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My Skincare Routine AKA Part of My Self-care Routine


Thank you for this Amazing Overnight Recovery Masque Exuviance

Happy Sunday! I hope you had a wonderful holiday! Mine was so great, but man per usual, I ate way too much and definitely did not get enough sleep! So need a vacay to recover. Anyone with me? Well, now that the holidays are behind us I would love to say that things will slow down, but for for me things are only picking up. Not a bad thing, but I wanted to take time today to remind myself and others like me that no matter how busy life gets, you have to remember to take care of you! I have written about this many times now, but I seem to always need the reminder and thought I would remind others too.


So with this top of mind right now as I am already feeling the stress, exhaustion as well as showing it on my face (seriously, is it just me or does everyone feel this? I swear I got more wrinkles in the past month than ever and my skin is so broken out! I always feel like my forehead shows this worse than anywhere else, anyone agree?) Anyways with this said, one of my self-care tasks for the new year is to take better care of my skin so even if I am still stressed I at least look less stressed in the new year. Plus, I always get asked about what skincare products I use, so I thought I would share some of products I am using/use regularly as well as some non-product things I try to do to help with this. Check them out below & cheers!


1. Get more sleep - no brainer here, the more sleep I get the better I feel and my skin looks. Beauty sleep remember?

2. Remove Makeup before bed - OMG this use to be so hard for me, but since i discovered the makeup wipes, so easy now. :) BUT, I also wash my face with a light face wash after too because the wipes are great, but they sometimes don't fully clean and nourish my skin. I use Cetaphil face cleanser and just started using a new fave called Puremay Soft Velvet Cleanser that I got via the BeautyBy app. LOVE IT! You can check out my BeautyBy app review here.

Using the Exuvianace Overnight Recovery Masque

3. Use a hydrating facial mask at least 2-3x a week - I love facial masks! They're amazing for your skin! One I have been using recently and LOVE is the Exuviance Overnight Recovery Masque. It is a little more pricey than some, $65, but honestly it is so amazing and totally worth it! You only need to use it 2-3x a week too; so not everyday. To me it's less than getting regular facials. What's so great about this mask? Well, it is specially a detoxifying water-gel masque is formulated to:

  • Help neutralize the effects of daily pollution and environmental damage

  • Fill deep reserves of natural skin moisture to restore suppleness and comfort

  • Strengthen skin's protective moisture barrier

Plus, it is good for ALL skin types, even sensitive skin like mine :) Even better, you can sleep in this so no extra time needed. YAY! Learn more about it and shop it here if interested.


4. Use anti-aging eye cream, serum and moisturizer every night - Well, I am not getting any younger and my skin as well as body reminds me of this all the time. I am a HUGE believer in taking care of your skin so this is the area I actually spend the most on product wise; with in reason of course too. So my favorite anti-aging skincare brands & products have been the ones I get directly from my Dermatologist, Germain Dermatology (Advanced Vitamin C Brightening Serum, Magic-Eyes Plus, and Retinol Smoothing Serum 10x) as well as the recent ones I have been using this month called VictoriaLand Beauty, specifically the skin-loving minis they gifted me. This includes: Skin-Loving Elixir Revitalizing Face Oil, Skin-Loving Treatment for Eyes and Lips, and Skin-Loving Moisturizer Nourishing Face and Neck Cream. So far I am really loving them. I don't use them ALL at once just FYI.


5. Use anti-aging eye cream, serum and moisturizer with SPF30 or more every morning - Products I use include: Germain Dermatology (Advanced Vitamin C Brightening Serum & Magic-Eyes Plus) as well as the recent ones I have been using this month called VictoriaLand Beauty, specifically the skin-loving minis they gifted me. This includes: Skin-Loving Elixir Revitalizing Face Oil, Skin-Loving Treatment for Eyes and Lips, and Skin-Loving Moisturizer Nourishing Face and Neck Cream. I don't use them ALL at once just FYI. I do use CeraVe Ultra-Light Moisturizing Lotion SPF 30 everyday! Love it!!! Get it from Walmart.

My Skincare Products on my Bathroom Counter

6. Hydrate your non-facial skin as well - I have been using the Neutrogena® Hydro Boost Body Gel Cream (original scent and fragrance free), Hydro Boost Whipped Body Balm and Hydro Boost Hand Gel Cream they #gifted me a few weeks ago and I still use daily. Love this stuff. Check out my full review here. #gotitfree


7. Drink more water - SO IMPORTANT! Not the easiest but I add crystal light and it helps me drink more water everyday.

8. Eat less sugar - the struggle! I love sugar, but man I can tell I look better and actually feel better when I don't eat way too much. :( I will say, one thing I have found that helps with my sweet tooth besides fruit, is eating Halo Top ice cream. I LOVE it and don't feel guilty for eating it. My faves are: Oatmeal Cookie, Birthday Cake and Pumpkin Pie. YASSSS!!!!


9. Stress Less - LOL Yep. Honestly, plan better AKA better time management and exercise for this. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't...vicious cycle I know.


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