10.21.2020

My Skin Care Routine

I have received a number of messages lately asking if I am still using Beautycounter + loving it?  The quick answer is yes and absolutely, but there is a longer answer as well.  I am still 100% in love with my skin care routine and think it is making true changes to my skin and its "age".  When I begin to notice the question coming in more and more I decided it was time to update you on my products and how I am using them and new ones I have added to the mix.  I think as new products are being released my routine will change some, but I see that as a good thing.  To keep up with the best of the best I will continue to try out the new products that are released, and then change my routine to make sure I use what is best for my skin and what I respond to in the best way.  All that being said, there are some things that I have not changed since the moment I tried them, so it is clearly time to give you an update. 

From the moment I started using Beautycounter in 2018 I loved it.  I really feel passionate about using products that are safe and effective and both of these come with using BC.  There are so many products that are on the market that are both unsafe for your skin and truly just don't work.  I would recommend doing research to see what Think Dirty (I love this app) says about the products you are interested in before purchasing them.  There are so many things (1500+ ingredients) that are included that are banned in other countries and not yet here in the United States.  Do your research and decide what is best for you, I chose to use clean products and 90% of what I own is clean and green.  I can definitely tell a difference in the texture and appearance of my skin with the products I am using. 

Here are the items I am currently using and 100% in love with ... 

Morning Routine

I love waking up in the morning and as the coffee is brewing in our master bathroom washing my face and starting the day.  I recently started playing music while washing my face and it is helping with the darkness as I get ready. Here are the products I use and in the order I use them. 

1. Cleansing Oil + weezie Makeup Towel ... I love this oil and it smells so very good! I am a true weezie girl and you will always find my makeup towel hanging on the knob of the drawer next to the sink when I am not using them.  The towels make the best gifts!

2. Counter + All Bright C Serum ... I was late to the game on this product and I regret waiting, it is so good.

3. Antioxidant Soft Cream + 2 drops Brightening Oil

4. Eye Rescue Cream ... I struggle with puffy eyes and I love this stuff!

For months I only lived with these products.  I mean it was a quarantine so who was going anywhere at all?  I still swear by it and think the months I wore nothing else gave my skin such a great rest and reboot.  I am not a girl who wears a ton of makeup, but I do wear it so it was a great time to just chill and let my routine do its thing.  I just ordered two products I am dying to try ... this serum + this mist.  

Evening Routine

This has been the biggest change as I introduced two non BC products.  I watched a girl I follow on Instagram use them and love them and decided to give them a try.  I really love them both and use them in the evening along with all my tried and true BC favorites.

1.  Elemis Dynamic Resurfacing Facial Wash ... I love it.  I love how well it removes my makeup and the day and leaves me with clean skin ready for all the products!

2. Elemis Dynamic Resurfacing Facial Pads ... I love these and use them every few days.  I love how glowy I am after using them. 

3.  Resurfacing Peel ... on the nights I do not use the resurfacing pads I use this tried and true!

4. Antioxidant Soft Cream + 2 drops Plumping Oil

5. Eye Rescue Cream

With all of that I am off to bed to read, watch tv or needlepoint! I know this is a lot of products and a lot of steps but I believe in them and swear by it.  If I skip a few nights and just wash my face I swear I can see a difference. 

Makeup

I am a creature of habit in this area and have stuck with my Flawless in Five.  If I do nothing else I will use the blow gel + mascara.  I think it makes me feel like I am awake and quasi presentable. My choices are always Dew Skin + Brow Gel + Volumizing Mascara. 

Deodorant

I am using this one and love it.  So far it has been such a great transition and the smell is so good, I highly recommend Necessaire Eucalyptus which is free of both baking soda + aluminum. 

Shower

I think our shower has seen the biggest upgrade as I have swapped out a number of products and added in even more.  I swear just a few years ago I was so proud to only have a few products in our shower and now it looks like a shop.  😂 but also 😍.  Here are the products that are currently in stock in my shower ... I am telling you, its like a store in there. 

Citrus Mimosa Body Bar ... a staple I refuse to give up!

Citrus Mimosa Body Wash ... a second must have for me!

Necessaire Body Exfoliator + Body Wash both in Eucalyptus (smells like heaven)

Kristin Ess Signature Shampoo - I ran out of my usual and grabbed a small one of these while out and was instantly in love.  The smell is addictive and it meets all of my usual requirements, I think it makes my hair really shiny!

Kristin Ess Signature Conditioner

Billie Razor (best razor ever and the easiest way to make sure you always have refills!)

MicrodermaMitt body mit

Hair Massager

Sugar Body Scrub 

I told you it was a lot of things!

I hope this helps answer the questions ... but if you have more or need more information about anything listed feel free to pop me an email!

Happy Wednesday to all! 😘

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