Creating a Daily Skincare Routine with Paula's Choice
As you may have heard me say before, I've been looking for some great new skincare products in the past couple of months to keep my skin healthy and looking fresh. Especially with the warmer months ahead of us and the time of year that so many of us like to spend out in the sun, keeping your skin healthy, clear and beautiful is so important. I'm so, so happy to have found the Paula's Choice line of skincare products and I was even more excited to have learned that they have so many different products for different types of skin; that made me positive that I would absolutely love this brand.
If you're not looking to spend a fortune on skincare products but want a quality line of skincare that literally will cater to your skin type, Paula's Choice is SO for you. I was so excited when Paula's Choice offered me a skin consultation so I could explain exactly what I was looking for and get the exact products that would help my skin. In the past few weeks that I've been using these products, I've seen a difference in my skin and I've even noticed that my face makeup looks so much more natural which is a serious bonus!
The process works best when you use ALL of these products and in a certain order - I ended up numbering the bottoms of the bottles so I didn't switch any up! During my consultation, I was explaining that I sort of have combo skin; I get a little dry and a little oily, but luckily I don't have too much of either. I also always end up having redness on my cheeks - it always gets worse in the winter but year round, the redness shows and it's something that drives me crazy! I always cover it up with makeup or in the summer, a tan, but finally having something to fix it so I don't have to worry about it is really exciting. I wasn't sure how this would play out with my products, but sure enough my consultant seemed to know exactly what would be best for my skin type.
First, I use the Calm Redness Relief Cleanser. This entire line is targeted to help relieve redness, irritation and best of all, it's made with sensitive skin in mind. So many cleansers I've tried have given my face a tightness feeling or haven't really given me that clean, fresh feeling that I love. With this cleanser, my face feels refreshed and it's helped reduce the redness of my cheeks in the matter of the few weeks I've been using it!
The best step to follow with after using your cleanser is toner. This toner is also from the Redness Relief line and it's made to help calm any irritation and to nourish your skin. It also removes any left over makeup that your remover may have missed and unlike other toners I've tried, this is SO soft and feels so good going onto my skin.
My exfoliant is the Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant. My skin tone has been evened out so much in the few weeks of using this already! I love this and it's seriously not like any other exfoliant I've used in the past. It also helps to unclog your pores and has salicylic acid in it to help prevent any breakouts.
During the consultation, my consultant suggested trying some of the products from the Resist line. The Super Antioxidant Serum is made to help brighten your skin and I love that it has Vitamin C in it which not only is great to help diminish dryness but it also helps to brighten my skin. I use this in the morning when I use my cleanser, toner, etc.
At night, I use the Resist Moisture Renewal Oil Booster. I use this at night so that it can replenish and rehydrate my skin and also because it has an oily consistence. It comes with a dropper and is perfect to put on any blemishes you have - I've always been pretty fortunate when it comes to having clear skin but there's always that one (or two) blemish spots that appear out of no where. This oil booster has seriously made them disappear within a day or so and makes my skin feel super smooth by the next morning.
I absolutely LOVE both moisturizers I got from Paula's Choice. There's never a moment where I'm not shopping around for a new moisturizer and there's always one thing wrong with each that I try, none have had the perfect combination for me before these came into my life! The Calm Redness Relief Moisturizer feels like silk on my face and is made for dryness and redness. It doesn't make my face shiny (which I love) and absorbs quickly, evenly and doesn't even leave my hands feeling greasy after applying. I love to use this most especially at night after I wash my face because of how clean and fresh it leaves my face feeling.
The Redness Relief SPF 30 Mineral Moisturizer is perfect for all day wear/before you apply makeup and also for the days that you'll be in the sun since it has SPF 30. I put this all over my face and it smells beautiful and again, doesn't leave me looking shiny or greasy like some moisturizers do. It has plant extracts, antioxidants and peptides in it to help calm your skin and reduce redness too. What I look for most in a moisturizer is something light and airy that doesn't give me a heavy or greasy feeling and this does just that.
It's safe to say I've found some amazing products in Paula's Choice! I love that there are so many products to cater to all different types of skin - that isn't something you come across with many brands. Like I said, I've been using these products for a few weeks now and I can already see a real difference in my skins appearance and to the touch.
These products aren't crazy expensive like some, and you are paying for high quality, non-irritating, cruelty free products. Paula's Choice also offers the majority of their products in sample sizes (for like, $.50 cents!) so you can try out different things before committing to a larger size of the product(s).
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I would love to hear what products you try with the discount!