I’m not a beauty blogger. Far from it. But I do admire beauty bloggers, and having struggled with bad skin from a young age, I’ve always been envious of their skin. This past year I’ve been introduced to a bunch of skin care products that have made my skin feel and look the best it has since I’ve been about 11 years old. I want to share my skincare routine for others who are struggling with their skin, because, as I’ve learned, we can all have skin like beauty bloggers.
I used to be scared to put anything on my skin, because most products would break me out. For years, I stuck with Clinique Moisturizing Gel. I loved it because it didn’t make my skin any worse, but I don’t think it did too much to help it, either. It was the only skincare product I used for about ten years.
Last fall I met my now best friend and beauty blogger, Tracey, and like me, she used to struggle with really bad skin. After seeing her on Instagram and now face to face, I knew that any products she recommended could be trusted 100%. I didn’t jump into all the products at once, because, like I said, I was nervous to try anything new on my skin. But I’m so happy I took the plunge and I’ve converted to using these 8 amazing skin care products every day.
If you’re struggling with your skin, whether it’s sensitive, acne-prone, dry or oily, I hope this helps you find some awesome products to help it. Here’s my current skincare routine, from morning to night!
After I wash and dry my face in the morning, I apply Lumière de Vie fading fluid. This product is incredible. If you have dark spots or redness that you can’t get rid of, try it out. It illuminates your skin and works to fade the red spots, giving your skin an even appearance. And it leaves my skin feeling incredibly soft. It provides hydration and also reduces the appearance of aging – it’s never too soon to think about anti-aging for your skin, right?
I let the fading fluid absorb for about 5 minutes, and then apply the Lumiere serum concentrate. If I were to recommend ONE skincare product from this post, this would be it. The first time I tried it was when I did a beauty collaboration with Tracey and my skin immediately felt AMAZING. It felt even better when I removed my makeup and I knew I had to add it to my skincare regime.
Formulated with powerful anti-oxidants, you can truly feel a difference in your skin from the first use. I can tell it keeps my skin hydrated throughout the day and it has definitely helped to clear up and brighten my complexion. Everyone should be using this product!!!
Motives Custom Foundation
Motives custom foundation is the crème de la crème of foundations. I’m including it as part of my skincare routine, because along with being customized perfectly to your skin tone, it’s also customized to your unique skincare concerns. You can add in everything from oil control to hydration, soothing and ultra firming. And for any of your skincare junkies out there, you can also add in copper peptide!! I noticed a major difference in my skin in less than a month from using it. It was the first product I started using on this list, so I know it was the foundation that made a major difference.
You have to be really careful of what you use on your skin, especially when it comes to foundation. Not all products are what they claim to be. I like to do foundation tests and many products that say they’re oil-free are filled with oil, and most also contain metals.
Here’s a photo of a few foundations we tested against Motives. Motives is the one that looks like milk tea. It absorbed seamlessly into the water. As you can see, there’s a layer of film on the others, showing they have oil in them, and the fact that some have floated to the bottom proves they contain metals. You can easily do this test at home to see whether your foundation is what it claims to be.
After I’ve finished applying my makeup, I set it with Motives 10 Years Younger Setting Spray. It makes my skin feel nice and hydrated, and provides a nice glow to my complexion that lasts all day. My makeup never settles into fine lines or smudges when I use the setting spray, and I never have to touch up my makeup. It holds my makeup in place and is infused with skincare benefits to protect and rejuvenate the skin!
If you know anything about skin care trends, you know about micellar water, and this is the best one I’ve tried. Not only does it remove makeup and cleanse your skin, it doesn’t require any rinsing afterward. You can feel its conditioning properties as you use it and it never leaves my skin feeling tight. It’s a makeup remover and skin care in one, which I love!
I recently added this product to my nighttime skincare routine, and I’m so glad I did! Especially heading into the summer, it’s important your skin is protected from the sun, and this complex helps repair skin cells that have been effected by UV rays. My skin always feels nice and hydrated after I use it and it’s so light you can barely even feel it!
Right before I go to bed, I spray on the Skintelligence pH skin normalizer, which, first of all, smells amazing, and second of all, makes my skin feel super hydrated!
Do you ever have the issue where your skin feels so dry and no matter how much moisturizer you use, it doesn’t feel hydrated at all? That’s because your skin pH is off. I actually use this all over my body, and sometimes in my hair – it’s amazing for pretty much everything. I like to use it at night because it conditions my skin and removes any dirt or makeup left behind.
Once a week, I do the Lumière de Vie exfoliating face mask. This product is the BOMB. After using the products in the post, I didn’t think it was possible for my skin to get any softer, but every time I use the mask, my skin feels its ultimate softest. I wash my face, apply the mask evenly, and leave it on for 20 minutes.
What I love so much is that it’s a mask and exfoliator in one. After your skin absorbs all the detoxifying benefits of the mask, you rub it into your skin and the exfoliation process begins. The exfoliation gets rid of dead skin cells and leaves your skin glowing and rejuvenated.
Each of these products on their own has amazing skin care benefits, but when used together, even the most troublesome skin can amazing.
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