I wish that I could be honest and say that I had great skin without having to try. Yes, I am a bit jealous of those that are blessed with flawless skin. In my thirties, I have actually had more trouble then ever before. My skin started to change a few years ago, and it became even more oily. This isn’t bad for age, but certainly not good for acne. I also noticed that the dark spots I had were getting worse, and of course those wrinkles were beginning to deepen. This past year with all of the travel my skin was taking a beating, and so I decided to make it important to find a skincare regimen that attacked all of the above. Now let me say it hasn’t been the easiest journey, but I finally feel like my skin is glowing, and my acne is pretty much gone. If I even skip one day of washing my face, I tend to get a zit. So, lately, although a bit lengthy, this has become just as important as working out and eating well.
Below I am sharing my favorite products that I have discovered that will work magic for your skin in any climate or condition. I came across Revive Skincare about a year ago, and I swear that these have changed my life. Their products are a bit on the expensive side, but they truly last a long time, and for me, my skin is an investment so I feel like it is worth it.
I always start my day by cleansing my face with Revive Gel Cleanser. I also use it again at night when I am getting ready for bed.
Once I am done cleansing in the morning, I put on the Revive Perfectif Even Skin Tone Cream with SPF 30. It is very important to find a moisturizer with SPF, and this is phenomenal in fighting against dark spots. I simply add one small pump of the Revive Perfectif Even Skin Tone Serum. This serum has changed my life, and my complexion. My skin is smooth and even-toned once again.
When the night rolls around, once I have cleansed my face, I use the Revive Intensite Crème Lustre Cream, which is an intensive firming moisturizer that helps increase elasticity and reduce sagging skin. It is not too heavy, yet feels amazing. I also add one pump of the Revive Moisturizing Renewal Serum, which penetrates deeply into the skin’s surface to boost the renewal process. I notice a difference every morning with these two products.
With these four products, I do not feel like I need an eye cream, as both serums and creams target fine lines and wrinkles. Although twice a week I use a mask and a glycolic peel.
Malin + Goetz Resurfacing Glycolic Acid Pads are genius. It is the at home equivalent of a glycolic acid peel, just gentler. I use these 2x a week to remove dull skin and promote collagen production. Once a week I use the Boscia Luminizing Black Charcoal Mask. It is a fantastic peel-off mask that helps boost skin clarity and minimizes pores. The charcoal removes dirt and impurities and leaves your skin with a healthy glow. I love that way it molds to your skin, you can literally feel your skin tighten when it is on.
It seems like a lot, but to be honest, this regimen has changed my skin. I have most of these products in travel size as well, so that I never skip a day of the proper cleansing routine!