Happy Fashion & Beauty Friday!
One thing I have learned since I started my skincare journey is that finding the right products for the climate you’re in, is extremely important. That could be obvious to many but for some reason when I relocated to Los Angeles from the SF/Bay area, changing products was not something I thought of. I was shocked at
how dry my skin was and eventually collected some recommendations on cleansers and moisturizers.
I have been using both products for 5 months now and I have no complaints. The cleanser is perfect for my lifestyle as I work out daily and also wear make up…..
...Wait, let me clarify, I do not wear makeup while I workout. Wearing makeup while working out is a big no no. When you sweat, your pores open and if you’re wearing makeup while your pores are open, the ingredients seep into your skin and create acne. I like to workout first thing in the morning. I wake up, meditate, brush my teeth, shower, head to my workout, come back, shower, head to my vanity mirror, apply my skin care products and then make up.
Here are the steps:
The Daily Skincare Steps - after workout/shower:
My Skincare Regiment :
Step 1: I like to wash my face in the shower and use The Facial Cleanser to get rid of all the
sweat and dirt from my workout or just anything that built up over night while I was sleeping.
If I am in more of a moist climate, I tend to use the Dudu- Osun Soap. With this soap, I never get pimples and acnes scars fade as well!
Step 2: Then I wash the Cleanser off and pat my face dry with a towel
Step 3: I walk over to my vanity mirror and I am adding this detail because I think everyone should have a vanity mirror to not only apply makeup and skincare products but also to show yourself some love!
Step 4: I then apply my serums : C-quench serum , Hyaluronic acid boosting serum , Pigment Gel HQ Free , Vitamin B3 Brightening Serum all over my face and Apply my Ordinary Caffeine Solution from Ulta under my eyes to help reduce the appearance of puffiness and dark circles
Step 5: I conclude my skincare routine with a few dabs of the Ultra Repair Cream
Step 6: I make some tea while I let the cream and serums marinate in my skin
Step 7: Once my tea is done, I grab my tea and come back to my vanity mirror to apply my make
No Makeup Photo of me. Just clean and Clear skin! (don't worry, I am smiling on the inside :))
I hope you enjoyed and learned about some new products or found that this post affirmed some of the habits and practices you already have!