Look at that skin GLOW✨✨✨

Put your best face forward and glow like the queen that you are babygirl! Maintaining a good skin care regimen is vital to keep your skin healthy and vibrant, but also helps boost ones confidence. Dealing with premature aging, hyperpigmentation, acne & clogged pores is never fun.

I am a 25 year old Latina with mega oily skin, to the point where if I am not taking care of my skin I will look like a grease ball real quick, and I don’t have the time for that!

One major tip I have that may be the most important is to read the labels on all products. I try to make sure that the products are as natural as possible that way my skin doesn’t freak out and get irritated. 

Now for the fun part, let’s get into the products that I use to help keep my face glowing at all times!

 

Morning Skin Care Routine

$8.38 https://www.walmart.com/ip/African-Black-Soap-Clarifying-Facial-Wash-Scrub-Gentle-Effective-Exfoliant-Sulfate-Free-Natural-Organic-Ingredients-Deep-Clean-Control-Blemish-Prone-/50103996

Price depending on size: https://www.pixibeauty.com/collections/glow-tonic

Price depending on size: https://www.olehenriksen.com/products/serums-and-treatments/truth-serum/OH50043.html?dwvar_OH50043_size=0.50oz

$38.00 https://www.olehenriksen.com/shop-skincare/banana-bright-eye-creme/OH50048.html?dwvar_OH50048_size=0.50oz

$45.00 https://www.olehenriksen.com/shop-skincare/c-rush-brightening-gel-creme/OH50051.html?dwvar_OH50051_size=1.70oz

$99.00 or use code “Birdy” & get it for $30 https://www.vanityplanet.com/collections/skincare-devices/products/spin-for-perfect-skin

As soon as I wake up in the morning, I drink a full 16.9oz bottle of water to help hydrated and wake my body up. Some amazing skin benefits from drinking water include *fewer wrinkles *reduce puffiness *clears acne *slows aging *smaller pores and so much more! So DRINK UP LADIES!

Next, I hop in the shower and begin to cleanse my face with the African Black Soap Clarifying Facial Wash 7 Scrub. It is a very gentle exfoliate that helps in controlling excess oil and break outs. It leaves my skin looking calm, refreshed and much clearer.

In conjunction with this cleanser I use the Vanity Planet Cleansing Brush. This spin brush really gets deep in my pores and leaves my skin feeling smooth and clean.

Once I am out of the shower I will use the Glow Tonic from Pixi (which is my all-time fave toner) with a cotton pad and sweep it across my face, neck, and décolletage. This is like a magic potion in a bottle. The Glycolic Acid in this toner helps to exfoliate the skin, that way your skin appears much brighter. 

Next, I follow up with the OleHenriksen Truth Serum. Including a serum in your skin care is mega important as it will penetrate deep in the layers of your skin to deliver active ingredients to give you a more firm and smoother texture to your face.  It contains Vitamin C & Collagen which will help with the brightening & firming plus added hydration.

Now to wake up those tired eyes, I’m in love with OleHenriksen Banana Bright eye cream. This little jar of magic contains a lovely yellow pigment to instantly color-correct the eye area. But that’s not all, It will also create a smooth canvas for your concealer and improve the wear of it as well. You’ll go from tired looking eyes to “Hello there bright eyed beauty”!

For the final step I take the C-Rush Brightening Gel Crème as my moisturizer and apply it lightly to my face and neck. This gives you life and energy while also providing a smooth canvas for your foundation and concealer application.

 

Night Time Skin Care Routine

$4.97. https://www.walmart.com/ip/Burt-s-Bees-Micellar-Cleansing-Towelettes-30-ct/661490982

$6.78. https://www.walmart.com/ip/Garnier-Skin-Active-Micellar-Cleansing-Water-13-5-fl-oz-Bottle/47176167

$6.96. https://www.walmart.com/ip/Garnier-SkinActive-Micellar-Eye-Makeup-Remover-Cotton-Pads-100-ct/294077371

I love to make sure that every drop of makeup is off of my face or else, I will wake up with a new friend on my face (aka a pimple lol). First I go in with Burt’s Bees Micellar Cleansing Towelettes  to wipe off all of the sweat, oil, debris, & makeup from the day. These wipes are so soft on the face and are made from 99.5% natural ingredients!

Then, I’ll take a cotton pad with the Micellar Cleansing Water from Garnier and sweep it all over my face and neck removing any other makeup that the wipes didn’t get.  If I’m just wearing mascara ill use the Micellar Water to take it off and leave the Micellar Eye Pads for when I have heavy eye makeup on. 

$6.99 https://www.ulta.com/pure-clay-cleanser-exfoliate-refine?productId=xlsImpprod16141011#

Price depending on size: https://www.pixibeauty.com/collections/glow-tonic

$58.00 https://www.olehenriksen.com/shop-by-collection/transform-plus/glow-cycle-retin-alt-power-serum/26368v1.html

$24.00 https://www.pixibeauty.com/collections/eye-lip/products/collagen-eye-serum?variant=12409929007200

$55.00 https://www.olehenriksen.com/shop-by-collection/transform-plus/goodnight-glow-retin-alt-sleeping-creme/26375v1.html

$48.00 https://m.sephora.com/product/lotus-youth-preserve-dream-face-cream-P440312

$39.00 https://www.miadelmar.com/products/overnight-miracle-glow

Even though I used the Micellar Wipes and Water, I will then go in with face cleanser to get rid of the dirt, oil, and pollution from the day. I use one from L’Oréal and it is perfect and really gentle on the skin. I still continue my ride or die Pixi Glow Tonic for my toner. For my serum of choice I use the Glow- Cycle Retin- ALT Power. This one fights fine lines, wrinkles, large pores, and dark spots. It has a plant based ingredient called Bakuchiolwhich helps with wrinkles, and is also very gentle on the skin. 

For my eyes I use Pixi’s Collagen eye serum, this product helps plump those lies around your eyes and keeps your eyes hydrated throughout the night. Once you place it underneath your eyes you will feel a cooling sensation. 

For my moisturizer, I of course couldn’t just choose one, so I chose three lol. My first choice is Ole Henriksen Goodnight Glow Retin- ALT Sleeping Crème. This crème will take over your face and repair it throughout the night. It’ll shed the dead skin and allow your glowy skin to shine through. 

My second choice is by the brand Fresh, it is called the Lotus Youth Preserve Dream Face Night Cream (it’s the one in the blue jar). Now this product will take your dull, tired, stressed looking skin and make it look brand new again. It’ll help smooth out any uneven texture on the face. 

Now for my newest find from the brand Mia Del Mar Beauty, Overnight Miracle Glow Crème which is targeted for us Latinas, but truly anyone can use it! This product has helped me so much by controlling my oil production throughout the day! 

 

Acne Treatment

$17.00 https://www.ulta.com/glass-bottle-drying-lotion?productId=xlsImpprod6500224

Right before going to bed, if I see that I have a pesky little pimple I will use this pink magic lotion called Mario Badescu Drying Lotion. I will take a Q-tip and dip it in the pink solution and dab it on all of my problem areas and call it a night. By the morning, that pesky little pimple has been greatly reduced in size and no longer red. 

 

Spa Day at Home

$2.50 for a single mask. https://www.walmart.com/ip/Neutrogena-Moisturizing-Hydro-Boost-Hydrating-Face-Mask-1-oz/491676560

$10.00 for a 3 pack. https://www.pixibeauty.com/collections/exfoliators-masks/products/plump-collagen-boost?variant=12409871040608

https://www.pixibeauty.com/collections/exfoliators-masks/products/glow-glycolic-boost?variant=12409873924192

$24 for 30 pairs/60 patches. https://www.pixibeauty.com/collections/exfoliators-masks/products/fortifeye?variant=12418330263648

Now I know we all have crazy busy hectic lives, however it is very important to at least take 1 – 2 days a week where you give your face some extra TLC (tender loving care). Sheet masks and eye patches are an inexpensive way to start. I like to store both sheet masks and eye patches in the fridge for a more refreshing effect. 

All three of the sheet masks above are amazing! The Collagen Boost from Pixi leaves my skin soft, smooth, and plump ready for a new day. The Glow Glycolic Boost from Pixi and the Neutrogena Hydro Boost will give my face an instant glow with added hydration. What I like to do depending on my mood is pick a different one each time and leave it on my face for 15 minutes. When I take it off, I will rub the excess product on my neck. 

Lastly, I will use the Fortifeye Firming Eye Patches from Pixi. These patches contain caffeine which helps wake up the under eye area. So if you were only able to get about 3 hours of sleep, not to worry, with these patches you will be looking wide awake ready to conquer another day of craziness!

Remember chicas, consistency is key when it comes to skincare. With some products you might see results quickly and with others it will take a little longer, but you have to trust the process.  Be patient and stick to a routine that works for you. It’s the way to achieve real results! Stay Beautiful Hot Stuff!

 

DRINK THAT WATER!