Skincare: My Daily Routine

It’s my first beauty-related post, woohoo! I’ve taken a recent interest in skincare within the last few months and I wanted to share my day time routine with you! Leave a like and comment below if you want to see my night routine.

To give a little background on my skin, I’ve had pimples, red spots, and acne scars since I was in middle school. I also have huge pores and combination skin. My goals for my skin are to lighten my scars, combat my combination skin, and possibly shrink my pores. I’ve done a lot of research and from my understanding, you can’t shrink your pores, but there is definitely makeup out there that helps make your pores less apparent.

Since I’ve started using these products, my face feels fresher, my acne scars have started to lighten up, and I feel like my skin can breathe a little better on days I’m not wearing makeup.

1). Face Wash: Boscia Clear Complexion Cleanser
Clarisonic: Mia 2 Cleansing System & Deep Pore Brush Head

Washing your face with a cleanser is important if you have acne prone skin! I took a survey on the Clarisonic website to determine which brush head was the best for my skin! I change my brush head once every 3 months and I use it twice a day; when I wake up and when I shower at night.

$169 for Clarisonic Mia 2 (includes standard brush head and travel size cleanser)
$27 for Clarisonic replacement brush head

When I purchased my Clarisonic it came with a cleanser, but it actually gave me more acne so I decided to purchase the Boscia cleanser (recommended by my best friend, Jenny). It’s a light, gel-like consistency that foams up when you use it. It makes my skin feel super clean and fresh!

Price: $28 for 5 fl oz.
I use 2 pumps a day (one for the morning and one for the evening) and I usually finish a bottle within 2-3 months.

2). Toner: Origins Zero Oil™ Pore Purifying Toner
I always use this after I wash my face to clean up any excess dirt or oils. I usually use a cotton pad for this toner just to make sure I get every part of my face. This toner might sting if you have extremely sensitive skin or an open wound or cut on your face, so be cautious. I love the smell of it and it is definitely less harsh on my skin than when I used to use the Clean & Clear Astringent.

Price: $23 for 5 fl oz.
It’s one of the lower cost skincare items from Origins and it’s definitely worth the price because this bottle lasted me for about half a year!

3). Serum: First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair® Hydrating Serum

To be honest, I didn’t know the benefits of a serum until I started using it myself. First Aid Beauty was recommended to me by my friend Kim. She has sensitive skin and sometimes my skin gets bad reactions to products with too many chemicals, so I thought I would give this brand a shot. One pump is all you need for application! After using toner my skin usually feels a little dry, but this serum cancels it out and makes my skin feel pretty hydrated without feeling heavy.

Price: $36 for 1 fl oz.
This product is pretty expensive for the amount that you get in a bottle. I tried another brand’s serum hoping I would find a cheaper alternative, but I can honestly say that I haven’t found a better serum than this one yet. To me, it’s worth the price.

4). Moisturizer: Origins GinZing™ Energy-Boosting Gel Moisturizer

Tip: Always wait for your serum to dry before applying moisturizer!
I’m a fan of Origins, what can I say? This was the first moisturizer that I tried from them and I love the smell of it! It’s fresh and keeps my skin moisturized for the entire day. I’ve tried the Matte Moisturizer with Willowherb since my skin usually gets oily throughout the day, but it didn’t do its job in terms of a moisturizer.

Price: $28.50 for 1.7 oz.
This moisturizer is also one of the cheaper moisturizers from Origin, which is great for me since this is my favorite one from this brand. I believe their moisturizers usually range from $30-$50, so I believe I’m getting my money’s worth.

There are so many skincare products out so if you don’t know where to start, I really suggest you go to Sephora and ask for recommendations for your skin type. They give you FREE SAMPLES to try and it’s not as scary as you think it is to ask for help! If you have severe acne or think that you’ve tried every type of skincare routine, I suggest taking it a step further and seeing a dermatologist. Remember that skincare products do get expensive if you’re going to be consistent, but your skin is worth the investment!

If you’d like to see photos that I’ve taken instead of just the website photos let me know! Thanks for taking the time to read 🙂


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