Skin goes through so many changes as we get older. I think back to how I treated my skin when I was a teenager, and I cringe! What was I thinking?! I use to believe, "if it burns, it's working". Nope. Not even a little bit correct.
Today, I feel like I've finally found a routine that takes care of my skin properly. It's not abrasive, drying, overly moisturizing... it's balanced. That's the best way I can describe it.
Here's my daily skincare routine. I start & end my day with washing my face using Clarins Gentle Foaming Cleanser with shea butter. In the morning I follow it up with the Clarins Toning Lotion with chamomile. At night I use Kiehl's Supremely Gentle Eye Makeup Remover with some cotton pads after this step. For moisturizers: In the morning I use Clarins Super Restorative Serum, followed by their Extra-Firming Eye Wrinkle Smoothing Cream as well as the Clarins Super Restorative Day cream SPF 20. And finally, at night, I use the Clarins eye cream again and the Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Concentrate.
Admittedly, some of these products are on the pricy side, but I tend to only go through 2 bottles/jars of each item per year. The daily cleanser is the exception to that. I use 3-4 tubes per year.
Of course, what works for my skin may or may not work for your skin. The great thing about the Kiehl's and Clarins lines is you can ask for samples of everything, and try it out before making the big purchase. So if you're looking to change up your face cleansing and moisturizing routine, give these items a try! If you do try them, let me know how you like them.
(This is not a paid post. I just thought you'd like to know about some really lovely skin-care products!)