My 2016 Skincare Routine

Monday, February 8th, 2016

Since I had such a positive response to my first skincare routine, it’s time to kick off the start of an updated version. I’ve changed and improved it quite a bit since my last skincare post, and let’s be honest, who wouldn’t trust this face?


My skin is weird, okay? It’s sensitive and sometimes I have dragon scales and sometimes my makeup goes on it funny when I don’t maintain it properly.


Let’s talk about daily products. Every morning in the shower I use Cetaphil’s Gentle Skin Cleanser. It’s perfect for my sensitive skin, simultaneously cleansing and hydrating. I also use Oxy’s Rapid Treatment Wash on my back and chest to prevent sad spots that keep me from wearing my favorite backless dresses.

The moisturizer I still use and continue to praise is Cetaphil’s Moisturizing Cream. I use this twice a day (more heavily at night) and on my body occasionally after showers.

At night, I also use Vaseline’s Lip Therapy and it is hands down, the best lip treatment I have ever used. I use it every night and wake up every morning with the softest lips in the land. If you take anything from this post, take this. It is one of my favorite products to date.


I have gone through so many different makeup removers in my life, from MAC. to drugstore brands, to simply coconut oil, but none of them met every one of my needs. I don’t like super oily products, I want to know what’s going on my face, and I need to take my makeup off effortlessly every night, so I made my own with three tablespoons of coconut oil, two tablespoons of my Cetaphil face wash, and two cups of water poured into a jar (or three) of cotton rounds as shown here.


My favorite weekly (or every couple of days) products that I use, are still St. Ive’s Apricot Scrub for my face and a homemade body scrub made of brown sugar and coconut oil.


Besides the products, my all-time favorite hack to better skin is a smoothie nearly every morning, with bananas, almond milk, and berries full of antioxidants, as well as mass amounts of water throughout the day. I would preach about sleep here as well, but I don’t get much of that anyway.

My disorderly combination skin goes through more phases than a middle school girl, but for the first time in my life, I can feel myself growing more and more comfortable in my own skin, which is something I never thought I would be able to say, and goodness I hope you feel the way I’m just beginning to feel at some point in your life because you are so lovely.


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