One of the best things about studying at home all day other than the fact that I’m actually becoming more educated, lol is the fact that I get to sit downstairs in my study from 10am to 5pm with a bare canvas at least 4 days a week. I have always been the type of girl that put make-up the minute she woke up every single morning. Even when I had just given birth and had days where I stayed in pajamas all day on motherly duties, I would do it looking damn good. I was always the kind that thought someone might knock on the door or I might have a errand to run, so I should always look presentable.
Of course the benefits to this mentality was that I always look presentable, the cons were that I am was not letting my skin breathe at all during the day. Since staring school I find myself waking up and hitting the books 4 days a week. I don’t really leave the house much during the day until my nanny leaves. So around 5pm is when I actually put make-up on, and let me tell you guys, it doing wonders for my skin. So really what happens is I wash my face at night, and then for the next 19 hours my skin is bare. It breathes and I don’t abuse it with cosmetics. Then I apply cosmetics around 5pm because thats when I actually have a life. lol. So really I am only wearing make up for about 5 hours of each day. My skin has been looking amazing.
My skin regimen has changed completely. I wash my face at night with my Kate Somerville Detox Cleanser.
Then I wipe my face with my toner from Shiseido Hydro Nourishing Softener.
This cleans any dirt, oil or reside left behind from the face wash, hydrates, and prepares my skin for my night serum. Last step for the p.m is my Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Serum.
In the AM. I wash my face with warm water apply my toner and very little eye cream. During the day when I take a break I like to exfoliate and wear masks, I do this only 2 times a week. I actually have on a mask as I type. I use my Philosophy micro delivery exfoliating wash with my Clarisonic Mia 2. Then on my clean skin I apply a mask and return to books while I wait for the it to dry.
When 5pm comes, and I have to apply make-up this is when I use moisturizer. Currently I am using Clarins Multi-Active Day, and I have no complaints.
Of course I have a thousand and one other products to alternate the ones I named earlier, but these are for now the ones I am using primarily.