My Skincare Regimen

I’ve had so many people ask me about my skincare routine, so I decided to go ahead and put it in writing and share with all of you.

I am SO passionate about skincare, which is likely due because I have #struggled with my skin for YEARS.

My skin is heavily prone to hormonal breakouts and is a product of what I eat. Surprisingly this is not a myth. It is actually textbook proven that our gut, skin and brain are all connected (thank you Dr. Whitney Bowe).

When it came to treating my skin, I had no idea where to start. I felt like I was doing all of the right things and I wasn’t seeing any results.

Are you feeling like this too? It can be frustrating and agonizing when we don’t see results, right?

My best advice is to educate yourself on your skin type. How do you do this? Most likely, you, who is reading this, is probably not a doctor and doctors cost money. Treatments can be expensive and you may not have the time in your schedule to constantly be getting facials and treatments to treat your skin.

So, what do you do? You continue reading this post because I have done the research, read the books and have amazing friends who are knowledgeable when it comes to #skincare.

Educate:

Your first step in the process is educating yourself on your skin type and figuring out what your body responds best to. I can save you a few steps.

Your first step is buying this book, “The Beauty of Dirty Skin.” Everyone who knows me well knows that this is my skincare bible and I talk about it constantly. The pages in my book will turn to tissue because that is how often I flip through this book.

I have learned SO much from Dr. Whitney that I feel I could write a book on my experience learning from her- I’m not kidding.

Glow With Your Gut:

FEED. YOUR. FACE. What I mean by this is, that in order for us to have clear, beauty, dewy skin we all desire, there are certain foods we must intake regularly.

  • Dark Leafy Greens
  • Fish
  • Animal and Plant Protein
  • Nuts and Seeds
  • Cinnamon
  • Tumeric
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Rolled Oats
  • (Eat Your Pre+Probiotics)
  • Dairy (Greek yogurt)
  • Fruit (berries, bananas, apples, avocados)

Morning Routine:

I love my morning skincare routine. It is very similar to my night routine, however, I begin each morning by drinking detox water and taking my vitamins.

Recipe Includes: 60 ounces of water, juice of 1 lemon, 1 lemon thinly sliced, 1/4 cup of mint leaves, 20 fresh blackberries smashed to a pulp, 1 cucumber thinly sliced (combined in pitcher).

I also drink coffee every morning and include two scoops of collagen HERE in my coffee. Are you unsure what collagen is or why you should take it? Read my blog post HERE focusing on the importance of collagen intake. 

Vitamins: Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Women’s Vitamin, Probiotic, Heliocare  

  1. Wash face with La Roche-Posay Gentle Hydrating Cleanser
  2. Spray face with Pre+Probiotic Marie Veronique Mist
  3. Moisturize with Peach & Lily Glass Serum , Beauty Counter No. 1 Brightening Facial Oil, Matcha Pudding Antioxidant Cream

Night Routine:

My night routine is similar to my morning routine. The only thing I do differently is add in retinol twice a week (this was recommended by my dermatologist). Retinol thins the skin, so applying it often isn’t ideal for all skin types. Consult with an esthetican or dermatologist to see what is best for your skin (this also depends on age).

  1. Remove makeup with homemade makeup remover (2 cups of filtered water mixed with two tablespoons of olive oil) I store mine in a glass bottle and shake before using. I remove my makeup with a cotton pad.
  2. Wash face with La Roche-Posay Gentle Hydrating Cleanser
  3. Spray face with Pre+Probiotic Marie Veronique Mist
  4. Moisturize with Toleriane Ultra Face Moisturizer for Sensitive Skin, Rhonda Allison Hylauronic Serum, Beauty Counter No. 1 Brightening Facial Oil
  5. Apply Retinol Night Serum

Weekly Routine:

Wednesday and Sunday is my declared facial day. I do two homemade facials a week to keep my skin glowing and bright. As I stated previously, I have learned SO much from Dr. Whitney Bowe. I use two of her face masks that work wonders on my face (especially during the harsh winter months).

Coffee Mask Recipe: ( 3 TBSP plain greek yogurt, 2 TBSP finely ground coffee and 1 TBSP coconut oil) combine in “paste like” Apply to skin in circular motion and leave for 20 minutes- wash with soft wash cloth.

Turmeric Mask Recipe: (1 tsp organic turmeric powder, 1 tsp raw organic honey, 1 TBSP greek yogurt). Apply and let sit for 8-10 minutes- Note that your skin will be tinted yellow for a while after washing.

I dermaplane my face once a week to remove dead skin and peach fuzz from my face. This gives my skin and instant glow. My skin feels amazing and this opens up my pores before I apply my face masks.

I typically dermaplane on Sundays. I will wash my face, dermaplane and then apply the turmeric face mask. After I wash off the turmeric face mask, I will sometimes use my high frequency wand to stimulate collagen, lighten brown spots and promote lymphatic drainage. THIS is the high frequency wand I use.

Miscellaneous:

Although this rigorous routine may seem like a lot, I have found that my skin responds best when I begin from within. What we eat, how much sleep we get and how much water we are take in plays a major role in the appearance of our skin.

I’m not a doctor or an esthetician. I’m just a girl trying to figure out how to treat my skin, which begins with lifestyle choices and clean products that are worth investing in.

My best advice? Invest in your skin!

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