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My 4-Step Skincare Routine

I am a very simple girl when it comes to skin-care. That is why my goal has always been to simplify my skincare routine. Sometimes adding too much to your skincare routine can cause the products to cancel each other out and work against your skin instead of for it. Skincare doesn’t have to be fancy, but it needs to be effective. My 4-step skincare routine has been very effective in clearing my acne, hyperpigmentation, and brightening my skin.

With consistency, you will see that a simplified skincare routine gets the job done. It maintains healthy, glowing skin while effectively combating acne and other skin problems. It does take much trial and error to get the almost perfect skincare routine, but it is definitely worth it.

I have tried so many skincare products over the span of my life, but I have finally narrowed it down to the perfect products for me. I usually keep with the same products, but I might switch up a few throughout the year based on how my skin feels. For example, I tend to add a thicker moisturizer in the winter and a lighter moisturizer in the summer time.

Below you will find my go-to products along with some alternatives based on what time of year it is. Give them a try and see if they are something you would want to add into your skincare routine.



MY SKIN TYPE

I have combination skin, so I am oily in my T-zone and dry around my cheeks and chin area. I tend to use products that control my oiliness while keeping the dry parts of my skin moisturized.

 

Daytime Routine

Cleanser

Serum

Moisurizer

Sunscreen

 

Nighttime Routine

Cleanser

Eye Cream

Serum

Moisturizer

 

Additions

Exfoliator (2x p/wk)

Mask (1x p/wk)

 

CLEANSERS

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hydrating Hyaluronic Acid Cleansing Gel ($8.19)

Tula Purifying Face Cleanser ($28)

 

SERUMS

DRMTLGY 24-Hour Ace Serum ($20)

First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Hydrating Serum ($38)

The Inkey List Beta Hydroxy Acid Serum ($10.99)

The Inkey Retinol Serum ($10)

Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Serum ($68)

 

MOISTURIZERS

CeraVe Moisturizing Cream ($16.99)

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Water Gel Cream ($15.54)

Glow Recipe Banana Souffle Moisture Creme ($39.00)

 

SUNSCREENS

Cetaphil Oil Free Facial Moisturizer Spf 30 ($14.99)

Biossance Squaline & Zince Sheer Mineral Sunscreen ($30.00)

 

EYE CREAMS

Cheer Up Brightening Vitamin C Eye Cream ($45)

Murad Hydro-Dynamic Eye Cream ($72)

Dr. Brandt Triple Antioxidant Do Not Age Peptide Eye Cream ($82)

No7 Restore and Renew Multi Action Eye Cream ($18)

Tarte Eye Cream ($38)

 

ADD-ONS

Tula Deep Exfoliator & Blackhead Scrub ($32)

GlamGlow Berry Glow Probiotic Recovery Mask ($50)

The Beauty Crop Avocado Eye Mask ($6)

 

 




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My name is Desiree and I created this space to share some bits and pieces of my life and offer much needed inspiration to women from all over the world. I believe that words are a form of art that can be used to invoke many emotions. I hope this creative space can encourage you to share your ideas and opinions on various topics. Thank you for stopping by. Get to know me by clicking the About tab in the top left corner.

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