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Current Skincare Routine

Current Skincare Routine

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Winter weather got your skin in a funk?

The products mentioned in this post are bound to help you with that problem. Keep reading. ;)

Ahhhh, February... we are one month closer to spring and for that I am beyond ecstatic. It's usually around this time of year that I start really wanting to change some things about my routine, my room, and every other area of my life. Winter is almost over, and it's time for a new routine. Am I the only one who feels like this? 

This month, I wanted to give you all a look into my skin. I've already shared with you all my skin story, how I want to upgrade my glow game, and I've shared with you all about my Clarisonic and how much I love spin-brush cleansing. Today I wanted to share with you all some gems I picked up at the drugstore, and how they've been working for me. Kind of like a review? Yeah, let's call it that.

The other day I was at Target because I ran out of face wash, and because -- let's be real -- Target is a very, very happy place. I've already talked about my love for Neutrogena face care and how I truly think their products are drug-store game changers. (Broke girl's guide to skincare, anyone?) As I was looking through the skincare aisle, I realized I really wanted to try something different. I've been using Neutrogena's natural line for a few years now, and love it, but I've been wanting something to target my dryness, my hyperpigmentation, and discoloration. That's when I stumbled upon this.

 Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel Cleanser with Hyaluronic Acid

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel Cleanser with Hyaluronic Acid

What caught me eye immediately was the name "Hydro Boost". I've stated before in a few of my other posts how I have pretty dry skin and look, your girl is just trying to get the JLo Glow. Then I loved the fact that it includes hyaluronic acid. If you don't already know, hyaluronic acid is extremely beneficial for your skin, helps with aging, dryness, and when I say so many other things, I mean it. Check out this article to read more about the benefits of HA. 

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So, lately my skincare routine has looked like this:

  1. Use Neutrogena's Deep Clean purifying micellar water with a cotton pad to take off my foundation and any other stuff that might have accumulated from the day. (Why does that word gross me out?) 
  2. After that, I put some of the Hydro Boost cleanser on my Clarisonic and cleanse my face for one minute. Rinse off my face and pat dry.
  3. I use my GLOW serum from Valjean Labs all over my skin, and then my PONDS dry skin moisturizer. 
  4. Sleep in heavenly peace. 

In the morning, it's basically the same just minus the micellar water and the sleeping in heavenly peace. *sigh* OH! And I just use my hands to wash my face in the mornings -- no Clarisonic. My skin would be all sorts of broken out if I did. 

I honestly can say that I have already noticed a difference in my skin. I no longer get those dry patches on my skin and my skin looks all around brighter. I've taken a few pictures of myself and I really think my skin looks so much better than it did just a few weeks ago! It's crazy how just little changes in your skincare routine can make such a difference. 

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Does your skincare routine look anything like mine? If not, what do you do? I'd love to hear in the comments below! 

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