Beauty

Skincare routine

I have been getting a lot of questions lately on my skincare routine, so I decided to make some stories on my Instagram page and share with my followers my favorite products. You can find them in the “Highlight” section under “Skincare”.

I want to start by saying that it is not necessary to load up on skincare products. If you don’t know what is good for your skin, go to Sephora, Ulta, or any other store that sells them and ask for advice from their specialist. Take samples of things and try them out before you purchase the full-size product and commit to them.

I use most of these products before bedtime after I have taken my makeup off. I feel that a clean canvas will absorb the ingredients better and putting makeup on top of them defeats the purpose.

Cleaning the face

Ever since I discovered the Makeup Eraser cloths, I stopped using makeup wipes. I was never a fan of them anyway. I didn’t feel like they were cleaning the face appropriately and it was such a waste of money and not environmental-friendly. The Makeup Eraser is an antibacterial cloth, made with long and short fibers that wash and exfoliate your skin. There are no chemicals in them. You can use them in sections to remove your makeup, and at the end of the week you just through it in the washer. There is less waste because they’re eco-friendly, last for 3-5 years and save you a TON of money. I have purchased four of these little guys and rotate them throughout the week. Purchase yours here.

A great investment for your skincare game is a mini-fridge. They have become very popular lately. I was skeptical to purchase mine at first, but I am very happy I did. Keeping all the products nice and cold, increases their benefits and makes application on the face even more satisfying. Mine is from Walmart, but there are other options out there such as Teami Blends and Facetory. Do some research and find the one that fits your needs.

Facial Cleansers

My daily makeup routine is pretty simple, but on days when I have had a full face on, I like to use some extra cleanser just to make sure that I get rid of everything. I have been alternating between Dr. Brandt’s pH-balanced yogurt cleanser with chlorophyll ($35.00) and the Farmacy Very Cherry Clean Makeup Meltaway Cleansing Balm ($34.00). Obsessed with these two little guys.

Serums and Moisturizer

The next step of my routine is serums. I don’t normally use all three every night, but I’ll alternate and use only two of them. These are the three most used ones:

Kypris Antioxidant Dew Quench & Glow Serum – $90.00

Kate Somerville Bio-Mimicking Peptides Serum – $98.00

Rodial Soft Focus Glow Booster Drops – $60.00

I like to apply the moisturizer after the serums to lock them in and give the skin the chance of absorbing all the ingredients better. The Jet Lag Mask by Summer Fridays ($25.00 / $48.00) has been my holy grail for over a year now. You can use it as a 15-min mask, overnight mask or even as a makeup primer. I apply it last on my face and go to sleep. It is the only moisturizer I use and I cannot recommend it enough.

Another component of my skincare routine is the “it Cosmetics CC Cream” ($39.50). It is a color-correcting full-coverage cream with anti-aging serum and SPF 50. Who doesn’t love a product that covers imperfections and treats your skin at the same time?

Last, but not least, I want to mention the BEST lip balm out there. The Sugar Lip Caramel Hydrating Balm by Fresh ($18.00) which I have been using for quite a while. This is one of those lip balms that will make your lips soft and delicious while preventing them from getting chapped.

What are the products that you mostly use during your skincare routine? Do you have any tips, tricks, recommendations? I would love to read them in the comments section.

Until next time,

Marjana

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