My Skincare Routine are very important for every one. If you would’ve told me that at the age of 30+, I would not have had my 18-year-old skin, I would’ve told you you’re lying. I know when we get older things to start to change but my God. When my face started to do abnormal things I got nervous. Let’s just say that I try products and try products and some products that everybody uses didn’t work my face.
I’m going to take you back to when I was working overseas and Iraq and I had my first issue with not using sunscreen. Now everyone who knows me knows that I love being chocolate. That’s right I love my dark skin I don’t care what anyone says my dark skin is awesome! My melanin is Poppin…I love it. However when I was overseas as you can imagine the heat in Iraq is different from South Carolina’s heat. I experience the worst outbreak on my face. I have never experienced that in my life. One of my friends said are you using any sunscreen?!?! Ummm NOPE! So I did my research and I fell in love with this sunscreen. I have used this sunscreen for over six years and I don’t see myself changing unless they change the formula. Everyone needs sunscreen. I use La Roche-Posay Anthelios Ultra-Light Face Sunscreen. I use it every day, every season.
Now I know you were expecting me to start with face wash but I wanted to start with the forever faithful product. Face wash time.
I’ve gone through a lot of products for a face wash from the cream face wash to the bubbly ones. My preference is bubbly! I like to feel the bubbles on my face. It just makes me feel as if the product is working. Now one thing I do before I use any product is to test it. Right behind my ear lobe. I just want to make sure that I get no breaks out or anything from this. In the past year, my skin, especially with facial hair, has done some crazy things. I think all of the women out there who have facial hair issues know what I’m talking about. We won’t get it details but you know what I’m talking about.
I just needed something that I felt that was cleansing my face. I tried about three products in the past year and they weren’t helping. Felt like they were hurting more than helping my issue. So I decided to go back to the Old Faithful product line for sunscreen to see what they have. And they had a great face wash. Since I started using it has been a great my face. Also, use the 60-second face technique by LABeautyologist. (no affiliate she just knows skin, in my opinion)
For toner, I started using Heritage Store Rosewater Toner and I love how it feels. Now You’ve probably been applying your toner with a cotton ball well thanks to LaBeautyologist I stopped. I started doing it without a cotton ball. You know how men put on their aftershave, lol! That small technique works wonders. So stop using the cotton balls ladies.
For exfoliating, I use Paula’s Choice SKIN PERFECTING 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant. But I’m a say when I first heard about this I was nervous because of the strong chemicals and products it had in this exfoliate her. As always I didn’t go and get a big size cause will happen with doesn’t work for me I don’t want to spend that money and waste money. So I decided to of course test it out on your area behind my ear lobe. When I did open product there were no bees or nothing so I was like how was just this and exfoliate her. I know most of us are used to scrub scrub scrub with an expo later and we feel like oh my God I face is refreshing. So I reached out to the company and asked how is this an exfoliator. Lol, 😂 they must get this question all the time because she was ready. She explained to me the product and how it works and it makes sense. So far it’s working.
For eye cream, this little gem on amazon helps when I work late nights or party hard. I don’t use every night but a little goes a long way too.
My Morning Routine
My Evening Routine
Exfoliate (2 -3 times per week)
Moisturizer ( A little more than morning)
Bonus: I oil cleanse twice a week before I use my face wash. I just use virgin olive oil
OK, ladies and gents, I believe I have a broken down all of the products that I use on this chocolate face. If you have any questions just leave your comments below. Now a disclaimer: some of the links that you click on may be an affiliate link and I may get a little coin from you clicking on that link. I just have to let you know. Another disclaimer these products work for me may not work for you. Like I tell anybody before using a new product make sure you test it and get the trial size so you don’t waste your money on the full-size.