When it comes to skincare, I am a big believer in less is more. Not only do I not have time for a million steps, but I also think that too many products do more harm than good. The key is figuring out what your skin needs (get advice from an aesthetician and/or dermatologist!) and being able to respond accordingly with treatments (a quarterly facial along with a peel at my dermatologist’s office are both part of my regular maintenance) and quality products that do their jobs.
My overall regime hasn’t changed that much but I’ve made a couple of tweaks (more exfoliation!) with some new additions. Below, a list of my favorite products in my current regime.
I’ve switched around quite a bit when it comes to cleansers but somehow always end up here. This drugstore favorite does exactly what it’s supposed to do: cleanses my skin and doesn’t strip it in the process. I should also note that it is unscented which is super important to me. It’s ideal for my sensitive skin.
Toner is always the first to go when I’m in a hurry, but when I use it regularly, it really does make a big difference. I alternate between old favorite PIGM400 and this new addition from Hyalogy. This toner one like a cold drink of water for my skin. It hydrates and there is noticeably less redness after I use it. It’s part of my morning routine, before serum and sunscreen.
My aesthetician told me that the only way I was going to get rid of the aforementioned milia was to add in some exfoliation. This scrub – in addition to a custom-compounded retinol rx (the golden ticket to great skin, in my opinion) from my dermatologist – has made a huge difference in overall texture.
With two serums packed into one product, you’re really getting bang for your buck for this one. I use this serum as part of my nighttime routine. It feels light on my skin and absorbs quickly. The result has been an overall smoother skin texture along with a boost in hydration.
This magical cream has been in my routine for nearly two years. It’s just that good. It’s a thicker cream with a tackier texture (which, by the way, makes all of my makeup, especially my Westman Atelier products, go on so smoothly), but even so never feels sticky or greasy. My skin just loves this stuff.
I used to only use these masks as post-flight recovery for my skin. They have been so beneficial in terms of hydration that I now use them once-a-week. I put one on during George’s nap time on Sunday afternoon and catch up a show. It feels like such a treat. (Tip: they feel even better if you keep them in the fridge!)
I’m a big believer in masks. I think they are great for both quick fixes and routine maintenance. As I mentioned, I was looking to brighten up my skin and this one has been a big help in doing that. I use it once-a-week (sometimes twice, if I have a special event coming up) on cleansed skin and follow it up with serum and moisturizer.
I leveled up on my LED mask. She’s pricey but oh-so worth it, in my opinion. It offers five different LED light colors (red, green, blue, white, and yellow) so you can really target the treatment your skin needs. When I use it regularly (twice per week is ideal), my skin really looks its very best.