Every Day Skin Care Routine

Oh what a beautiful morning {or at least it is here in Arkansas!}

The sun is shining, it’s warm, the birds are chirping, the wind is blowing, and I have all of my windows open to let my house breathe {because even houses need a break!}

Last Sunday, we chatted about my lazy Sunday routine. The last several Sundays around our part of the world have been kind of gloomy, chilly, and thunderstormy. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE those types of days where you cuddle up and nap all day, listening to thunder in the distance, but I am so thrilled that it’s so lovely outside. I’ve got a fresh pitcher of mojitos made and I think I’ll spend some quality time lounging around the backyard today!

On lazy Sundays, I typically pay a little more attention to my skincare and my haircare routines. I typically do a hair mask as well as a face mask and let them sit for an hour or so, and just amp up my everyday routine since I have the time {and since I typically don’t put on makeup on Sundays if I don’t have plans.} Today will be no exception, but it got me thinking that I wanted to share my every day skincare routine with  you all! I’m always on the hunt for great {and affordable…} skin care products, and I’ve picked up some fantastic finds lately.

Before I get started, I wanted to let you know that all of these products I actually use. This is not an ad, and all opinions are my own. Let’s get right into it!

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1- Burt’s Bee’s Cleansing Oil {view it here!} :: I don’t know about you guys, but I’m the kind of gal that gets home from work and wants to wash the whole day off of me. Makeup {and the bra…don’t lie…I know you do this TOO!} are typically the first two things to go. Burt’s Bee’s cleansing oil is an oil that you pump onto the back of your hand and put onto a dry face {again, I repeat, a dry face, as oils don’t work well when wet} and it instantly melts your makeup off and cleans your face. It’s even gentle enough to put right onto your eyelids, which is a big bonus for the contact wearers of the world like me. You can buy this at any drugstore.

2- Garnier SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water {view it here!} :: Once I use the dry oil by Burt’s Bee’s, I typically have racoon eyes, so I take a cotton puff and follow up with the Micellar Water from Garnier. Have you ever heard of Micellar Water? I hadn’t until recently. Micellar water lifts up dirt and makeup off of your face with ease. I use this instead of an astringent, as astringents {though I do love the tingly feeling..} make my face red and blotchy and typically irritate my skin. This water is gentle enough to put on your eyes, and it removes all excess makeup that the oil left behind {and bonus, it has no scent, so you aren’t stuck smelling like rubbing alcohol like you do with a lot of astringents..} Again, you can find this at the drugstore and it’s so inexpensive — especially when you consider the amount of product you get.

3- Garnier Invigorating Daily Scrub {view it here!} :: After removing the makeup with the first two products, I go in with this scrub, which has gentle exfoliating beads {nothing harsh} and smells like spearmint! I promise you, this is the one part of the morning {other than my coffee} that I truly look forward to. It has a spearmint smell and it is cool to your face, it instantly wake me up and depuffs my still asleep face.

4- Garnier SkinActive Miracle Anti-Fatigue Wake Up Gel {view it here!} :: Phew. Try saying this one three times fast. This moisturizer doesn’t feel as thick as most I’ve used in the past, and when you apply it to your face, you et that instant cool and refreshed feeling. A little goes a LONG way with this product, so you don’t have to apply much. I add about two drops of Orange Oil to this moisturizer, as orange oil brightens your face, and my face tends to look fatigued and a little drab if I skip this step!

5- Rodan + Fields REDEFINE Eye Cream {view it here!} :: Oookay, so this one isn’t quite a drugstore find and it’s a little on the pricier side, but it lasts FOREVER! Once my moisturizer dries {I cannot stress enough to you guys, whether you’re doing your makeup or your skin care routine, wait until the first product dries before using the next…it’s imperative}, I use this eye cream to get rid of wrinkles and crows feet, and let me tell you, this. stuff. works. I found out about it through a friend who sells it, and I have been so impressed. This is something that’s worth every penny and you should all probably go run out and try it right now.

What miracle products are you currently using? I’m always on the hunt!

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