I know how overwhelming it can be when you see someone have a 6+ step process for skincare morning and night. I use about 5 products at night (MY SKINCARE ROUTINE) and 3-4 in the morning. I never started out with that many. In fact, I only use to cleanse, moisturize and use sunscreen. I would highly recommend starting small for those so brand new to skincare, so I wanted to put together a 3 step routine you can start with, if you’re looking into taking better care of your skin. So HERE WE GO.
CLEANSER. Elta Md Cleanser. Cleanse in the morning (ONLY IF YOU HAVE WORKED OUT) cleansing can dry out your skin, so If I haven’t worked out in the morning I just rinse with cold water a few times and go onto the next step, but I ALWAYS cleanse at night of course. I usually cleanse in the morning after I work out. But like I said, if not, then I don’t.
SUNSCREEN. PAleeeeease wear sunscreen. Everyday ALL day, in the winter, summer, fall, spring. I’m telling you, it’s so important. Who wants premature aging, wrinkles and sun spots? NOT ME. WHY I WEAR SPF EVERYDAY. I LOVE ELTA MD UV CLEAR WITH TINT. I’ve tried many, and thats my favorite!
ROSE HIP OIL. This oil will actually do the opposite and make you LESS oily and prevent breakouts. Thats a whole other blog post, but get it! I swear by this stuff. I use this only at night, on my face hands, neck and chest.
THATS IT FOLKS. But really, 3 simple steps to start a good routine. YOUR JOB? BE CONSISTENT FRIENDS. This is so important. It’s just like with anything else. You want results, you must have consistency. Once you feel like you can add in something else, add in a serum after cleansing at night OR better yet, Dr Dennis Gross Peel Pads (LIFE CHANGING!) but don’t overwhelm yourself. Start slow!
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!