It's almost April! I hope that all of you had a wonderful month of March and to celebrate the new month I wanted to post my skincare routine for all of you! I have combination skin and with the type of skincare and makeup I use my T-Zone remains relatively matte however it does tend to get much oilier during the spring and summer seasons.
I usually use foam cleansers such as the Biore Marshmallow Whip Face Wash because it's much more gentle on the skin but it still remains effective. Cleansing is one of the key aspects of keeping your skin looking youthful because if removed incorrectly, you could actually be doing more damage to your skin. I do own a Clarisonic Mia (in berry!) and I really only use it when I have a lot of makeup on and need a thorough cleansing. The cleanser that I usually use with my Clarisonic Mia is the Lancome Creme Radiance cleanser.
I received a sample of the Peter Thomas Roth Sheer Max Sheer All Day Defense Moisture Lotion a while back and I really liked the texture and consistency of it so I went back and bought a full bottle at Sephora. Moisturizers with high SPF levels can sometimes feel very greasy but because this lotion is so sheer, it doesn't feel oily at all.
Kiehl's, Kiehl's, Kiehl's!
I adore the Kiehl's Super Fluid SPF 50+ and even though I use a moisturizer with SPF 30, I still like to use a layer of sun protection over my moisturizer. The Super Fluid has a liquid consistency and it does a great job of mattifying my face. It acts like a primer for me and I absolutely adore it. I must always have backups of this just in case I run out or I lose a bottle on my travels.
A product that I've recently discovered was that Kiehl's Ultra Moisturizing Eye Stick (SPF 30). It's very moisturizing and it almost acts as a morning eye cream replacement for me. My under eye area definitely feels much more moisturized when I apply this in the morning and I love that it has an SPF of 30.
I don't really tend to break out that often but I do get hormonal breakouts about once a month. I also tend to get spots when I'm feeling very stressed and therefore I like to use blemish defense products such as the Kiehl' Blemish Control Daily Skin-Clearing Treatment which I found out about from watching fuzkittie's skincare videos. I've only had it for a short period of time so I can't really review its effectiveness but I will definitely report back to you if I start to see results.
As far as spot treatments go, I haven't really found one that is really that effective. I've tried the Mario Badescu Drying Lotion before but I didn't really see any improvement in my blemishes when I used it. If any of you have any suggestions please leave me a comment!
I already have a post dedicated to exfoliators but in short I am loving the AmorePacific Treatment Enzyme Peel and the Kate Somerville ExfoliKate Gentle Exfoliating Treatment!
I love the Lush Fresh Face Masks for a quick pick-me-up but I also adore the Clinique Acne Solution Oil-Control Cleansing Mask for when my skin isn't behaving!
Everyone skin is different so products that work for me may not necessarily work for everyone else. I hope that some of you will have gotten a few skincare suggestions from this post and if you have any questions or comments feel free to leave one below!
Disclaimer: I realize that I do list the names of many brands and link their websites but I am in no way affiliated with any company and the opinions expressed are solely my own.