my skin care routine
I’m trying to keep my beauty routine quite simple as I made the experience that too many products aren’t the best for your skin. Nevertheless I love to try out new products, but there are a few I fell instantly in love and I sticked to them. This post is about my daily skincare routine and the products I use every day.
My morning routine
In the morning, I’m just washing my face with cold water and then I wipe with a watt pad soaked with the solution micellaire Créaline H20 from Bioderma over my face, neck and décolleté. I dry my face with facial tissues and then I put on a layer of moisturizing serum, at the moment I’m using the Hydro Effect Serum by Lavera
followed by some moisturizing crème, BASIS SENSITIV moisturizing cream Q10 by Lavera . Which crème I use changes often, I use for example the simple Nivea Soft Universal Crème (it’s also great for travels when you don’t want to bring a lot of stuff with you, you can put the crème all over your body) and however possible, I prefer organic products like th Fluide Hydratant à l’Aloe Vera by Alviana or the vitamin C daily moisturizer by The Body Shop. Lavera is also an organic vegan brand and they have great products.
After moisturizing my face, I put on a layer of suncreme or a face protection creme (every f* day, even on cloudy ones, and yes, I’m using number 50 – sun is the biggest enemy of skin aging). I use UV Plus UV+ Anti-Pollution multi protection SPF50 von Clarins.
I don’t use makeup in the daily life, I have to keep it natural for castings and for modeljobs, I have to show up without something on my face anyway. So, I just use a hint of a BB-Crème (I like Garnier Miracle Skin Perfector or the Naked Skin One&Done by Urban Decay and there is a great product from Clinique called City block Sheer Oil-Free Daily Face Protector SPF 25, which is a light crème to protect the skin against the sun and also harmful environmental conditions, so you can save the suncreme/UV protect product before).
My evening routine
My number one tip is to really make sure to take all your make-up off before going to sleep, and it is so very tempting to just fall on your bed as soon as you come back from a party like a potato and not move anywhere, not even to your bathroom but believe me, your skin will be so thankful that you let it breath even if it was just for a few hours. It also allows you to refresh it and let it naturally rejuvenate.
After I had put my make-up off with Bioderma, I’m using my beloved pink face brush by Clarisonic and some cleansing foam (at the moment it's the mild cleansing gel by bioderma and the organic tonic by lavera to clean my face.
In the evening I’m using a different serum than in the morning. As the skin has more time to recover during the night, I treat my skin with the Bioeffect-EGF Serum which it’s an amazing High-Tech Beauty-Product from Iceland. It’s used for anti-aging and moisturizing the skin. It’s quite expensive, but two drops are enough so the little bottle is sufficiently for a long time.
As a great organic product, I like also the serum in the coop naturaline.
In the evening, I’m also using a different crème than in the morning. Especially in the winter, I go for a richer crème to protect my skin better. I use either the night creme Aloe soothing night creme by TheBodyShop or the lavera Re-Energizing Sleeping Cream.
In the evening, I’m also using the eye treatment Lavera Basis Sensitive Eye Creme to keep the thin skin around my eyes soigné.
Once to two times a week, I use a peeling (I prefer to do that under the shower). I change between the organic Gommage Crème à l’Aloe Vera by Alviana or the daily microfoliant by dermalogica.
Just before falling into my pillows, I put a thick layer of Carmex or the organic Hurraw! Moon balm on my lips to let them rest.
If I have more time before going to bed, I’m really enjoying pampering myself with a face mask (especially when I’m taking a hot bath, I cover my face with some treatment as in the humid air the mask works even better). Lately, I discovered these funny sheet mask which you can easily put all over your face, and remove after a couple of minutes without a big mess to wash off the product. For moisturizing, I like the Garnier Skin Active Hydra Bomb Sheet Mask and for a great cleansing treatment I use the MediBac - Sebum Clearing Masque by Dermalogica.
Sleep, water and a happy mind
Of course, I would also recommend getting as much sleep as possible, drink a lot of water, avoid alcohol and sugar and stay as happy and positive as possible as this also, must definitely affects the perkiness of the skin!