With so many beauty products out there and a wealth of constantly changing information skincare can get really confusing. I’m here to help! Treating your skin gently is so important when you’re choosing what products to use, especially when it comes to cleansers. While it might seem strange to cleanse your face with oil, Josie Maran Argan Cleansing Oil is packed with skin repairing essential fatty acids. A few days after I started using it people started telling me my skin was glowing!
My other favorite (and extremely low maintenance) way to cleanse is with a Kojac Sponge (if you live in Chicago you can pick one up from Leah Chavie). You just wet the sponge and rub it in circular motions on your face. Once you’re done just rinse it off and hang it to dry, voila your face is clean!
I cannot stress enough how important it is to moisturize your skin! Moisturizing regularly greatly improves skin texture and can help treat sun damage. Josie Maran Pure Argan Oil is 100% organic and has been used for centuries by Moroccan women. Extracted from Argan trees (that only grow in the Moroccan desert), this oil is packed with Vitamin E and has amazing conditioning properties. You can use it on your skin, hair, feet, and nails!
To moisturize the delicate area around the eyes I recommend using Kiehl’s Creamy Eye Treatment (made with avocado!). It feels amazing going on and your skin instantly feels hydrated. It works miracles with under eye puffiness and smells great too!
If you’re on the hunt for a 24 hour moisturizer my favorite is definitely Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream. I’ve been using this for years and cannot image ever having to give it up. I put it on before bed and in the morning, it’s super lightweight and a little goes a long way, so I don’t feel like I’m constantly having to run out and buy more.
While moisturizing can severely reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles sometimes you just need a little more! I know that this particular issue can be a point of extreme stress and expense. Before you do something drastic I recommend trying Kiehl’s Powerful Strength Line Reducing Concentrate. Again, a little bit goes a long way! This serum targets specific areas and seeps into the skin in a way that moisturizers cannot. It has a wonderful warming sensation when you put it on and literally feels like you are applying silk to your skin. Just be sure to put this on before your moisturizer!
Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate also works wonders for tired skin. It’s packed with vital nutrients that help the skin repair itself. Just apply it right before bed and it goes to work overnight! Who doesn’t love waking up with smoother skin?
Don’t forget the most influential routine you can do for your skin doesn’t involve a bevy of product. Your skin benefits most from staying out the sun (or wearing sunscreen regularly), getting plenty of sleep, eating healthy, and managing your stress in a constructive way!