If there were ever any products you buy because of a post, these should be it! They’re my ride or die. I can’t live without them … although I am living without the peel pads and retinol right now due to nursing, but I’ll get right back on that train once I’m done. Do yourself a favor and treat yourself to some great skin this year. You deserve it!
If you had to splurge on 1-2 of these products I would tell you peel pads and retinol. If it were only one, peel pads. If you’re nursing Vitamin c serum. Get all if can afford it because they’re life changing.
ROSE HIP OIL: I put this on every night as a last step to my skincare routine. Just to give my skin some more moisture, especially in these dry months. I love the oils and I love the hydration it gives. I also use this before I use the gua sha tool if I’m wanting to give myself a little facial massage. It has vitamin A in it so I swear has made my skin brighter. I talk more about it Rose Hip Oil Benefits in that post.
LANIEGE SLEEPING LIP MASK: I’m sure you’ve heard about this. I had to see what the rage was, and it definitely lived up to its hype for me. I don’t just use it on night, I use it as a lip gloss too. I’m telling you, its bomb.
DR DENNIS GROSS EXFOLIATING MOISTURIZER: Holy crap, this stuff is where its at. Every time I use it I do a little dance because it just gets it. It’s so hydrating and feels so good as you apply it. I love how it makes my skin look after applying. I’ve used SO many moisturizers, and this moisturizer is something I ALWAYS go back to. It’s my ride or die.
ELTA MD FOAMING CLEANSER: I love a cleanser that feels like your skin is clean ,but not too much. I don’t want to be stripped dry. This does just that. It foams up as you cleanse and it’s a little slice of heaven. I only cleanse my face every night. I just rinse with water in the mornings. I don’t want to clean off the products from the night before. The only time you can find me cleansing in the morning is if I worked out beforehand.
ELTA MD TINTED SUNSCREEN: This is a gem. Again, I’ve tried so many sunscreens and this one is my top. Just hydrating enough, but not too much that you feel oily. It actually is great for acne prone skin, it’ll clear you up!
DR DENNIS GROSS RETINOL: when I’m using this product I can see a difference within just a week. My skin is brighter and clear, diminished wrinkles too. This is something I don’t use while I’m pregnant or nursing though. So if you’re nursing like me, its recommended to wait until you’re done nursing!
DR DENNIS GROSS VITAMIN C SERUM: If you can’t tell by now, Dr Dennis Gross is my top favorite skincare brand. This stuff is a gem. You can use it while nursing and pregnant too because it’s vitamin c. This will give your skin life! I use it in the mornings after I rinse with water.
DR DENNIS GROSS PEEL PADS: last but not least, peel pads! Oh, I swear by these. I know a lot of you use these too, I tell everyone with skin issues about them, literally everyone. When I was using this with the retinol combo, my skin was on point! Pores shrunk, diminished wrinkles, skin clear and bright. I looked like I drank so much water and slept a lot haha. I got a lot of compliments when I was using those. I would tell everyone about that. These are something I don’t use right now either because of nursing.
Okay it’s finally here, my skincare routine!I like to switch up my products quite frequently to see which I love, and which is worth sharing.I cannot tell you how much I love Dr Dennis Gross Skincare line.I’m not being paid to say this either.I love his line and love what he’s created.The science behind it is GENIUS and he’s genius.
I’m going to go through each product with you, the reason I use it and what it does for your skin.Keep in mind, everyone has different skin types.He has a quiz on his site that you can check out to see what products would work best for you.I know it’s quite pricey, but its worth investing in.
Ever since I started following this routine and using his products, my skin is CLEAR AS DAY. No breakouts, redness gone, more balanced skin tone, brighter eyes, skin, and I feel more confident.I don’t feel like I have to wear any make up.
He uses a lot of Vitamin C in his products and what it does for your skin is incredible. Read more about it HERE.
PEEL PADS.Damp my face with a dry towel, and then I use the amazing Dr Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Peel Pads. There are 2 steps in this. Step 1 is packed with rejuvenating, powerful yet gentle, exfoliating acids, and step 2 controls the alpha hydroxy acid activity and delivers anti-aging actives, nourishing skin, keeping it balanced, smooth, and radiant – perfectly prepped for a more effective skincare routine. Expect your complexion to appear smoother, with fewer fine lines, a more even tone and texture, and smaller-looking pores. Contains a combination of seven acids, for accelerated results.
HOW TO USE.
Swipe step 1 all over your face neck and chest.Neck and chest are optional.Wait 2 minutes then use step 2 doing the same thing. Start with the Universal Peel Pads and then you can move on to Extra Strength.
C COLLAGEN SERUM.HOW I APPLY: 2 pumps and gently rub in all over face.Dr Dennis Gross has the best serum.WHAT IS IT? This weightless, fast-absorbing gel-serum is power-packed with our 3-O C vitamin C technology, collagen amino acids, and proprietary energy complex. See an instant, reflective brilliance to skin as it works to help improve the appearance of imperfections like dullness, dark spots, rough texture, and expression lines.
In a consumer study, after 21 days
92% saw an improvement in skin quality
92% agreed their face looked smoother and felt softer
83% agreed their complexion looked brighter, more radiant, and their skin tone appeared more even
FOR ME.My skin has less breakouts (if at all) more balanced skin tone, smooth, bright and I feel more confident.
RETINOL. HOW I APPLY.Drop 1 drop on cheeks, chin, nose, and forehead, then massage into skin.
WHAT IS IT?A fast-absorbing liquid retinol serum supercharged by ferulic acid to help improve the appearance of skin tone, texture, and fine lines for an even, instantly-smoother looking, lit-from-within glow.
When skin is renewed through exfoliation and then replenished with intense hydration, the effect is synergistic. See and feel hydrated skin, refined texture, and improved appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The patented blend of Alpha Beta® acids in this pore-refining formula accelerates cell turnover and lifts away surface dullness. This exfoliating action allows moisturizing ingredients like Sodium Hyaluronate and Saccharide Isomerate to strengthen the moisture barrier and deliver hydration where skin needs it most, for up to 72 hours. Squalane, Ceramides, and Chinese Foxglove seal off water loss, helping skin maintain its natural hydration balance.
a smart targeted delivery system that solves clashing under-eye concerns simultaneously–puffiness and dry fine lines. Moisture-attracting Hyaluronic Acid and elasticity-building Japanese “Green Caviar” algae provide line-filling hydration at the surface and improve skin suppleness. Caffeine, Carribean Gargonian Extract, and Sarsaparilla Root work synergistically to improve the appearance of dark circles and puffiness by reducing water retention under the surface. Bonus optical diffusers add luminosity.
What I’ve noticed, is my eyes never look tired, no puffiness, bright eyes and my eye wrinkles are diminishing.
Lastly, I massage 3-4 drops of Rose Hip Oil on my skin, hands neck and chest. I always massage upward and not down.
SCROLL DOWN FOR MY MORNING SKINCARE ROUTINE
MORNING SKINCARE ROUTINE BREAKDOWN.
Step 1 (ONLY because I work out in the mornings- otherwise I just rinse with water before starting the routine) : Cleanse withElta Md & Nion Beauty Brush
Step 7: (optional) Dab 2 pumps Rose Hip Oil all over face, neck hands and chest.
And there you have it, my full skincare routine every single day. Here is the thing about me. I LOVE skin. It starts with SKIN. You wear it everyday, you put make up on it everyday. Your make up will actually look better because of it. If you want great skin that is, and want to prevent premature aging. We all are going to age, its inevitable, but don’t you want to slow down that aging process and stay ahead of the game? The great thing is, is that we have the products now to take care of our skin! Think about when our moms grew up, all they had was ponds to remove their make up, and then they were thinking about face lifts at agae 40-50. We have so many things to care for our skin now, we gotta take advantage, right! Its right at our finger tips, and is so easy. We don’t need face lifts in the future, because all we have to do is take 10 minutes everyday, to prevent that from happening when we turn 40. Don’t wait until you have a problem to fix the problem, thats when it looks overdone. I always follow preventative measures. That is why I’ll never ever look overdone, or to much of something. I want to look natural always.
Here are the 3 biggest tips I follow. I’m just going to go ahead and CAPS these for you, because they’re so important.
In order to have great skin, you must follow a SKINCARE REGIMEN and BE CONSISTENT with it. Day in and day out. If you just take 10 minutes a day to take care of your skin, you’ll be SO amazed at your results. Everyone has 10 minutes.
DON’T GO TO BED WITH MAKE UP ON. Thats a huge NO NO.
Wear SUNSCREEN EVERYDAY.
Hope you loved this post! Let me know if you have any questions about any of the products. Happy to answer!