdown of what I use all the time. I like to keep my skincare routine minimal and I love using chemical-free and natural products. I did a skincare post years ago on the blog and I figured now was about time I update it. Now that I'm 27 I can notice significant changes in my skin's elasticity and texture and I have finally understood how beneficial it is to take care of my skin now while I'm young to prevent from early aging and wrinkles.

The first thing I want to mention before I get into the products is how important it is to drink water! I can iterate this enough. My skin looks so much better when I drink water consistently. I'll be the first one to admit that I don't drink enough water. I don't and I really should. They say drink about 64oz of water, daily, which is about 8 full cups of water and it helps get rid of toxins in the body and help detox. While it does help detox the body, it helps the skin look hydrate and super supple. Once you have that going for ya, the following products will be an added bonus to keep your skin looking fantastic!

Like I said I keep my skincare products to a minimum. I don't use many products but I use products that really work. I have oily/combination skin and in the winter my skin gets crazy dry.

PRODUCTS I LOVE:

MORNINGS: In the mornings I usually just rinse my face with water. I believe the less chemicals you put on your face, the better. So I rinse my face with water, pat dry it with a towel and moisturize with this moisturizer.

The CeraVe AM Facial Moisturizing Lotion with SPF 30 is my favorite daily moisturizer at the moment. After trying many samples of this specific one, recommended to me by my dermatologist, I was thrilled with the results. It is a bit on the thicker side but only because it has sunscreen in it. Now I don't mind the sunscreen scent nor the texture because I'm getting hydration and protection from the sun. For me it's a win-win and it's only 1 product that I have to buy instead of 2. Another option is their Daily Moisturizing Lotion and Shiseido Urban Environment Oil-Free UV Protector Broad Spectrum SPF 42 For Face. Both are also great lightweight options. Sunscreen has also been a game changer for me! I was never one to apply sunscreen other than if I was going to the beach or the pool but I started to apply it before makeup rain or shine and my skin looks so radiant and healthy.

NIGHTS: After a long day, I can't wait to take off my makeup. Removing my makeup is honestly one of my favorite things to do. I love to wash off the day with my Bioderma Sensibio H20 Micellar Water. I'll take 2 cotton rounds and clean my face and after that I'll take an additional cotton round and take off any of the remain makeup off with my Thayers Natural Remedies Thayers Witch Hazel Alcohol Free Toner. It takes off every last bit of makeup and smells amazing!

After I shower I'll prep my skin for bed. I begin with a dry face and I'll continue and apply my under eye cream which is Kiehl's Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado. It's literally a dream. After consistent use of this I've noticed my dark under eyes have lightened significantly! It's so hydrating and actually works.

I'll follow up with the BEST LANEIGE - Lip Sleeping Mask. It's the richest most hydrating lip mask and after wearing this at night, I wake up with hydrated, soft lips. Guaranteed. After that I'll add a few drops on either side of my face of the Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Concentrate. I'll rub it in smaller circular motions on my cheeks, chin and forever - basically all over my face and then I'll moisturize with the CeraVe PM Face Moisturizer. It's significantly lighter of a consistency than the AM moisturizer but again it leaves my skin soft and ready for the final step.

Finally, I use a Jade Roller all over my face to add a little luxury to my night time routine and use of a Jade Roller help decrease inflammation and helps blood circulation on your face. I like to leave it in a cool place like the refrigerator or an air conditioned room and the chilled roller feels wonderful on your face. I have seen a difference after using it! My skin looks tighter and less puffy when I wake up in the morning.

Woo, what a long post! I hope you find these products helpful and love them as much as I do. Let me know some of your favorite skincare products down below!

Thanks so much for reading today's post!

Xo,
Maia

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