WINTER SKIN CARE ROUTINE

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With winter finally here, we all know how incredibly important it is to stay on top of our skin care game. These next couple months are always brutal on my skin! I’ve had a number of requests to talk about my skin care routine, and feel it’s finally time to dive into the specifics of routines and products that have personally worked for me. But before I do, I wanted to give you a little bit of a background on my skin and how I was introduced to the products I’m currently using.

After having Russell, I ended up having a ton of issues with cystic acne due to all of my post pregnancy hormones (an issue that I’ve learned many women struggle with post pregnancy). I started going to MD Skin Lounge on Pima & Legacy in Scottsdale, AZ and was put on this skin regimen that specifically targeted my pigment, melasma, and acne. They introduced me to all of the Obagi skin care products I’m currently using and I’ve gotta say, I have definitely seen a major difference in my skin ever since I started on this regimen. So without further ado, I present to you… My Everyday Skin Care Routine ;)

MORNING -

Step 1. Wash my face with the Obagi ZO Skin Health Hydrating Cleanser using my Foreo Luna 2

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  • I recently switched over from the Clarisonic brush to the Foreo Luna 2 and I am never looking back! I recently learned that the Clarisonic actually isn’t as sanitary as I originally thought it was. My esthetician told me it actually takes about 10 days for a Clarisonic brush to dry after use, which meant that we are essentially re-rubbing leftover bacteria that is left in our brushes from the night before. Yuck!

Step 2. Apply the Obagi Hydrate Facial Moisturizer

Step 3. Spot treat with SkinCeuticals Blemish + Age Defense Salicylic Acid Acne Treatment

Step 4. I use the Obagi ZO Skin Health MELAMIN™ SKIN BLEACHING & CORRECTING CRÈME

Step 5. Lastly, I usually apply some kind of sunscreen powder or tinted moisturizer and interchange between the two depending on my activity level throughout the day.

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NIGHT -

Step 1. Wash my face with the Obagi ZO Skin Health Hydrating Cleanser using my Foreo Luna 2

Step 2. Apply the Obagi Hydrate Facial Moisturizer

Step 3. Spot treat with SkinCeuticals Blemish + Age Defense Salicylic Acid Acne Treatment

  • Although I do use this product everyday, twice a day, this is a highly concentrated serum that can be hard on the skin. If you do plan to try this product out, make sure you consult with a dermatologist or esthetician on how to GRADUALLY incorporate it into your skin care routine. Otherwise it can cause your face to look sunburnt, and we definitely DO NOT want that! Start with once every 2-3 days and work your way up to using it twice a day like I do.

Step 4. Obagi ZO Skin Health MELAMIX™ SKIN LIGHTENER & BLENDING CRÈME + RETINOL SKIN BRIGHTENER .25%

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Extras:

Clear + Brilliant Laser Skin Treatment

  • In addition to my daily skin routine, I also have a monthly laser treatment called the Clear and Brilliant with MD Skin Lounge. I love this treatment! It is a non-invasive treatment that addresses my number one issue: PIGMENT! It also works on things like softening deep lines, preventing early signs of aging, minimizing the appearance of pores, and improves overall skin texture. When it comes to my skin, I am all about being proactive, not reactive so this treatment was absolutely perfect for me!

Ice roller

  • So I know that you guys have seen all the hype around ice and jade face rollers and I am here to tell you that THEY ARE SOOOOO TRUE! I am OBSESSED with using my ice roller. I throw it in the freezer and use it whenever I feel like my face needs an extra pick me up. It’s perfect for mornings since our faces tend to get puffy when we first wake up. I also really like using it after any facial treatments to help with cooling down my face.

I hope I have left you with some helpful tips and also products to start researching for yourself. I will be sure to do another post on my before and after results from my Clear and Brilliant laser treatments, which I’m currently half-way through. The results are insane and I cannot wait to share! XO




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