I really admire women withe beautiful skin who consistently follow a 12-step night time beauty routine. I am not one of those women. I’m barely able to remember to wash my makeup off each night (I KNOW!) and so ease and speed are crucial factors in my daily beauty routine.
Today I’m talking about the 3 step routine I use every night that keeps my skin looking hydrated and glowing.
Step 1: Exfoliate. I’ve mentioned this before, but I wear sunblock every single day. And while that's great to protect my skin, unfortunately physical sunblock (zinc oxide) has a tendency to clog pores. So I start off my daily routine with exfoliation. I alternate between two different exfoliators that I really enjoy - Kate Somerville’s ExfoliKate Daily Cleanser and REVEAL Exfoliating Cleanser by freerange skincare.
Step 2: Cleanse. I’m a huge fan of oil based cleansers, mainly because they’re they only thing that are really efficient at removing stubborn eye makeup with minimal chemicals. My current favorite Everyday Oil is 100% organic and natural. It’s a multi-purpose product and I’ve used it on my body, and even on the ends of my hair when they look super dry. This is a great option for minimalists who are looking to cut down on beauty products.
I use an organic bamboo washcloth soaked in hot water to wipe off my face and then throw it in my regular laundry for an environmentally friendly, reusable makeup removing solution!
Step 3: Moisturize. I know that serum + moisturizer is all the rage, but that is just one step too far. Which is why I’m a huge fan of Swell Skin’s Hydrate and Radiate Moisture Retention Serum. It’s more of an emulsified serum, so I don’t feel the need to add another step, and my skin looks plump and hydrated. I’ve tried Swell Skin’s entire line of products over the past few years, but the Hydrate + Radiate serum is by far my favorite. I received so many comments about my “glowing skin” all winter, and honestly, this product was a major factor in my skin health.
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Step 4: Go to bed
This whole routine takes about 3 minutes to complete from start to finish - easy, hassle-free, and highly effective. What more can you ask for?!
What’s your beauty routine? Are you a 12-stepper or a “lazy girl” or somewhere in between?
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