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My Skincare Routine


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My beauty routine has grown over the years and now with more time at home, I feel have a few minutes to add those extra steps in that I would have been more tempted to skip if I was in a hurry.

I should mention, I have very dry skin and I feel it immediately if I don’t hydrate. I had oily skin in college so it feels funny to go from one extreme to the other. Anti-aging is always my top concern when it comes to skincare. When I feel my skin is dry or tight, I grab a beauty mask to hydrate. Dehydration leads to wrinkles and I want to keep my skin looking youthful as possible. I am a few years from age 40.

Face Wash:

I bought this Sisley Milk Cleanser about a year ago and it is still going strong. I went with a milk cleanser because it keeps my skin hydrated vs drying me out as regular soaps do.



my beauty routine everyday parisian

Exfoliation:

I do this in the shower twice a week. There are a few that I rotate between. Sisley has two great ones. Buff and Wash Face Scrub and Creme Gommante.

I also use this one from Caudalie that is gentle on my skin, I keep it in the shower.

Toner:

This is the step I have skipped in the past, but I see such a difference now that I have included it in my routine. I recommend this Moisturizing Toner from Caudalie or this Sisley Botanical Toner for dry/sensitive skin. I use a cotton pad morning and night and cover my face with this after washing and drying.

Serum:

Here is the other step I used to skip until a few years ago. Not sure what I was thinking as this is huge when it comes to locking in moisture throughout the day. I feel I have tried so many over the years too. Sisley Hydraglobal is my top choice. It is pricey but a little goes a long way.



hydra global sisley serum

Face Lotion:

I have tried so many different face lotions and the one that works the best on me is this Intense Moisturizer from Caudalie. Even in the Summer, I notice a difference with tightness if I wear a lighter moisturizer.

Eye Cream:

Don’t skip this one! It took me until my 30’s to use a daily eye cream and I regret not starting sooner. I switch between Sisley and Caudalie (currently using this one)

I use this eye contour mask from Sisley. I never fly without it. It goes on under my eyes and stays put until I wipe it off when I land in Paris. It fights dark circles and puffiness.



eye contour mask sisley paris

Face Oil:

If you told me 10 years ago I would be using an oil on my face, I would have thought you were crazy. But now, this has been such an important part of my nighttime routine. A little goes a long way and make sure to get your neck and chest.

The fragrance of this oil really helps calm me and get me ready for bed. I put a few drops in my hands rub them together to get warm, take a big breath, and then cover my face from top to bottom. You can also use this one from Caudalie for a more budget-friendly oil. I use this one too!

Masks:

I recommend using a mask at least once a week, twice if you can. I love this beauty detox mask from Caudalie. I use it right out of the shower. I haven’t been getting regular facials so this really helps minimize my pores. Other favorites include the Sisley Black Rose Mask.

Lips:

Don’t skip the lips. For daily hydration, I keep this Caudalie lip moisturizer in. every bag I own and in my nightstand drawer. Once Winter hits, this Sisley hydrating balm is essential. 

Sunscreen:

I love Supergoop for the fact that it doesn’t feel heavy or sticky on my skin and it is clean. (no chemicals)

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  1. Good advice! I am in my very late 40s. Blessed with "good skin". A little over 2 years ago, I started goiing to an esthetician and using "better" products. (Up until then I would wash with soap, exfoliate with St Ives apricot scrub, and moisturize with good ol Oil of Olay. That’s it) Now I’m using toners, quality milk soap and gentle exfoliants, specialized creams….. Very girly. Lol. Hey, big steps for a life long time boy!! Now I needs to get better with nighttime moisturizers and weekly masks.,…

    • You are very lucky! It is fun to play around with different specialized creams and toners. It makes a big difference in the long run. I highly recommend a nighttime moisturizer and weekly mask. Your skin repairs itself while you sleep. Keep staying young!