Jamie’s Daily Skincare Regimen
We all know caring for our skin is important, but with so many products out there, it can be hard to know which ones to choose and how they work. How exactly do you use a serum? Do you use water to apply your cleanser? Is this mask supposed to tingle? We’ve all asked questions like this at one time or another when figuring out our skin care regimen. Today, I thought I’d take you behind the scenes and share exactly what my daily skin care routine looks like to help answer some of your lingering questions.
Before we get started, it’s important to chat a little bit about skin type. I’ve always had combination skin type, however in my late 30’s to early 40’s, my skin type changed to normal/dry. Now living up in the mountains of Colorado my skin is even dryer, so moisturizing my skin and drinking plenty of water has become even more important.
First thing in the morning, I apply Lovely Creme Cleanser in an upward circular motion directly to my dry skin. Since this hydrating cleanser is both a moisturizer and cleanser in one, I like to let it soak in for about 5-10 minutes before rinsing it off. It’s the perfect amount of time to start the coffee pot or unload the dishwasher. Then, I wash it off with tepid water and blot dry with a towel. This gentle, creamy cleanser contains floral extracts and essential nutrients to nourish dry, damaged, or sun exposed skin.
If your skin is more normal to oily, you’ll want to use Kindhearted Cleansing Milk to clean your skin and help heal congested skin conditions.
Next, it’s time to apply my serums. After my skin is dry, I apply two pumps of Freegirl’s Divine Cellular Renewal Serum. This serum is packed full of vitamins, nutrients and enzymes to heal your skin improving the look of scar tissue, fine lines and sun exposed skin. I love the silky texture and how smoothly it glides on. If you have more oily or acne prone skin, be sure to check out our Happy Hydration Serum and Faithful Anti-Acne Serum to nourish your skin with what it’s needing. Whichever serum you choose, you’ll want to apply 2 or 3 pumps in an upward motion and let it air dry.
The only serum you won’t want to use in the morning is Angelic Nighttime Serum since it contains lemon essential oils which can react to sunlight.
Once my serums have dried, I turn my attention to my eye area using Energetic Reparative Eye Creme. This product is full of unrefined shea butter to hydrate as well as vitamins and minerals to strengthen the sensitive skin around your eyes. Since my eye area is extra sensitive, it was really important to me to create all natural, non-toxic products without the use of fragrance or chemicals that would irritate my skin.
Lastly, I finish up my morning regimen by applying Freegirl’s Sincere C Vitamin C Moisture Complex. This moisture treatment is packed with Vitamins C and A along with Rosehip CO2 to improve the look of scar tissue, deep wrinkles, UV damage and hyperpigmentation. The antioxidant-rich organic Carrot Jojoba CO2, purifies and calms the skin, protecting against free radical damage. Comfrey root is a trustworthy cell regenerator, high in Allantoin, adding an additional level of moisture and protection.
“Jamie, did you wash your face?” I can still picture the inflection in my mother’s voice as she’d call from the hall as I was getting in bed. My mother was committed to me taking care of my skin even from a young age and now I am so grateful for it!
While it may feel so much easier just to hop in bed after a long day, consistently caring for your skin is the best way to ensure its health and glow – and there is never a better time to start than now.
Here’s a little tip about Freegirl’s Lovely Creme Cleanser, it doubles as a perfect makeup remover. Its silky texture and nourishing ingredients help makeup slide right off, sparing your pretty white towels. When I have full makeup on, I’ll apply about two and half pumps of Lovely Creme Cleanser to my dry skin and then use a wet natural sponge to gently wipe the makeup off.
Once my face is makeup free and I’ve rinsed off any residue, I apply Lovely Creme Cleanser a second time in the same upward motion, let it sit for 5-10 minutes, wash with tepid water, and then blot dry with a towel.
Three to four days a week, I up my skincare game by using Ambitious AHA Gel Mask. I apply two pumps in an upward circular motion, including temples, jawbone, and neck areas, while avoiding sensitive eye areas, and let it dry. You can start with 5 minutes and work your way up to 20 minutes before removing. A little tingling is normal and means this gentle alpha hydroxy mask is really doing its job removing dead skin cells, unclogging pores, and clarifying your skin. We’ve carefully chosen alpha hydroxy acids from whole foods like Bilberry, Orange, and Lemon, paired with exfoliating enzymes from Pineapple and Papayas. The more consistent you are with this product, the more exfoliated your skin will be- improving your skin’s texture and overall glow.
After my skin is dry, I once again apply two pumps of Divine Cellular Renewal Serum). Once my skin has dried for 30 seconds, I move on to applying Freegirl’s Angelic Nighttime Serum and allow it to dry. This corrective serum is perfect for improving the look of discoloration from acne, scarring, sun damage, and hormone related hyperpigmentation. Licorice, Lemon and Fohara Oil work together to brighten and balance your complexion, keeping your skin’s tissue toned and protected from further oxidative stress. Lavender, Chamomile and Pomegranate seed oils nourish and calm as they heal.
There you have it- my daily skincare routine tips all in one place. If you’ll let me put on my “big sister” hat for a moment, I just want to remind you that you are what you eat. If you are filling your body with plenty of water and whole nutritious foods, it’s going to show in your skin. So grab a glass and drink up!
If you have any questions about which products are right for your skin type, we’re here to help! You can find all of our products listed by skin type on our shop page or feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll help you pick out the perfect products made from only the finest organic and wildcrafted ingredients to nourish your skin and restore its healthy glow.
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