My Current Skincare Routine

March 30, 2022

Yep. That’s pretty much all of them. Ok, ok, ok this photo makes it look pretty complicated, but I promise it a super quick morning and evening skincare routine. I got a facial last December at Stark MD Aesthetic Center and asked the aesthetician (Heather!) to start from scratch and recommend me a skincare regimen. Many times skincare experts will just fill in the gaps based on what you are already using, but I told her to pretend I have nothing to recommend products she truly believes in. Turns out I was already using some products she loves so she whipped up a regimen with a few new products and told me the order and time of day in which to apply.

I have done this routine religiously for the past three months and when I went back in March for a dermaplane/peel Heather said my skin was in SUCH a better place. She told me she could see a difference between the skin on my face and neck and reminded me not to forget to use these products (especially the toner) on my neck. Otherwise, she made no changes to this routine.

I would say I have combination skin and my skincare concerns are… aging! I wanted products that would improve the tone/texture of my skin while also treating fine lines and promoting collagen production. Here is the routine with links and details about each product below….

Morning Skincare Routine

Step 1 : PCA Skin Facial Wash

Just a gentle cleanser to wake up the skin first thing in the morning and remove dirt and oil. It’s no frills, but it does the job.

Shop it HERE

Step 2: PCA Skin Nutrient Toner

Holy grail item! Exfoliates the skin for a healthy glow – smells ah-mazing. Apply with a cotton round in upward strokes over face and neck.

Shop the Nutrient Toner HERE

Step 3: ExLinea Peptide Smoothing Serum

Dubbed “botox in bottle”, this is a spot treatment for fine lines. Apply a small amount where you wrinkle (around eyes, forehead and mouth).

Shop it HERE

Step 4: Cetaphil Hydrating Eye Gel Cream

35K+ amazing reviews and under $15. A little dab under each eye every single morning.

Shop it HERE

Step 5: C&E Advanced mixed with Hyaluronic Acid Booster

Combine a pea sized amount of each on fingertips and apply to face avoiding eye area. The C&E cream helps with dark spots and evens skin tone (tingles a little!) and the HA serum provides deep, long-lasting hydration.

Shop the C&E Advanced HERE | Shop the HA Serum HERE

(a little goes a long way! I haven’t replaced these since December)

Step 6: Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Cream SPF30

My ride or die anti-wrinkle day cream with SPF.

Shop it HERE

Evening Skincare Routine

Step 1: Elemis Cleansing Balm or Mara Enzyme Oil Cleanser

First, it’s the most beautiful bottle. Second, it takes off make up like no other. Warm it between your fingers and apply all over face/neck on DRY skin. Rinse with warm water. It will be your new obsession.

Shop it HERE

Step 2: Nutrient Toner

Back again for night time because it’s that good. Use the textured side of the cotton round to fully exfoliate the face and neck.

Shop it HERE

Step 3: Augustinus Bader Eye Cream

This was my 40th bday present to myself. There is a TON of science behind this brand and it’s TFC8® Complex. Click below to read all about it…. I’m a believer!

Shop it HERE

(again, a little goes a long way. This has lasted me 4 months and counting)

Step 4 (Sunday + Thursday): PCA Skin Intensive Brightening Treatment 0.5% Retinol mixed with Hyaluronic Acid Booster

Mix a pea size amount of each onto finger tips and apply all over face avoiding eye area. The intensive brightening treatment is a pure night time retinol that treats discoloration. The HA is for hydration.

Shop the Intensive Brightening Treatment HERE | Shop the HA Serum HERE

Step 4 (M, T, W, F, S): AlphaRet mixed with Hyaluronic Acid Booster

AlphaRet is an alpha hydroxy acid that rejuvenates the skin with minimal irritation – it’ anti-aging gold! Mix it with a pea-size amount of the HA booster to seal in moisture.

Shop the AlphaRet HERE | Shop the HA booster HERE

Step 5: Augustinus Bader The Rich Cream

It’s a major splurge, but you will notice a difference in the elasticity and firmness of your skin almost immediately. It’s celeb-approved and I really don’t want to love it, but I do.

Shop the Rich Cream HERE

Shop the entire skincare routine below….

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