I’m not going to lie, until last month, my skincare routine consisted of wiping a Neutrogena wipe on my face before I went to bed. I decided after frequent chin breakouts to make a change. I started researching skin treatments, reputable spas, and products to kick off this “new me.” I decided to try out Micro-Needling at The Breslow Center with Dawn, my new skincare guru. Read about my experience here. I left the spa with a handful of skincare products by ZO. I’ve used the products for about a month now and have seen positive improvements! Below I will outline my current skincare routine:
STEP 1: I start by removing my makeup with Tatcha Cleansing Oil. This oil is INCREDIBLE. I discovered it a few years ago when I was prepping my skin for my wedding. It takes off EVERY OUNCE of your makeup. It feels weird at first because you’re massaging oil into your skin. Once the oil is thoroughly rubbed in, I wash it away with warm water.
STEP 2: Cleanse using ZO Gentle Facial Cleanser. I use a quarter size amount of this cleanser to further clean my skin. I LOVE the smell of this cleanser. To me, it smells fresh and almost grapefruit-like. My skin has never responded well to more powerful cleansers, so I like how gentle this one is on my skin.
STEP 3: I exfoliate about every 3 days using ZO Exfoliating Polish. This scrub removes dead skin cells and leaves my skin feeling SUPER smooth. I am a little red immediately after using so I suggest using before bedtime.
STEP 4: Time to Tone using ZO Complexion Renewal Pads. Nothing makes me happier than seeing dirt on these pads (even after doing steps 1-3 above)! My skin feels tight and ready for moisturizer immediately after using.
STEP 5: Apply serum. Not just any serum. THE serum of all serums. It’s the Luminous Deep Hydrating Firming Serum from Tatcha. Yes, it’s expensive as can be. Yes, it’s worth it!
That’s a wrap! A bit of an upgrade from my Neutrogena wipes right? I’ve noticed positive improvements only after my initial breakout. I think my skin was in the “purge” stage. Now that I’m out of that stage (which is normal) my skin is feeling and looking healthier!