Great skin is smooth, even toned, and dewy. To get those results, you need an effective daily skincare routine in place.
My journey to flawless skin is an evolving process. People ask me often what products I use so I thought I would share my current routine and products with you.
Everyone’s skin type and concerns are different and I know that I probably put a lot of products on my skin (I am a total product junkie), but I am really loving my current results from my nightly routine and I hope you will too.
Nightly Skincare Routine – Simple Steps to a Flawless Face:
- To deep clean and improve skin texture and prepare for product absorption, I use Ulta’s Dual Action Cleansing System (I bought this instead of the Clarisonic cleansing system to save some money and I LOVE it–highly recommend it). This little gadget really minimizes pores and helps to improve so many other skin concerns.
- You want to use a gentle face wash/cleanser with the cleansing system. You can use any product you like as long as it is gentle (you do not want to use an exfoliating face product with the cleansing system because it will be too harsh when paired together). I am currently using Soap & Glory’s Peaches and Clean 4-in-1 wash off deep cleansing milk.
- I wash off the extra product from my face by using an extra gentle cleansing sponge (the cleansing system tends to get messy and the face sponge really comes in handy).
Now it’s time for the fun stuff… Skincare products! My new favorite line for face care is Kiehl’s!
- Once my face is squeaky clean, I apply two products together.
First I add Kiehl’s Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate to my face
Second, directly after I apply the above concentrate, I apply Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate
When I pair these two products together, I achieve amazing results! It feels great on my skin and the next morning my face always looks flawless!
And there you have it, my flawless skincare routine. Just stick with it and the results will be well worth the extra five minutes each day.
Your beauty addict,
I love argan oil, especially from Josie Maran, because it is such a multitasking beauty product. Josie Maran recently came out with a cream version of her beloved argan oil (well ‘creamy oil’) which gives you more control over application than an oil provides. I tried this creamy oil after I gave myself a facial and it made my face softer, smoother, healthy looking and it quickly absorbed into my skin. I just love how hydrating this is without being oil. It is perfect to use on your entire body – you can apply this cream oil to the ends of your hair, lips, dry spots, face, hands, feet, cuticles and even under your eyes. Even though it is creamy oil, I still think it is too greasy to use before applying makeup. If you want to put it on your face, I suggest using it at night as a treatment (unless you have extremely dry, flaky skin) and you will wake up glowing. This has a soft tangerine scent that’s very light and it doesn’t seem to irritate my skin at all or clog my pores.
The best part… You can get a FREE deluxe mini of Josie Maran Argan Infinity Intensive Creamy Oil online from Sephora (while supplies last) with any $25 or more purchase (just add online code INFINITY)! It comes in a cute pink box and it’s .5fl. oz. which is a great size to test out the product. Sephora is the best!
What it is:
An innovative 99%-natural creamy oil with an infinite number of uses such as hydrating skin, conditioning lips, and illuminating complexion.
What it does:
One creamy oil, infinite possibilities. This makeup-artist must-have delivers all the moisturizing benefits of argan oil in a portable, non-greasy, creamy oil form. The innovative formula starts as a cream and melts into an oil, making your complexion more luminous while tightening facial contours and preventing inflammation. Use it to hydrate and gently soothe under eyes, smooth flyaways, keep eyebrows in place, and condition lips. Mix it with powder blush or eye shadow to instantly transform it into a cream.
Use Argan Infinity Cream to:
-Deeply moisturize dry areas of the face.
-Soothe irritated skin caused by rosacea, wind, or sunburn.
-Soften elbows, heels, and other rough patches.
-Keep stray eyebrows in place.
-Moisturize at night.
-Prevent razor burn and irritation.
-Prevent skin dehydration during airline travel.
-Apply as a lip conditioner before lipstick.
-Apply over lip stain for a silky finish.
-Lightly dab on eyelids before applying eye shadow.
-Apply before or after using cheek stain to improve blendability.
-Transform powder eye shadow or pigment into a cream by mixing with Infinity Cream.
-Mix with a powder luminizer to create a light, shimmery lip balm.
-Use as a subtle face highlighter to illuminate cheekbones, lips, and brow bones.
-Mix with a powder blush to create a silky cream blush or colored lip balm.
-Hydrate and plump dry, swollen under eyes.
-Apply to fingertips and toes to hydrate and soften cuticles.
-Quench skin post-sunburn.
Where to buy: Sephora, QVC, and online from Josie Maran
Price: $28 (for a 2.2 oz)
I really like the way my skin feels when using this product and I think everyone can find a use for this extremely multitasking tube of creamy oil and as Josie Maran put it “One creamy oil, infinite possibilities”.
How will you use it?
When it comes to makeup, I am a huge fan of bronzers! Generally, I like an all matte face and bronzer, but I do have one favorite exception; Tantalizer Baked Bronzer by LORAC. And I highly recommend getting this amazing bronzer in the mini version for only $7 as this will last you a long, long time.
I really can’t say enough good things about this bronzer. It provides a gorgeous sun-kissed glow all day and it never looks orange or muddy. You only need a tiny amount whether you want a subtle perk up or a glamorous glowing look. This bronzer does not have sparkles in it, but it is definitely not matte as it has a sheen/shimmer to it which gives a gorgeous luminous look when applied. You can use this as a highlighter or all over your face. AGAIN, you only need a little bit to get the perfect glow, too much of this product could make you look shiny or fake (a big no-no!). Even if you already wear a matte bronzer, you can add a tiny swipe of this gorgeous sheen and you will be amazed at how flawless your face looks. Just apply a small amount before you add your blush. You will not be disappointed.
What it is:
A bronzing powder for the face and body. (I use it on my face only)
What it does:
Tantalize and mesmerize with LORAC’s TANtalizer® Baked Bronzer. Swirling sun-kissed shades deliver red carpet radiance in an instant. Baked on terra-cotta, this silky smooth, luminous bronzing powder keeps you looking bronze and beautiful long after the sun has set and the cameras have gone. I really can’t say enough good things about this bronzer. It provides gorgeous glow on my skin that lasts all day and never looks orange or muddy. You only need a tiny amount to achieve a flawless
What it is formulated WITHOUT:
– Synthetic Fragrances
– Synthetic Dyes
What else you need to know:
Extend the summer with this all-in-one compact which contains bronzer in the top compartment and a brush and mirror in the lower compartment.
You can buy the mini LORAC’s TANtalizer® Baked Bronzer from Ulta or Ulta.com for only $7 and it’s perfect for get up and go tanning!
Enjoy your new flawless, glowing, and sun-kissed look!