Over the years, I have tried a bazillion products and I have finally nailed down MY perfect routine. So what does this involve? Let's take a look!
1. Remove my makeup
Using grapeseed or sunflower oil, I remove my eye makeup and mascara. These work best for me to oil cleanse my face. I can no longer use coconut oil on my face, as it was making me--for the first time in eons---break out. I apply an amount about the half the size of a dime and remove all of my makeup. Then I rinse with warm water and apply my actual cleanser.
2. Apply a gentle cleanser
I use the ZENMED Facial Cleansing Gel to wash my face and remove any environmetnal debris. I rinse off with warm water and gently pat dry. This cleansing gel is soothing because of the aloe vera and it is free of sulfates, parabens or artificial fragrance. It's truly the best cleanser I have used in several years.
I don't use a traditional toner anymore. After cleansing, I use a cotton pad to apply ZENMED AHA/BHA Complex. I am not kidding you when I say that this blows all other AHA or BHA products out of the water. NOTHING compares. My complexion absolutely glows with this. It is so clear, texture has improved, and it is brighter. It is fabulous. If you only were to get one ZENMED product, I would get this one. It removes dead skin cells and just leaves skin glowing and bright! I LOVE it and could not be without it.
4. Apply an anti-aging serum
Next, I apply a serum. Right now, I am using Suki Radical Results Youth Serum. It is ultra lightweight and contains resveratrol, hyaluronic acid, and Coenzyme Q10. It makes my skin feel plump and moist and I love how it doesn't leave a stick residue at all. It really is lovely and feels luxurious. It has a light aroma from the rose, lavender, and calendula, but is is so soothing and it makes you feel like you were at the spa. It is just lovely.
5. Treat the eye area
I've been using The Body Shop Nutriganics Smoothing Eye Cream. Since I stopped buying products from 100% Pure, I ended up with this one on a whim and was pleasantly surprised. Is it the holy grail of eye creams? No, I do not think so, but it does help with the beginning signs of eye aging and with brightening, targeting puffiness, and helping to fade dark circles. I'll have to report back on it after another couple months.
6. Seal it all in with a moisturizer
My go-to moisturizer is my AVT Cream from ZENMED. This is the best moisturizer I have used in years. More than simply a face cream, this is packed with beneficial ingredients such as peptides (Matrixyl), Hyalurronic Acid for helping my skin retain moisture, and it also contains Argan and Borage oils. This really is fabulous and helps to seal in my other treatment products!