Morning skincare routine

My skin has changed greatly over the past few years. From acne to wrinkles and everything in between, I’ve altered my skincare routine to help improve the clarity and texture of my skin. Be sure to check out my nightly routine here.

The first product used is the Aveeno Clear Complexion cream cleanser. Sometimes if I’m experiencing more breakouts than usual, I will use the Alba Botanica Acnedote Face and Body scrub (I also use this on my back and shoulders to help prevent breakouts). 

After allowing my face to dry, I will wet a cotton ball with Pixi Glo Tonic, which you can read a review here. After allowing my skin to dry (after a minute or so), I will use a nickel size of 5% benzyl peroxide (I’ve been using Replenix 5% benzyl peroxide  ). After using this, I allow my face to dry for around 5- 10 minutes.  Then I use Supergoop Everyday Sunscreen (you can read my review for this sunscreen here) all over my face and neck. This sunscreen won’t irritate my sensitive skin and won’t leave white cast on dark skin. 

If my skin is feeling slightly drier than usually, I will moisturize with  MAC fix plus or with Tarte 4 in 1 setting spray.

What are some of your favorites products in you daily routine?




November empties

November has come and gone so quickly! Here are the products that I’ve used up completely in this past month:
  • Schmidt’s natural deodorant: This stuff is amazing!! I had to stop using regular antiperspirant due to constant skin irritation/rash. After doing watching a review my jambeauty89 on YouTube, I decided to give it a try and was so pleased with the results. Obviously, I’ll continue buying this.
  • Essie Disappearing Trick cuticle remover: I bought this on a whim while at TJ Maxx on a whim and was surprised at home much I liked this. The consistency is gel-like and squeezable packaging makes placing the product on the nail a breeze. Unfortunately, this product has been discontinued. I’ll be on the hurt for something similar.
  • Truly Relaxed Intense Moisturizing Shampoo: I’ve been using this every other week on wash days ( I wash and deep condition my hair once a week). This gently cleanses my hair without over drying. I recommend  and will continue to repurchase. 


Nightly skincare routine

Ever since I’ve hit 30, I’ve noticed real change in my skin. My skin has become less oily and more combination skin (oily in T-zone and dry to normal on cheeks). I have adult acne and have been having more minor breakouts. These steps have helped minimize my breakouts and dry patches in my face.

First, I start by removing any makeup with a makeup wipes. I’m currently using the Philosophy simply purity makeup wipes (I’ll add I’m not too particular about makeup wipes as long as it does not burn).   Typically I use the Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleansing wipes which are extremely gentle for my skin, but do not take off makeup very well. Next, I wash my face with Aveeno Clear complexion foaming cleanser, which has 0.05% salicylic acid to aid in clearing skin. After drying my face with a towel, I wet a cotton ball with Pixi Glo Tonic (you can see my previous review here). After allowing my face to dry, I put on a  Repleniz 5% benzoyl peroxide and be sure to place it only in the areas that are breaking out. Lastly, I use Murad Retinol Renewal Serum which has been a miracle for the past month all over my face.

Although this has been my routine lately, I am also open to trying new products that could potential help (after doing research of course). Feel free to share some of your favorite skin products or your nightly routine.



October 2017 empties

Here are products that I emptied in October 2017

1. Redness Relief eye drops from Walgreens

Great at relieving dryness/redness in my after long computer usage. 

2. Lavender essential oil

October 2017 emptiesOne of my favorite ways to relax and refresh a room is to use essential oils with Lavender essential oil being the most frequently used. I just drip a few drops in a oil dispenser and I’m good to go! I normally buy mine from TJ Maxx.

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