With the change of season I’ve had to change up my skincare routine. I have been using Kiehls skincare products since Fall started and wrote a post about my skincare regime found here. But since the weather is turning colder, I wanted to go back to using my First Aid Beauty skincare products. I have been using First Aid Beauty products for quite some time (totally in love with their oatmeal mask), and recently I had the opportunity to try out a few more. Verdict: fell in love! So here’s what I have been using morning and night as of late,
including what I do when I get those pesky breakouts (because it happens often around here!).
M O R N I N G
The morning is the perfect time to prep skin for the day, as it has been renewed while sleeping. I always start off by washing my face with the First Aid Beauty Pure Skin Face Cleanser. I find it balances my whole skin tone, calming any redness, which is nice before applying makeup (because you won’t have to apply as much!). After I pat my face dry, I swipe the Facial Radiance Pads across all zones of my face and neck – I am obsessed with these things! They wake you right up and exfoliate your skin. Plus they act as a toner, so perfect two in one product! My face definitely craves moisture after this, so I soak in the Ultra Repair Cream. The oatmeal and eucalyptus oil in this moisturizer actively helps calm my skin from any irritation. I don’t wear makeup everyday, since I work from home right now, but if I am, all of this prep helps my application go on smoother and last longer throughout the day!
B R E A K O U T S 
If you’re like me, and you breakout, you know how irritating it can be to deal with. Travel, lack of sleep, “that time of the month” and so many factors contribute to my skin freaking out on me. Thankfully, First Aid Beauty has a line of products to target these problems as well! When I’m having a particularly problematic time with my skin, I’ll switch over to the Skin Rescue Deep Cleanser  with red clay. The clay really helps to unclog pores and purify! I’ll also use the Purifying Mask twice a week, for when things get really out of control. I’m a sucker for peeling masks so this is right up my alley. I love the way it makes my skin feel after, smooth, but not tight. A common mistake with acne prone skin is thinking your skin is oily and doesn’t need moisture, when in fact it still does! I like to use this facial radiance serum. It hydrates, helps with breakouts and it brightens the skin! Bonus in my book!
Ps. Make sure when using the Purifying Mask, to let it fully dry before peeling. Apply a thin layer to face… if you apply too thick, it won’t dry. Totally did this one night and it was a mess to clean up!
N I G H T

I find my skin absorbs product the best in this time frame. Your night-time skincare routine is possibly the most important time to focus on. Too often I get so tired to wash off the day or my makeup from my face. Never, ever sleep with your makeup on. I learned the hard way by trying to put that to the test, and it took weeks to reverse the damage! I’m really thorough about making sure all of my makeup is removed from my face before I go forward with my treatments. First I take some Nuxe Rêve de Miel Facial Cleansing and Make-Up Removing Gel to remove my makeup. Guys, I am obsessed with this product after getting it as a sample in one of my Birchbox orders! It is the best and it smells heavenly!! it is literally the only thing that gets rid of everything and is gentle enough for my eyes. Then, I use my Clarisonic because I like a deep clean, with my Pure Skin Face Cleanser once again to remove surface oils, makeup, dirt and grime from the day. I take a hot, wet towel and lay that on my face to do one final swipe. It also opens up my pores to let the next step sink in. This is when I apply the Ultra Repair Hydra-Firm Sleeping Creamthis stuff is literally beauty sleep in a jar! Even if you don’t get as many hours of sleep as you’d like, this cream locks in moisture and your skin appears restored and rejuvenated by the morning. When you sleep, your skin’s cell turnover is working at its fastest,  so this formula is perfect for the nightly repair phase. I like to use this serum on top. Don’t worry about layering with this! It is super light and works great to reverse acne, and signs of aging. Lastly, I use the Eye Duty Triple Remedy at night. Let all of this soak in, eat clean, drink lots of water and get plenty of rest (advice I’m still working on myself!).

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