Beauty & Fashion
Skincare is very important to me because I have super dry, sensitive, and eczema prone skin. If I don't take the necessary steps to make sure my face is clean and hydrated, I can develop some pretty bad dry patches (and they don't look pretty under makeup). I've gone through so many products over the years and after trial and error have stuck with the ones that have worked best for me! Here is my FULL skincare routine - sometimes I skip some of these extra steps if I'm traveling or in a time crunch.
Step 1: Cleanser
Kiehl's Ultra Facial Cleanser - $21
I've been a fan of Kiehl's skincare products for quite sometime now, mostly because they have products that focus on dry and sensitive skin. I've had cleansers break me out in the past because they were too harsh, but this one is gentle enough so it doesn't irritate my skin yet still works really well at removing makeup. I also love how this one comes in a tube with a cap so it's travel friendly. I use this in the morning and at night.
Step 2: Exfoliator
Peter Thomas Roth FirmX Peeling Gel - $48
This is one of those products that I've been using for years and it's definitely the BEST facial exfoliator I've ever used. It's different because it's not a scrub with beads - it's a gel that you rub around on your face and you can actually feel the dead skin come up and roll around. This is a little bit on the harsher side. It's about the harshest thing I can use on my face.
Since exfoliating too often can dry your skin out, I only use this product about once or twice a week. I also always use it before using tanning mousse or doing photoshoots. Another reason I don't use it every day is because it's a little on the pricey side, however the bottle does last a really long time because a little does go a long way.
step 3: Pore mask