Periscope Recap: My Nightly Skincare Routine

Periscope Recap: My Nightly Skincare Routine

posted on: 10.12.2015

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Having problematic skin is kiiiinda the worst, right? Nothing like being an adult with acne! In my most recent Periscope, I spoke about my nightly skincare routine that has completely revolutionized my skin. And by popular request, I've compiled everything I spoke about into a single blog post for your reference!

Some background: I have combination skin, and have adult acne. I've struggled with acne my whole life, and being an adult with acne is certainly not easy. I've tried every over-the-counter acne medication I could get my hands on, and I've even tried long-term antibiotics to eliminate acne to no avail. So, I was at my wit's end when a really great friend of mine convinced me to try going the all-natural route. And ya'll... IT WORKED. I still have acne, but it is not as severe as it was before, and honestly? My skin looks like it is glowing.

After much tinkering, I've been able to figure out what works best for my skin. I would like to note that what works for me may not work for you- trust me, if I had a nickel for every time I enthusiastically purchased a product on the recommendation of another blogger only to have it not work for me, I'd be a wealthy woman. That being said, I wholeheartedly believe that all-natural skincare is the only way to go when you have acne. It's amazing to me how effective natural and non-toxic skincare is!

For a full rundown on my nightly skincare routine for glowing and less reactive skin, click through for my breakdown (ps- full-length reviews on each product coming VERY soon)!

Before I begin, here is a full rundown on the products I use (not all are pictured, but all were mentioned in my Periscope). Keep checking back, as once I have full-length reviews on these products up, I'll update this page so it'll be extra handy!
Now, there is a certain method to my madness. After removing my makeup, I use the Laurel Cleanser and my Konjac sponge to wash my face. After washing that off, I add a drop of the Kypris Clearing Serum onto the palm of my hand, and add one or two drops of the Moss Zen Physic. I mix that up, then apply over my face like you would any other serum. To seal that off, I spritz the Laurel Elixir on my face, and let it soak into my skin.

After it soaks into my skin, it's time to moisturize. I like to add the Mahalo Balm to the dry areas of my face- so anywhere that isn't my T-zone. I also tend to get dry spots around my acne, so I apply over my breakouts and by my eyebrows. As the weather gets cooler, my skin gets drier, so I would apply this all over in that case. Once I've applied the balm, I'll finish up my routine with the Laurel Anti-Inflammatory Serum (or their Balance serum, depends what I'm looking for)- four drops in my hand and patted onto my face.

On good skin days, I would stop there. If I'm having a bad cystic acne breakout, I'll concentrate a drop of the Moss Zen Physic onto the breakout. The Zen Physic is prettttty powerful, so a drop is all you need! For smaller bumps, I'll apply some of the Osmia Spot Treatment, which is pretty effective for non-cystic acne spots.

There are a couple of alternatives that I use from time-to-time as well. Every third day, instead of using the Laurel Cleanser, I'll exfoliate with May Lindstrom's The Clean Dirt. If I'm noticing a lot of redness in my skin, I use the Laurel Anti-Inflammatory Serum. If I'm having a good skin day, I'll use the Laurel Balance Serum.

And, twice a week, I use face masks. I didn't talk much about face masks in my Periscope, because that is a topic for another day! Don't worry... I have a full post on my favorite face masks that I'm currently working on as well. I also occasionally use eye serums- I've tried the Laurel Eye Serum which I really like, but I'll just use some Cocovit Coconut Oil, if I use anything at all. Depends how lazy I'm feeling, ha!

So that just about does it for my nightly skincare routine. I think I'll be sticking with this for awhile, because it's actually helping me instead of breaking me out. What's your nightly skincare routine? Any tips to share?


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21 comments:

  1. What a wonderful sounding routine! I have never tried any products from Laurel, but they sound really lovely!

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  2. Did I just learn about Kypris from you, Brianna? I know I read about it within the past week or so. And now Laurel, new to me too, but sounds wonderful. I love the clean look of the packaging and labeling

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  3. This line-up sounds great! I'm a fan of face masks, and sometimes I wonder if I overuse them haha! I have to watch myself :)

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  4. Acne sucks at any age, but it seems so unfair to have to have it as an adult too! I agree about natural products...I have been using a natural sea salt scrub and it is the only thing that has ever worked for me!

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    1. Yep, I've come to the conclusion that natural is the only way to go when you have problem skin!

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  5. Great post! It is always so interestng to read about other beauty bloggers' nightly skincare routines.

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  6. I hear you on the adult acne....it's like I'm 31 skin, you can stop with the t-zone breakouts lol. I learned through trial and error that for me, less is more. Once I slimmed my facial routine down to a face wash, treatment, eye cream, and moisturizer (and every other week scrub) my skin was much happier!

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  7. You seem to have it perfected! The spot treatment sounds like something I need to check out.

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  8. I'm 33 and still have a slight case of adult acne and it drives me INSANE

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  9. Adult acne, my waterloo. I still have it once in a while. I'm intrigued w/ your routine!

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  10. This sounds like a great routine. With finicky skin it's best to stick with products that work like these do.

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  11. Adult acne has been my bane for the last 4-5 years as well - I never had acne as a teen :( You're right, I've lost count of the "guaranteed, this will work" products I have purchased over the years as well. Need to try the all-natural route, and also my derm told me last week that I needed to moisturise more. If acne treatment isn't helping, then why not save the money and just moisturise?

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  12. I might have to pick some of these up for my oldest. She has skin like my mother. Luckily, it skipped me but I'm super dry. :(

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  13. Sounds like a fantastic routine!

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  14. I haven't heard of Laurel, but the brand sounds exceptional. Great to see what works for you.

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  16. Just found you on instagram the other other day and I am loving this post. I will need to add you to Periscope too. I love the Kypris clearing serum but have not reacted well to the other two serums, I think it might be the algae which is not good for acne. I have the Mahalo rare indigo and I love it. Can I ask why you add the serums afterwards? I was always told serums first, or lightest in consistency first etc so I always tend to add the balm last. I'd be interested if there is a better way of doing it. So looking forward to your face mask post, I love a facemask! I've heard good things about Salis Skincare salt scrubs, have you heard anything or tried them?

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