Beauty | My Updated Skincare Routine

Beauty | My Updated Skincare Routine

My skin hasn’t been the greatest since coming back from Thailand. I think it’s yet another sign that I’m meant for a warmer climate. When I was in Thailand, I had the most beautiful and glowing skin. My skincare routine was extremely minimal and consisted only of a cleanser, serum, and sunscreen. I kid you not, the day I got back to Toronto, I instantly got dull skin. Breakouts, dryness, everything-ness. If it was bad, it happened to me. I had to go back to tried and tested products to bring a little bit of life back to my skin. 

I don’t wear much makeup on a daily basis (I often go makeup-free unless I’m shooting for the blog). Having clear and glowing skin is very important to me because I often present myself bare faced. I’m also not a “skincare junkie” and don’t try a million things in order to find a product that works for me, I tend to stick with my favourites as I don’t like to subject myself to too many trials. I’ve spoken about NeoStrata quite often. It’s a brand I absolutely love as their products are always what my skin needs to feel renewed. I added their Glycolic Renewal serum to my routine and use it after applying the rose oil serum my friend Jodianne made me.

Bio Oil is another product I LOVE. I use it for spot treatment on blemishes (day and night). It works great and helps clear my skin of any scars.

I started using this Boo Bamboo face lotion about two years ago. It’s a product I always go back to whenever my skin feels dry. It helps seal in all the serum and oil moisture, without giving me an oily finish. My skin ends up looking dewy and fresh every time. Every skincare routine needs a day and night moisturizer, and for me it’s my Boo Bamboo for daytime, and Nivea for the evening.

Jodianne’s rose oil. I’m trying to convince her to mass produce and sell it, maybe this will :).

I’m sure some of you may be wondering why I use so many products and how. Well, my skin is very complicated and depending on the weather, it changes almost everyday. To keep it balanced and looking good, I use the following methods:

Morning:

  1. Wash my face with the NeoStrata Cleansing Foaming Water (not pictured). It’s extremely gentle, and gets rid of absolutely everything.
  2. Tone my skin with the NeoStrata Acne Clear Clarifying Solution (not pictured).
  3. Apply Jodianne’s rose oil to my eye area (my lids have been super dry lately) and massage it in. I do some spot treatment with the Bio Oil (when necessary).
  4. Apply the NeoStrata Glycolic Renewal Serum around my face (avoiding the eye area).
  5. Finish off my routine with the Boo Bamboo face lotion.

Evening:

  1. Wash my face with a charcoal facial soap (forgot the name, not pictured). It really helps take the whole day off and leaves me feeling super fresh and clean.
  2. Tone my skin with the NeoStrata Acne Clear Clarifying Solution (not pictured).
  3. Apply Jodianne’s rose oil to my eye area (my lids have been super dry lately) and massage it in. I do some spot treatment with the Bio Oil (when necessary).
  4. Finish off with the Nivea night cream.

As you can see, my skincare routine is actually pretty short compared to others, but it works for me. As always, this is not me telling you which product will work for your skin as every skin is different. Always make sure to sample products on a small surface area of the skin before using it on your full face.

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