Tuesday, August 18, 2015

My Skincare Routine & Tips for Cashmere Skin

If your like me at all your skin has taken a bit of a beaten this summer with all the sun and sweat and in need of some TLC. I spent a lot more time poolside than I usually do and in makeup this summer and I can tell my skin has had enough! With a big event coming up this weekend I will be getting my skin back in shape. Here are a few of my tips for smooth like Cashmere Skin. 

All these products can be found at Ulta and is a personal favorite with the exception of the cucumber gel mask which I'm dying to try! Like how refreshing does cucumber and gel sound?? It is an extreme detoxifying hydrator with is exactly what we need to renew and refresh our tired skin. 

1. Cleanse
The first step of my 'Cashmere Skin' routine is cleansing. I personally love the purity line by Philosophy. I snagged the entire set last Christmas and have been obsessed ever since and still have a ton left. I take a quarter size amount of the cleanser on my Clarisonic Mia 2 brush and deep clean my skin. This brush is THE best at going deep in the pores and pulling out all the impurities normal face washing doesn't get. It's an investment at about $150 bucks but well worth it in my opinion. 

2. Exfoliate
Not gonna lie this has got to be my favorite step. Why? I just love to feel the difference in my skin once I remove all the dead skin I never knew was there. Some days I take the exfoliating skin wash and give my skin a gentle massage. It has tiny beads in it that gently scrub the skin in a hurry. Other days I will skin the Clarisonic and use the microdelivery peel. This stuff is seriously GOLD for my skin. It's a 2 step process with a paste and activating liquid you use together. This stuff is like a microdermabrasion treatment in a jar. The paste contains tiny micro crystals that removes every bit of dead skin leaving your face smooth as a baby's bottom. NO LIE! It can be a bit harsh if you use it with the Clarisonic so I only use one or the other so I don't over irritate my skin. 

3. Hydrate/Moisturize
Now that you have stripped your skin clean you need to bring back some of that moisture. Here is where I would apply the cooling cucumber mask to the skin which your skin will surely thank you for after the scrubbing. Rinse and apply either the Hope in a Jar moisturizer from the Philosophy kit which is really good for the skin but I don't live for the smell. I usually just skip straight to my Josie Maran Argan Oil and massage it into the skin. Now I have oily skin so I was a little  nervous about adding oil to my skin but it has great benefits and even helps reduce my natural oils a bit. It absorbs into my freshly cleaned skin beautifully leaving me nice and hydrated. I usually do this at night and wake up with glowing skin. 

4. Spot Treat
For those pesky zits that just like to be stubborn kill them with this Mario Badescu drying lotion. This stuff literally will make your zit disappear in a night or two. Apply it with a q-tip before bed and wake up spot free....or something like that. Lol

5. Highlight & Contour
To give your skin that gorgeous glow I suggest a highlighter. Becca Cosmetics makes some amazing highlighters with their latest one from Jacyln Hill in Champagne Pop that is on my 'Want Right NOW' list. Contouring adds dimension to the face while slimming it out if necessary and highlighting brings forward the features you want to accentuate. 

I hope you dolls enjoy my tips and find them useful when achieving cashmere like skin. 



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