My Skincare

Over the last few years, my skin has drastically changed. I’m only 28, but I am beginning to see some fine lines and my skin has been a lot more dry. Over the last year or so, I think I have figured out my skin and what it needs. I’m only going to be talking about facial skincare today. Body skincare is a whole other story.

Recently, I have begun drinking a gallon of water a day. That means I have to pee all the time, but I have noticed a change in my skin already. Earlier this week a small pimple began on my cheek and the next morning it was completely gone. Just amazing and I fully attribute it to the water consumption.


Above are the products I use religiously. I occasionally will use skincare samples that I have, but these are my go-to. First, at night I use the Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water to remove my eye makeup. I will also use a face wipe (not shown) to remove all other makeup. At night I double cleanse. I first cleanse with Neutrogena’s Clear Pore Cleanser/Mask. I generally use this as a cleanser only. If my face is feeling oily in the mornings, I use it as a mask, but that is pretty rare. Next, I cleanse a second time with Lush’s Ocean Salt facial scrub. I love this scrub. It smells fantastic and works so well.

After cleansing, I use four or five drops of Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate. This is an oil that I put on my face that I swear by. I have noticed it drastically reduces the redness I have by the morning. It also hydrates my skin. I am a firm believer in fighting oil with oil. When my face gets oily I don’t like using a super drying product. That just makes my skin over produce oil and I end up more oily than I was before. I just picked up another bottle of this and it should last me over a year. I let the oil sink into my skin for a few minutes and then apply Aveeno’s Positively Radiant Daily Moisturizer over top. I then go to sleep.

In the morning, it is much less involved. After I shower, I use the Neutrogena cleanser again. I have learned to not wash my face in the shower. The water is too warm for my face which causes more redness for me. After cleansing I follow up with the Aveeno moisturizer again.

This may seem like a lot, but I promise it is not. It takes me about five minutes total morning and night. I think it is five minutes well spent! This is what works for me and I can’t guarantee will work for you, but I do recommend these products because I love them and think they are fantastic. Everything except for the micellar water in the photo above I have repurchased multiple times.

Has your skin changed and if so, how? What are your favorite skincare products? I am curious about what works for you!


3 thoughts on “My Skincare

  1. Now that I am back at work I drink much more water. It forces me to get up twice as often. (To refill my cup and then use the facility.) This relieve the long stretches of sitting. As for a regimen, I have used Noxzema every night since high school. I use a scrub now in the morning because I have aged quite a bit and need to exfoliate.


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