Face Care

The Routine

One of my favorite ways to take care of myself is face care! Depending on the day, this can take anywhere from 5 to 45 minutes. Building a daily routine may seem time consuming, but it’s extremely rejuvenating and a habit that leads to clear, luminous skin. I’d been using products from Target for a long time, but I came across wonderful Mary Kay products and my routine has completely changed! Before I go through the products I use, let me first explain the five important steps of face care.


The 5 Steps

  1. Cleanse

It is important to complete this step when you wake up and before you fall asleep in order to remove any debris and impurities on your skin brought on by the day. When applying cleansers make sure to apply in an upward, circular motion as this will prevent formations of wrinkles. This step should be highly personalized to your specific needs. If your skin is too oily or too dry, make sure you choose a cleanser that fits your needs. Refrain from using harsh cleansers as your body will naturally produce more oils in order to protect your skin, which will lead to blocked pores and eventually breakouts.

  1. Tone

This is basically an extra cleansing step. Toner removes any debris or makeup that the cleanser missed. It also decreases the amount of clogged pores, which helps the absorption of moisturizer (Step 4). This is also known to balance out pH levels. After the cleansing step your face will be too basic, thus toner brings the pH to the optimal level.

  1. Exfoliate

This step removes dead skin cells that build up on your face. If you don’t exfoliate, your skin will not be able to absorb any nutrients from the moisturizer. Dermatologists recommend exfoliating 1-3 times a week.

  1. Moisturize

HYDRATE. Use an upward motion and apply your moisturizer in order to provide a protective layer over your skin. This step (like step 1) should be personalized depending on if your skin is too oily or too dry.

  1. Protect

Skin cancer impacts one in five people in the United States. Make sure you are using at least SPF 15 in order to prevent the damaging effects of the sun. Keep reapplying every few hours.


Products

I use two products to cover all five of these steps. Some people use five different products for each of these steps, but it just depends on your preference. I use Mary Kay’s TimeWise 3-In-1 Cleanser & TimeWise Age-Fighting Moisturizer and the Skinvigorate Cleansing Brush at least three times a week after cleansing.

There are also two masks I absolutely LOVE! The first is the Time-Wise Moisture Renewing Gel Mask, which I use after cleansing my face. This mask contains chamomile, rosewood, lavender, and more! Spread this gel on your face and leave it on for approximately 10 minutes. For deeper hydration, you can leave it on your face all night and wash it off in the morning. This product is relaxing and so refreshing! The other mask is called Clear Proof Deep-Cleansing Charcoal Mask. This product is also used after cleansing, but is used to deep clean the pores. Spread the charcoal mask using a brush all over your face and leave on for 10-20 minutes. The mask turns black around areas with more oil buildup and turns white in areas where there are pore blockages. I cannot even begin to express how much I love this product!



Meet My Mary Kay Consultant

Cynthia Pathmathasan, my beautiful sister, just became a Mary Kay Consultant! She is currently a M2 at Northeast Ohio Medical University. I have learned so much more about the importance of self-care, especially face care from her!

If you have any questions or are interested in Mary Kay products, please feel free to contact her! Check out her website to find out more information on the products: Mary Kay | Official Site.


 

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If you have any questions regarding Mary Kay products or face care, please feel free to reach out to me!


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