Since quarantine started, my makeup wearing has been at an all-time low. Some days I will apply a little concealer and mascara to feel put together but most days, it's just all skin. Also, like most people, I've stepped up my skincare routine during this time. To me, my skincare routine is a form of self-care so it's natural that I would want to spend more time on it, and revamp it with better products. It also made sense to stop buying makeup and invest in skincare products, which I definitely have been doing. 

My skin has been changing a bit thanks to the lovely new concern of 'maskne' aka mask induced acne so I've needed to try to find products that work to help combat blemishes. As the weather changes and gets colder, I always switch up my skincare routine because my skin gets extremely dry and flaky during the fall and winter. 

All of that being said, I figured this was the perfect time to talk about my morning and nighttime skincare routine! 

*It looks like the last time I did a a skincare routine post was in 2017 so it is much needed.

Morning Skincare

First,  I wash my face with either Simple Micellar Water & a Shisedo cotton pad or use the Summer Fridays Super Amino Gel cleanser. Both are extremely gentle which I appreciate in the morning. I started using an actual cleanser a few months ago because I felt like the micellar water just wasn't doing the job I needed it to do. I want my skin to feel as clean as possible without any tightness which is exactly how the Summer Fridays leaves my skin feeling.

After cleansing, I will try to apply a toner; I was using the Thayers Witch Hazel but recently made the switch to the First Aid Beauty Wild Oat Hydrating Toner to give myself an extra layer of hydration. 

Once the toner is absorbed, I will apply my Tula Glow & Get It Cooling Eye Balm to moisturize, soothe and brighten my tired eyes. I go in with actual eye cream after my moisturizer...I have been using  the Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream Light. I was in desperate need of a new daytime moisturizer and I wanted something very hydrating yet lightweight. It's an added bonus that it has SPF. Since I spend most of my days inside, I feel comfortable having the built in SPF and not applying a separate one. 

I'll do a full review of the Magic Cream at a later date as it's still new to me but so far, I really love it. My skin feels incredibly moisturized all day long, without leaving a greasy residue behind. 

After my skin is moisturized, I try to remember to apply my eye cream, either the Boscia Indigo Eye Cream or Belf Moisturizing Eye Bomb . Both are hydrating, cooling, and feel very nice on the skin.

Once all my skincare is applied, it's time to start the day!

Nighttime Routine

I start off by washing off the day with my Soap & Glory Face, Soap and Clarity Vitamin C Facial Wash. It is incredibly refreshing, invgoriarting and deeply cleanses the skin. My face never feels as good as it does after washing it with this cleanser. While it's gentle enough for daily use, it does have a nice exfoliating feel, while also purifying the skin and pulling the dirt out of your pores. 

After cleansing, I apply my Fresh Rose Hydration Oil Serum. To apply I just shake a few drops into my hands and press them into my skin. This is an extremely light weight serum that sinks deeply into the skin to hydrate and plump. It also feels really refreshing and moisturizers layer great on top of it. 

Once that is fully absorbed and my skin is dry to the touch, I apply my active ingredients. According to Cosmo, you should be applying retinol and active ingredients last and going forward I will but for the sake of this post I'll keep it real.

I just started using the Olay Retinol Serum and it's been working great, but now I have finally incorporated the Drunk Elephant TLC Framboos Gylcolic Night Serum into the routine. I splurged on this last minute during the Sephora VIB Sale after wanting this product forever. I can definitely feel my skin purging from

Once the active ingredients are absorbed, I go in with either two of my nighttime moisutirzers: Innis Free Orchid Youth Enriched Cream or Josie Maran Hydrating Milk. Both have different textures but are equally hydrating and leave my skin feeling great. As final touches, I add eye cream (either the Boscia Indigo or First Aid Beauty Retinol) and my Glossier Balm Dot Com. 

*If I have a breakout, I apply a spot treatment, like this Pacifica one or a pimple patch... which I'm doing an entire post on later this week! 

My skincare routine is very important to me, and even though some nights I am too lazy to do it all, I always try to apply retinol and/or moisturizer. I want my skin to always be hydrated during the cold weather months, and yet, still looking it's best.

Shop the entire routine here: 

What is in your skincare routine this season?
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