M's Daily Skincare Routine for Face + Body
A couple of months ago I got my very first facial at Chillhouse and I have to say it was absolutely life-changing for my face. (seriously, not being dramatic at all!!) Not only was the facial so nourishing and relaxing, but my esthetician was so knowledgeable and gave me a whole new skincare routine that would work for me and I’ve been following it ever since.
***Shout out to Dihan from the LES location, you’re the best!!***
A little background on my skin:
I’ve always been extremely acne-prone due to having oily skin and a sweet tooth, so all I ever used to wash my face and body was Panoxyl, which contains a high percentage of Benzoyl Peroxide. BP is a rather strong medication that is used to reduce acne-causing bacteria and dries out your skin; therefore it’s not really recommended to use on places with a thin layer of skin, such as your face. This is something I was doing EVERY DAY, so you can only imagine how dehydrated my skin was the day I walked in to get my facial. SO here are the products I’m currently using that have made my face/skin GLOW, appearing healthier and hydrated!
This gentle, lightweight cleanser contains soy proteins and removes all dirt and makeup. I normally use this cleanser with my Clarisonic Mia to ensure all unnecessary stuff is off my face and the supplements are locked in.
After the use of a cleanser no matter how gentle it is our skin experiences dryness, which is what makes this the perfect toner. Its natural ingredients are proven to soothe and I always see an immediate difference.
MY HOLY GRAIL! Dihan from Chillhouse told me that the only Vitamin C serum that is effective is one that is in an enclosed/dark container because it can not have any outside light hitting it. This serum significantly changes the appearance of my skin, without making it feel oily.
It’s so important to use SPF, I can not stress that enough. If you have oily skin, I recommend using either a face cream that already has SPF or only using sunscreen and no extra moisturizer so you do not over-saturate your face. Once applied, I also use a jade roller to be sure my skin intakes the moisture and increases circulation, giving me a more defined look.
**Please note this is done in the shower, daily, in order to treat my back and chest acne**
As mentioned before, this is a very harsh cleanser, and if you have dry skin I would not recommend it, as it will cause a lot of irritation. I will say that this is the only cleanser that has actively helped me with my back and chest acne, so I make sure to moisturize as soon as I get out of the shower.
In order to remove the harsh particles from the Panoxyl, I wash my body with this much gentler body wash in order to give me some extra hydration! I wash using an Eco tools loofah sponge, which also helps with exfoliation and circulation.
Once I’m out of the shower, I pat dry my body and immediately apply lotion. I’ve found that Cetaphil is the best body moisturizer, especially for acne-prone skin because it’s super lightweight. I’m allergic to any fragrance lotions/creams so this one is just right!
I hope these tips can help some of you if you experience the same issues as I do! Let us know your fave skincare products in the comments below. x