This new year started off so fast, and without noticing it, the first few days of the year I ran around without makeup on my face. By about the third day I realized that I hadn’t worn makeup since literally last year. So I decided to see if I could make it five days total without wearing makeup.
To day that this was a challenge is sort of an understatement. I like to watch makeup videos while I feed the little miss, so I get a lot of inspiration to try out new things and not being able to apply face makeup had to be intentional.
Even though I’m not amazing at doing my makeup most days, I always have on concealer, blush, highlight, and mascara. I naturally have dark underyes and they’re even more pronounced now that I wake up at least once during the night for baby feedings.
Suprisingly, my skin isn’t so uneven and was a little bit “glowy”, which I think is due to all the moisterizer and products that I’ve been using lately.
I usually start off with the Purity cleanser because it’s a gentle cleanser, then follow up with some witch hazel as my toner. I like the Thayer’s Witch Hazel because it doesn’t smell like strong alcohol and doesn’t sting at my skin. Also, it smells amazing! I think I’ve only seen this one at Target.
The moisterizer that I’ve been loving right now is No7 Lift and Illuminate. It’s got like the perfect weight to wear throughout the day. I like that I can leave it all day and it won’t have to reapply until nighttime. Another moisterizer that I recently started using is the Renewed Hope in a Jar by Philosphy. I got it as a Christmas present and even though it has a sort of illuminesent look to it in the jar, it applies really well. I’ve started using this under my makeup.
And something that I’ve been doing for a few years now, even though I didn’t have any wrinkles I’d use the Neutrogena Wrinkle Repair. I actually began using it because it’s sipposed to help with dark under eye circles, but I love it because it helps to keep the skin around my eyes firm. Now that I’m getting older, I’ve started to actively think about how I can prevent wrinkles.
At the end of the day, I’ll wash my face with the Microdelivery Exfoliating Face Wash by Philosophy. This is one of my favorites! I have one in my gym bag for post sweat sessions, and one at home that Fran loves to steal from my side of the restroom. It leaves skin feeling so resfreshed and clean! I always follow that with No7 Lift and Illuminate Serum, which applies so good on the skin. It keeps my skin super hydrated through the night.
Okay, so that’s it! That’s all I’ve done so far for my skin but I’ll probably be adding more products to my routine this year for anti aging!