Since my My Nightly Routine or Lack of One post, my skin care routine it has changed. I am a lot more consistent with it. Some items I still use and some are new that I have found and enjoy. It may seem like a lot to some but so far this has been helping my skin behave.
Also everything that I use is affordable, all under $15 depending where you choose to purchase and where you live. I have linked every product that I listed to their website. I bought these products from a variety places, such as Target, Walmart, the products website or local health food stores near me.
First lets start with the mornings and what steps I take to get ready for the day.
For toner I still use Dr Thayer’s Lavender and aloe vera with witch hazel toner ($10.95). I love how it smells and makes my face feels clean.
I use the Alba Botanica Acnedote Invisable Treatment Gel ($8.99). I just dab it on any zits that pop up and done.
Vitamin B3 Serum
I use the The Ordaniry Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% serum by ($5.90). Which helps with blemishes and can help brighten the skin tone.
I also still use Earth Science Almond-Aloe Face Moisturizer ($10.99). Lightly scented and makes the skin feel so soft.
Then after that has soaked into my skin I apply my makeup depending on the day.
At night I use a little more products and some of them are that same as the morning.
For removing my makeup I will use Alba Botanica good & clean™
dual textured exfoliating towelettes ($4.72) or Yes To Tomatoes Detoxifying Charcoal Micellar Cleansing Water ($8.99). Both of these work really well taking off any makeup I have on my face. I alternate each one for no reason I just rally like both. The towelettes are nice to have since they have a smooth side and a exfoliating side. The charcoal micellar water is pretty neat, it comes clear with charcoal on the bottom and when you are about to use it you shake it to mix the charcoal.
To wash my face I use Alba Botanica Acnedote Deep Pore Wash ($6.19). This face wash has really helped my troubled areas of acne, as long as im consistent with it my face behaves. I still will get the occasional small zit, which is normal and easy to deal with, but not so much of the huge painful cyst acne I frequently get. Those are just so painful, horrible looking and hard to deal.
For toner, I again use Dr Thayer’s Lavender and aloe vera with witch hazel toner ($10.95).
Exfoliating Facial-2 times a week
I use The Ordinary’s AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution ($7.20). AHA (Alpha hydroxy acids) exfoliate the top layer of skin for a brighter and even skin. BHA (Beta hydroxy acids) exfoliates deeper in the skin to help clear pore congestion. Tasmanian Pepperberry which makes this peel reddish in color, helps reduce the irritation associated with acids. The Vitamin B5 helps with healing and black carrot as an antioxidant. Since you only use 2-3 drops a few times a week this bottle will last you forever.
I use again if needed the Alba Botanica Acnedote Invisable Treatment Gel ($8.99).
Vitiman C Serum
I use the Ascorbyl Glucoside Solution 12% by The Ordinary ($12.90). Vitamin C is an effective antioxidant, helps brightens the skin tone and reduces signs of ageing. Two drops is more than enough for you face and neck, this bottle has lasted me for months.
Antioxidant Serum -3 times a week
I use The Ordinary’s Alpha Lipoic Acid 5% ($6.80). Alpha Lipoic Acid is a potent antioxidant and can restore skin appearance, improve skin texture and tone. It is also very sensitive to sunlight so it is recommended to be used at night. Again since you only use 2-3 drops a few times a week a bottle will last for ever.
I then finish up with Burt’s Bees Sensitive Night Cream ($15.00) at night. It is on the pricey side for me, but a little bit goes a long way. I bought this on whim, since i was looking for a night.
Through out the week I do use other mud masks and peels that I have depending on what my skin is doing at that moment. I also have been using a spin brush that I picked up and I have notice a great improvement since pairing it with the Deep Pore Wash. But I think that will be another post in time.
Well I hope you enjoyed reading!