I’ve been wanting to do a post like this for awhile now!
I’ve been trying to figure out little ways I could squeeze it into my schedule , and I thought what better time than back to school season, when everyone’s getting back into a routine.
This time I’m going to be a “fall edition” although my skincare routine essentially stays the same, I just use different products sometimes.
So without further ado…
This post is not sponsored. Any opinions made on the products mentioned are simply my own.
The first thing I do in my routine is cleanse my face. I have two different cleansers, so I use this Pacifica Pineapple Cleanser in the morning, and the other you will see later in this post. I really like this cleanser because its fit for oily skin like mine and helps to reduce the oil build-up in my pores.
After cleansing my face, I moisturize with this First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream. I have combination skin so my T zone and chin is very oily, but my cheeks are very dry. I’ve found that this moisturizer has helped to balance both aspects of my skin.
Every tells me I put my moisturizer on weirdly, so I thought I’d see if anyone else does this. I take my moisturizer and put dots of it on my forehead, cheeks, nose and chin with my finger and then massage it in rather than rubbing it in my hands and smearing it on. Anyone else do this or is that just me? XD
Once I’m moisturized I use the Pacifica Slay Oil spritz. I spray a little bit all over my face and it helps to keep my face less oily throughout the day! Sometimes I spray my face again if I find my face getting greasy again, but usually I don’t have to.
For my evening cleanser I use the St. Ive’s Blackhead Clearing Green Tea Scrub. I just started using this recently so I haven’t seen any immediate changes, but it has a nice cooling and exfoliating effect.
After I cleanse I exfoliate my face with this homemade scrub my sister made for me! I usually only use this 2-3 times a week and I’ve laid back on using it since my new cleanser has some exfoliating beads in it. I can’t remember what all is in the scrub but I do recall that she used coconut oil, sugar, and peppermint oil. This scrub always leaves my skin feeling smooth and soft, so I really enjoy using it!
I do this step usually on the weekends, but occasionally on days that I’ve sweat a lot. I use two different masks interchangeably: Fomo Jelly Mask by Lush and Queen Helene’s Mint Julip Clay Mask. I’ve pretty much used up all of the Fomo mask, but I really like the use of rose in the mask. It really helps to lessen the redness in my face and smells so so good!!
As you can tell from the picture above, the Mint Julip mask looks really old and disgusting, but it’s lasted me a long time and I like how it helps reduce my pores especially on my nose.
I moisturize before this step, but I’ve already explained my process so I don’t feel the need to reiterate things. Lastly, I put a little bit of this Clean and Clear Acne Spot Treatment on any problem spots on my face. I’ve been using this for awhile now and quite honestly I haven’t been that impressed with it. It hasn’t had any effect on any acne spots I may have and I’ve found it actually makes it worse sometimes.
Thankfully God blessed me with skin that isn’t very prone to break-outs or acne, so I don’t really need to use this step.
Before I end this post I wanted to share a few Bible verses related to self-care and beauty. I feel like a lot of teenage girls these days go through skincare routines to try to “perfect” their faces or try to look a certain way. Now, I’m not saying skincare is a bad thing, because it’s definitely not! God want us to take care of our bodies because they are temples of the Holy Spirit, so taking good care of your skin is a way of glorifying Him. It’s all in the right mindset!
“Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies.” (1 Corinthians 6:19-20 NIV)
“Rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight.” (1 Peter 3:4 NIV)
“Dear friend, I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you, even as your soul is getting along well.” (3 John 1:2 NIV)
Until next time!