Hello everyone! I don’t know about you but as the weather gets cooler I like to kick my skincare into high gear. I thought I would share my evening skincare basics with you. No matter what serums/oils/treatments I add to my regiment I always make sure to use these 4 staples to keep my complexion clear and moisturized.
Once I cleanse my face I like to spray a bit of Paula’s Choice Salicylic Acid Body Spray on a textured cotton pad and use this just on the areas of the face where my pores are enlarged or I am breaking out (Note: do NOT spray this directly on the face, you will inhale it, start coughing and then get it in your eyes so you know, consider yourselves warned). Afterwards I add a bit of Paula’s Choice Clear Daily Skin Clearing Treatment just to any blemishes that I have. This treatment is really effective but it’s drying so you don’t want to slather this all over your face as that will just make everything worse (read: only use it where you need it).
Once I treat my face/chest for any acne/blackheads I add whatever oil or serum I feel like using that evening. It honestly depends on how my skin is feeling and if I feel like I need some extra moisture. Once I am all oiled up (oh my…) I use the Hydraluron Moisture Serum which just locks in the Cerave Moisturizing Lotion that I apply on top. I like to use Cerave because it’s extremely gentle on the skin, has no fragrance and is easy on the wallet!
For reference this is my skin type: angry. No, in all seriousness I have very dry, sensitive skin. If I don’t use a moisturizer my skin gets really tight and flaky. I would sooner smooth Chapstick all over my face than go without a moisturizer. I get a bit shiny in the T-zone because my poor skin is trying to hydrate itself but it can’t. I get blemishes primarily on my chin and a bit beside the nose. I have recently been getting the odd breakout on my cheek which is really odd because I never used to break out there! I change my pillow cases often and I clean my cell phone so I honestly don’t know what’s going on with that!
Let me know if you’d be interesting in seeing my morning skincare regime! Also, I use lotion all over my body so we can chat about that too if you’re in the dry skin club like me! That’s a weird thing to say…Hope you all have a great day!!!
If you have dry skin check out the post I did on foundation prep, linked here!