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Monday, July 17, 2017

Skincare Routine // Daily + Weekly

Happy Monday, babes! What a better way to start fresh this week than with a fresh face. Today I am taking you on whirlwind of a ride with my daily + weekly skincare routine. So, sit back, buckle up, and enjoy the ride! 🚙

Everyday | So, have any of you experienced adult acne?! Well, I am right there with ya! 👐 I seriously never experienced acne until last summer and let me tell you, it was the worst! Of course I would have  the occasional breakout, especially when it was that lovely time of the month. Ugh! 😒 I am embarrassed to say this but my skincare routine was barely anything until last summer. I would use my drugstore face scrub and that was about it. When that was no longer doing it's job, I did some research and tried a few products until I found a routine that worked best for me. That is the Clinique Acne Solutions Clear Skin System! I was shocked at how fast this product worked. My face was literally clear within a few days, no joke! There are three steps when using the system, but it does not take anymore time than your other daily routine.

First step is the Acne Solutions Cleansing Foam- I pump 2 pumps into my hand, lather, and use like any other face cleanser. Once I feel that I have cleaned my face well enough I will rinse and pat dry with a towel.
Second step is the Acne Solutions Clarifying Lotion- you have to shake really well before using. After shaking, I will put a little amount on a cotton ball and rub over my entire face avoiding my eyes. If you have any breakouts, you may experience a burning sensation that will only last a few seconds. This means it's working! Haha.
Final step is the Acne Solutions All-Over Clearing Treatment- the holy grail of this system! Once I let the clarifying lotion dry, I squeeze a dime size of the all-over clearing treatment on fingertip and rub over my face, again avoiding the eye area. I only do this step at night because if it is overused, it may dry out your face.

I do this routine day/night other than just using the third step at night. You will be amazed at how smooth, soft, and minimized your breakouts are on your face when you wake in the morning. YAY!

Being almost 30, that hurts to say, it is no fun experiencing acne. I should be using my anti-aging cream more than this stuff, but this is just what is working best for me at this time. Yes, I do use my anti-aging products, but that will be for a different blog post.

Weekly | Now that I have done my daily skincare routine, I will use my Glamglow's Youthmud Tinglexfoliate one to two times a week to give my face a beautiful glow. I am obsessed with this product and have used it for a couple of years now. It can be a bit pricey but if you only use once or twice a week, it will last you a while. A little will go a long way!

 I do this mask at night while taking a long bubble bath (if my kiddos let me take one, you momma's know what I am talking about! HA!) Make sure your face is clean and a little damp before applying. This is not a cleanser so you will want to leave this mask on until it turns like a grayish color. My husband and kids say I look like a monster when it dries! Haha. Once it is dry, you will rinse with warm water and pat dry. You will thank me after you feel how soft your face feels! 😁

Another product I use and talked about it my Instagram is the Clarisonic Sonic Skin Cleansing System. I purchased this last year during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale and so happy I did! I use this 3 times a week when my face needs a deep cleaning. Sounds like I am talking about cleaning an oven! Lol. But seriously, I love this product and it is currently on major sale @ Nordstrom! I highly recommend.

This system is different than what I was use to but it's easy to use once you understand how.

First you want to make sure your face is damp so the cleanser goes on better. Once you rub the cleanser on your face, you will use the face brush in a circular motion. This will help remove any dirt particles you have that a normal cleanser won't remove. This product claims it will cleanses the skin 6x better than hands and I believe it! After using the face scrubber, you will rinse your face with warm water and pat dry. That is it! How simple!

Are you dizzy yet from those step by step instructions on my skincare routine?! It may be a little overwhelming but I hope that I can help anyone out there looking for healthier, glowing face! These products may not work for everyone's skin type and work like they do for me. I am not expert and these are just my opinions. 😊

If you have any questions about any of the products, please just ask in the comments below! See you back here on Wednesday for "Wear it Wednesday!"


Jen Miracle