Hello!!! I'm super excited because I'm going to start a new series of blog posts! On Sunday's I'm going to start doing posts all about skin care stuff. I'm calling these 'Skin Care Sundays', and I know I've seen other bloggers do this or something similar before but it's been something I've wanted to start for a while.
I don't know if I will do this every single sunday, but I will do them quite often!
Skin care is something that is super important to me. I take the best care of my skin that I possibly can. I am not a skin care specialist, but I am a licensed cosmetologist and I do feel like I am some what well educated in skin care. I take a lot of time to research and educate myself because it's something that I've always been interested in!
Anyways- long intro out of the way. I'm going to start by sharing my skin care routine with you guys! These are all products that I've used for years, or have been testing out recently for a few months. My skin is combo oily/normal but does get a little dry in the colder weather months.
I also want to mention that I've been switching a lot of my skin care products to more natural and organic things. I've been using a skin care set from Michael Todd since December, so a lot of those products will be shown here (OK now the long intro is done, and props to you if you read all that hahaha).
This is the Michael Todd Charcoal Detox deep pore gel cleanser, and the Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser. I've used the cetaphil one for years and it's super gentle on the skin. I usually use this in the Morning when I wash my face. I use the Michael Todd one at night time and sometimes in the morning.
The first one is the Michael Todd blue green algae antibacterial toner. I love this stuff and I actually just finished this off. Next to it is the Olay oil minimizing toner. I used this stuff for years, and it's a good one from the drugstore. I perfer the Michael Todd one now, or some witch hazel but this is all I have at the moment. I tone my face every morning and every night after I wash my face.
Scrubs and Serums
These are both from Michael Todd and the first one is the Jojoba Charcoal Scrub. This stuff is seriously the best face scrub I've ever used. It's super gentle and charcoal is suppose to be really great for your skin. I use this 1-2 times a week. Next to it is the antioxidant carrot multivitamin serum. This is the first facial serum I've used so I don't have much to compare it to. It came in the set I bought, and I like it but don't love it. It makes my face feel good so I use it every night but it's not something I would repurchase on its own.
First is the Michael Todd Kaolin Clay Detoxifying facial mask. This is my new favorite face mask. It doesn't burn your skin like some face masks do, and it always makes my face feel so clean and fresh after. Next to it is the Lush Mask of Magnaminty. I've raved about this mask a lot here on my blog in the past. It's super great and had been a long time favorite of mine. I use a mask about once a week, sometimes two.
I still have yet to find a more natural or organic face lotion that I like. The first one is the Olay Night Cream and I love this stuff. It's seriously amazing and I will probably always use this even though I'm looking for an organic one. Its so moisturizing and I would use it in the day time too if I could haha! Next to it is the Aveeno Positivly Radiant daily moisturizer. Ok I'm not going to lie, I really don't like this stuff. The only reason I'm using it is because it was kind of expensive and I don't want or waste it. It's not bad, I just have used better ones in the past. I've had this stuff for so long and I sware it won't freaking empty. It's driving me crazy.
Ok I know there's a lot here but I freaking love eye creams. The first one is the Tarte Maracuja c-brightener eye treatment, and next to it is the Lush Enchanted Eye Cream. These are both ones I purchased myself, and the other two were in ipsy bags or from my Sephora points. The next one is the Orgins GinZing eye cream, and next to it is the Nourish Organic nourishing eye cream. I'm not going to say much about any of these because I'm going to save that for a seperate post!!!
Ok guys, I know this post was super super long! All of the Micheal Todd stuff is what I've been using the most, and I decided to splurge and get myself some nice skin care stuff. It was expenaive but totally worth it. It's a brand that I highly recommend checking out! It's done amazing things for my skin. The set I currently have is for acne prone and oily skin, but they offer so many other things for all skin types!
I was going to do a review for the whole Michael Todd set, but I got lazy. Please let me know if you want to see a full review for anything and I will be happy to do it!!
Thank you all for reading and let me know what your skin care must haves are in the comments!!