Skin is In!!
Well, it always has been, but as I’ve gotten older, my skin has become even more important to me. Fighting aging, blemishes and everything in between, it’s important to know how to focus on loving your skin! As a young girl, I never really experienced major skin issues other than the occasional blemish, pimple or so that all teens get, so I won’t pretend to understand the acne battle but I know what it can do to a person! Being that our skin is one of the first things that people see when they meet us, we want it to be fabulous! With all of the issues that our skin can face on a normal day, it takes more than just a splash of water and soap!
Now, I’ve said it time and time again, genetics play a MAJOR part in your skin. So when you go and ask one of your followers to “drop the skincare routine” and they tell you it’s just “coconut oil and water”, RUN. A routine for one, may not be perfect for another so it’s vital that we know what type of skin we have, our triggers, what works for us and what doesn’t.
Being that there are so many more elements to skincare than many assume, I want to share with you all my 10-step Korean Skincare Routine, complete with the items I’m using! I do not have perfect, glowing skin, but have worked to train my skin over time and NOTHING has made such changes as doing this routine consistently. When it comes to skincare, you have to make it a habit just like anything else. In the past, I saw minor changes but nothing serious because my routine was not consistent.
After doing this routine consistently for just a WEEK showed changes for me!
So sit back, relax and enjoy a journey through skincare!
I scream this from the rooftops every time I post about skincare, and nothing has changed: I am NOT a skincare professional and do not claim to be. I am not trained in skincare, but am simply a fan of learning more about skincare and am happy to share what I’m learning! As always, please use the patch test to try out new products prior to applying to your face.
My skincare type: Combo & Sensitive
The AM Routine
Cleanser – NIOD Sanskrit Saponins (Thurs, Sat, Mon) – Hydroboost (Wed, Fri, Sun, Tue)
Toner – Simple Soothing Facial Toner
Serum – The Ordinary Buffet
Moisturizer/Oils – The Ordinary Hylamide Pore Control Serum & Garnier SkinActive Gel Cream Moisturizer (Normal/Combo Skin)
Sunscreen – Neutrogena Hydroboost
Eyes – The Ordinary Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG
The PM Routine
Oil-Based Cleanser – Burts Bees Oil Cleanser
Water-Based Cleanser – Neutrogena Hydro Boost
Exfoliant – Clay Mask or The Ordinary AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution (Wednesdays & Sundays)
Toner – Simple Soothing Facial Toner
Essence & Ampoule – Mizon Snail Repair Ampoule
Serums – The Ordinary Buffet Serum
Retinol – The Ordinary Granactive Retinoid 2% Emulsion
Eye Formula/Eye Cream – The Ordinary Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG
Moisturizer – Garnier SkinActive Gel Cream Moisturizer (Normal/Combo Skin)
Sleeping Mask – COSRX Ultimate Moisturizing Honey Overnight Mask
What are all of these things, Erica?!
Exfoliant – Removes the dead skin cells from the surface of the skin (Can be chemical exfoliants as well, not always scrubs!)
Toner – Removes remaining oil, makeup & debris left from cleanser and neutralizes the skin’s natural pH balance
Essence – A toner/serum hybrid that hydrates, repairs skin and evens skin tone over time
Ampoule – Same as a serum almost but oily, and considered a “Beauty Booster” and not to be used in excess
Serum – Penetrates into the skin to deliver a high concentration of active ingredients good for the skin
Retinol – Builds collagen & elastin, fights wrinkles and exfoliates the skin (use at night)
Sheetmask – Face-shaped sheets soaked in serums/ingredients
Hyaluronic Acid – Holds 1,000x it’s weight in water to hydrate skin cells, super hydrator!
Where to Buy
Well, you all know I’m cheap! I will spend on skincare but if I can avoid it, I do! Pretty much all of my favorite items are from brands that keep their prices under $20 so everyone can enjoy great, clean skin!
Neutrogena Hydroboost, Garnier, Burt’s Bees products are available at your local drug store
CosRx & MIZON products purchased from Amazon
All of my sheetmasks (besides those gifted to me), come from Facetory. This brand is absolutely amazing, as they do monthly subscriptions of amazing sheetmasks! For a low price, every month you’ll get a cute box filled with skincare goodies! I upgraded after a few months to the Seven Lux box and my sheetmasks have things like Collagen, Caviar, Green Tea and so much more!
Use this LINK to sign up and get 7 free masks on me!
Have more questions about my routine, the brands I use or anything related? Feel free to reach out to me!