skin care routine | by the skinny confidential

Seriously (!!!) Simple PM Skincare Routine

February 3, 2016
by
LAURYN

skin care routine | by the skinny confidential

skin care routine | by the skinny confidential

We discussed the importance of anti-aging, so now let’s discuss maintenance.

I’m a huge fan of keeping it simple.

I love coconut oil for my hands, SPF during the day, grape seed oil to remove makeup, & before I go to bed instead of using 320283 products, I like to use one, two at most.

skin care routine | by the skinny confidential

skin care routine | by the skinny confidential

I’ve been using Elizabeth Arden skin products for about a year & a half & I have really nothing but good things to say about it. My journey using their skincare started here. As you guys know, I only blog about things I love so after using SUPERSTART, I KNEW I HAD TO SHARE.

I prefer to use it at night because when I wake up it makes my skin feel rejuvenated & renewed but it can be used morning and night. Think of this as maintenance for your skin. Like I said, I’m not a fan of a million creams at night, so to have one that gets the job done & keeps my skin dewy works well with my lifestyle.

skin care routine | by the skinny confidential

skin care routine | by the skinny confidential

Here’s my step-by-step skin care routine:

1.) Remove makeup with organic grape seed oil on a cotton ball.

2.) Use a bar of all natural, organic soap to wash my face. Use a clean towel ( I always wipe my face with a brand new clean towel to prevent bacteria from spreading ). I pat the towel on my face, as opposed to whipping it ( say no to wrinkles! ).

3.) Afterwards I use about 2 pumps of SUPERSTART which works holistically to restore the healthy look of skin’s surface layer, fortifying its natural ability to repair and renew and ultimately boosting the effectiveness of your other skincare products. There’s a probiotic complex in it that optimizes skin’s micro flora to strengthen the skin’s natural defenses and it also has ingredients that enhance hydration & moisturization. You guys know how I loveeee probiotics. After using this my skin looks smoother, more radiant and resilient. Also, I ALWAYS make sure to add some to my neck!

4.) After I’m moisturized I add some raw coconut oil under my eyes & on my lips.

5.) If I want to take it one step further I’ll do a mask before bed. The more ABSURD the mask, the better. LOL.

skin care routine | by the skinny confidential

Overall skin maintenance is ESSENTIAL at my age. I’m at that age that I’m setting up my skin’s future so anything to help maintain a healthy look is A MUST. Ultimately my simple routine helps me keep that youthful, bright, & fresh glow.

I mean, I feel like you maintain your car, teeth, brows, roots…so skin maintenance should be a given…right.

Ok, I’d love to hear about your skin routine. Is it crazy complex or simple? Also, would you guys like to see a skin care video tutorial? Let me know below!

Ok I’m off to drink some peppermint tea ( which is great for your skin too! ), watch The Heartbreak Kid, & throw some SUPERSTART on my skin. Crazy, RAGING night.

Talk soon, x

+ more skincare tips are in The Skinny Confidential Lifestyle Guide.

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  1. Alexis @ Chemistry Cachet

    I would love to see a tutorial! I have been using Elizabeth Arden products since high school since that is what my mom used. My favorite is the exfoliating face wash! I also use grape seed oil to remove my make up, I have it in a little pump bottle by the sink. Works perfect! I recently started using Cleansing Micellar Water by Simple and it works really good to clean your face!
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  2. Whitney Kessler

    My routine is fairly simple, but maybe a little more complicated than yours. I find nighttime care routines to be really soothing, so I like to take my time.

    Step 1: Remove all makeup with jojoba oil
    Step 2: Wash face with either dermae hydrating cleanser (it has hyularonic acid) or lavender rice powder (mix with a little water or rice water). If doing this step, I leave it on for about 10 minutes.
    Step 3: Tone with rice water or rosewater
    Step 4: Rub in oil blend of argan, rosehip, red raspberry seed, meadowfoam and chardonnay grape seed oil
    Step 5: Let oil sink in while flossing and brushing my teeth
    Step 6: If skin feels like it needs extra moisture, follow up with weleda skin food

    A couple nights a week I also use either a Vitamin C serum or AHA serum from Ole Henrickson. If I do this step, I do it before my oil and give time to sink in.
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  3. lynnie

    Thanks Lauryn, I (and many others) would love a post on skin care. I have discovered Paula’s Choice AHA serum (there is a BHA for blackheads too), which you use daily as a non-scratchy exfoliant. Its brilliant. I also use a capsule (health store supplement ) of Vit E once in a while, and IT MAKES MY SKIN LOOK THE BEST, its the single most effecfive/visible thing I have ever done. Also what is that candle in the pic (the amber glass one). Again you are the bomb!! Greetings from downunder xox

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  4. Carly

    Love your comment that the more absurd the mask the better. Made me LOL!

    My absolute favorite is Amore Pacific’s Moisture Bound Sleep Mask. Not absurd looking unfortunately (it’s actually clear) but it is a game changer! It’s actually the mask that I always remember to do when I get home from a long night out…can’t remember to take contacts out, but the mask I get every time. Can’t win them all I suppose. It’s also great when flying so you look fresh when you get off the plane.

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  5. Mandy

    Love this! I use coconut oil for everything! Can you do a morning skin routine post? Please?

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  6. Olivia

    Mixing a few drops of oil into my moisturizer has literally changed my skin’s texture to constant baby butt smooth. And as a person with naturally oily skin, I find it helps prevent slickness later. Cleaning my face with olive oil after a steam is also like salon level blackhead remover. Seriously, I love oils I don’t understand why it took so long to discover them and incorporate them into my skin care routine!

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  7. Lisa

    I would love to see your tutorial!
    I currently use coconut oil what is the difference you notice between coconut and grape seed oils?

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  8. Heather M

    Have you ever heard of live crude?! It’s a handmade organic skin care line. I started using it when I was pregnant with my second child…best oil cleansing products. Swear. Check them out here http://www.livecrude.com

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  9. Giana Siska

    Ugh I used to be SO BAD about taking care of my skin. I used to think that a quick swipe with a makeup remover wipe was a “routine”. About a year ago my mom told me, “you wear your face everyday, it should be the thing you invest the most in and spend the most time on!” and it’s sooo true. So now I use Mario mario badescu products and try to do an exfoliating mask a few night a week so my skin stays soft. I love all of your natural remedies too! They’ve helped me to feel more confident about trying new things!

    xo, Giana
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  10. heather

    My skin care routine is pretty simply wash with cleanser, use toner, and moisturizer. I would love to see the skin care video that sounds helpful.

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  11. Sarah

    Hi Lauryn!

    I was wondering if you would mind sharing your views on Botox. At 26, I’ve got some serious lines beginning on my forehead (from making lots of facial expressions- I’m a sunscreen/hat psycho too) and I’m considering starting with a little Botox to prevent deeper creases. I’m all about keeping skincare as natural as possible but sometimes the natural route isn’t quite effective enough. Would love to hear your thoughts!! xx

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  12. Denise L

    My theory on skin care is simple is best. I love coconut oil and other essential oils for my face. Shea butter for my lips and the rest of my skin. Sometimes I use raw honey as a cleanser. Easy peasy. Sunscreen is a must too!

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  13. Sherry

    Question about the raw coconut oil. It’s been a million degrees in SoCal, and my coconut oil liquifies. Does it matter whether the oil is in solid or liquid form before applying? Please forgive me if this is an obvious answer; I have new mommy brain and am trying to get my beauty routine back in check. Thank you!

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  14. Rose

    Hi Lauryn!

    As do you, I use only natural products on my skin. I use coconut oil to remove my eye makeup then wash with African Black Soap and tone with Apple Cider Vinegar! Recently, I came across a product called Gavee Gold and it is amazing! A lot of info but I provided the website. Basically all organic and amazing anti-aging, skin radiating ingredients! Love your blog!

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