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Skin Series: My Personal Skin Routine

My Personal Skin Care Routine


  1. Refresh- Garnier Skin Active Cleansing Micellar Water

  2. Eyes- Chanel Hydra Beauty Micro Gel Yeux

  3. Treatment- Lancome Genifique Concentrate Serum

  4. Moisturize- L'Oreal Hydra Genius Extra Dry Skin

  5. Moisturize- L'Oreal Age Perfect Hydra Nutrition Facial Oil SPF 30

Why these products? I have combination skin, more dry than oily, but I still have a t-zone problem like most. When looking for a cleanser, or any system, you want to find the right formulation for your SKIN TYPE. Balancing your skin is what you want to accomplish. Normally, your skin care should include cleansing, toning, treating, and moisturizing. Treating is optional, depending on your skin type/condition. In a professional setting the steps would be a little different: Cleanse, exfoliate, masque, tone, treatment, and finally, moisturize. Of course, it varies depending on the length and type of service.

My daily skin routine consists of products that are going to hydrate, add radiance, and protect. My skin is dryer in the mornings so I need something that is going to keep me hydrated all day. All of my morning products, including my foundation, helps to keep my skin hydrated without looking oily.


  1. Pre Cleanse- Chanel Lait Confort

  2. Cleanse- L'Oreal Age Perfect Cream Cleanser

  3. Tone- L'Oreal Hydrafresh Toner

  4. Treatment- L'oreal Age Perfect Hydra Nutrition Advanced Skin Repair

  5. Eyes- Lancome Absolue Eye Premium

  6. Moisturize- StriVectin Multi-Action Restorative Cream w/ NIA 114 Technology

You’ll notice that my nightly routine is very different from my morning routine. These products are fit for dry to mature skin types. My skin needs all the hydration it can get. I replenish my skin overnight so that it has a chance to regroup from a day's worth of sun, makeup, and environmental stress.

Your skin reacts to products differently at night due to cell turnover. If you aren’t familiar with the cell turnover rate, its directly connected to aging. Basically, the faster the cell turnover rate, the slower you age. Its just that simple. You want to make sure your nightly products are aimed toward treating the skin in some way or another.

  • 20 somethings should be using moisturizing or preventative products.

  • 30 somethings should be using preventative or corrective products.

  • 40 somethings should be using corrective or repairing products.

  • 50+ should be using repairing, firming.smoothing, or hydrating products.

Again the goal is to balance your skin. The more you train your skin, the more balanced and healthy it will be. Also, don’t think just because you use a product for a week that you will see results instantly. Give products at least 4-6 weeks to see them work. If no improvements within that time frame, its safe to move to more effective products.

Achieving clean, healthy, beautiful skin isn’t hard. You just have to know your skin type and from there, it should be a walk in the park. Until next time Beauty Lovers...


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