Daily Skin Care Routine

Everyone has their own skincare routines that work for them and this is mine.  The products I use work really well for me.  I’ve been using it for about a year now and have gone through containers of each product.  I do like to try new products every so often but when something works well for me, I try not to change it too often in case of breakouts.  So here’s my day to night skincare routine.

My skin is combination oily skin.  I have really oily t-zones and really dry cheeks.  I have acne prone skin.

Day Time

Biore Combination Skin Balancing Cleanser I rinse my face with warm water and apply this all over my face with my hands.  Then i rinse with cold water to close my pores.  I love this cleanser because it balances the oils of my skin.  I notice my face feeling a lot less oily and a lot more glowy.

Tea Tree Skin Clearing Toner With a cotton pad, I apply this all over my face to get rid of any excess dirt from my face.  The powders in the toner also help to mattify my skin.  This toner makes my skin feeling clean without over drying.

Tea Tree Blemish Gel I apply this directly to any blemishes that i have on my face.  This product has worked wonders on days when I have a new friend follow me around on my face.  I apply this before moisturizer and it helps to dry my acne throughout the day.  I usually notice it getting smaller by the end of the day.

Vitamin C Energizing Face Spray I spray this on after cleansing my face to give it a healthy looking glow.  Vitamin C improves elasticity in the face and encourages collagen production.  This spray has a nice citrus scent and it is very refreshing to the face.  You can also use this to apply on top of makeup throughout the day to keep your face feeling fresh and renewed.

Clinque Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel This is the first moisturizer that I apply on my face.  I feel like this product is like a base for all of the other products that I will be putting on my face.  This moisturizer helps to balance the oils on my face and the gel formula is made specifically for oily skin.  I don’t know if it’s just me but ever since I started using this, my skin has felt a lot less oily.

Clean and Clear Dual Action Moisturizer  I apply this moisturizer to my face to help control blemishes throughout the day.  The salicylic acid helps to clear my pores and reduce any blemishes.  I have been using this for many years since high school and it hasn’t failed me yet.  I stopped using this for about six months and I totally regretted it because my pores were noticeably larger and a lot dirtier.  If I had to choose one product to continue using, it would be this product.

Tea Tree Skin Clearing Lotion I apply this right after my Clinique moisturizing gel.  I have already gone through three bottles of this. I love the way it feels on my face and how it’s not too heavy on my face for a day time application.  This product also has shine control and antibacterial action.  I like to switch off between this lotion and my clean and clear because when i only used the tea tree lotion, i noticed that my pores were still getting significantly larger.  The salicylic acid in the clean and clear help to clean deep down into my pore.

Shiseido Ultimate Sun Protection Lotion  Sunscreen is a most for a girl who lives in lost angeles. It is sunny practically all year round. Sun protection is crucial to help skin be protected from harmful UV rays.  This is the last product that I would use before applying my makeup.

Night Time

Bioderma Sebium H2O Solution Purifying Non-Rinse Cleanser for Combination or Oily Skin  With a cotton pad, I apply the product onto the pad and use on side of it to remove my eye makeup.  Then I will use the other side to remove any foundation from my face.  After, I will use another pad and apply more product to my face to take off any excess dirt and makeup.  I love this product because on days when I am lazy, I can just use this product to cleanse my face.  Although this product is pretty pricey, I am glad I made the rash decision to purchase it.  

Lush 9-5 Cleansing Lotion I use this product in the shower with my Clarisonic Mia.  Then i will use a damp towel to pat my face dry without having removed all of the product from my face. This product is actually a no rinse cleanser.  It helps to clear your face of makeup and dirt.  The main ingredient is dove orchid.  It is similar to the Bioderma but I prefer to use this with my Clarisonic to help soften my skin.

Clarisonic Mia I use this in the shower every night to deep cleanse my face with the Lush 9-5 cleansing lotion.  It helps to remove any dirt and impurities left in my face.  I also like to use this just to exfoliate my skin.  Ever since i started using this, it has dramatically improved the feel and look of my skin.  My skin is more glowing and less dull.  The product is definitely a great investment to my daily routine.

Lush Ocean Salt Cleanser  Every other day I would like to apply this scrub to my face.  I apply this scrub in the shower to avoid any mess on my sink.  The ingredients in this product help to clear my pores, blackheads, and blemishes.  The minerals help to soften my skin as it washes away dirt and blockages.

Tea Tree Skin Clearing Toner The toner gets applied twice a day to achieve better results for my skin.  Especially during the day, there is a lot of dirt and makeup buildup on my face. The toner helps to eliminate any excess dirt and oil that did not leave the face with my cleanser.

Tea Tree Blemish Gel I like to apply this twice a day to try to get rid of my acne as quickly as possible. Normally, the next day after having applied this, my acne would be significantly smaller and practically gone within the next two to three days.

Ponds Dry Skin Cream  After cleansing my face, I apply this cream to my face.  It helps to control the oils on my skin.  I notice that if I don’t moisturize at night, my face gets really oily the next day.  So I try to remember to at least always apply this cream to my face.  I’ve already been using this product for about two years and it still hasn’t failed me.

Vitamin E Illuminating Moisture Cream  I apply this product to my face once of twice a week.  This is a leave in moisturizer.  I keep this on my face for 15-20 minutes.  Then I use a cotton pad to wipe off most of the moisturizer and just smooth in the rest of it onto my face.  I will go to sleep with the lotion on my face and just wipe it off the next morning when I cleanse my face.  This moisturizer really does the job.  I used it a lot during the winter time to keep my face from getting flaky.  What i liked was that it burned my face a bit. For some reason it gave me the idea that it was really working on my face because my skin would be so dry that I felt that the ingredients were working hard to make my skin soft.

All these product I use are very similar to each other in a way that it either moisturizes, cleanses, or clears blemishes.  But i feel that when i use all these products together, it has significantly helped to improve my skin.  
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