Today marks as Day 7 of my Valentine’s mini series, and by now, you’ve already seen some Galentine’s/Valentine’s Day OOTDs, a nifty mobile photography guide, and some high-end lingerie for the ladies.
But today’s topic is going to be all about the body’s largest organ: your skin!
For the most part, many people tend to forget that their skin is just as important as taking care of the rest of the organs. Thanks to my mom, I always try to make sure that my skin is healthy along with the rest of my body.
Not too long ago, Beauty Counter sent me a package containing some of their best skincare products. It came with an exfoliant, cleanser, eye cream, day and night cream, and a facial oil.
While the packaging is a little small, it does last pretty long as I use a little at a time.
I have combination skin. What this means is that I have both oily
thanks dad and dry thanks mom skin. The oily parts tend to be on my T Zone (forehead, nose, and chin) while everything else is dry.
With my skin being like this, it can be a little tricky to find the right product that works for my type of skin.
Not that I don’t mind having multiple skin care products on my face, Korean style. Yeah, I know I’m the skincare equivalent of the makeup junkie. Poor wallet.
And that’s where Beauty Counter’s products come in.
What I love about this is that it covers most of your daily skincare. It’s just missing toner and a SPF moisturizer for use during the day, but you can easily purchase it at the store or you can get my DIY toner recipes here.
So, in this post, I’ll explain the order I typically go for with Beauty Counter’s products. I’ll eventually write one about my entire skin routine with all the products later on!
Step 1: Cleanse
When I was younger, I used to think cleansing was using a face towel to rub my face with some soap. But as time passed, it’s important to know it’s more than just washing your face; it’s more about being able to get rid of all the dirt and oil.
I feel like Beauty Counter’s Cleanser does just that and then some.
Aside from it smelling good, it contains key ingredients like witch hazel (which acts like a toner), organic coconut oil, and aloe hydrate.
And boy, am I a sucker for natural skincare products.
Step 2: Exfoliate
The reason why I labeled this as optional is because I don’t use this everyday. For the most part, too much exfoliating can cause irritation and dryness while not exfoliating often can lead to clogged pores and breakouts.
On the back of the product, it says to use it 2-3 every week, which is the norm, but it’s so important to know what type of skin you have because it varies from person to person.
For me, I use it twice every week. But if I wore makeup multiple times, then I’ll use it thrice.
As a bonus, I use it on my hands as well
as I don’t want people to figure out how old I really am just yet, lol.
Step 3: Eye Cream (Night Only)
The skin around our eyes tends to be very thin, which is why you’re able to see your blood vessels there sometimes.
Also, it’s prone to wrinkles.
Hello, Crow’s Feet.
But using an eye cream often will help thicken and cause the skin to be more elastic in the days to come.
Step 4: Day/Night Creme
The purpose of these types of creams is that they provide a ton of moisture. So, you might be thinking that it’s a little over-excessive because I once thought that, too.
But your skin does need a lot of it, even if you have oily skin.
Speaking of which…
Step 4.5: Facial Oil
If you have oily skin, then you’re more likely to stay away with products that scream moisture. After all, it doesn’t make any sense to add more oil to your face, right?
For all you oily skinned people out there, adding oil to your already oil makes sense. According to board-certified dermatologist Sandra Kopp, she says:
“Even though your body has its own natural lubricating system consisting of glands that secrete oil (or sebum) to maintain a protective coating against harsh outside conditions and infections, most of us do need extra hydration after the havoc that sun, weather and harsh chemicals wreak on our skin.”
With Beauty Counter, their creams contain acai, which contains antioxidants that are good for you and your skin.
Whew, that was quite a read, wasn’t it? But trust me, not only will doing this improve your skin’s tone over time, your makeup looks 10x better and you’ll look a lot younger for your age.
Be sure to message Ashley Flores, my Beauty Counter consultant, for more details here.
What’s your skincare routine like? Be sure to leave me a comment below!