Friday, June 17, 2011

2011 Updated Summer Skincare Routine

Hi Bellas,

I'm back with another video. This one was much requested.  I am showing my updated skincare routine.  I've had some issues with my skin lately, and this simplified process has worked great.  I also tweaked my video editing so I think the lighting looks a bit better. 
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I'm currently using the Aveeno Clear Complexion Foaming Face Wash.  It's pretty gentle and I'm using it to keep my skin clear amid my school-stress related breakouts.  I also like the foaming texture because it's less messy.  This product is available at your local drugstore.

I apply the face wash directly to my Sirius Skinsonic electric face brush.  This is a nice dupe of the Clarisonic but it's way more affordable at the price of $49.  I've tried cheaper versions before that didn't add up.  I like that this is more of a vibrating tool rather than a fully rotating/spinning brush head which is too harsh on the skin.  This tool has truly changed my skin.  It feels smoother, brighter and healthier.  I really recommend.  It also comes with several other attachments - normal brush head, sensitive brush head, exfoliation brush head, hydration head and toning head.  I also like that is comes with a nifty holder.  I wish it came with a charger because right now it's battery operated, but i'm sure that would make it more expensive. You can find this product at

I really recommend using an eye cream.  I use the Jan Marini Age Intervention Eye Cream which I've reviewed a couple of times before.  Eye cream helps prevent wrinkles and keeps the eye area moisturized and prepped for makeup.  I personally get dry spots around my eyes so this is a life saver - it's moisturizing and sinks right in without being greasy. You can find this product at

My current night time or moisturizer for dryer days is the Cetaphil Cream Moisturizer in the Jar.  I've used this in the past and it never does me wrong.  It's perfect for sensitive, dry skin like mine.  You can find this product at your local drugstore.

During the day I'll sometimes use Tinted Moisturizers to give a little more coverage.  It's perfect for evening out the complexion while still looking natural.  I also like wearing them because I get the sunscreen I need.  Both of these products are available at

If I need a pick-me-up, I'll use the Jan Marini Age Intervention Face Mask.  Something about it literally makes my skin glow as soon as I wash it off.  It makes my whole collection softer and brighter.  I've previously reviewed this before and this is my 3rd jar of the stuff.  You can find this product at

To treat pimples, I'll use the Mario Badescu Drying Lotion.  It really does help to shrink pimples overnight.  It's a spot treatment and you apply with a q-tip.  This stuff really works! You can find this product at

Hope you guys enjoyed!  If you have any Summer skincare tips, share them in the comments below!

FTC Disclosure:  Sirius Product offered the review.  I am not affiliated with the company and not paid to make this post.  The other products were purchased by me and the Jan Marini products were previously reviewed.

Atlanta Makeup Artist
Atlanta Photographer


SiSi Sparkles said...

Great post! I use the Aveeno face wash and I like it, so gentle! I've been wanting to use the Cetaphil moisturizers.

Makeup by Sherry Blossom said...

I rarely have breakouts but when I do OHHH MANNN lol. Can you do a detailed review of the MArio Badescu Drying Lotion...pros/cons...I'd love that! My second request ever! (silently waiting for the 1st but I don't remember what it was!)

Makeup Artist Jessica Rivera said...

You are the first person to mention that while other cheaper versions of the clarisonic, the cheaper ones have a rotating brush which is harsher on the skin. Finally! Some clarity! thank you!

lozephyr said...

I'm intrigued by the drying lotion. Gonna have to check it out next time I stop by Ulta.

Love your product recs, thanks!


Trampoline said...

Awesome post! Interesting info to know.

CameronMcAfee said...

Thanks for sharing! I'm glad you shared these facial products that I can use after my diamond peel sessions.