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My skincare routine!

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.

AM Routine

  1. Facial cleanser
  2. Phloratin CF
  3. Lumivive day
  4. HA5
  1. Elta elements
  • Facial Cleanser

  • 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!

    Phloratin CF

    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

    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!

    HA5

    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!

    PM routine

    1. AHA/BHA Exfoliating cleanser
    1. Lumivive night
    1. HA5
    1. Retin-A
      Daily moisture
  • AHA/BHA Exfoliating Cleanser

  • My favorite cleanser! I use this exfoliating cleanser from SkinMedica at night and It. Is. Amazing. It helps slough off dead skin that builds up causing a rougher skin texture and helps brightens your skin. The exfoliation come from a blend of AHA/BHA (alpha hydroxy acid and beta hydroxy acid) as well as jojoba beads. These beads dissolve as you massage so that it doesn’t over exfoliate or isn’t too harsh on your skin. This cleanser is great for those with oily skin. If you’re dry it’s better to only use this maybe 2-3 times a week.
  • Lumivive night

  • Same as above for protecting your skin against blue light. The night serum helps repair/restore the skin for a healthier glow.
  • HA5

  • Again. Because it’s ah-mazing
  • Retin-A

  • (Not pictured) Something everyone should be on. This is a Vitamin A topical that helps speed up cellular turnover. As we age our dead skin doesn’t regenerate or slough off as quickly causing rougher texture and breakout. Retin-A is also proven that over time it helps build collagen. It helps with dark spots and pre-cancers too! Everyone needs this!
  • Daily moisture

  • During the winter I need a little more than HA5 since my skin is more dry. I actually mix this moisturizer with my Retin-A. This moisturizer helps minimize pores and has pretty reflectiveness that brightens the skin!
  • So if live in Birmingham you can get all these products from Dermatologist of Birmingham! I worked there for a little over two years! They’re amazing! Also, if you have any medical or cosmetic needs Dr. Northington, Dr. Bourgeois and Dr. Henderson are great! They will take great care of you. If you’re not local you can still get any SkinMedica products. Go to Dermatologistsofbirmingham.com and go to their allergan store and you can purchase any SkinMedica products through there. They’ll give you free 2 day shipping and most of the time they’ll send you a small gift with each purchase! There’s a reward program with Brilliant Distinctions and this reward program is amazing. It actually rewards you. A lot. You can use your points through the allergan store.
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  • Ok, this may be my longest post I’ve written so far and it was just my skincare routine! Anyway, this is what I do daily and it works for me! If you have a different skin type and would like for me to help you with a routine comment below! I would love to help!


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