The first thing my mom did when she found out I started wearing makeup was tell me how to take it off! She worried so much that my fresh face would be ruined, she spent more money on my skin care than the makeup itself.
I’m always on the lookout for new products to add to my skin care regimen but these are my all-time favorite products I can’t live without.
(In order of my routine)
Neutragena makeup wipes– I have not lived without my little blue box since I was 16! Seriously these things are a life saver. It takes off everything including your thick foundation and waterproof eye make up. I love using these first to make sure I get all of my make up off before I start cleansing my face. You will be surprised how much make up is left on your face with just using cleanser to take it off. I have one by my sink and one by my bed for those nights you just can’t seem to be bothered ( just don’t make a habit of it) Walgreens or CVS
(Not Pictured Because I love it so much I’m out) Soy Face Cleanser by Fresh- It’s so gentle and soft and you can even wipe your eyes with it! I don’t like using cleansers that are so strong because it irritates my skin. Gentle enough for people with sensitive skin but still cleans properly for people with normal skin types. Sephora & Neimans
La Mer the treatment lotion- After cleansing, I sprinkle a few drops onto my fingertips and dap this lightly on my face. It preps your skin for your toner and moisturizer so I leave this on for about 5 min before applying toner.
La Mer the tonic- I took a makeup course when I was 16 and my teacher said ” If you don’t remember anything, remember this… always cleanse, tone and moisturize” There are so many great toners out there. A less expensive option is the Neutragena alcohol-free toner. LaMer.com & Neiman Marcus
Origins Super Spot Remover- Got a pimple? this little bottle does wonders! Use a q-tip and dap a drop on the area before bedtime. Wake up and voila it’s reduced in size! Origins & Macy’s
La Mer moisturizing lotion- The big mistake people make when purchasing lotions for their face is that they don’t get the proper one for their skin type. I need moisture but I don’t need a thick cream just yet. This lotion is the perfect consistency for normal to dry skin types. My boyfriend has more oily skin so he uses the oil absorbing lotion and he loves it. For the summer, I’ll use the oil absorbing lotion on my forehead and t-zone and then the regular for everywhere else 🙂 Lamer.com & Neiman Marcus
Fresh youth preserve face cream- This is my other favorite face cream that is less expensive and still has those anti-aging properties (You can tell because the bottle is empty haha ) Sephora & Neiman Marcus
Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Moistuizer Sunscreen- The worst thing you can do for your face is let it get damaged by the sun like a piece of a leather! Always always protect your skin! I like this one because it is lightweight and not greasy. It also comes in a big size so it will last you awhile. Kiehls.com
La Mer illuminating eye gel- This eye cream is like a cup of a Jo for you eyes ( even though I don’t drink caffeine). Apply this every morning when you wake up and kiss your sleepiness good bye.
Clarisonic Mia- Oh my Mia! How much I love you so! This really digs dip in your pores to give your skin a good cleaning and light exfoliation. I use it 1-3 times a week because I don’t won’t to over exfoliate my skin and strip my natural oils 🙂
I always grab a sample before I buy anything! And especially before I try a new skin line. Avoid just buying the most “best” expensive creams because they might not be for your skin type. Ask the ladies in the department they always love helping me out! You just never know what will work for your skin and your routine. Head over to your local Sephora and La Mer counter to try!
What are some of your favorite skin care products? 🙂