I’ve received many compliments and questions about my facial skin care routine, so I decided to share my info. Obviously, everyone has different skin types so I want to emphasize that I am only sharing my own personal routine, and you should consult your dermatologist to find the best routine for you. Any who… my facial routine has pretty much remained the same throughout the years.

I have been a loyal consumer of Clean & Clear’s Morning Burst Hydrating Facial Cleanser. I’ve used the Citrus version since middle school, however I became bored of the scent so I recently switched over to the Teal version. I’m not sure what “flavor” it’s supposed to be, but it’s glorious. I use Morning Burst in the morning and at night.
I recently added an exfoliant to my routine because I noticed that the Morning Bust wasn’t getting all of the dirt and makeup out of my pores. I went on a whim and bought the St. Ives Even & Bright Pink Lemon and Mandarin Scrub, and I absolutely love it. The smell is the lightest, fruitiest scent I’ve ever smelled. In the past, I used St. Ives’ Apricot Scrub, but I found their exfoliant beads to be too harsh for my skin; it left my face red and tender. The Even & Bright uses smaller, finer beads, making it the perfect fit for my sensitive skin. On days where I’ve sweated buckets or went heavy on my makeup application, I use my St. Ives before my Morning Burst.
Lastly, I use Neutrogena’s Hydro Boost gel cream for Extra Dry Skin. This facial cream is also new to my regimen. I used to be loyal to Clean & Clear’s Dual Action Moisturizer, but over the past couple years, it has become less and less effective for my dry skin. It came to the point where I would moisturize my face right after I got out of the shower, then I would get dressed while it set, just to put on another layer or two before I did my makeup. And even then, my skin still felt really tight, as if I put nothing on at all. I saw an ad for Hydro Boost in an issue of Cosmo. I looked at the reviews online and it seemed to be effective for many dry skin consumers. So far, I love the gel. It feels like silk and I only need a finger dab in the pot to cover my entire face and neck. I still have to put on two layers, but the layers are completely worth it.
Other than those items, I use two different topical medications prescribed by my dermatologist for spot discoloration and breakouts. I’ve been using them since I was 15, after I had a massive breakout on my forehead due to wearing my trapper hat 24/7… even during track practice. Lesson learned. 
For anyone looking to change up their skin routine, I hope my reviews on these products helped you decide!

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