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Beauty Secrets: My Skincare Routine


I think everyone has its own beauty secrets. I know I have mines. I love using homemade beauty recipes, but I also love buying good skincare products.

Today I decided to talk about what I buy to use as skincare.

I figured it would be helpful to share with you a little bit of my daily and weekly Beauty Routine.

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I am going to first divide my skincare routine in two: Daily Routine and Weekly Routine.

Then I am going to subdivide it in Mornings and Nights. Like that, it will be easier to show you what do I do which each product.

So here are my favorite skincare products that are part of my beauty secrets!

 

 

My Beauty Secrets ♥

 

 

Daily Routine

 

*Morning

 

I use a cleanser to clean my face. My favorite is Gentle Cleansing Cream from Shiseido. I also love the Liquid Facial Soap Tube from Clinique.

 

Shiseido Gentle Cleansing Cream

 

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An ultra-light cleansing cream that effectively melts away makeup and impurities while retaining essential moisture. $30

 

 

 

 

Clinique Liquid Facial Soap Tube

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It comes in 3 different skin-typed formulas. I use mine MILD (2), because I have a dry combination skin. $14

 

 

 

 

After that, I first apply Lancôme TONIQUE CONFORT – Comforting Rehydrating Toner, then the Essence Facial Serum from Adore Organic Innovation. Then I moisturize my face with Anavita Moisturizing Anti-Wrinkle Cream or Crema S Nourishing Moisturizing Cream from Pond’s.

 

Lancôme TONIQUE CONFORT – Comforting Rehydrating Toner

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A silky-soft moisturizing toner that gently purifies and immediately rehydrates complexion. $25

 

 

 

 

Adore Essence Facial Serum

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A gentle serum that purifies your skin with anti-aging and antioxidant action restoring a youthful look by minimizing the signs of aging. It is made using a Plant Stem Cell formula that protects your skin’s own stem cells and encourages them to renew texture. $749.95

 

 

 

 Pond’s Crema S Nourishing Moisturizing Cream

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It is a daily moisturizer designed for dry to very dry skin that nourishes for up to 24 hours. $8.59

 

 

 

 

Anavita Moisturizing Anti-Wrinkle Cream

 

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An Anti-aging cream that reduces the appearance of fine lines and deep wrinkles, tightens and firms the skin. $34.95

 

 

 

 

 

 

Then I proceed to apply my Makeup♥

 

 

*Night

 

As soon as I get home from work, I clean my face with face towelettes. I use Studio 35. You can get them at Walgreens.

 

Studio 35 Cleansing Towelettes


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Instantly lifts away and removes impurities, and it does not give me a reaction. $4.99 or 2/$9

 

 

 

 

Then I proceed to apply my night time cream. I use:

 

Lancôme Rénergie Lift Multi-Action Night

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A lifting and firming night cream that reduces wrinkles and smoothes skin in 4 weeks. $117

 

 

 

 

I also apply an Eye Cream to my eyes every night. I use:

 

SHISEIDO IBUKI Eye Correcting Cream

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It diminishes the appearance of dark circles, puffiness and fine lines. $40

 

 

Weekly Routine

 

Saturdays are my spa days! I do my hair, my nails, bleach my teeth and treat my skin. 😀

I exfoliate my skin once a week; some people do it more often. I use Gratiae Exfoliating Salt Scrub for my face, even though it could be used on your whole body. But for my body I use my own Homemade Organic Body Scrub.

 

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A salt scrub that exfoliates and cleanses the skin. It accelerates blood circulation and leaves your skin refreshed and soft. $59.99

 

 

 Lakshmi’s Temple Homemade Organic Body Scrub

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A rich blend of real Brown Sugar with Organic Coconut and Essential Oils. $14.99

 

 

 

Soon after, I either do a Mask or a Peeling. I like to alternate weeks, meaning one week I do a mask, then the next one I do a peeling.

My favorite masks are Essentials Pore Cleansing Masque from Artistry and also THE SKINCARE Purifying Mask from Shiseido. I have been using both for years.

 

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A mineral clay masque that helps control oil and shine, and noticeably reduces the appearance of pores. $23.40

 

 

 

 

Shiseido THE SKINCARE Purifying Mask

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A creamy, rinse-off facial mask formulated with Marine Mineral Clay to absorb dulling surface sebum and impurities. It exfoliates and softens the skin. $30

 

 

 

My favorite Peeling is:

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A peeling that exfoliates dead, dull surface layers, and stimulates the process of cell renewal among all skin layers, to reveal healthier cells. $75

 

 

 

And on Saturday Nights I apply the following combo before going to sleep under and around my eyes:

 

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It deeply hydrates and rejuvenates your eyes concealing fine lines and dark circles, and lifting and tightening your skin. Awesome product! $450

 

 

 

 

L’Core 24K Eye Cream

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It refreshes your appearance, hiding signs of aging and stress. I love it! I have seen great results using this. $450

 

 

 

 

So this is basically my beauty routine guys! As you can see I am very devoted to my skin care.

These products have worked for me for a longtime now, so I know they are excellent, therefore I recommend them 100%.

I hope this post could help some of you improve your skin and maybe obtain the results that you are looking for.

 

 

Beauty Benefits Of Tea Tree Oil

The beauty benefits of Tea Tree Oil are amazing! That is no to mention the other general benefits this oil offers.

For the purpose of this post, I decided to only concentrate on its beauty benefits which are numerous, but I would only list the top five.

Tea tree oil is a concentrated plant oil extracted from the leaves of a tree native of Australian coastal areas.
It should never be taken internally, since it can cause drastic side effects.

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I have used it a few times and love how concentrated this oil is. I have put a few drops in my shampoo and also on my hand cream.

I have seen an improvement on my hands. They are softer and more moisturized than before. Winter makes my hands ashy and dry, so I definitely need to take care of my skin during this time of the year, more than ever.

My hair is shinier and healthier, also more manageable.

 

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Beauty Benefits Of Tea Tree Oil

 

These are the top 5 Beauty Benefits of using Tea Tree Oil:

 

  1. Aromatherapy

Dab a few drops to a warm washcloth and inhale for a minute or two. This is good to treat colds, toothaches and bacterial infections.

  1. Body Hygiene

Add a small amount to your bath to help with unwanted body odor.

  1. Skin Problems

Dab one drop or two to a wet cotton ball or swab. Apply over the affected area. It’s also good at disinfecting the pores, and drying out whiteheads and blackheads.

  1. Scalp Treatment

Add 3-4 drops of Tea Tree Oil into your favorite shampoo. Use this shampoo normally and you will see how it helps you get rid of dandruff. Do not put the oil directly onto scalp.

  1. Manicure/Pedicure Treatment

Drip a few drops to your favorite hand cream for cuticle care and relief of cracked nails.

 

 

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Check Out These 5 Top Beauty Benefits Of Tea Tree Oil! You Will Be Amazed To Find Out How To Excel Your Beauty By Adding A Few Drops To Your Daily Routine.

 

 

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