Today I want to talk about some of my favourite products and daily routines that I have started in the New Year.
To start off the New Year, I decided I wanted to change my face makeup routine a little. Since my skin is not the best, I have traditionally opted for heavier coverage foundations (My go-to for a long time was the Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation, but the Covergirl Superstay Full Coverage foundation is the drugstore dupe that I switched to). But I thought the New Year was a chance to try something different, so I thought hey, why not try a tinted moisturizer? I heard super amazing things about the NARS one, and I bought mine in the shade ‘Alaska’. This provides just enough coverage for the office without looking super heavy. The only downside is that since I have very oily skin, it kind of starts to fade throughout the day especially around the nose.
In the theme of staying fresh faced and glowy, I want to stick to two key skin routines this year – using Retinol daily and dermarolling at least once a month. Both have similar effects in that they both aim to speed up the skin resurfacing process. Retinol helps with cell turnover to keep that young fresh looking skin on the surface, and dermarolling is a process where you poke tiny holes in your face with a rolling device which helps to formulate newer skin much faster that it normally would without it. I am prescribed Retin-A by my dermatologist and I bought my roller for 12$ off Amazon! Since I have problems with hyperpigmentation (scaring after acne) these two routines should help immensely with this particular skin concern. (If you want to see my entire post on derma rolling, go check out https://livelifeintheflorallane.com/2018/12/25/dermarolling-101/ )
Those are two new products/routines that I want to keep up with in the new year. Let me know what some of yours are in the comments!!