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My Intense Skin Care Routine

A couple towels are set out next to a sink for a morning or night skin care routine.

Having a customized skin care routine is essential to your health. The first signs of aging is in your skin! If you take care of your skin, your skin will take care of you. Not only is it good for your health, but your makeup will lay on better and smoother. I am very VERY passionate about skin care. So I am going to share my crazy routine to give you a little inside look!

I am fortunate enough to have a normal skin type. I don’t get oily and I do not get too dry. I have a very happy medium. But I feel that that is because I have an amazing skin care routine that helps balance my skin and really helps my trouble spots when I get stressed or have flare ups. I have a morning routine and a night routine that is full with a few different products. I will also talk about when I exfoliate and when I put on a mask. On top of all that I am going to show you the order in which I do everything so that all my products work properly.

I just want to put this out there that this post and these products listed below are NOT sponsored; this routine is truly what I use everyday! I also want you to know I am NOT an esthetician. These products were recommended to me by my esthetician and they really work for my skin needs. Your skin needs may be different than mine; please go to an esthetician to be pointed in the right direction.

MY MORNING ROUTINE

Cleanse

Product: Pierre F ProBiotic Moisturizing Foaming Cleanser OR Kate Somerville Exfolikate Cleanser (this is only when I exfoliate)

Every morning I start off with cleansing the skin. It wakes me up and makes me feel ready for the day. I use a different cleanser when I exfoliate because I found that they work better when used together and I like to change up my routine a little.

Tone

Product: Circadia Licorice & Bearberry Brightening Mist

This is my most favorite toner EVER. It balances the pH of my skin, and I really do see a difference with my skin being brighter and glowy throughout the day.

Serums

Products: IN ORDER.. Circadia Vitamin C Serum THEN Code of Harmony Virgin Skin Youth Serum 

I strongly feel like everyone should have a vitamin C serum in their skin care routine. It hydrates, brightens, and evens out your skin tone. I mean who doesn’t want that??

I love this CBD serum because it helps with aging and prevents acne also!

Moisturizer 

Product: Pierre F ProBiotic Daily Moisturizer

This is so lightweight and it feels super refreshing. I cannot say enough good things about this product!

Sunscreen

Product: Circadia Light Day Broad Spectrum SPF 37

I wear sunscreen EVERY DAY!! Yes you heard that right! If I’m going outside for any period of time I will have it on. Even in the winter!! I have seen a true difference in my skin health and less sun spots since I started wearing it regularly. It’s essential. Just wear it okay. 

TOTAL TIME: 5-8 minutes 

After this routine I put on my makeup for the day!

MY NIGHT ROUTINE

Take Off Makeup

Products: Neutrogena Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes (blue pack)

These makeup wipes are a STAPLE in my makeup kit. Even if I do not wear makeup that day I still use these wipes to wipe off any dirt or extra oil. It isn’t harsh and it feels so soft to the touch! I will never use a different makeup wipe!!

Cleanse

Products: Pierre F ProBiotic Moisturizing Foaming Cleanser AND OzNaturals Ocean Mineral Facial Cleanser

At night I double cleanse to make sure all the dirt and makeup is gone from my face. I feel super clean after this step!

Tone

Product: Circadia Licorice & Bearberry Brightening Mist

Same as morning routine!

Serums

Products: IN ORDER.. Circadia MeriStem Serum THEN Code of Harmony Virgin Skin Youth Serum

This serum enhances skin vitality. It feels very smooth when I put it on my face.

Moisturizer

Products: Circadia Night Time Repair & OzNaturals Super Youth Retinol Moisturizer

I love these products because they are made for night routines only. 

Wrinkle Cream

Product: Circadia Myo-cyte Plus Anti Wrinkle Serum

I put this only where wrinkles would show up. Smile lines, ends of eyes, and my forehead. Very very little bit for each area!

Spot Treatment (only if I have a pimple)

Product: Circadia Stop Spot

I only put this on the pimple itself and leave it on overnight.

TOTAL TIME: 10-13 minutes

EXTRAS

Exfoliate

Products: Kate Somerville Exfolikate OR Pierre F Probiotic Exfoliating Cleanser

I exfoliate every Wednesday night. I only exfoliate once a week. I do it on a certain day just to keep a routine and to keep my life together! If I didn’t do it on a certain day, I wouldn’t stick to it.

When I exfoliate I do it after I tone, then after I exfoliate, I tone again and continue with my routine.

I only use my Exfoilkate once a month (usually the first Wednesday of the month). It is a very intense exfoliating treatment. It makes my skin tingle and I love how bright and smooth my skin is after I use it. I use my Pierre F because it is very gentle yet it gets the job done.

Masks

When I mask, I do it after I tone, then after I mask, I tone again and continue with my routine. I put on a mask twice a week or when I have had a really long and stressful day.

Here are some of the masks I currently have:

Pierre F Probiotic Clarifying Mineral Mask 

Pierre F Probiotic Pore Clarifying Mask 

Esthemax Diamond Glow Boost Hydrojelly Mask

Kiehl’s Avocado Nourishing Hydration Mask

Sheet Masks

When I use my sheet masks, I use them on the go or when I don’t have time to do a full mask. I have 10 different ones on hand. They are cheap, quick, and easy! I like to get mine at Ulta or Sephora.

Bonus Tips

  • Every season I change my serums and moisturizer to match the weather. 
  • I pull my serums and moisturizers down to my neck and chest since those areas need attention too. 

Summary

Having a good skin care routine will help you age slower, feel good, and essentially have a better makeup application. I love my skin and I feel very confident in my skin as well. If I do not feel like wearing makeup for the day I am never self conscious, and I owe that to my skin care routine and my esthetician. I have both a morning and night routine and set days for exfoliating and masking. It looks like a lot, but when I do it, it doesn’t take that long. Remember, a flawless makeup application starts with flawless skin.


Go to your local esthetician to find out the products that you need for your skin. If you are local to the Hampton Roads area, I would be happy to recommend you my favorite estheticians. Please email support@ittybittyboutiquee.com for your recommendations.

xoxo,
Katlyn



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