12.20.2012

Keepin' It Real About My Skincare Routine

I'm just going to be honest- I don't wash my face every night before I go to bed. Go ahead....judge me.

But honestly, after running a business and taking care of two children (along with being the best wife in the world, obvi), the last thing I want to do is wash my face at night. I know, I know, it only takes an extra couple of minutes, but seriously....I'd rather spend those extra couple of minutes in bed. Sleep is a hot commodity these days, folks. I take as much as I can get.

Don't cringe too much though, because although I don't always wash my face at night, I do have these that I swear by...

 
 These are equivalent to Neutrogena Makeup Remover Towelettes. They work great too, but Up & Up is obviously a money saver.
 
 
In the morning though, this is my skincare routine. I usually don't deviate from it at all:
 
 
 
I don't exfoliate every day- I do it every other day or every two days, simply because exfoliating every day can be harsh for your skin, so be careful (especially if you have sensitive skin). Whats great about Bare Minerals is that beacuse it is a water-activated powder cleanser it isn't super abrasive on your skin.
 
 
Next I use this...
 
 
 
Two pumps is all I use for this. It lasts a long time because you don't need a lot. It doesn't have a scent to it, which I love. I personally can't stand using a ton of products that are overly scented. Simple, clean, pure. Its also gentle enough to remove makeup too so I don't hesitate to rub it directly on my eyelids and around my eyes.
 
 
Then I follow up with this...
                                         
 
 
Just like the cleanser, this doesn't have a scent to it and it absorbs quickly. Two pumps is all I use for this so it lasts quite some time, just like the cleanser!
 
 
Finally, I use this primer before I apply my makeup. I have confessed my love for primer before. Its a must.
 
 
 
So there you have it! Although I don't do this whole routing day and night, I do it every morning. Bare Minerals can be more expensive than your basic drug store brands but honestly, its good quality and it lasts. Plus, its not harsh on your skin so its good for all types of skin!
 

 

 

 


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