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Skincare Routine of the Day

This is a place to share your skincare routine of the day!  Whether it be daytime routine or nighttime routine, I know you have one.  From simple to complex, expensive to inexpensive products: show and tell! If you are anything like me, your skincare routine changes daily. Skincare isn't as showy as makeup, but it is the quiet work horse of our daily lives. 20200118_005115.jpg

 

You might want to include with your post: your skin type, skin concerns (& the weather where you are).

Sometimes if all you can do is your skincare, that is enough.

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It’s the original! It is definitely my favourite, I grab this one over any other lip mask I have. 

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I appreciate your simplified routine, @mazzkm 

The days I keep mine very simple happen to coincide with a small feeling of guilt for not using my products. 

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Oh I completely agree! 

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Ceramidin body butter sounds like it would be amazingly nourishing @mazzkm! Sometimes less is more and that’s more often than not, I find;)

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It really is a great body butter, when I found it at Marshall’s I couldn’t pass it up! My only issue is that now I don’t know I’ll ever find it again! Haha

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I have a question for all of you who do a face oil in the PM; do you prefer to put it on before or after your moisturizer and why? I hear about people doing it both ways and was curious what everyone’s thoughts are? Thanks!

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@sparkles0913  I’m late to your question but: I sometimes switch up the order, but usually I apply a thin layer of oil and then my cream moisturizer. 

 

I treat most facial oils like moisturizing serums—kinda like a step between serum and moisturizer in my routine, though I usually list them under the moisturizer category. My favorite is Herbivore Emerald CBD + Adaptogens Deep Moisture Glow Oil which I like to press into my skin for anti-inflammation benefits, then top with my cream moisturizer. If I use e.l.f. Nourishing Facial Oil instead, I usually apply that one first as well. I can apply The Ordinary 100% Organic Cold-Pressed Rose Hip Seed Oil first but, for my skin, I find it works best if applied after my cream moisturizer; its viscosity swamps my oily zone if applied before cream, no matter how thinly or sparsely I apply that oil. 

 

You could apply oils based on occlusivity... not all facial oils are occlusive, so they won’t actually seal in moisture (when applied after creams) unless applied quite heavily. Though really, no oil will seal in moisture if applied directly to dry skin (there’s no moisture for the oil to seal) so it’s wise to add a little hydration before any moisturizer, be it oil or cream. Anyway, some facial oils are really emollients. Some are both emollients and occlusive. You could look up the occlusivity of various oils and use that info to determine when to apply a specific oil (or blend of oils, since most are blends these days). Or, you could just try both orders on your skin and see which works best for you. 🙂 

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I usually mix my oil with my moisturizer to make my life easier. I’ve never had a problem doing this, but I’ve only used two different oils so far - DE Virgin Marula Oil and Malin+Goetz Recovery Treatment Oil.

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@sparkles0913  If it's a light oil, I mix it (Squalane) but if it's heavier I use it after moisturizer (but before the sleeping mask if I am doing one that night) like The Ordinary Rose Hip Seed Oil

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@sparkles0913  I like to mix mine with my moisturizer.

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@sparkles0913 I like to apply oil, then moisturizer.  I use The Ordinary 100% Organic Cold-Pressed Rose Hip Seed Oil followed by Drunk Elephant Lala Retro™ Whipped Moisturizer with Ceramides at night.  Just one little drop is all the oil I need 🙂

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That’s a great question @sparkles0913! I’ll be interested to hear what others’ preferences are. I add 2-3 drops of oil to my moisturizer about 99% of the time because I’m lazy. Hahaha! 😂🤣😂 So true though.


For me, the few times I don’t mix an oil into my moisturizer, the order depends on the oil. The lighter or drier the oil, the more likely I will apply it before my moisturizer; an example would be Herbivore Emerald or a rosehip seed oil. The heavier the oil, like Drunk Elephant Marula, the more likely I’ll apply it after.

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@itsfi  I haven’t tried mixing my rose oil. Maybe I’ll give it a try!!

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Agreed! I use the Rosehip Oil as well, in the same order.

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@itsfi  Seeing this after I posted. I do the same. If it's something light and absorbs quick, I mix it i.e. Squalane. but if it's Rose Hip Seed oil or something else, I top it off. 

I mostly now just use Squalane everyday and always mix. Quicker my routine it, better the chances that I will actually do it 😄 

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“Quicker my routine is, better the chances that I will actually do it.” Ain’t that the truth @naturalooks15! To make sure I remove my sunblock and makeup before bed, I now do my cleansing step right after I get home and change out of my work clothes. So far, so good. 🤞🏼 I’ve gone to bed 2 nights this year (granted it’s only March) without cleansing my face and one of those nights, I woke up a few hours later and washed my face. 😆 

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Winter nighttime skincare

1. DHC Deep Cleansing Oil

2. KORRES Greek Yoghurt Foaming Cream Cleanser 5.07 oz/ 150 mL - mine is the old version, not sure if they just changed the packaging or if it's been reformulated

3. tarte Knockout Tingle Treatment Toner 5 oz/ 150 mL 2x per week

4. Herbivore Rose Hibiscus Hydrating Mist

5. Vichy Minéral 89 Face Serum with Hyaluronic Acid - this stuff is amazing

6. The INKEY List Bakuchiol Retinol Alternative Moisturizer

7. KIEHL'S SINCE 1851 - Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado

8. Herbivore Emerald CBD + Adaptogens Deep Moisture Glow Oil

 

 

Winter morning skincare

1. Herbivore Rose Hibiscus Hydrating Mist - same as nighttime

2. Vichy Minéral 89 Face Serum with Hyaluronic Acid - same as nighttime

3. The Ordinary Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA 1 oz/ 30 mL

4. Origins GinZing™ Refreshing Eye Cream to Brighten and Depuff 0.5 oz/ 15 mL

5. Herbivore Emerald CBD + Adaptogens Deep Moisture Glow Oil

6. Elta MD sunscreen

 

 

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@goomah829 What do you love so much about the Vichy 89?  I was thinking about trying it so as to increase my HA.  I tried a little at Ulta from a sample and it was all right.  I'm looking for something rather weightless feeling.  What do you think?

 

I thought I saw someone else post a bottle of Vichy 89 on this thread, but went back 12 or so pages and couldn't find it.  IDK if I'm mistaken or missed it.

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@goomah829 that Origins eye cream has been one of my all-time favorites, it works so well. I’ve been using The INKEY List Bakuchiol Retinol Alternative Moisturizer as a neck cream, thanks to a suggestion from @makeitup305. About ready to restock!

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Lots of nice products in your routines @goomah829! The Herbivore mist is so refreshing. 💖

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I’ve made a couple of changes to my AM and PM routines. For AM I added in the CosRx essence, Charlotte Tilbury magic cream, and Glow recipe lip pop. For PM I added in Herbivore Bakuchiol serum and I am loving it so far!

AMAM

 

PMPM

 

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