Spring Skin Care Routine
  • Fran C

Spring Skin Care Routine

Since my last skin care experiment with Kate Somerville's EradiKate, I was on the hunt for a newer skin care routine that worked for my combination skin. I decided to start my skin care routine from scratch as the previous one I posted was specifically for winter weather.

I am still learning about ingredients that work for my skin and what went well with me from my winter routine was this specific ingredient Salicylic acid 5%. This is found in Neutrogena's Oil-Free Salicylic Acid Acne Fighting Face Wash.

Neutrogena Oil-Free Salicylic Acid Acne Fighting Face Wash - 9.1 fl oz, Target 6.78.

My method for face wash remains similar. I prefer to wash my face in the shower as the steam from the water opens up my pores and really gets the product into my skin to clean out dirt or aging products. I squirt three pumps into my palm, add water, rub until it lather, THEN apply to my face. Following my shower, I follow up with a Witch Hazel toner I got from Amazon. Not a lot of people are fans of alcohol in a toner but I believe it helps to clean away whatever my face wash wasn't able to pick up.

Solimo Witch Hazel USP Astringent, 16 Fl Oz, Amazon $3.91.

I prefer to press this witch hazel into my skin with cotton rounds and then move on to a moisturizer. Vitamin C Radiance Serum by The Honest Company is an amazing addition. This serum is infused with a blend of artichoke and clover extracts plus mica for a dewy glow and even complexion.

Vitamin C Radiance Serum, Honest Beauty $27.99.

At the end of the routine, I am already glowy. My next plan is to tie in Neutrogena Rapid Clear Maximum Strength Treatment Pads, following toner. It has similar ingredients compared to the First Aid Beauty Acne Clearance Pads I love to rant and rave about, but at a way better price point, $7.45 compared to First Aid's $30.00.