Skin care is one of the most important parts of self care, in my opinion, and my skin care routine reflects that. As well as the immediate benefits, a small investment in time now will pay off great dividends in the future. I keep my skincare routine relatively quick and simple. I don't use a lot of products, but I've picked products that will give me the biggest bang for my buck.
Daily Evening Beauty Routine
Daily Morning Beauty Routine
The most important thing in any morning routine is protection. Your skin needs to be protected from the sun's damaging rays (all year round) and from free radicals. I give my skin a light clean in the morning, currently with Chanel Eau Douceur
cleansing water on a cotton pad. This is more to freshen up my face, rather than any deep clean, since I have my face a double cleanse the night before. Next on is Ultraceuticals Ultra C10
serum, a powerful antioxidant to help prevent free radical damage, followed by Chanel Le Jour
serum, which contains salicylic acid, a gentle daily exfoliant. Lastly, I gently pat on Clarins White Plus Brightening Emulsion
(SPF 20). Over the winter months, this is enough SPF for me, since my makeup is at least SPF 20 as well, but come spring and summer, I will also use a separate SPF 50 sunscreen, currently La Roche Posay Anthelios XL
Weekly Beauty Routine
Now that I've written it all down, it seems like a lot! It actually is a super quick routine that I have down pat and both day and night routines take only a few minutes each.