My skincare routine!
What I’m writing about today is skincare. I’ve been in the aesthetic business for almost 5 years now and I love it! I jumped into aesthetician school right after high school and it has given me amazing opportunities to work with some amazing doctors and staff. During school I had some pretty bad skincare habits! I never washed my face before bed, I never wore sunscreen and a skincare routine? What was that? Yet, I was in school to do this for a living.
Fast forward 5 years. Now, I love my skincare routine. I HAVE to wash my face before bed and praise the Lord for spray tans! I wear my sunscreen now and don’t worry about frying my skin in the sun! I’ve come a long way! I’ll show you what my routine looks like now.
- Facial cleanser
- Phloratin CF
- Lumivive day
- Elta elements
I cleanse with SkinMedica facial cleanser to help remove any bacterial that can build up over night or comes from your pillow case. This is a mild gel cleanser that cleans so well! I love it!
Next (not pictured) Phloratin CF is an antioxidant by SkinCeuticals. It help protect and correct sun damage. This helps fight against free radicals. Free radicals are what causes accelerated aging like sun damage, fine lines, even pre cancers. Do your skin a favor and use an antioxidant!
Lumivive is a new day/night serum by SkinMedica. The day serum helps protect your skin from blue light. Blue light comes from our phones, TV, computers even LED and fluorescent lighting. Again, like UV rays, blue light is damaging our skin. Lumivive also helps brighten your skin. I’ve been using it for almost a month and I’m really liking it!
Y’all. This. I wish I could bathe in HA5. I’ve been using this product for almost two years and I don’t go anywhere without it. This is a moisturizer but more water based for hydration. Everyone with oily skin needs this product. It helps control my oil so I’m not a shiny mess at the end of the day. Even those with dry skin, you can use this product then layer your moisturizer on top and the HA5 will actually pull your moisturizer in deeper for better hydration! Run, don’t walk and get some for yourself!
Elta UV Elements
This sunscreen does it all. It has great UV protection with spf 44. It’s a strictly physical sunscreen that has niacinamide to help reduce redness and even skin tone. It has hyaluronic acid to hydrate your skin. It come in a universal tint but you can also get it non-tinted. The non-tinted one is called replenish. My all time favorite sunscreen. And it looks completely normal under makeup!
This routine takes me about 2 minutes in the morning. It helps my skin so much. I still struggle with the random breakout here and there but overall my skin has adjusted to a routine and looks so much better than it used to!
- AHA/BHA Exfoliating cleanser
- Lumivive night
- Daily moisture