Everyone’s Favorite Topic: Skincare

Everyone’s Favorite Topic: Skincare

I’m back and ready to talk about one of my favorite topics right now: SKINCARE. Skincare is something that I definitley misunderstood for a long time. And honestly with it being such a saturated market it can be overwhelming knowing where to start.

About a year ago, I transitioned my whole makeup bag over to non-toxic, clean makeup, and that is what sparked my interest in skincare. Thanks to the Detox Market and Credo Beauty, I was able to find some products that really worked for me. I never had bad skin necessarily, but when I moved to Arizona from New Jersey when I was 18 I noticed I had small bumps under my skin that had never been there before. Unfortunately they ended up sticking around even when I moved to Los Angeles. It was super unnoticable but noticeable to me. I tried all the acne fighting products that in reality left my skin stripped of everything it actually needed. Then I was too scared to use moisturizer because I (falsely) believed moisturizer would make me break out even more. Long story short, after I switched over to fully non toxic, clean makeup and skincare my skin cleared up. I finally found an amazing nightime skin care routine that is non toxic and clean and I am very excited to share them with you! Feel free to click the pictures to shop.

 

Step 1: Face Wash

I used to use: Clean and Clear Deep Action Exfoliating Scrub

Now I use: Odacite Black Mint CleanserIMG_4340

My Skin feels so clean after using it, but it doesn’t leave my skin feeling dry and stiff. Plus the mint smell is to die for. It feels like I am at the spa everytime I use it.

 

Step 2: Serum #1

I used to use: Stridex Acne Control Pads

Now I use: Native Atlas Sahara Rewind TonicIMG_4328 2

This liquid exfoliant is a game changer. The Stridex pads completely stripped my skin, and I feel like my skin looks less tired and brighter. I apply it every other night or twice a week with a cotton ball swiping in an upward motion.

 

Step 3: Serum #2

I never used a serum before so…

Now I use: Herbivore- Bakuchiol Retinol Alternative Smoothing SerumIMG_4329

I love this serum! As I am approaching 26 in June, I am obviously trying to stop my wrinkles from coming out. (I am eyerolling at myself right now too, don’t worry.) But seriously, you can never start too early. I like this because it’s a clean alternative to retinol. I’ve never used retinol before so I can’t say if it works better, worse, or the same, but I do think my complexion does look smoother and softer than before.

 

Step #4: Spot Acne Treatment *My FAV product*

I used to use: Mario Bedescu Drying Lotion

Now I use: Odacite Bl+C Black Cumin & Cajeput Pimples Serum ConcentrateIMG_4330

I’m obsessed! No joke, I put this oil on my pimples at night and I wake up and they’re gone the next morning. It doesn’t leave my skin dry either, I swear this is a magic potion in a little bottle. If I don’t have any noticeable spots on my face, I will put 2-3 drops in my lotion everynight just for maintence. And I think it smells good too!

 

Step 5: Moisturizer

I was too scared of moisturizer before so…

Now I use: Drunk Elephant Protini Polypeptide CreamIMG_4332

I’ve been using this lotion for about a year and I love it. It doesn’t make me break out, but it has enough in it to make my skin feel hydrated.

 

Step 6: Serum #3

Now I use: Drunk Elephant T.L.C. Framboos Glycolic Night SerumIMG_4333

I bought this one pretty recently to help reduce fine lines. So far, I feel like it has been helping but I’m not sure if I would re-purchase it because I feel like it does that same thing as the Herbivore Bakuchiol Serum.

 

Step 7: Eye Cream

I used to use: Clinique All About Eyes

Now I use: 100% Pure Coffee Bean Caffeine Eye Cream  IMG_4334

This is my favorite product and SO affordable! I have naturally dark circles under my eyes, and this has drastically reduced them. I wake up looking more awake and with less dark circles. This eye cream is a must!

 

That’s my 7 step night time skincare routine! Let me know if you try any of these products and if they work for you!

 

Happy to be back.

 

xo,

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2 Comments

  1. Mickey Alfano
    March 12, 2020 / 9:38 pm

    so glad you’re back!! can’t wait to see what you post soon

    • carlyblaney17
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      March 13, 2020 / 5:34 am

      Yay!! Me too :)!

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