Monday’s aren’t always the easiest especially if you had a long weekend of eating, drinking, and other shenanigans. After a weekend of going out, my skin hates me. It is STRUGGLING. All of that makeup and lack of sleep leaves my skin needing some TLC but I always don’t have the time. I was inspired to write this post by @amyserrano. She did a video on this on Youtube and I was like “oh my gosh! MONDAYS SUCK FOR ME TOO!”, so here we are.
To kickstart my Monday and to feel my very best, I try to focus on my skin before I move on to any sort of makeup or anything. When my skin feels good, I feel good. Now no mask or moisturizer is going to bring your skin back to life right away but at least all the attention to it will rebuild that barrier.
Since we are in the winter months, my skin is DRY. I tend to be a combination but lately, I’ve been very dry. But before any serum or moisturizer sits on my skin, I open my blinds/window, put on some Jorja Smith, and make some coffee.
First, I take of any residual makeup I had with a makeup wipe. I know in my skin care favorites post I used to Micellar Water but I got annoyed of having to buy the cotton rounds and I felt like I had to really scrub at my face. Now I just lean towards the Neutrogena face makeup removing wipes and I like that a lot better because I feel an overall clean.
Next, I wash my face with my Eucerin Face wash and silicone face scrubber (see my skin care routine post for all the links!). Pat my skin dry and I go in with my glow serum.
I’m super extra, you do not need to do this. so if I have an extra 10-20 minutes I pop on my Tony Moly Face Masks (the lavender hydrating one is my absolute favorite) and dance around my room, I wish I was joking. The face masks really allows for the serums to sit in. While everything absorbs I usually pick out my outfit for the day, which if you know me, is a pair of leggings and a tshirt or a clunky sweater.
Once that’s all done, I pat the residual serum into my skin and let it get tacky. Once my skin has soaked all of that serum in, I go in with a moisturizer. If you have oily prone skin, skip this step or use a water or gel based moisturizer.
As I sip on my coffee and belch out some Jorja, I take a few moments to be thankful for everything and everyone around me. I talk to the man above and just get my mind into a constructive, productive state. Positive self-talk and affirmation works for me so give yourself some love!
Then I go in with my Smashbox primer (love this stuff) and go through my day.
What do you do to bring your skin back to life? Comment below some products I should try.