Skincare is extremely important to me. When I was in high school my skin was an oil slick, I would put on makeup in the morning and it was gone and replaced with sweat by 10am and I had the WORST acne. Since I was living in a tropical island I was under the sun all day, therefore since I was 14 my mother always encouraged me to wear a daily moisturizer with SPF and that honestly I thank my mother every single day for encouraging that. After I moved to Nashville and started working I decided to invest in my skin. I will detail what I do in the mornings, at night and everything in between.
After I put on my contacts, the first thing I do is clean all my morning impurities with the Peter Thomas Roth Max Complexion Correction Pads ($40). The pads have 2% salicylic acid and 10% glycolic acid, which means that it’s clinical strength. It’s extremely strong and if you have sensitive skin I would recommend taking it easy with this product since it may cause irritation and when I started using the pads my skin got irritated but it got used to the product. Afterwards I tone with my Murad Essential-C Toner ($28) which is part of their “Environmental Shield” line. The best thing about this toner is that it has a SPRAY! I wish other brands would come out with spray toners. This toner brightens and tones your skin while protecting it from environmental factors that might affect your skin like pollution, pollens, sun exposure, etc. I finish off my morning routine by applying the Murad Oil-Control Mattifier SPF 15/PA++ ($39.50). It’s a moisturizer that mattifyes and adds sun protection to your skin. Afterwards I do try to use primers and foundations that have more SPF in them, which would explain why my face is so pale compared to my body.
After I get home from a 10+ hour workday I usually remove my makeup with the Bioderma Sébium H2O ($16.90) with a regular makeup removing wipe. After I shower, I remove the rest of my makeup and my eye makeup with the Neutrogena Oil Free Eye Makeup Remover ($7.99) with regular cotton rounds. I cleanse my face with the Murad Acne Complex Clarifying Cleanser ($28) which is my go-to favorite cleanser. I’ve probably been using it for about 4 years now and I love the clean feeling it leaves on my face. I then tone with the CLINIQUE Clarifying Lotion 3 ($24), which I’m pretty sure is not a toner but I love it anyway. After I tone, I use the Origins Eye Doctor Moisture Care for Skin around Eyes ($38) which is very hydrating. Ever since I turned 24 I noticed that my under eyes were extremely dry and it was making me look older and that is not acceptable. I then moisturize the rest of my face with the Origins High-Potency Night-A-Mins Mineral-Enriched Oil-Free Renewal Cream ($43) which I have noticed that has tremendously changed my skin. I feel that my skin is plumper and it’s erased some of my dark spots. To finish off my routine I either use the Murad Acne Spot Treatment ($18) or the Mario Badescu Drying Lotion ($17) to battle occasional blemishes that might be making an appearance.
Like everybody else that is obsessed with skincare, I have like 73853656 masks. Some of these I might do once or twice a week or a once a month mask. My favorites are:
- Peter Thomas Roth 24K Gold Mask Pure Luxury Lift and Firm Mask ($80)–Great for firming and brightening the face.
- Peter Thomas Roth Pumpkin Enzyme Mask ($58)–Love to use this in the shower to exfoliate and it smells like fall in a jar.
- Peter Thomas Roth Rose Stem Cell Bio-Repair Gel Mask ($52)– This mask is a miracle worker, makes dark spots disappear in a day.
- Peter Thomas Roth Irish Moor Mud Purifying Black Mask ($58)– Great to remove all impurities.
- Sephora Collection Sleeping Mask ($4)– Usually they are one use only but I can probably get a week’s worth of sleeping masks from one package.
- Sephora Collection Face Mask ($6)– Love the variety of purposes and how they look on my face.
- Sephora Collection Eye Mask ($5)– Great for using it on planes, long car trips, spa weekends, etc.
Besides the occasional masks, I also get monthly facials or peels at a local spa here in Nashville. Since I started using this combination about a year ago my skin has never looked better. I decided to add up all the products from daily routine and it comes up to $283.39. I don’t even want to add all the optional products I use! LOL.
I hope you all enjoyed this post! Sorry I’ve been MIA since my last post, my personal life has been crazy lately!
Besos and Happy Halloween!