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Today we’re talking about one of my favorite topics ever, skincare! There are few things I love as much as figuring out the best way to care for my skin because I truly believe that when my skin feels balanced, healthy, and glowy, I feel most confident. I am very much into skincare before makeup because I think it’s super important to create a healthy base to apply makeup on. I also LOVE to go makeup free when I can so I like to make sure I’m always on top of my skincare routine. If you’ve read my blog for a while now, you’ve heard me talk about my past struggles with acne. I’ve been in the place of not ever wanting to leave the house without pounds of makeup on and know how much that can affect self-confidence. I am thankful to report that I am mostly acne free today, although I do have the occasional hormonal breakout. Anyway, let’s get down to the meat of today’s post. I want to give you the full lowdown on my updated wintertime skincare routine with every single product I use and LOVE from my favorite line, Tula. I’ve been using Tula’s products for about a year now and really believe in their benefits. If I had to describe the line in one sentence, I would say its very brightening, hydrating, great for fading acne scarring, and all around great for creating balanced and glowing skin.
This stuff is basically my holy grail cleanser. From the very first time I tried it, I was hooked. I used to believe that my skin needed to have that extremely “tight” feeling in order to feel clean and this stuff has proved me wrong. The finish of this cleanser is literally the perfect combination of smooth, moisturized, and clean. It helps to balance the skin while brightening and tightening. You can’t go wrong with this cleanser!
This is the cleanser I use in the morning and have loved for the winter months because it gets cooler during the night when we sleep with the window open. I looove waking up and washing my face with this because it moisturizes without feeling greasy. I’ve mentioned this before, but I never thought I could use an oil cleanser for fear of it making me breakout. Man, was I wrong! I love the oil consistency and like I said, I tend to use this for that dewy finish.
This baby has actually been a recent addition to my routine. I’ve had it in my bathroom cabinet for a while now but decided to incorporate it into my routine consistently about three weeks ago. I AM HOOKED!! It’s basically a toner that contains glycolic acid. It’s amazing because you can see it lightening your skin AS you use it. It contains probiotics that strengthen the skin’s natural moisture barrier and leaves this amazing smooth/ silky complexion.
4. Kefir Serum
This is the serum I’ll use when my skin is feeling dry. Occasionally, I’ll get into a phase of using it every morning but most recently have been using it when I need extra moisture. As you guys might have seen over on Instagram, I’m constantly trying out new face masks, and sometimes my skin can get dry from that. When that does happen, I’ll lather on this stuff & follow it up with the Hydrating Day/Night cream.
This is one of Tula’s products that I will never go without. It is such a luxurious moisturizer and smells amazing without leaving that “heavy” or “greasy” feeling. As I mentioned in the beginning of this post, I’ve struggled with acne. In the past it’s been hard for me to find a good moisturizer because I HATE when they make me breakout. This stuff calms the skin, brightens, and gently hydrates. I use it nightly.
If you are looking for a go-to mask to bring the skin back to a state of balance & brighten it up, this one is for you. It’s great because it’s a mask that doubles as an exfoliant so while rinsing you use circular motions to gently exfoliate. A little bit of the mask goes a long way so it will last a while. This is my go-to mask for really any skin concern from breakouts to improving texture, to brightening up my complexion. I highly recommend this mask as it can also be used as a spot treatment for a pimple!
These pads are one of the most recent additions to Tula’s line & I AM IN LOVE!!! They sent them over for me to try out about two months ago and I’m SO glad they did! The way I would describe them is like getting a mini facial in under three minutes. I kid you not, I’ve never felt my skin be so smooth as after using these pads. The pads are two-sided so they first leave serum all over your face and then exfoliate (using the textured side of the pad) while rubbing the serum around the skin. If you try them there is literally no way you won’t fall in love & be hooked on them. I also think they are especially great for creating an even skin tone.
I keep saying it, but it really is true. This serum will brighten up skin tone and adds that ” glow” we all want. It even has a very faint shimmer in it which I think creates such a pretty finish. If you were to choose between this one and the Kefir serum, I would pick this one. When I use it under makeup, I always love the finish it creates and also love to use it under my day/night cream.
I thought I would close my wintertime skincare routine post with what’s become sort of like my “skincare philosophy”. It’s actually very similar to my nutritional philosophy, now that I think of it! This philosophy is, LISTEN to what your skin is telling you! I love to have many different skincare products in my routine that I can use when needed. Some days, my skin needs a deep cleaning mask and a spot treatment. Other days, it feels super dry and needs an extra moisturizing serum. I have found it really helpful to assess my skin’s needs on a daily basis and basically listen to what my skin is telling me. I then adjust the products I’ll use that day based on what signs my skin is giving me.
I hope this post has been helpful!!! If you ever feel like talking skincare, I’m your girl!!
As always, thank you so much for reading! If you plan on purchasing anything from Tula, don’t forget you can use code “TAYLORLOVE20” at checkout for 20% off your order and free shipping!