Sunday Night Skincare Routine
Much like you deep clean your house, every once in a while you need to deep clean your skin.
I started this ritual 1x/week a few months ago, and I’m noticing fewer breakouts, lightened brown spots (melasma) & smoother, more glowing skin. My makeup looks a million times better, too.
I just wish I’d found out about this stuff years ago!
1. A really high quality dermaplaning tool, AKA a facial scraper. It literally scrapes off the uppermost layer of dead, dull skin & any baby hairs you might have. Think of this as a deep-exfoliation. I get this done once every few months by an esthetician, she uses a sharper tool than I do. But once a week, it keeps my skin glowing.
Warning: these are really sharp! So, take your time and don't rush!
2. A derma-roller. This is the teeniest of them, only .25mm long. Your esthetician might use longer ones depending on treatment. Have you ever seen a lawn aerator? That’s what this does, but for your face. 😆 It encourages healing by increasing blood flow & allows product to penetrate deeper than it normally would.
4. Now that your skin is scraped, aerated and exfoliated (all very gently!) - follow it up with a peel. I have sensitive skin, so I absolutely love this Overnight Resurfacing Peel from @beautycounter. I use it 3-4 times a week because it’s gentle enough & acts like a magic eraser.
You can use any of these products more than once a week; I use #4 and #5 throughout the week.
Added bonus? On particularly dry areas, I'll add an additional facial oil. #1 is my favorite because it brightens and lightens (brown spots). And it smells like fresh citrus, YUM. Though I use it every night, I must add, I always finish with this under eye cream.
It feels so luxurious to be able to treat your skin to a mini-facial at home. Plus, I wake up on Monday’s feeling like a million bucks!
What are some of your favorite skincare products?