New Year, New Skincare Routine

Happy New Year! What better way to start off the new year than with a new skincare routine? I so badly want to be one of those girls who has a nightly ritual with their skincare. So many times people ask me what I do for my skin/face and I literally always had no answer other than wash it every day in the shower with a drug store face wash, and throw on some drug store moisturizer. I don’t have terrible skin, so skin care was never something I thought much about.

Over the years I’ve tried and tried to follow skincare regimens before bed, and for a week or so I’d actually do it. Then I start getting lazy and it just stops. Can anyone else relate or am I the only weirdo. Let’s face it, at the end of the day the last thing I’m thinking about is, well, my face. Using 467 different serums and creams takes too long, right? But guys, I’m getting older and I think it’s about time that I started using some good skincare products and try my hardest to use them every single night and day to keep my skin looking fresh.

What better time than Christmas to tell your mom you want skincare products? Especially when they’re so expensive… and you have the best mom who gets you them all. My skin is usually dry and I’m starting to get some dark spots, or age spots. Whatever they’re called, they aren’t pretty. So… I went wherever I go when I need new products —-> the internet, duh. I researched some good products and here is what I ended up with and how they are working for me so far…Let’s start with one of the products I use every single day. Kiehl’s Ultra Facial CleanserI’ve been using this face wash morning and night and I truly love it. My skin feels so much softer. If you’re going to buy any of these, this is the one I’d choose!

After the face wash I use one of these two moisturizers. Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream or It Cosmetics Confidence in a Cream.

I honestly love them both and usually use whichever is closer to me at the time, I’m lazy, remember! They both really help my dry skin stay moisturized. The confidence in a Cream is also anti-aging so that’s a plus! Try either of them and I promise you won’t be disappointed.

Before my makeup I’ve been using Kiehl’s Glow Formula skin hydratorSo, I actually bought this on a whim because I needed to fill my cart with something else to use the coupon code and get money off and free shipping. They always seem to get me, but man am I glad they did this time. I wasn’t even sure what this was at first but I saw the word “glow” and who doesn’t like when their skin glows? It is actually an orangey color and almost like a CC cream but very sheer with a slight shimmer. It gives your skin just the perfect amount of glow. I wear it alone or under my makeup and I can honestly say that my makeup has been looking better since I started using this product. Only con is the smell… it’s a little weird but it goes away after a few minutes and is worth it!

Before bedtime I’ve been using the Midnight Recovery Oil. Just a couple of drops of this goes a long way so this will last you a long time. I don’t feel ready for bed until I put this on my face. I am lovin’ the way it smells – it’s calming and it feels silky and smooth on my skin. The oil also absorbs quickly and doesn’t leave a oily residue. Try it out! Once a week I use this Masque. I am a sucker for a good face masque and as I said, my face is very dry, so my face can use all the moisturizing skin care products it can get! I’ve only used this once but so far so good! Lastly- the dreaded dark spot Solution. I’m too young to be using this already, right?! So I’ve been trying to use this as much as I can, however, you’re supposed to put it on before other creams and sometimes I forget (I know, shocker). I want to try to use it religiously and see what happens. Does anyone have any success using this product? I have a couple of age spots I want to fade so bad! I’ll keep you guys updated! So here you go, my new skin care routine. Maybe I’ll continue with this routine for once? I know these products can be expensive but as of now I think they’re worth it. I am loving the way my skin feels and looks! I will update you guys again once I’ve been using these products for awhile but so far so good.

Let me know if you try them out or have any other recommendations for me. I love trying out new products, and especially ones that work.

I wish you all a happy and healthy new year! Talk to you soon!


P.S. I even bought my fiancé a couple of Kiehl’s Men’s Products!

He has used them once but let’s see if he continues…

Author: Brewing all things Beautiful

Hello! I’m Alyssa and I am a middle school teacher who, let’s face it, in another life would be an interior designer, makeup artist, photographer or maybe all three! For now I leave it for after school and the weekends when I find the time. This all started with my boyfriend’s very “blah” apartment a few years ago and me wanting to decorate it so bad! I would stare at the blank walls and imagine how I could transform his place if he’d just let me. We all know every man’s place needs a woman’s touch. At first, I slowly started buying cute coffee mugs, because we drink a ton of coffee (hence the word “brewing”) which lead to me buying a coffee cart and decorating a coffee station in his kitchen and I really haven’t stopped since. We have now moved into a (tiny bit) bigger place now and I have full range of decorating however I’d like.... lucky him! I have a passion for looking at things or rooms and imagining how I could transform them into something more beautiful than they already are! I am in no way an expert at any of this, but have so much fun playing around with decor, makeup and taking pictures. This is a place where I want to start sharing different home decor ideas, DIY projects, and tell you about the best makeup and beauty products I’ve come across. Thank you for stopping by and being a part of it! Be sure to follow me on Instagram @brewingallthingsbeautiful to see what I’m up to or to just say hi! - A

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