Watching video coverage of NYFW has got me excited for fall. I’m slowly switching up my wardrobe, my makeup looks and my skincare routine. And when I say I’m switching up my skincare routine, I really mean that I’m going to start one…and stick with it.
In all honesty, I haven’t had a concrete skincare routine for a long time. As a beauty blogger, my job requires me to try out different beauty products, and sticking with a set rotation of skincare products can be difficult, because I fall for the new products that I try. Not having a concrete routine also makes it easy to skip a step or two (and sometimes three!). But this past summer, my skin finally caught up with my bad habits and I was stuck with oily skin, tired eyes, huge pores and breakouts. Not cute!
This fall, I’m going to try something different and rock velvety, matte finished skin. This look requires a fresh and clear canvas, so starting a new skincare routine is a must. For the past couple of weeks, I’ve been using the same skincare products every night, and I’ve been amazed with the changes to my skin.
Here’s what I’ve been doing:
Step 1: After removing all the makeup from my face, I clean my skin with Biore Blemish Fighting Ice Cleanser. It contains active salicylic acid, which reduces acne and clears up pores. For a really deep cleanse, I like using the product with a facial brush.
Step 2: I pat my face dry and apply Biore Blemish Fighting Astringent, focusing on acne-prone areas. I love this product because it goes beyond cleaning. I feel so fresh. This toner helps prevent future breakouts and is your BFF for oil control. I apply it three times a day: at night, in the morning and before I apply my makeup (before moisturizer).
Step 3: After the toner has dried, I apply one to two drops of Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II onto my fingers and massage it all over my face and neck. This serum helps even out my complexion and enhance the look of having radiant and smooth skin. When I wake up the next morning, my skin feels a lot tighter and more refreshed (even after a long night of binge watching Netflix).
Step 4: To tackle bags and dark circles, I then apply Juice Beauty Stem Cellular Anti Wrinkle Eye Treatment onto my eyelids and underneath my eyes.