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Tuesday, November 5, 2013

My skin care routine

Hi beauties. I've just started using a new Skincare line and wanted to share. Recently I received the 3 step cleansing system from clinique and I so far I'm in love. 
Night time
I'll start with what I do at night. Usually I'm taking off makeup so the first thing I do is use the Neutogena facial wipes to remove all of the visible makeup. Next I start my cleansing routine. If you do nothing else you should always Cleanse, Tone, Treat, and Moisturize 

As you can see I use a Clarisonic. The Clarisonic cleanses 10X better than your fingers so what ever cleanser your using will just cleanse that much better. 
I chose to use the Phylosophy Purity made simple at night because it removes makeup. That's a quality all cleansers do not have. 

 This is the Toner that comes with the clinique 3 step system. I usually use T.N.Dickinsons witch hazel as a toner but I like trying new products. 
I love the way this makes my skin feel. It's refreshing and cooling and leaves my face smooth and extra clean. I just put the toner on a cotton round and wipe my intire face avoiding the eye area. 

So now were all cleansed and toned. Before you Moisturize you want to treat your skin. There are over a million products to choose from so depending on your skin conserns that will determine how you will treat your skin. For me, I'm always looking to make my skin look flawless and I look for products to controle my oily skin. 
Don't forget about your eyes:
I always use some type of eyecream.  At this time I'm using  Phylosophy Full of promise it's double sided, one for under the eye and the other end is for the eye lid. Make sure you read how to use the products as most eyecream a should not be used on the lid unless otherwise stated. Always use your ring finger to apply anything under your eye as that areas is thin and delicate. 
After applying the eyecream I apply some type of strum and at the moment I'm using Meaningful Beauty by Cindy Crawford. This you only use once a day so I use this at night. (My skin loves this). 


The last step is your moisturizer. Before I started on my clinique routine I was only using the seaweed night moisturizer my Mario Basescu. Now I still use this moisturizer but now after I apply the dramatically different moisturizing gel I also apply the MB last. Do I need both probably not put it's not pore clogging and it's oil free so why not. When I run out of the seaweed night cream. I'll just use the Clinique moisturizing gel. I'm sure it will be just fine. 

So. That's my Night time skin routine. Let's talk about out daytime Skincare. 


As you can see new products are replacing some of my night time products. I still Cleanse, Tone,Treat, and Moisturize. 


So. In the A.M. I use the Clinique liquid facial soap for oily skin. If course with my awesome Clarisonic. This is a clean, fresh, and tingly cleanser. I can say I've never had a cleanser that feels like this. It's cooling and I just love it. It leaves that fresh clean feeling. 


After I cleanse I still use the same toner. 


So..The products I use to "treat" my skin in the daytime is more for controlling oil and sun protection. I use the eyecream just the same as night time. To controle my oil I've been using the Phylosophy Totalmatteness. I pat it into my skin until it's dry. The final step is a moisturizer I apply the dramatically different moisturizing gel and then my SPF moisturizer by MURAD. It's not shown because I only have a sample. It's the mattifying moisturizer with SPF 15. I live for this moisturizer.   

This concludes my step by step skin routine. I hope you guys enjoyed this. Check out my social networks:
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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Skincare tips: Do you use a toner?

So in the beginning of the week I ran out of my normal toner with is the T.N.Dickinson's original witch hazel. I usually get it from Walmart or Target. Walgreens was the closest to me to I went in to look for my witch hazel. They did not have the one I usually get. They only had this one (shown above) in the yellow packaging. I would only see this on line not in Walmart or Target. I also noticed there where two different ones. One for oily skin (which is what I got) and they had one for large pores. I'll probably get that one next time. 
I use this as a toner after my cleanser. It's refreshing and my skin loves it. 
I notice my skin gets oily real fast if I don't use a toner. As far as this one being for oily skin. I don't notice a difference from the original one but I'll keep using it and see what happens over time. 
If you have normal to dry skin. The original one will be best for your skin. As it will help balance out the moisture needed if your too dry. Always apply a moisturizer after. SPF in the day and night cream at night. 

This is the original witch hazel I have been using for the past few years. It's a little over $3 and the one above was a little over $5 so it's about a two dollar difference between the two. Eather way, I couldn't go without it in my Skincare routine. 
I hope you guys can take something from this. I hope you can add this to your Skincare routine. 
Stay tuned next week for more Skincare and makeup tips. Follow me on Instagram @makeupbyladwina