Wednesday, 14 September 2011

My Daily Skin Care Routine

This isn’t a how to or a text book skincare routine this is purely what I’m using at the moment and what is working for me.
In my routine I am using a alpha- hydroxy product and it is not for the faint hearted, I would really advise caution when using this type of product.

Morning routine-
I cleanse my face with my USPA Nourishing milkcleanser using my sigma cleansing and polishing tool. I follow that with the USPA renewal exfoliating tonic and then the Burts Bees eye cream. And finally  the pure c complex serum from USPA as well.. I am loving the results I get with this combination of products, my skin looks and feels smooth and hydrated.

I then proceed with my sunscreen and primer depending on if I am wearing makeup or not that day.

Evening routine –
When the day is done I remove my makeup either with the MAC cleans off oil or makeup remover wipes, depending on how lazy I’m feeling by that time of the day. I then wash my face with dermalogica special cleansing gel followed by the daily mirofoliant , then I apply the Neo strata aha15% lotion.

Now my routine is not ideal for most but after a lengthy battle with adult onset acne I have finally found a routine that works for me so I’m sticking with it for now. I have been using this basic routine for about 6 months now and I have seen my skin turn about from extremely angry and red and full of acne, to pretty clear most days. I still have the hormonal breakouts once a month but before my skin was unbearable at that time of the month now its only the odd pimple here and there. I still have quite a bit of scaring as I’m so fair it tend to really stick around, I am considering some microdermabrasion down the track.

Other than that the only other products I use is a couple of masks the Super 3 minute facial I apply after I cleanse my skin in the shower once or twice a week, and on the odd occasion I use the MAC volcanic ash mask.

So that’s it in a nut shell if you have any questions or suggestions let me know


  1. Do you find the Neo Strata burns your skin?

  2. Hi, yes it can i find if i wait for about 5 minutes after i wash my face before i apply it, it doesn't sting as much.