I haven’t done a beauty related post in a while, but I’m back with a skincare routine for you guys! So, I’m honestly terrible at skincare, I will not lie. I don’t do much and I don’t do it as often as I should (yes, I know that’s terrible) but when I’m not being lazy, there are a few things that I like to incorporate when doing my skincare…hence the term mini routine.
If I haven’t worn makeup that day then I get right into washing my face, but if I did wear makeup, then I just use makeup wipes (usually Neutrogena) to get the makeup off and sometimes afterward I go in with micellar water as well.
Once I’ve gotten most of the makeup off or if I didn’t wear makeup, then I start with washing my face. I use a spin brush and raw African black soap. The spin brush you see is the one I purchased from Amazon by the brand Fancii. It wasn’t too expensive (I’m a fan of cheap products) and does the job.
Benefits of using raw African black soap:
○good for sensitive skin
○helps heal eczema
○reduces blemishes and dark spots
○minimizes fine lines and wrinkles
After I wash my face, I typically would go straight to African shea butter, but recently I decided to try something new. There is a company called Swan Star who has a line of products and they sent me a few to try out and give an honest review. They sent me their retinol serum, vitamin c serum, and their collagen eye masks. I have not used these products long enough to give a full review, but I do have sensitive skin and so far I have not had any breakouts from these products. I will do another post with an update on how the products are working! A little information about their serums is that they both contain hyaluronic acid, which I will give benefits later.
Continuing on with the routine, after I wash my face, I will start by putting a few drops of the retinol serum on my face and let that absorb in my skin before I go in with the vitamin c serum. I then put a few drops of the vitamin c serum on my face and let that absorb as well. I don’t use the collagen eye masks every time, but when I do, I put them on under my eyes and let them sit for 15min. They feel good under my eyes and I love letting the collagen soak in. I will say though, these products can make your face feel a little dry, which is when I move to my final step.
Benefits of using Retinol, Hyaluronic acid, and Vitamin C:
○helps with skin tone
○helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
○helps give your skin a dewy feel
Finally, to moisturize, I go in with my raw African shea butter. This helps my skin get it’s moisture back and has many great benefits!
Benefits of Raw African shea butter:
○moisturizes dry skin
○reduces skin inflammation
○restores elasticity of the skin
○treats acne and blemishes
That’s my mini skincare routine! Do you have a mini skincare routine? What are some products you’d recommend?