My Skincare Routine - Lea Carmen

My Skincare Routine

Cleansing Device: Vanity Planet

Happy Friday friends! I thought I would share my current skincare routine since I am loving what I have recently tried. I love making recommendations to family and friends for new products I have used. And guess what? That's you too! Now to preface this blog post here are some considerations:

1. I have oily skin and look for cleansers that are typically deep cleansing. 

2. I live in Houston, TX known for its extremely humid climate. 

3. These are investment skincare items.

I share these three factors to keep in mind because I know that everyone's skincare needs are different depending on skin type and geographic climate. Also, after I turned 25 I made it a personal goal to invest in my skincare. I am such a cheerleader for drugstore products (some work better than department store products!) I think the convenience and price points are awesome. However, I noticed that my skin didn't have the resilient, youthful look that I was used to seeing in college. So I decided to branch out and try greatly reviewed products!

Facial Cleanser
I am sure you have seen Tula around instagram, so many people have recommended this product! After using it for 2 weeks I am pretty pleased with the product. I would probably use this system more in the fall because I will say that my face doesn't feel as cleaned and refreshed in comparison to other products I have used. That may be due to the fact that there isn't a minty fresh feeling or exfoliating beads in the formula. I have not had any breakouts using this cleanser. 

So confession time: until using this one by Tula I have not been moisturizing my face. I know, I know! After some research I realize that this is super bad for your skin because you have to put moisture into your skin! I was super hesitant because I have oily skin and the last thing I wanted to do was put more moisture on my face that I just took off! After some experimentation, I only use this as a night cream right before bed. I wake up with clean refreshed and nourished skin. I really love this product!

Exfoliating Mask
Now I really couldn't cut exfoliating completely out of my skincare routine, and this Tula exfoliating mask is great. I typically use this once a week and it leaves me refreshed and absolutely clean!

Eye Cream
This is the first eye cream that I have ever used. And let me tell you it set the bar pretty high for other anti-wrinkle cream products. I usually use this product at night after I have washed my face. After using this product I have seen an increase in elasticity the area around my eyes. I apply it underneath and directly on top of my lids.

Depuffing Eye Serum
I was sent this Exuviance DePuffing Eye Serum from Brand Backer, and I am so glad I got to try it out! Since purchasing a new mattress I have gotten such better sleep, but I wake up with puffy eyes from how hard I have slept. Also, my allergies are all over the place with the crazy weather in Houston. I used this product in the morning right after washing my face.  After massaging my eyes with the triple- roller application underneath and on top of my eyes I felt instantly more awake. This product formula uses caffeine, chamomile, green tea, and cucumber. I went without concealer and noticed that the under eye area looked less deep and less droopy.


Now I know what you're thinking, foundation really with a skincare routine? Hear me out! I recently picked this one from Revlon up and the coverage is flawless. I recommended it to my mom I love it so much. I use it for when I shoot photos mostly because of the coverage but it also has SPF 25 in it. We gotta do a better job of taking care of our skin!

Cleansing Device

There are so many of this rotating face cleansing devices out on the market. I bought this one from Vanity Planet and used a discount code I saw on a previous Bachelorette's instagram (lol!). If you visit the site their is a pop up to follow their social media for 70%. I really like it, you can find these devices at multiple price points online. I think it is so important to use this after wearing make-up and sweating to unclog your pores. This was a real game changer for my skincare routine.

Thank you so much for reading, I hope you picked up a tip or two!



In collaboration with Brand Backer, all opinions and thoughts are my own. 

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