This post is long overdue and I've been talking about it for months now. I have shared my current skincare routine with you guys on Instagram stories, I have shared my skin insecurities with you all and I have also talked you guys through each new product as I get it and why I think it would benefit my skin. I know you all love Instagram stories as its a quick way for you to see whats up. However I thought a full blog post on my full morning and nightly skincare routine would benefit you most.
My Skin Type
My skin is VERY VERY dry. Which sometimes results in super oily skin. This happens because your body realizes how dry your face is and overpopulates on the oil. I have problematic break outs from time to time and I've dealt with major scaring due to these breaks outs. My #1 insecurity when it comes to my skin & myself in general is my pore size. My pores are extremely large and it is super hard to cover up, even with high end primers/foundations. Not only have I dealt with problematic acne on my face but one of my biggest issues in my 20's has been back acne. It is mainly on my shoulders and lower neck (however I'll save my back skincare routine for a later post).
My Skincare Products
Clinique Liquid Facial Soap: Very Dry Formula: This is definitely my all time favorite cleanser I have tried over the years. It its a lotion consistency but once you add water and apply to your face it lathers up really well. It is super soft and non- drying to the skin. So it leaves you face feeling fresh and clean, not tough or striped.
Clinique Exfoliating Scrub: I'll be 100% honest and say that this is a pretty intense exfoliant, but thats why I love it so much. I use this twice a week. I tend to build up a lot of dead dried out skin so using this product makes my skin feel SO smooth. It is recommended for oily skin but I think it works great for us girls with dry skin as well.
Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizer: This is the product I have been using the longest. My mom and grandma both use it daily and they would always let me use it when growing up. The title is no joke, you will see dramatically different results overnight.
Clinique 72 Hour Auto-Replenishing Hydrator: This product is the God of all products! It helps skin create it's own internal water source to continually rehydrate itself. Then locks in all that moisture for an endlessly plump, dewy, healthy-looking glow.
Clinique Pore Refining Solutions Correction Serum: This serum is oil-free and is guaranteed to clear out pore-clogging debris and oil in just 2 weeks. Your pores will also look about 60% smaller.
Clinique Moisture Surge Overnight Mask: This product is pretty similar to the 72 Hour Auto-Replenishing Hydrator but in mask form. So, it helps skin replenish lost moisture overnight to help soothe and nourish your skin.
My Skincare Routine
Morning: Wash with the Clinique Liquid Facial Soap, after cleansing my skin I Exfoliate (I only do this step twice a week) with the Clinique Exfoliating Scrub, and then follow with the Clinique Clarifying Lotion, Clinique Dramatically Different Lotion, Clinique Pore Refining Serum and then I end on the Moisture Surge 72 Hour Auto-Replenishing Hydrator.
Night: Wash with the Clinique Liquid Facial Soap, follow up with the Clinique Clarifying Lotion, Clinique Dramatically Different Lotion, Clinique Pore Refining Serum and then I end on the Moisture Surge Mask.
I like to exfoliate my skin daily with a more light weight exfoliant, but when it comes to my face and a more hardcore exfoliant I use the Clinique Exfoliating Scrub on Tuesday and Friday Mornings.
I hope this post was helpful for you guys! If you still have a few product or skin routine questions please feel free to leave a comment down below or email me!
Photos by: Madison Katlin Photography