A couple of night’s ago on Snapchat, I shared my nightly beauty routine. One of our fabulous brides asked me to share in a post, so friends, your wish is my command! (PS if you’re not following on Snapchat, yet, you have to change that: LBFEvents)
Step 1: I use this mild cleanser in the morning. I have fairly sensitive skin that is dry, and find that this is mild enough that I don’t get irritated. I prefer the bar over the wash as I love to get a great lather going which I find doesn’t happen with the liquid wash.
Step 2: Moisturize. This was my go-to moisturizer for some time, and I’ll probably go back to it. Currently, I’m using Aveeno which is much more budget friendly, but I really hate how strong it smells. I loved the Philosophy moisturizer, and it has SPF 30 in it which is crucial for my fair skin. Make sure you always wear moisturizer with SPF!
Step 3: I like to add this when I’m done. I received a free sample from Sephora, and really like it. A little goes a long way, so I’ve had the same sample tube for about 3 months.
Depending on the day, I’ll put on makeup after this, but typically, I don’t wear makeup every day.
On to the night time routine! If I’m wearing makeup, I like to take it off with a little bit of coconut oil. I’ve tried so many different products in the past, but this is really my favorite. I personally don’t like putting anything near my eyes that has chemicals, so this natural remedy is a lifesaver.
Step 1: This step is pretty similar to what I do in the morning except a few times a week I’ll use my clarisonic.
Step 2: I use a retinoid. The one in the collage above has great reviews, but I have not personally used it. The one I use is actually prescribed to me from my dermatologist. I use no more than a pea size amount on my face and neck. Using it on your neck is so important since that skin is super thin! Please note: if you are pregnant or trying to get pregnant, these are considered a no-go.
Step 4: I end with this eye cream. My dermatologist suggested it. I haven’t noticed the most drastic results, and it’s pretty pricey. It’s very likely I’ll switch this up when I’m done with it. I will say that it has fabulous reviews, so I might just be a little picky. 😉
I hope this helps you! I know it might seem like quite a few steps, but not having to wear makeup every day to “hide” my skin makes such a difference in my confidence. Additionally, nothing will change what a lot of water, gym session and eating healthy can do for your skin. These are all critical to great skin as well.
What are your favorite skin care tips and tricks? Leave in the comments below.
PS What do you like to read about? This post was totally inspired from a bride who asked, so we’d love to hear from you!
PPS I’m in no way a doctor, so please take everything with a grain of salt. Consult your doctor for major medical changes.