My Skincare Routine

If we are being honest, I got into skincare later in life. My mom let me play around with makeup when I was younger and unfortunately, the products that are viewed as “holy grails” were not around back then. I struggled with acne my entire life due to the fact I did not know how to take care of my skin properly.

That being said, I think it is important for me to add that around the age of sixteen I had experimented with so many face washes and moisturizers to the point I began to think nothing would work for me. It wasn’t until I was around eighteen that I stumbled upon the brand Murad. To this day it is still the only staple I have in my skincare routine and I have never faltered from using it.

However, other than my Murad facewash, I can’t say I have a “routine” when it comes to my skin. On some days, I do my skin care routine in the morning and night, other times I may go the entire day and not touch my skin at all. It is simply a touch and go process for me and it depends completely on how lazy I am feeling on any given day.

However, the past few months I have been getting several comments asking me about my skin care routine and how I have gotten my skin to “glow” like that.

I had been wanting a Clarisonic for a hot minute now. Unfortunately, all of them are around $100, something that I was not about to drop money on. That being said I managed to find this one at Marshall’s for around $10.00 after tax. It came with multiple brush heads for your face, body, feet, etc. Along with a pack of batteries. I’ve had it for around three days and so far it has done a great job.

My first real step I suppose in my skin care routine to is grab my knockoff Clarisonic and use it to deep clean my face. I don’t typically wear a ton of makeup so I never use makeup wipes before I clean my face (also because I have yet to find any makeup wipes that are not loaded with chemicals that I haven’t had a reaction to). I clean my face for around a good five minutes with the Clarisonic or until I think all of my makeup is removed, like I said it depends on how lazy I am being that day.

This is my ride or die face wash and you will never catch me using anything else. Murad is on the pricy side, being sold at Ulta Beauty for around $36-$40. However, I have learned that Sephora sells it a few dollars cheaper and both stores normally have pretty good coupons on RetailMeNot also. So, normally I can get away with paying between $25-$30 for it. It lasts me around five months also so I won’t have to buy it again for a while.
Like I said, I have been using this face wash for several years now and it’s never given me a rash or broken my skin out like most other face washes. I highly recommend if you are looking for a good one.

After I’ve scrubbed my skin clear of all my makeup, I use coconut oil to remove any leftover eye makeup that is hanging around. I didn’t insert a picture of that because you can literally go pick up the Walmart brand and call it a day. After that I use The Body Shop Tea Tree Toner to unclog my pores and keep my skin from being oily.

I randomly found this one day in Ulta Beauty when I was picking up my face wash. It was around $15 I believe and I have noticed a massive difference in my skin throughout the day. I have extremely oily skin and it is only worse during the hotter months. However, this has really managed to keep it under control.

After I use my toner, I apply a Murad acne clarifying treatment just to any spots that I have noticed are starting to breakout and or are broken out. Within around three days of applying this any acne I had is typically gone.

Truthfully, I forgot how much I paid for this. I want to say it was also around $35. However, I have had this for almost six months at this point and it’s still pretty much full. I only use it when my skin is breaking out and I never apply it all over my face unless my skin is being really difficult.

Typically, I stop here until I get ready to go to bed and then I apply the last three items. The first being Protini Polypeptide Cream that I got from a Sephora birthday gift box. I only apply it under my eyes because insomnia is a thing and my under-eye bags are ruthless. Compared to before I started using it to now I have noticed a major difference.

As I said previously, I got this from a Sephora birthday box. I don’t know the exact price of this item, but when I buy it I will come back here and edit the price in. I’m not a big under-eye cream person just because I have never had one work for me, but this one did and I would highly recommend it.

Once that dries down, I usually follow it with my moisturizer. I’ve used about as many moisturizers in my life as I have face washes. Once again I hated all of them except this one. My skin is so sensitive when it comes to matters of skincare that this is one of the few that I have found that does not cause it to break out. It’s unscented and it keeps my skin hydrated without over hydrating it.

I’m unsure of how much this costs. I do know that Walmart sells it so I want to say it is probably between $10-$12. I’ve had this particular bottle for a little over a year and it’s still going. Very well worth the money in my opinion. I actually use it on my face and my body and it keeps all of my skin soft and moisturized.

Lastly, I picked up some face serum from Marshall’s today. It’s by the brand Daily Repair and it has hemp oil and collagen in it. I’m unsure how my skin will react to it and or if it’s going to improve it. However, I will update this post in a week or so and let you know my final verdict.

Sold at Marshall’s for around $6 something after tax.

That’s all I do for my skincare. Although, I should mention that I take several vitamins that are supposed to improve the look of my skin as well. However, that being said this is it for this weeks blog post. Make sure to catch up on previous posts and become an email subscriber to know when I post next!

‘Till then!

-SincerelyKaley

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