August 10, 2015
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All about that Face - Daily Facial cleansing routine

Happy Monday guys. My weekend was good - I went for an after work drink on Friday and spent the weekend with my parents. My mum left for NYC, BOS and VA this morning for two weeks - a trip I was supposed to go on, so its kinda bummy, but I sure do hope she has a fantastic time. Love my mama!

I feel like I don't talk about beauty stuff as much as I like, because lets face it - I aint no pro. I do love beauty stuff though. In my late teens and early 20's, I wasn't much into makeup and taking care of my skin. I never suffered with acne and had clear skin so I just never got into skin care. In my Mid 20's though, I started to get minor breakouts here and there. Minor ... but enough to get me off my big bum and take care of my skin. It's been quite a few years now that I started being strict or at least better - because I do slip - with skin care. 

I thought I'd share my current morning and night cleansing routine. My routine changes regularly but this is my current routine:
facial cleansing routine

I should start with the fact that I don't use too many products on my face. I just don't like the feel of too many things on my skin - and I also always think it might be counterproductive to pack things on to your face in order to get clearer skin. But what do I know? Still, while I don't use too many products on my face, I do use different products in the morning and the evening / night. Trial and error taught me that some products work best in the morning and some work better at night ... I'll explain.

Morning cleansing:
morning cleansing routine


Facial wash - This is the best morning cleanser I have ever used. For a while I was using the blue version, but recently I switched to this green version purely because its a "shine control" wash. And my oily face needs shine control. It seems to be working and I do love it - but Im also open to any suggestions on how I can control the oily skin finish that I constantly rock. 

Moisturizer - I use this as my moisturizer because it has gotten rid of the few dark spots that I had with my minor mid- 20's acne. I swear by it and it genuinely works. Also it has SPF and in the Caribbean heat - this is an absolute must! Im going to address a taboo issue here and say this - everyone needs SPF ... no matter the skin colour. I feel like I need to tell more umm pigmented folks like myself this, because for some reason darker skinned people believe only fair skin needs SPF. Nope, we all do.


Evening/Night Time cleansing
evening cleansing routine

Removal wipes - I use these right after work / gym when I get home to get the excess makeup off. Depending on the day, Ill cleanse immediately afterwards, but honestly sometimes I end up eating, showering and doing a whole bunch of evening things before the rest of the cleansing routine happens.

Face wash - When I'm ready to actually cleanse in the evening, I use this face wash. I've loved this face was for YEARS but stopped using it a while back. I recently picked it up after seeing my mama use it on her face (she always has had the best cleansing routines) and I'm once again hooked. It has my face so baby soft. I love this bad boy! I won't use it in the morning because Ive become so accustomed to using my morning wash but its perfect for evening use.

Mousturizer - Let's face it I'm almost 30 and I'd like to avoid a sagging face so I'm using an age defying moisturizer. I love it, however being prone to oily skin this particular moisturiser makes my face just a little oily after use and doesn't stay well under makeup. That fact and the fact that it doesn't have SPF means that I only use it at night - I'm open to try another night moisturizer even though o love the way this feels.
**** I drafted this post last week and since drafting this, I added this toner to my morning routine between the face wash and the moisturizer. So far, so good. 

So what do you use on your face daily??

Have a great Monday guys!!

35 comments:

  1. Hilarious! I have the same post scheduled for today!

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  2. haha! i have a similar post scheduled for later this week. great minds think alike!

    i use 4 things without fail:

    1) hydrating serum
    2) argan oil
    3) moistuizer (to seal in all the goodness and protect the outer layer from the elements)
    4) daily sunscreen

    that's it! cleansing only happens at night, exfoliation and hydrating mask once a week (sunday evenings).

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  3. yes--alcohol-free toner is a must!!

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  4. I bought that moisturizer because of you and I do love it!! It's especially great because it has an SPF of 30 in it instead of only 15 or nothing at all like previous moisturizers I've used.

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  5. I always love peeking into everyones skin care products good to know I definitely share a few of those favs as well!

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  6. I'm such a fan of Garnier products, but I haven't tried that one!! Thanks for sharing girl! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  7. Oooh I should try all of these... I am sooo not into facial routines and I know I'll regret it in 20 years!

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  8. I am so bad I just use a facial wash in the shower. I always use a moisturizer with SPF but that is it. The Neutrogena Deep Clean is really good though.

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  9. I love these posts! I'm actually on the hunt for a new face wash because I've been breaking out more than normal so I'll check into yours - you can never go wrong with Neutrogena products!

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  10. These all look great! Thanks for sharing!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

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  11. I use Freeman's black sugar charcoal scrub, Hydraluron, and Neutrogena moisturizer for combo skin... every so often I use a mask or do a microdermabrasion scrub - works like a charm and is a CHEAP routine!

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  12. I have been pretty good about having a skin care routine for the last 10 years of my life, it is so important! While I have changed it many many times, there are always a few favorites I throw back in the mix. The last 9-10 months have been the worst my skin has ever looked. my derm recommended that I use CeraVe or Cetaphil face wash now. I am using a rose witchhazel for toner, and right now my day moisturizer is Burt's Bees and my night one is Ponds..but when I finish the night one I want to change. I also use the Cetaphil wipes at night to take off my make up before I wash my face.I haven't used Garnier before, I will have to look in to that one since it worked well for your spots!

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  13. Boooo to not getting to go on your mom's trip, but hope she has a great time! Great post girl! I love Neutrogena, their products work and smell great <3

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  14. The Garnier moisturizer sounds really good! I use Oil of Olay which also has SPF but I'd love to try something new and probably more affordable.

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  15. i have been looking for a new moisturiser with SPF in it! thanks darl! those makeup removal wipes are a must.
    hope your mum has fun on her trip - so sad you couldn't go!

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  16. I never cared about spf till I came to Australia. But I agree. Sun protection is a must for everyone.

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    1. Agreed. Everyone needs it! Love you sis!

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  17. I wear makeup so rarely that I don't even have a good way to remove it. I don't usually put anything on my skin but my eyeliner and eye shadow stay on until they wear off or I shower, which probably isn't great. So yeah, I should probably look into those removal wipes!

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  18. I need to do better about morning cleaning. I normally just roll out of bed and start my day.

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  19. very nice! I wish i could use exfoliates on my face every day but my skin is just too annoyingly sensitive.

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    1. Actually my face is pretty sensitive too. One of the reasons I use that one is because its gentle on my skin :)

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  20. I love the feeling of settling into the right skin care routine. My face already thanks me now and I know it definitely will in the years to come too! It's taken some trial and error but I think I've gotten the right formula down now. Love reading about others' favorite products too, so thanks for sharing!

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  21. The Neutrogena Deep Cleanse is an oldie, but goodie, right? You know what? I use vaseline to take off my eye make-up. I've been doing it since I started wearing it.

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  22. I admit, I don't do face care as well as I should. I have great genes (my mom and dad both have ageless faces) and I'm still scraping by on that. I use a cleanser and moisturizer but that's about it for regular routine. But thank you for this reminder that I have to start doing better.

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    1. I have great genes too. My mum looks really young for her age. My grandfather died at 100 and looked 80 so thats why I honestly never did anything till mid 20's but Im so glad I started

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  23. I love learning about what products others are using. I haven't tried those Olay wipes but will now. I love a good makeup wipe especially at the nights I'm dead tired.

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  24. I am such a Neutrogena fan. I have tried some of their products and some of them really work well and some do not. But you are so right, dark skin needs SPF. I've been using SPF products and retinol since I was in my 20's, making sure my skin is trained. Beautiful post Kay.

    Kia / House of KTS
    www.houseofkts.com

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    1. Im so glad I started using moisturizer. Honestly a game changer!

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  25. Love that morning cleanser! I was using it for a bit back when I was living in Hawaii, but Guam weather forced me to get a little more harsh with my skin because of the humidity.

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  26. I really need to check out your morning moisturizer and I really should be doing some anti-agent stuff!

    ~Ashley @ A Cute Angle
    acutelifestyle.blogspot.com

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  27. I need to try both of these moisturizers! I am currently out of my normal one and looking for something new! Also YES EVERYONE NEEDS SPF. My husband for some reason thinks I don't because I tan instead of burning but seriously that has nothing to do with it...SPF for everyone!

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  28. I've been attempting to make a full skincare post for a while now but always get so rambl-y because I have too many damn products. I need to take a page from you and cut it down bc really...do I need a gagillion moisturizers? Lol.
    Like you, I really didn't care ab my skin in my teens bc I've always had skin that wasn't problematic. It's only over the past 5 yrs that I've been paying attention and treaching myself to really care and splurge on skincare products.

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  29. Daily facial cleansing will help you to get rid off dry skin and makes your skin moisturized. Also it will prevent fine lines and wrinkles.

    Mellisa@Dermology anti aging treatment serum

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  30. Great write up. I liked all these facial cleansing products. Daily facial cleansing helps a lot. Very informative i will surely try all of these.
    Lifecell Anti Aging Cream :)

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