WHAT I DO EVERY MORNING:
Rinse: COLD WATER. Not only does cold water wake you up, it helps wake up pores and you want that in the morning.
De-puff: I keep a GEL ICE PACK in the freezer for my mornings. I gently pat my face, cheeks and under the eyes to reduce puffiness.
Moisturize: I use 15% GLYCOLIC ACID. This cream is from my dermatologist and it works beautifully on fine lines, dark spots, and other issues I deal with at my age.
Facial moisturizer spray: To help rejuvenate my skin’s glow. There are a lot of good sprays on the market but I love MARIO BADESCU FACIAL SPRAY.
*bonus tip: add a teaspoon of Vitamin E oil into the bottle. Carry it in your purse and spritz it throughout the day. So refreshing, it makes your face glow.
WHAT I DO EACH NIGHT:
Remove makeup—including mascara—using the EQUATE NIGHT-TIME SOOTHING MAKE-UP REMOVER CLEANSING TOWELETTES. I used to use Neutrogena towelettes—which were a lot more expensive—but I found the no-name brand Equate brand more effective on my skin; and less costly.
Wash: Using CETAPHIL FOAMING FACE CLEANSER.
Tone: Using CLINIQUE CLARIFYING LOTION #3
Moisturize: I use RETIN-A 0.025% all over my face and neck. This is also dermatologist prescribed. And if you are in your late 30’s or older, I highly recommend you slowly incorporate this into your routine. This is amazing for aging skin.
Lips: I never go to bed without VASELINE on my lips. Wake up with baby soft lips.
PRODUCTS I USE DAILY ON THE BODY:
—I cannot live without NEUTROGENA LIGHT SESAME FORMULA BODY OIL—as you can see my bottle is almost empty. As soon as I get out of the shower, I splash this oil all over, from head to toe. It’s a very light weight oil so it absorbs into the skin quickly. Your body will thank you all day.
—Another product I can’t live without is NIVEA ESSENTIALLY ENRICHED BODY LOTION. I usually add this to the Neutrogena Body Oil and use them together on my entire body.
PRODUCTS I USE WEEKLY ON THE BODY:
RAZORS: I use the Dorco Tinkle Eyebrow or Face Hair Removal Razors to shave my face. I buy them from Amazon.com. I cannot tell you how many sweet deals you can find off Amazon. AMAZON IS MY SECRET go-to. In fact, with the exception of my dermatology creams, I buy everything above, off Amazon, and right to my doorstep.