Happy Hump Day!
I haven't done a favorites in a while and I decided to make my first of the year about my favorites in my daily routine. I broke it down into steps. Check them out below.
I've really been enjoying the benefits of a mask. Queen Helene's Mint Julep Masque is inexpensive and my current favorite. I apply it with a synthetic foundation brush from Target. I allow it to work it's magic for 5-10 minutes then I wash it off. I use this before the shower every other day.
I picked up a cleanser and exfoliator a few weeks back and I love them both. The cleanser is gentle, doesn't strip your skin, and the smell is a plus. I'm used to harsher exfoliators (i.e. apricot scrubs), so this one took some getting used to. It feels like the cleanser only with beads and it doesn't foam. My skin likes it, and it helps aleviate those pesky winter dry patches. I cleanse everyday, and exfoliate every other day.
Tone & Moisturize:
I've been trying to incorporate more natural products in my day-to-day routines, not only because they are cost efficient with their multiple uses, but because my skin has become more sensitive the deeper I get into my twenties. I tone with a homemade concoction of water, witch hazel, and lemon juice. I moisturize my hair with olive oil while it's still damp from the shower. I use pure coconut oil for body and whatever's left on my hands I use for my face.
My night routine includes Mario Badescu's Drying Lotion for pimples and pure vitamin e for hyper- pigmentation as needed.