The key to a healthy face is a regimented skincare routine.
Over the past couple of years, I’ve intentionally tried to incorporate cleaner beauty products into my routine. It’s an investment worth every penny! Clean beauty means cleaner ingredients, and truthfully, you don’t have to break the bank doing it. More and more clean beauty products are hitting the market at lower price points, so it’s easier than ever to overhaul your beauty regimen. However, I would not recommend doing it overnight. Start with an empty and look for a cleaner swap. This is the best and easiest way for you to transform your beauty regimen.
So let’s start with the essentials! I laid it out in order of what I do each day and how it varies between DAY and NIGHT. A good rule of thumb is to apply thinnest products to thickest.
CLEANSE // READ YOUR LABELS! Cleansers are notorious for having hidden toxins, so do your research. Everybody needs a good day cleanser and night cleanser. I use Botanics Face Wash in the morning because it’s light, moisturizing and under $6. Then at night, I double cleanse to get rid of all my makeup, I usually start with the BC Counter+ Cleansing Balm and then finish with the BC Countertime Lipid Defense Cleanser, since it has anti-aging properties in it.
EXFOLIATE // 1-2X/week I use an exfoliating wash to slough off dead skin, draw out impurities, and brighten skin. The Acure Brightening Facial Scrub is my favorite. Made with kelp, French green clay, and dehydrated lemon peel, this wash is the perfect detox for your face. Also dermaplaning is a great way to exfoliate as well. I probably do that once a month using these Tinkle razors. Dermaplaning gets rid of the peach fuzz on your face so that you can use less makeup products for the same amount of coverage. It’s a cheap way to keep your skin glowing!
TONE // I use BC Hydragel Radiance Toner after cleansing. It’s my favorite that I’ve used to date, because it helps minimize the appearance of pores and remove impurities.
SERUM // It’s a common misconception that lotion is all you need on your face when it comes to skincare. However, serums are a powerhouse and should not be skipped. They target the problem areas of your skin. Created with active antioxidants like vitamin A, C, and E, these lightweight help fight wrinkles, pigmentation, and redness. Here are the different serums I use for day and night…
Day: Obagi Vitamin C Serum
Night: BC Countertime Tripeptide Radiance Serum, BC Overnight Resurfacing Peel
SPOT TREATMENT // When the occasional pimple takes up residence on my face, these are my go-to’s. The Mario Badescu Drying Lotion can be applied with a q-tip. I put it on before bed, so it can work its magic overnight. Another spot treatment in my arsenal is BC SOS Gel.
OILS // A common myth for oils is if you have oily or combination skin then oils will make your skin more oily, when in fact if you don’t give your skin the hydration it needs then it will just produce more oil. My top picks are Squalane + Vitamin C Rose Oil from Biossance and BC Counter+ No. 1 Brightening Facial Oil.
EYE CREAM // Eyes are more fragile, more prone to dryness, and quicker to show age and fatigue. Eye creams help address wrinkles, fluid collection, and dark circles. One of the best preventative skincare products you can use is an eye cream.
Day: tula rose glow & get it eye balm
Night: BC Countertime Ultra Renewal Eye Cream
MOISTURIZE // By applying the thickest product last, you ensure that all the oils, serums, and spot treatments are locked in. Don’t waste all that skincare TLC, moisturize-moisturize-moisturize! I love these last couple of products…
Day: BC Adaptive Moisture Lotion, tula 24/7 moisture lotion
Night: BC Countertime Soft Cream
Whatever your skincare routine looks like currently, be sure that you’re incorporating products that are clean and free of toxic ingredients. Start with the basics of cleansing, treating, and moisturizing and build on that foundation. Once you get into the habit of having a routine, you will rarely ever stray. Prioritize your skincare and prepare for amazing results. And for the love of Pete, DO NOT GO TO BED WITH MAKUEP ON!
Hope this post helped jumpstart your clean skincare journey. Here are a few other bloggers I love following who’ve shared their clean beauty regimens too! Cristin Cooper’s Summer Skincare & Winter Skincare, Liz Adam’s Clean Skincare on a Budget, Brighton Butler’s Skincare Routine, and Ambitious Kitchen’s Natural Skincare Products.