Wednesday, June 5, 2013

My Skin Care Routine

You guys, there are SO many exciting things going on in my life this month! Its killing me that I can't talk about them on the blog yet, but I will be SOON!

Until I can share the fun stuff, I am going to leave you with my skin care routine. I know, boring right? But in all honesty, the last few months my skin has been acting like the skin of a hormonal teenager. I am not sure if it is the Rheumatoid Arthritis medication Methotrexate I take, or possibly the self tanner I've been using, but I've had some serious breakouts.

For the last few years, I haven't really "washed" my face. Gasp! Gross, right? I usually just used these handy dandy make up wipes by Neutrogena. They are called "cleansing towelettes," so that sort of counts, right? They're really incredible make up removing wipes. I've tried a LOT, but these ones really get that makeup off, even waterproff mascara. They even leave my face feeling clean.

 But lately, it hasn't been cutting it. I decided to  up my skincare routine, and its really been helping!

1. First, I remove my make up with those incredible Neutrogena wipes. You'd think they were paying me for this, but no, I just love them that much. Maybe they should.

2. Then I wash my face with the Burts Bee's Acne Solutions scrub. I love this! I love all of Burt's Bees products, which is why I tried this. It has a little salylic acid in it, which helps ward off those pesky pimples.

3. Next, I use a toner. I have always been a clinque fan, and their Clarifying Lotion 2 is an old favorite. I am not exactly sure why its called a lotion, its definitely a toner, but hey, whatever helps them sleep at night. I put this on a cotton pad and rub it all over my face.

4. Finally, I use Neutrogena ROC Wrinkle Repair Moisturizer around my eyes. I don't put it everywhere, just around and under my eyes to avoid those little crows feet and bags under my eyes.

My nightly skin care routine has gone from 1.5 minutes to about 10, but its definitley making a difference. You're welcome, Burts Bees, Neutrogena, and Clinque for the rave reviews.


  1. Those makeup remover wipes are my FAVORITE.. they are incredible!!

    1. Alyssa-Aren't they the best? I have tried so many that just like, wipe your makeup around your face. Not cool! I buy them at Costco in large packs, and the few nights I've realized I was out of them, it was like someone shot my puppy thats how devastated I was.

  2. Very cool! I love reading about skin care routines.... they're always so different. You totally convinced me to try those pads!