An Esthetician's Skin Care Routine (morning and evening)

An Esthetician's Skin Care Routine (morning and evening)

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Video Notes:

This video is old. My routine has changed.

I am not affiliated with Paula’s Choice, and do not receive compensation for promoting their products. Some products may have been sent for review.

The number of products used in a routine has no relevance whatsoever. A person could use two extremely harsh products and have terrible results, or twenty mild, skin type-appropriate products with great results. What’s important is using products that suit an individual’s needs–individual being the key word here.

AM:

1. Paula’s Choice RESIST Optimal Results Hydrating Cleanser
2. Used with Clarisonic Pro cleansing brush
3. Paula’s Choice RESIST Advanced Replenishing Toner
4. Circadia by Dr. Pugliese Vitamin C Reversal Serum (currently using the Paula’s Choice RESIST C15 Super Booster in this step –
5. Normally I’ve been using argan oil, either Josie Maran or any brand–used ACURE 100% Organic Argan Oil in the video. I’ve also been testing Tarte’s Maracuja oil.
6. Paula’s Choice Skin Recovery Replenishing Moisturizer (on cheeks only)
7. Paula’s Choice RESIST Triple Action Dark Spot Eraser 7% AHA lotion (with hydroquinone) — this was used as a trial sample. Not part of regular routine.
8. Either Paula’s Choice Skin Recovery Daily Moisturizing Lotion (the one in the video is spf 15, but it’s now spf 30) or Hydropeptide Skin Enhancing UV Protector SPF 30
9. Aquaphor healing ointment

PM:
1. Quick pre-wash with Paula’s Choice RESIST Optimal Results Hydrating Cleanser
2. Almay Moisturizing Makeup Remover (not a fan, prefer dual phase removers. Maybelline has a good fragrance-free one.)
3. Paula’s Choice RESIST Optimal Results Hydrating Cleanser
4. Used with Clarisonic Pro cleansing brush
5. Paula’s Choice RESIST Advanced Replenishing Toner
6. Paula’s Choice RESIST Intensive Wrinkle Repair Retinol Serum (ran out this week, have gone back to my PC 5% AHA, but I use it at the same point in the routine)
7. ACURE 100% Organic Argan Oil (or whichever oil I’m using at the time)
8. Paula’s Choice RESIST Triple Action Dark Spot Eraser 7% AHA lotion (with hydroquinone) — this was used as a trial sample. Not part of regular routine.
9. Paula’s Choice Skin Recovery Replenishing Moisturizer (on forehead and chin)
10. Paula’s Choice Skin Recovery Hydrating Treatment Mask (on cheeks, under eyes, and neck)
11. Aquaphor (under eyes, on cheeks and nose)

If you are masking in your routine, you would do that either before cleansing, if you are only spot-treating, or after cleansing if masking your entire face.

You may find that switching the order of certain products works better for you, but from what I know, antioxidant serums should always be the first step after toner (or cleansing, if you don’t use toner).

I do not give personalized recommendations in video comments or answer private messages. It is just not feasible for me to do so. I will try my best to answer questions in future videos, in facebook notes or (whenever I get around to it) in blog posts, but I regret that it is not possible to answer thousands of questions individually.

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Hi, I’m Veronica! This is my 10th anniversary of becoming an esthetician, and I’m happy to share the wisdom that I’ve gathered over the years with all of you. My resume includes practicing in a famous LA plastic surgery center’s medical spa, a five-star hotel and two of the most famous waxing institutions in Beverly Hills. My skin care philosophy may be a bit different than a lot of what you hear about on the internet, but it’s based on many years of professional and personal experience and study.

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Thank you, xo

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