Thursday, December 5, 2013

Skin care routine!

I'm going to start off by apologizing AGAIN for being so loafty on these posts... I'M SORRY!!!!
I don't buy makeup on the regular because I can't afford to therefore I end up low on post ideas :(
I would also like to say HAPPY DECEMBER!! Christmas is around the corner and I couldn't be any more excited for the holidays!
Seeing as I don't have that many new beauty products at the moment, I decided to share with you guys my skincare routine! I do have acne prone skin which means these products are mainly revolved around getting rid of acne BUT I do know that a few of my friends use some of these products and they have perfect skin so this is for routine is great for all skin types!!

Neutrogena All-in-One Makeup Removing Cleansing Wipes - $8.99 (Walmart CANADA)
After a long day of school, I use one of these wipes to take off all my makeup at night. I've used many different makeup removers before, some liquid and other brands of wipes, but I really feel like this one does the job. I've found that I have difficulty when it comes to removing my mascara but I think that's because I rub my eyes like crazy with these wipes which I SHOULDN'T BE DOING. Not too long ago, I learned to hold the wipe on my eyes and let the product from the wipe break down my eye makeup in order to be able to take it off without scratching my eyes out. I 100% recommend you do this as well with your eye makeup whether you use these wipes or not. But overall I have really grown to love these wipes and I use them every night!

Proactiv Renewing Cleanser
After wiping off all my makeup with my wipes, I'll splash some hot water onto my face and rub my Proactiv renewing cleanser all over my face for 2 MINUTES and then use hot water to wash it off (pat dry with a clean towel). When doing this, it kind of feels like I'm rubbing wet sand on my face (but in a good way), this helps get all the gunk out of my pores in order to keep my skin clean. I read in a Cosmo article today that we should be washing our faces once, and then washing again right away in order to really get into the pores. Click here to see the Cosmo skincare article.

SIDE NOTE: once a week I'll use Proactiv's Deep Cleansing Wash on my face and neck instead of the renewing cleanser. I also use the Revitalising Toner once a week or once every two weeks just because it tends to burn my skin when I use it everyday/too often.

Proactiv Repairing Lotion
I use this product after either one of my cleansers OR after my toner (if I use it). I feel like my skin get's really dry after I wash it with these cleansers so I use the repairing lotion to help my skin feel less tight and dry.

Proactiv Oil Free Moisture with SPF 15
After my repairing lotion, I'll put a thin layer of this moisturiser overtop to make sure my skin isn't too dry. For some reason I get very dry in the area around my mouth so in those cases I'll add Proactiv's Green Tea Moisturiser (it smells sooooo good!) to add even more moisture around there.

Proactiv Refining Mask
Once a week I'll apply this mask all over my face right after either one of my cleansers (preferably the deep cleansing one) and leave it on for 10 minutes in order to let it suck all the gunk out of my pores and heal my acne, helping get rid of it. On the other 6 nights of the week, I like to use it as a spot treatment. I'll dab a little onto any blemishes and leave it on overnight so that it can really work to get rid of it. ps, I LOVE this product, works really well!

Neutrogena Healthy Skin Eye Cream - $11.99
This is my last product for my skin care routine. I take a tiny tiny dot onto my ring finger and I lightly smudge that around on/under my eye bags. This is supposed to help reduce the appearance of fine lines around the eye around and keep it looking fresh!!

SIDE NOTE 2: I find myself waking up too late in the morning (I can't get out of bed...ever), so what I'll do is quickly wash my face with my renewing cleanser, add my oil free moisturiser and then put Burt's Bees Anti-Blemish Solutions Spot Treatment on any blemishes on my face. (Yes, I have talked about this product before.) Afterwards I'll start applying my makeup!
Also, if my eyes seem puffy, I'll roll on Clinique's All About Eyes Serum to help de-puff them.

That is all for now and hopefully I'll find time to make another post before Christmas rolls around but if this doesn't happen, MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ALL YOU LOVELIES <3

*don't forget to comment about your skincare routine and whether you like proactive products or not!!