If you don't follow me on Instagram, then you don't know that I've been really into white, red and denim looks this week. Today I kept things simple with this jeans and T-shirt combo but added some interest with statement earrings and red accessories.
Lips: SEPHORA COLLECTION Cream Lip Stain Liquid Lipstick in 01 Always Red
Bag: Zara Medium Bucket Bag with Hoop
Shoes: Zara Red Mid-Heel Ankle Boots
And with that, I'm out. Let me know what you think of my lack of black in the comments below. I will admit that it's refreshing, but I'll be back to my all-black ways soon enough.
Photos: Lex Kelly, thatchiclex.blogspot.com
So I'm really into skincare. I think it's so important to take good care of your skin, especially if you're acne-prone like I am. Luckily, I've found a routine for an at-home kind of facial that I try to do once a week. I do try to go in once a month, though, for an actual facial with an esthetician. But for those off weeks, this is my routine.
Step 1: Cleanse
Obviously the first step is to remove any makeup and wash your face. I use the Glossier Milky Jelly Cleanser to wash my face since it's gentle. Some would want to use a stronger cleanser, but this could overly strip the skin, especially after using the first mask.
Step 2: Detoxifying Mask
This is the main part of my facial. I use the Glossier Mega Greens Galaxy Pack to really deep clean my skin. This mask detoxifies and calms skin — my pores look less congested and any redness in my skin has disappeared after 20 minutes with this mask on.
Step 3: Soothing Mask
After basically two cleanses of my skin, it's time to add some moisture back in. This may seem crazy, especially if you have oily skin like me, but this rehydrates your face and stops your pores from producing excess oil. I use the Glossier Moisturizing Moon Mask that comes in a duo with the previous mask. They work well together to refresh your skin.
Other masks that I think would work really well for this at-home facial are the GLAMGLOW SUPERMUD Clearing Treatment and the THIRSTYMUD Hydrating Treatment. The latter can be left on overnight as well if you're really looking for some extra hydration.
Step 4: Serums
Serums are another very important part of my facial routine. I typically will use the Glossier Super Pure serum on any blemishes or congested areas and then use the Glossier Super Bounce serum on my entire face.
Step 5: Face Oil
I finish out my facial routine with a clearing face oil. My go-to face oil is the Sunday Riley U.F.O. Ultra-Clarifying Face Oil. It does have kind of a strange smell, but I find that it really helps clear up any congestion in my skin as well as keep it hydrated so I'm not producing excess oil throughout the day.
So as you can I see, I do an equal amount of deep cleansing and hydrating to reset my skin once a week. I find that my skin looks better the next morning and makeup goes on smoother. Getting a facial or doing one at home is an important aspect of skincare that shouldn't be forgotten, so find your favorite products, load up some episodes of your latest Netflix binge, and facial away.
I would love to hear about some of your favorite products you use for at-home facials in the comment section!