My Daily Beauty Routine
It's been awhile since I've had the energy to write a blog post of my own, but a few have requested I share my daily beauty routine and now that I'm starting to feel like myself (yay 21 weeks later!), I figured it should be my first blog post "back."
My beauty routine before finding Beautycounter was actually pretty simple. I used homemade soap from a girlfriend (who sadly doesn't make it anymore) and I used coconut oil as a "lotion/moisturizer."
Now, I'm not claiming I had the best skin... but I didn't put that much thought or effort into it either. Previous to that routine, I was probably using Neutrogena or Clearasil products, so I figured I was making steps in the non-toxic direction.
When I started hearing about Beautycounter and this magic "charcoal soap," I was super intrigued. I always had hormonal break-outs and if this soap could help eliminate them quicker, I was willing to give it a shot.
Annnnnd that's how I ended up on the Beautycounter wagon. It started with the soap... then the mask... and then I was signing up to share the good news as a consultant (and get discounts!) I'm so glad I did because my clients have been loving their experiences with the products as well.
Now, you'll find that my routine is still relatively simple, but I do use primarily Beautycounter products... but I must admit, my skin has been looking better and better! (Despite the raging pregnancy hormones!)
So here's my daily routine...
First, I wash my face with Beautycounter's Nourishing Cream Cleanser. It doesn't get real soapy and I like the way it feels like it is moisturizing my face at the same time.
Then, I use the Beautycounter Soothing Oil. I use 3 drops - 1 on each cheek and 1 on my forehead. I rub that in and let it soak before I put on any makeup (which I typically do not day to day). If I DO need to put on makeup right away, sometimes I will switch this to the evening. Side note: I usually use a bronzer as my "base foundation" unless its a special event.
I also use the Beautycounter Rejuvenating Eye Cream. I truly love this product and reallllllly think it has made a difference in the appearance of lines around my eyes and keeping a "youthful" look.
At night, I wash my face with the Beautycounter Charcoal Soap. I find that I can only use this once a day or else my skin does tend to get dry.
I then use the Beautycounter Cleansing Balm (this balm is AMAZING... I actually think I need this more than the soap!). The Cleansing balm is fantastic for removing any leftover makeup (especially mascara!) that the soap did not remove, as well as a great moisturizer.
Depending when I shower (ok, that sounds sketchy...), I will use FatCo's Cleansing Oil on my face to allow it to "steam" in the shower before wiping it off. I typically do this if it's a shower after a workout - I just feel cleaner :) Otherwise, I use the charcoal bar on my face in the shower.
I've recently started using the Citrus Mimosa Body Bar on my body and love it! It smells so delicious.
I do enjoy a good mask 1-2 times a week as a way to pamper myself. Of course, my favorite is the Beautycounter Charcoal Mask, however my dear friend Joy got me an Andalou naturals mask for Christmas and I did love it! I haven't found them in stores near me yet, so I may alternate.
I also use the charcoal mask as a spot treatment overnight if I have a "bigger" or more stubborn breakout. Just dab a little on before hittin' the hay and rinse it off with warm water in the morning.
If you want to sample any of these Beautycounter products, feel free to contact me! :) I've been getting some rave reviews from my girlfriends about their experiences with the products:
"I love the face oil! I look younger now than I did when I was 20. Thanks girlfriend!"
"She totally complimented my skin ladies! I was like, props to beautycounter!"
"I'm loving the BC oil! I noticed a texture difference Esp. around my eyes"