Have you ever gone to a department store, Sephora, or the aisle in Target and gotten so overwhelmed by all the products? Don’t get me wrong, I love all my products, I am a product junkie. I love doing all the steps and layering the products, and having a different routine for every night of the week. But lets get back to basics, what do you absolutely need? This is for the girl who likes to keep it simple and easy, for those who are short on time or money.
**Skin Care Basics**
- Cleanse, both morning and night (get a cleanser that is ph balanced and is also a makeup remover, making this 1 step)
- Moisturize, both morning and night
- Eye Cream, night only
- Exfoliate, 2-3 times a week
That’s easy enough right? Every morning all you have to do is cleanse and moisturize. That will take no more than 2 minutes. At night cleanse, exfoliate (2-3 times a week), eye cream, then moisturize. That will take 3-4 minutes. That’s it! Simple Simple!!!
Cleanse- In my opinion, everyone should be using Fresh Soy face cleanser. I discovered this cleanser 10 years ago. Every time I try something new I always come back to it. This cleanser is for all skin types, including sensitive skin. It cleanses the skin and is a makeup remover and gentle enough for the eye area. 1 step, your skin is cleansed and makeup off. You can purchase a smaller size for $15 to give it a try (it will last 4-8 weeks) before purchasing the bigger one.
Another great option for a cleanser is Purity Made Simple. This is also a 1 step cleanser/makeup remover. It says it’s for all skin types. But I think it is best for normal, oily, combination skin.
Moisturize- There are so many great moisturizers out there! For the last 2 weeks I have been using Fresh Lotus cream. Amazing! My skin is so even and smooth. It makes a great base for applying my makeup. This will work for all skin types. If you are not dry, this can be used as your day and night cream. For more oily to combination skin, try Fresh Umbriam Clay Oil-Free moisturizer. This will regulate sebum production throughout the day.
If you need more moisture, use a night cream that is deep hydrating. Try Boscia Sleep Mask or Fresh Peony Brightening night mask. Both are incredible!!! If these night creams are giving you to much moisture, use every other night and use your daily moisturizer the other nights. Both are found at Sephora.
Exfoliate- I am still in love with Lush Sea Salt Scrub. This is great for all skin types and works awesome! Something I recently tried is FAB Facial Radiance Polish. I loved this because it’s very gentle (where the sea salt scrub is a little more aggressive) and left me feeling brighter. The FAB facial polish is great for normal, dry, combination and sensitive skin.
Budget Friendly- For those on a budget and want beautiful skin, here is what I suggest. For a cleanser try BioElements Flash Foam cleanser. This cleanses, removes dirt and makeup. It’s for all skin types and only $21. For a moisturizer: oily skin try BioElements Beyond Hydration ($22) and for normal,dry skin try BioElements Absolute Moisture ($19). And to exfoliate, use a little raw sugar and gently massage on a damp face.