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My Skin Care Routine

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Here’s my skin care routine. I’ve been meaning to share this, but I’ve been trying to figure out what works best for my skin or not. Once I post this, things might change. Look out for that. Well, let’s begin!

Trader Joe’s Spa Face Wash with Tea Tree Oil
Trader Joe’s Spa Face Wash with Tea Tree Oil

Face Wash (AM, PM): I use Trader Joe’s Tea Tree Cleanser. This face wash is affordable, and it works on my skin type. I have oily, acne-prone skin. It has not caused my skin to break out in acne. It’s very gentle and removes excess oil very well. It doesn’t leave my skin feeling dry either. I love it! 😀 It’s one of my favorite skin care products.

I have thought about changing up my face wash for something that helps with large pores, but I don’t have a good solid reason to. If it works, there’s no point in switching it for something else (unless the new face wash was beyond better than what I have, haha).

Toner: I don’t use a facial toner. I haven’t for years. My skin is doing well without it. In my opinion, toners are not necessary.

Eye Care:

Eva Naturals Youth Restoring Eye Gel
Eva Naturals Youth Restoring Eye Gel

I use an eye gel instead of an eye cream. I use Eva Naturals Youth Restoring Eye Gel (AM + PM). This is one of the best eye care products I have ever used! It simply just works! Dark under eye circles? Yes. Fine lines and wrinkles? It smooths them out! Yes! Softer skin? Yes!!! LOVE IT!! I also use hydrogel eye patches — Petitfee Black Pearl & Gold Hydrogel Eye Patch (PM). I mainly use hydrogel eye patches at night before I go to sleep. They are soothing and calming. They help to add a little bit more moisture to my under eyes.

Petitfee Black Pearl & Gold Hydrogel Eye Patch
Petitfee Black Pearl & Gold Hydrogel Eye Patch

Serums (AM, PM):

Simplified Skin Vitamin C Serum

Simplified Skin Vitamin C Serum
Simplified Skin Vitamin C Serum

Everyone needs a Vitamin C serum in their skin care routine, and this is mine! I haven’t noticed brightening results, but it’s really good at moisturizing my skin. I haven’t broken out from it like many other Vitamin C serums I have tried. I’m sticking with it until something better comes along, lol.

Cosmedica Pure Hyaluronic Acid Serum

Cosmedica Pure Hyalutonic Acid Serum
Cosmedica Pure Hyalutonic Acid Serum

Also, I use a hyaluronic acid serum. This stuff is just awesome! I only need a few drops to hydrate my whole face. If I need more moisture, I add some more. This is possibly one of my favorite skin care products. =)

Sunblock:

Neutrogena Visibly Even Daily Moisturizer SPF 30
Neutrogena Visibly Even Daily Moisturizer SPF 30

I mentioned my new sunblock in my Differin Week 1 Results. I’m back to using Neutrogena Visibly Even Daily Moisturizer SPF 30. This used to be my HG sunblock. I went back to it because I had a difficult time finding a sunblock that didn’t break me out. I’ve been using Neutrogena Visibly Even Daily Moisturizer for close to 3 weeks. No breakouts so far! Well, it never broke me out in the first place. That’s why it was my HG sunblock back in the days. I’m happy. 🙂 This sunblock also helps to brighten the skin and fade dark spots while protecting the skin from the sun. I have noticed my skin looking brighter after using this. It works for me! I’m done searching right now. It’s been a difficult road.

Acne Products:

Differin Gel

Differin Gel
Differin Gel

Read about my experience here:

Differin Week 1 Results

Differin Week 2 Results

In 1 week, it’ll be one month, so look forward to my 1 month results.

Acne.org BP Treatment Gel (as a spot treatment when needed) + Acne.org Organic Jojoba Oil as a makeup remover.

Acne.org Skin Care Products
Acne.org Skin Care Products

I haven’t been using the BP Treatment Gel much. I guess it’s there if I need it. I’ve been using the Organic Jojoba Oil a lot more. Not just to remove my makeup. I use it to moisturize my body. It leaves my skin feeling hydrated without feeling heavy. I love how it’s organic and natural.

Face Masks:

Currently, these are the face masks I’m using. I prefer sheet masks over the ones that come in a jar or tube. It’s because they are left on the skin instead of washed off. When left on the skin overnight, the beneficial ingredients are absorbed into the skin. I have wash-off face masks, but I’m thinking about using them all and be done with them. Sheet masks have been doing a better job at changing the texture of my skin compared to wash-off face masks that’s why. I’m liking the results.

Dermal Collagen Essence Mask

Dermal Strawberry Charcoal Sheet Mask
Dermal Strawberry & Charcoal Sheet Mask

Avarelle Herbal Infusion Rosehip Seed Extract Sheet Mask

Avarelle Herbal Infusion Rosehip Seed Extract Sheet Mask
Avarelle Herbal Infusion Rosehip Seed Extract Sheet Mask

Rebircell Multi Effect Sheet Mask

Rebircell Multi Effect Sheet Mask
Rebircell Multi Effect Sheet Mask

That’s my skin care routine. I hope you enjoyed it. Thank you for reading. 🙂

Love, Jen

Five Favorite Summer Beauty Products

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Summer has ended. Fall is here. I’ve made a list of 5 beauty products I loved dearly (or at least was decent enough to me). It was difficult to put together a list of what I loved the most, but here it is.

#1. Sheet Masks

Dermal Sheet Masks
Dermal Sheet Masks

Once I started to use sheet masks again, I fell in love with them. The nourishing ingredients and moisturizing factor. I always wake up in the morning with a glowing complexion that’s nicely hydrated after every sheet mask I use the night before. My makeup looks wayyy better on my skin for the day. Wow, my skin feels so soft and lovely. I love sheet masks! I don’t have a favorite brand yet. They all seem to work the same to me. As long as they don’t break me out!

What sheet masks I use:

Dermal Sheet Masks (Variety Pack)

Herbal Infusion Rosehip Seed Extract Sheet Mask

Rebircell Multi Effect Sheet Mask

#2. Hydrogel Eye Patches

Petitfee Black Pearl & Gold Hydrogel Eye Patch
Petitfee Black Pearl & Gold Hydrogel Eye Patch

I started to use hydrogel eye patches. And I really love them! They have helped my dark under eye circles. I use them almost every night. Sometimes I use them in the morning when I have time. I don’t have a favorite yet, but the one shown in the photo (Petitfee Black Pearl & Gold) is working well on my skin. I like it. I’m looking forward to trying out other formulas.

#3. Eva Naturals Youth Restoring Eye Gel

Eva Naturals Youth Restoring Eye Gel
Eva Naturals Youth Restoring Eye Gel

I fell in love with this eye gel (Eva Naturals Youth Restoring Eye Gel) as soon as I saw results within a few days of using it. I’m still shocked that I haven’t gotten on this stuff years ago (if it existed years ago). This eye gel definitely beats all other eye creams I have used. It’s awesome how affordable this eye gel is. And it works wonders! Love, love, love! It softens and smooths the skin around the eyes. It has helped to decrease the darkness around and under my eyes. The texture of my skin looks more youthful. 🙂

#4. Simplified Skin & Derma E Vitamin C Serum

Simplified Skin Vitamin C Serum
Simplified Skin Vitamin C Serum

I’m on my second bottle of the Simplified Skin Vitamin C Serum. Still, it hasn’t broken me out. This serum sinks quickly into the skin and leaves my skin feeling moisturized. I use it in the morning. Sometimes I sneak it in at night. If I get to the point where I want to add it into my night skin care routine, I will. It’s so easy to use. I was having issues with the pump until I moved the bottle a few inches away from my palm and spray. It would be nice if they changed the pump applicator to something more user friendly like a dropper bottle though. As for brightening, I haven’t noticed. It contains 20% Vitamin C from Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate. I don’t feel like experimenting with other Vitamin C’s at the moment. Other Vitamin C skin care products broke me out and clogged my pores horrendously. This one hasn’t. I’ll stick with it. I might even purchase another one.

#5. Cosmedica Pure Hyaluronic Acid Serum

Cosmedica Pure Hyalutonic Acid Serum
Cosmedica Pure Hyalutonic Acid Serum

Hyaluronic Acid is plain awesome! I love the hydration that it gives my skin! It’s lightweight and airy. Not sticky at all. It absorbs into the skin very well. I use this serum (Cosmedica Pure Hyaluronic Acid Serum) morning and night. A few drops is only needed. I use a little bit more when my skin is a little more dry. It works. I like it. I’ll keep using it forever.

What are your favorite beauty products this summer? Share! =)

Love, Jen

© Jennifer Nguyen