My Skincare Routine
Let me be clear that in the past I have not really been into "beauty" stuff- you know skincare, makeup, hair, etc. That is more of Allison's territory as evidenced here and here. To compound matters, I have always been a lover of the sun and not so much of the sunscreen. I mean everyone looks better with with a tan right?
Clarisonic Brush and Gentle Hydro Cleanser: The first item I swear by is the Clarisonic brush. Clarisonic gently but effectively removes 2x more of the days yuckiness than just using your hands. I had been recommended this by several facialists before doing some research of my own and deciding to commit. I have been using this brush and cleanser for a couple of years now and can't go without. I use it morning and night and take it with me when I travel. It totally keeps my skin clear without scrubbing it into a red oblivion. Of all the products listed below, this is the one I would take on a deserted island. Well okay maybe not because it has to charge, but if the deserted island had power, it'd be there.
Kate Somerville HydraKate Line Release Face Serum: My mom clued me into this lovely product after being recommended it by a friend. In a moment of despair after seeing some of my first hi-res photos, I asked for it for my birthday. I've been using it for a few weeks now and am actually shocked at how nice my skin looks sans makeup. I mean I'm still not Rosie Huntington-Whiteley but all in due time.
Lancome High Resolution Anti-Wrinkle Cream: I came across this same once I moved into my new apartment. I'd had it for some time hidden in some corner of my medicine cabinet so was excited when it reintroduced itself to me when I moved. I just dab a little but around my eyes after I've applied all my other spackle.
Lancome Absolue Replenishing Cream: This is another sample that reintroduced itself to me once I moved. It's SF15 so I use it in the mornings if I know I am going to be out and about in the sun. I know you are supposed to wear sunscreen everyday but lets face it, I'm simple not there yet. Baby steps.
Clinique Moisture Surge Intense: This bad boy literally saved my life this winter. My skin was dry so dry that I thought I was doomed forever until one day I discovered this little gem. Its wonderfully hydrating but since its very thick I prefer to wear it at night only. I wake up with wonderful skin and am happy to start the day!
In Fiore Pur Face Concentrate: The spa that I go to for facials recommended this for me a couple of years ago and I have been a devout user ever since. My skin is very sensitive but also combination so finding just a simple moisturizer to deal with that was a pain. But this concentrate is light but moisturizing and doesn't irritate my skin. Although I mentioned above that I needed some extra help this winter, I still used it during the day. Love this stuff.
So ya, thats my routine to fight time. Its working pretty well since I cranked it up a notch so I'm hoping I can delay the injections for a few more years ;) What about you all? What do you all use to stay youthful?