About six months ago, I completely changed my entire skin care routine. I had previously been using all Merle Norman products that were giving me really great results, but they were totally draining my bank account. Each product I was using was costing around $19-$35 and it wasn’t even lasting me for a long period of time. I had to find products that would work well with my sensitive skin, last longer than a month, and also be a decent price. Sounds impossible, I know! After researching for a couple of months though, I finally had found my perfect skin care routine.
Each of the products above all have lasted me 5-6 months with the exception of my konjac sponge. My sponge is something I change out on a monthly basis. The jojoba oil and the toner I have had for 6 months and I still have not had to repurchase.
Probably the biggest change I made to my routine was eliminating a cleanser in the mornings. This took some getting used to, but apparently we are not supposed to be stripping our natural oils from sleep anyways! Every morning I just splash cool water on my face and then follow-up with a wet konjac sponge. This seriously feels like I little mini massage and will leave your skin feeling as smooth as a baby’s. They also have this available at H-E-B grocery stores, so that’s a big plus for me!
Next thing I do is spray my face with the Andalou Naturals 1000 Roses Floral Toner. This is a rosewater mist that helps refresh and restore the skins pH balance.
After toning I use my Elta MD UV clear sunscreen. This is great for anyone who deals with acne, rosacea, or hyperpigmentation. I love how lightweight this product is. After applying it always leaves me feeling alive, awake, and ready for the day!
Night Time Routine:
At night my routine is slightly different. I first get my face completely wet and then I use a few drops of my Leven Rose Jojoba Oil to remove my makeup. You want to make sure you are using 100% pure and unrefined jojoba oil in a glass bottle. This does make a difference! Always buy your oils in glass bottles! They last longer and are better quality!
After my makeup is removed, I will again splash some cool water on my face, and then apply my Raw Honey Cleanser avoiding the eye area. Raw Honey is great for anyone prone to acne skin. Just be sure to use water when applying this or it will become sticky! Do not use the honey you put on your toast! It has to be Raw Organic Honey!
After cleansing my skin, I then use my konjac sponge and then follow-up with my Andalou Naturals toner. Lastly, I use my Elta MD PM moisturizer. I haven’t found a favorite eye cream yet, but usually I’ll apply a small amount under the eye as well! I’d love to hear recommendations on a great eye cream!
Hope this helps anyone trying to find products that are at a great price, last long, and leave the skin feeling amazing!