You know what I talk a lot about? My skin. Why? Because it’s the first thing everyone sees.
My skin is my temple and I treat it well. After years of awful acne and inflammation like none other, I have found a routine that makes my skin happy, which makes me happy. Today I thought I would share my routine with you, in hopes that it will also benefit your pores.
Quick Note: I have fair, oily, inflamed skin. If you have dark, dry skin, you might consider trying another path. Buying products and using routines geared toward your skin is very important.
The Morgan-Approved Nightly Skincare Routine
*Note: This post is in no way sponsored by Formula 10.0.6. I just really love their affordable skincare products.
Step One: Get It All Off
Like many girls, I wear makeup on a regular basis. And it looks very pretty, until it clogs my pores and causes acne. That means grabbing a makeup removing wipe and getting all that gunk off my face once I get home. I’m a big fan of Neutrogena Make-up Remover Cleansing Towelettes ($9) because they actually get all of it off and prepare me for the next step.
Step Two: Cleanse
The best part of my day might be washing my face. Getting a good cleanser and washing away all the dirt that has accumulated in the last 12 hours. Because my skin quickly becomes irritated if I use the same product for weeks on end, I switch up my face cleanser every time I run out. Some of my favourites are Formula 10.0.6 Best Face Forward Daily Foaming Cleanser ($6), Fresh Soy Face Cleanser ($38), and Cetaphil Daily Facial Cleanser ($15).
Step Three: Exfoliate
I don’t exfoliate every night. Usually only on days where my skin has been particularly oily or when I have something planned the next day and need smooth skin for makeup application. It’s important to know your skin when it comes to exfoliating because it’s easy to overdo, and when you do, it hurts. I constantly switch between Skinfood Black Sugar Mask ($10), Formula 10.0.6 One Smooth Operator ($7), and St. Ives Blackhead Clearing Green Tea Scrub ($4) because of their variation of scrub and benefits.
Step Four: Mask
I use face masks a lot. More than anyone I know. My skin responds to regular masking well, which is why it’s a big part of my routine. I would recommend learning your skin type and what needs you have before diving into regular face masks. For me, I need masks that shrink pores, help with oiliness, and fade acne scars. This is why every other day I choose between either Tata Harper Resurfacing Mask ($58), Origins Clear Improvements Active Charcoal Mask ($26), Formula 10.0.6. Be Berry Clear ($7), and Formula 10.0.6 Pores Be Pure ($7).
Step Five: Tone
You tone your abs, why not your face? Toner is great for people with oily skin, and it’s important to choose one that is alcohol-free. I am a huge lover of L’Oreal Hydra Fresh Toner ($7) and using the home remedy of 2:1 water and apple cider vinegar.
Step Six: Kill the Acne
Acne is the biggest pain in my bum next to bills and waking up at 5am. But after years of dealing with it, I have found a way for us to co-exist. Products that I have found to be most helpful in winning the war against pimples are Clinique Acne Solutions Clarifying Lotion ($17) and Formula 10.0.6 So Totally Clean Deep Pore Cleanser ($6).
Step Seven: Moisturize
By now my skin is feeling all the clean, which means I’m ready to crawl into bed and watch some Netflix. I end out my routine by slathering on moisturizer to bring back moisture after clawing out every bit of gunk from my pores. I prefer to use something thick and creamy at night (I use more mattifying lotions in the morning) and two of the best are Formula 10.0.6 P.M. Perfector ($9) and St. Ives Timeless Skin ($5).
And that’s my skincare routine! Let me know if you would like any tutorials or want to know more about how I take care of my fair, oily, inflamed skin.
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