Jun 18, 2012

Summer Daily Skincare Routine + Skincare TIP

Another year, another summer, a new skincare routine. Here's what my mornings currently look like:


1. Clarisonic Mia - This little gem has been my skin saver since about three years ago. My skin rarely breaks out ever since I started using this. Now all three of my sisters have their own!

2. Clarins Gentle Foaming Cleanser - This creamy cleanser gets the job done. It foams up to the perfect mousse texture when paired with my Clarisonic. My skin has never felt more refreshed after using this.

3. Nip & Fab Spot Fix - A treasure found at Shoppers Drug Mart,  this blemish fighter has the perfect mix of salicylic acid and tea tree oil to combat the occasional breakout.

4. Vichy Lift Active Cxp UV SPF15 Anti Wrinkle - You read that right, anti-wrinkle. Prevention is key, people! This creamy moisturizer is thick-yet-lightweight for my combination skin. The SPF content is a must--don't ever skip this step.

TIP: Remember, whichever product you wish to be the most effective should be applied first, though it also depends on the formulation type. For example, in my case, I use the Nip & Fab blemish gel, followed by my daily moisturizer. If you're using a fading/bleaching serum of some sort to lighten dark spots on your skin, apply that right after you wash your face, followed by your cream. So basically:

serum --> gel --> cream

OR

fading/bleaching product --> blemish-fighting product --> moisturizer

How about you? Do you update your skincare routine along with the change of season? Do you apply your products in a certain order? Leave me a comment!

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