My Skin Care Routine

Happy Tuesday Friends!! I hope your week is off to a great start! Today, I am sharing my skincare routine because I need some HELP!

After giving birth to Ella, I suffered from Melasma aka "The Mask of Pregnancy". It was awful because the darkest spots were on my upper lip resulting in what appeared to be a mustache. I went to a dermatologist and she gave me a medicine that helped with those dark spots. I can't for the life of me remember what it was called. I just remember it was a compound formula and it had to be refrigerated. Every summer, the dark spots reappear but not as bad because I take extra precautions to not expose my face to direct sunshine. It's hard because we LOVE beginning out in the sun!

Here are the skin care products that I use every day. 
(please disregard the fact I just ignored #6) 🤣 (I'll just blame it on the craziness of the last few days of school)
I also forgot to picture No 7 Cleansing Balm and Toner that I use to wash my face. 

1. Rosehip Oil. I first learned about this product on The BigBoo Podcast. I LOVE this oil. I apply it every morning but it does require a good 5-10 minutes to soak in. I also apply it every night before I go to bed. It makes my skin feel so soft. 

2. Sunscreen. I just recently purchased this sunscreen and so far I love it. It feels very light and it doesn't burn my eyes when I sweat. 

3. Foundation + Concealer. I love this product by Clinique. I LOVE this stuff to cover my dark spots. It appears thick when I am applying it but it doesn't look it or feel it. If that makes sense. You apply it with an attached wand and then I just rub it in with my fingers. I use #7 Cream Chamois. 

4. Loose Face Powder by Clinique.  After I apply my foundation then I apply this loose powder to "set" it. I use Transparency #3 

5. Blush by Clinique. I use 107 Sunset Glow. 

7. Quickliner for Eyes by Clinique. I love this liner. It goes on very smooth. I use intense midnight. 

8. All About Shadow Duo by Clinique. I started wearing this Like Mink eyeshadow duo on my wedding day almost 15 years ago and still wear it every day! 

9. Loreal Voluminous Original Mascara. This is by far my FAVORITE mascara. I have tried several other mascaras and I always go back to this mascara.

10. Brow Definer. I use this pencil to just fill in my brows. It is by Sonia Kashuk in Taupe.

11. Lipstick. I wear several different shades by several different brands.

Here I am in the carpool line after several hours of wearing my makeup! I think all of it stays on very well.

Do you have "dark spots"? If so, what products do you to hide them or lighten them?? How do you cover your face in the sun? 

I can't wait to hear your recommendations! 

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