Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Skincare Essentials Part 2: Nightly Routine

Step One: Remove face and eye makeup.

We like Neutrogena's HYDRATING makeup remover towelettes. It's common knowledge how important it is to NEVER go to bed without washing your face. Not going to lie though, we've all had those nights when you're just so exhausted, the last thing you want to do is get up and wash your face before crashing. If you're going to skip it, at least wipe your makeup of with one of these cleansing towelettes!
Step Two: Exfoliate with cleansing brush and Purity cleanser.

Our favorite cleanser is Purity cleansing gel by Philosophy. This stuff is amazing, and not to mention smells delicious :) We've all heard of the clarisonic, but there are so many cleansing brushes out there, and we've actually found one we like even better! It's the Spin for Perfect Skin Brush from Vanity Planet. It comes with four brushes: a cleansing brush, exfoliating brush, body brush and pumice stone. PLUS, we have a discount code for out readers for 70% off all face brushes! Use code saltyspin at checkout :)






Step Three: USE A RETINOL!

Ok, Paige here, and this is something I swear by! I'm 27, and a few years ago I started noticing some deeper wrinkles starting to form on my forehead and around my mouth. In today's world, of course we all want that quick fix, so my first instinct was to get me some botox! Pronto! After talking to my mom and a dermatologist, they recommended trying a retinol first. I tried out a bunch and finally found one I'm so in love with! It made a HUGE difference, and I'm so glad I didn't go straight to botox! I use GLOW by Dr. Brandt. It's a little pricey, but lasts SO long and is SO worth it!! I can't stress this enough people! :)



Step Four: Moisturize.

For our eyes, all three of us, as well as our mom, use All About Eyes by Clinique. It's the best! As far as moisturizer goes, our mom, Regan and Sidney all use Olay's Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream. It's a drug store product you can get for $20 at any grocery store or by clicking on the linked picture below. There have been so many studies done showing Olay products to work just as well as most expensive department store creams, and we love this one! Paige however, has become somewhat of a moisturizer snob, and has been switching out between this and another one of her beloved Dr. Brandt products. It's pricey, and she's embarrassed to even admit paying this much on a moisturizer, but swears by it. We suggest getting a few samples of it first at your local Sephora, and decide for yourself what works best for you :) As for the rest of us, we think we'll be sticking with our $20 Olay cream! Both are pictured and linked below, as well as our eye cream :)



Although this is all pretty self explanatory, sometimes we need things laid out plain and simple…so we've included another short video tutorial. Watch me, Paige, below doing my nightly skincare routine. Also, don't ask why my mouth is open the whole time like a weirdo while using my facial cleansing brush! K bye :)

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