Flexing In My Complexion: Updated Skin Care Routine

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There are some people who have perfect, clear skin. I was never that person. Name a skin ailment and I might’ve suffered from it. At one point, I gave up on caring about clear skin. But all that changed when I subscribed to Sephora’s Play box. The exposure to so many different brands piqued my interest and it wasn’t long until I was back on the path towards the perfect skin care routine.

Lately I’ve been getting so many compliments on my skin and I owe it all to buckling down and taking care of it. For the most part, my skin care routine is really simple. I use products with mostly natural ingredients (aka I can actually pronounce the ingredient) and minimal steps. Theres no focus on preventing wrinkles, altering dry patches or fighting zits. I’m basically just trying to keep my skin clean, moisturized and happy. I still have a few products on my wish list to fill in some empty spaces or to just try out, but heres whats working for me right now.

ivyarum skin careCleansing

Acure Sensitive Facial Cleanser 4oz $9.99

I’m pretty particular when it comes to cream cleansers. I always love the idea but when put to the test, very few seem to perform for me. This cleanser is my right hand; She’s my go to. I have sensitive skin and most cleansers are too harsh or drying for me but this one leaves my skin clean without stripping it.

Philosophy Purity Made Simple Cleanser 3oz $11.00

My favorite thing about this milky cleanser is its ability to remove a full face of makeup and cleanse in one step. I don’t wear makeup often, but when I do, I use this as a “prewash.” Although the consistency took some getting used to, this cleanser holds a special place in my heart. No raccoon eyes or left behind eye liner! Wins all around.

skin care caudalie dessert essenceMoisturizing

Caudalie Vinosource Sorbet 1.3oz $39

There’s just something about this that when I use it, I instantly look and feel better. When applied, this velvety cream melts into a gel that packs a moisturizing punch. A pea size is all my skin needs to leave it looking super refreshed and glowing. I also find the floral scent pleasant.

Dessert Essence Jojoba Oil 4oz $13.99

You know that one beauty product that will always be in the starting lineup? That’s what jojoba oil is for me. I read somewhere that jojoba oil is structurally and chemically most like the sebum your body naturally produce. In the winter time when my face is feeling particularly unhappy, I love to mix a drop of Jojoba oil with my Caudalie Sorbet for a little extra protection from the elements.


skin care tata harper

Tata Harper Resurfacing Mask 1oz $58

First, let’s start by talking about the price of this mask. It is ridiculous, but is it worth it? YES. I first received a sample of this in my Sephora Play box and fell in love. The results were immediate for me. After one application my skin felt soft and smoother than a baby’s bottom. After two weeks, my hyper-pigmentation was noticeably lighter. A couple days ago I ran out of the sample. I went back to Sephora and stood in front of the display for 15 minutes debating on whether I should drop my hard earned coins on this mask. (Hint: I did)

now moroccan red clay skin care

Now Moroccan Red Clay Powder 6oz $6.59

Moroccan red clay is a favorite of mine because it’s a pretty great basic clay mask. I use it two or three times a week depending on my mood and how my skin is feeling. I add little things like tea tree oil or vitamin E oil to give the mask an extra oomph! But yeah, this clay is great for balancing oily skin and exfoliating. It’s also gentle enough to be used everyday if you’re into that.

So that’s pretty much my skin care routine. I like to keep it pretty simple to keep my skin from freaking out. I also have fun treatments that I use not so regularly (Shout out to tumeric treatments!) but for the most part these are my staple products.

What are your skin care routine? Have you tried any of my staple products?

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  1. I have really sensitive skin so I don’t use too many products on my face. I swear by Cera Ve, Cetaphil, and Dove for Sensitive Skin. I use the Indian Clay for for a mask and every now and then, I’d do a charcoal mask. I usually moisturize my face with coconut oil and call it a day.

    I’m still trying to figure out a remedy for the dark circles under my eyes. Any suggestions?

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