So I haven’t talked a whole lot about skin care and makeup on the blog yet but it’s something that I’m passionate about. I’m a product junkie when it comes to makeup, skin care and hair products. I’ve honestly tried a little bit of everything! I’ve gotten to where I’m pretty picky about the products that I use and try to only put products on my face that are actually good for my skin and not harmful.
So over the years, I’ve tried A LOT of different things but for the most part I’ve had pretty much the same routine for a couple of years now and I honestly love every single product that I’m using. Most of my skincare routine consist of LimeLife by Alcone products. I’m not sure if any of you have ever heard of this company before but they honestly have some amazing products. They’re a newer company that’s been around for about four years now. All of the skin care products are all natural, which I love! I’m going to share my morning and night time routine with you guys, so let’s get started!
Step 1 // Quench Cleanse Face Cleanser //
I loooove this face cleanser! I always use this one in the winter because my skin tends to get very dry and flakey and this face wash is a lifesaver. It’s made for more normal to dry skin and is also great for aging skin. It has a creamy, lotion like texture. Plus, it has aloe in it, so it’s great for soothing the skin.
Step 2 // Skin Polish Face Mask //
I don’t use a face mask every morning, probably only about once a week. This one is lemon scented and smells SO good! It’s an exfoliating mask, so it’s perfect for getting rid of all the dead skin before you put your makeup on.
Step 3 // Skin Therapy Moisturizer //
This is literally the perfect moisturizer if you have dry, flakey skin. It’s so hydrating and leaves your skin feeling amazing! I ALWAYS put this on right before I put on my makeup. I want to make sure my skin is good and moisturized before applying my makeup.
Night Time Routine
My night time routine has a few more steps to it but I feel like this routine has changed my skin so much! My skin use to be so rough and textured but these products have honestly transformed my skin. I use to be the girl that never took her makeup off at night, which is so bad for your skin! Now I always take my makeup off every single night and actually enjoy doing my night time routine, as cheesy as that may sound.
Step 1 // Midnight Oil Face Cleanser //
This is a newer face wash that LimeLife came out with a few months back and I’m obsessed with it. It’s made from Marula Oil, which has so many amazing benefits for your skin! It helps everything from dry skin to acne to aging and leaves your skin feeling so stinking soft.
Step 2 // No. 7 Microdermabrasion Exfoliator //
This is such a good exfoliator. I use it like crazy in the winter time. I try to do it at least 3 times a week. My skin gets so dry in the winter, so this is an important part of my routine. I switch back and forth between this exfoliator and one that LimeLife has but this is the one I’ve been using the most currently.
Step 3 // Charcoal Face Mask //
This mask is SO GOOD! Charcoal has so many amazing benefits for your skin. I just love how this mask makes my skin feel. As soon as I put it on I can feel it instantly cleaning out my pores and this may sound weird, but it gives my skin a cooling feeling. It feels amazing!
So for this step, I actually mix these two face oils together. The Midnight Oil, is a serum that is made of Marula oil (like the face wash I use). So it has the same amazing benefits (anti-aging, helps acne, dry skin, etc). The One Drop Wonder oil literally helps with almost any kind of skin ailment you can think of, it’s crazy! It helps prevent aging and acne, reduces scars, helps with rosacea, dry skin, you name it! It’s made from pure Pomifera oil and has worked wonders on my skin. It’s on the pricer side but worth every penny in my opinion!
Step 5 // Masque of Zen //
Last, but not least, is my acne treatment! This is a mask made from clay and tea tree oil but I use it as a spot treatment for acne. This stuff is magical. I just dab a little bit on my blemishes at night before I go to bed and leave it on all night. When I wake up in the morning and wipe it off, I can almost always tell a difference. The blemishes are always smaller, if not almost completely gone. I always have a jar of this on hand!
Other Products I Use
These are just some other various products that I use and love. Some of them I don’t necessarily use all the time but I still love them and incorporate them into my routine, as needed!
Makeup Wipes // I love these makeup wipes! I really feel like they get all my makeup off when I use them, plus they’re all natural, so that’s amazing!
Jade Roller // I just started using this more recently and I’m loving it! Jade rollers help to drain excess fluid in the face, tone the face and reduce puffiness and inflammation (which is one of the root causes of aging).It also helps to smooth fine lines and prevent sagging and wrinkles. Who wouldn’t want that?!
Elemis Lavender Toner // I started using this probably about 6 months ago or so. I found out about it from a fellow blogger and decided to try it. I honestly don’t use it very consistently but when I do use, I love how it makes my skin look and feel! It helps to smooth out your skin tone and also rebalance your pH levels. When I do use it, i just like to dab a little on a cotton ball and rub it all over my face after I wash it.
So that’s about it, y’all! These are all the products I’m currently using and loving. Let me know if you have any questions about anything or have any ride or die skin care products, I’d love to hear about them!