I just wanted to take a minute and share my skin routine. I have got a ton of questions on what I use, and how I kept my skin clear through workouts, pregnancy, babies, and hormone changes.
A little background. I never had great skin in the past. I had break outs all the time, I was always dry and uneven, and I had a rough texture no matter what I did. I even tried microdermabrasion which I felt made matters worse. I just didn’t feel comfortable. As I approached my later 20’s, I REALLY started to pay attention to my skin and research. I found products that actually worked for me, and figured out that my skin didn’t need all the stuff I thought it did. I needed REAL natural ingredients, lots of moisture, and an enzyme exfoliation- rather than a process like microderm.
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Here is my little breakdown of products I cannot live without!
Astara Skincare for LIFE. I’m obsessed with their raw, chemical-free, enzyme-rich products and my skin just drinks it all up! I use mostly this product line.
Step 1: Eye Makeup/Face Remover: Garnier SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water : I LOVE this stuff. It gently removed makeup and is also great to use to keep eyelash extensions clean!
Step 2: Cleansing: Astara Skincare Daily Refining Scrub + Botanical Cleansing Gele I love the combo of these together. The scrub is literally my life. It keeps my skin texture smooth and I feel like using the gele cleanser following the scrub soothes and leaves an amazing feel to my face.
Step 3: Repairing: Astara Age Defying Complex : My skin soaks this stuff up. It is SO hydrating and something I absolutely need especially breastfeeding. Plus who doesn’t want the stimulating collagen renewal?! YAS.
Step 4: Moisturize: Astara Radiance Renewal Intense Moisturizer: I can’t live without this cream. It is probably the most important step for me. It is so great for PM intense moisture while you sleep.
Step 5: Eye Cream: Astara Botanical Eye Treatment: prevents wrinkles and soothes the eye area.
**Occasionally I do masks from Astara ask well. I love the Golden Flame one! It’s so hydrating.
Step 1: Cleanse with Astara Botanical Cleansing Gele (same as nighttime)
Step 2: Daily Tinted SPF Moisturizer from Image Skin Care. LOVEE this stuff. Since my skin has such a great routine down, I only have to use this, and rarely use foundation!
Then I use my makeup products as usual!