Okay no judgement here, but I am totally new to the “skincare routine” game. My past routines consisted of looking for products on sale and then forgetting to use them. Basically, I had no routine or regimen to speak of. I am now heading into my mid-thirties and taking care of my skin is more important than ever. From fine lines and wrinkles, to this weird phase of hormonal acne, my skin is all over the place. It feels caught somewhere between an angry teenager and a cool grandmother, and there is an endless supply of brands available to buy…so which is the best fit for me?
Which Skincare Brand Is The Best For Me?
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Well, everyone has a different answer to this question. It all depends on things like price point and preference in ingredients. There are an endless number of high priced brands that I would love to put into my daily routine. But as a mother and someone who is helping to save up for our dream home, spending $$$ on skincare isn’t really where I am at. I am a firm believer that you don’t have to spend a ton to get great skin, and I found a fantastic company that completely fits that mold. Go Pure Beauty is that perfect blend of fantastic ingredients at a great price point, and I’ll be a fan of theirs for life!
I was introduced to Go Pure when the company approached me to collaborate with them. As I mentioned before, I’m a total newbie to the skincare game, so I figured I would give it a try. Go Pure sent me their entire product line to try, and I’m still working through the options. While on my new skincare journey, I have discovered which products best suit my personal skincare needs. If you’re not sure what your skincare needs are, and want to be sure before purchasing, they provide a “skin quiz” that can help guide you to the best options after a few basic questions. I wanted to give this company and their products enough time to see a visible difference, and I can now honestly say I’ve never loved my skin more! All of their products are made with the best and most gentle ingredients around, only adding things that are necessary to improve the quality of your skin. I love that most of their products are unscented, and the ones that are scented smell like a spa day. From their serums to their moisturizers, you really cant go wrong with whatever line of products you choose with Go Pure. I’ve put together my routine I do each morning to get my skin looking flawless and ready to “face the day” in hopes that I can help you find your next skincare BFF too!
Step One: Vitamin C Cleanser
When creating a masterpiece, you need to start on a blank canvas, right? Well, no blank canvas is ready to be created on if it’s dirty. Avoid harsh ingredients that will strip your skin and snag Go Pure’s Vitamin C Cleanser. It’s sulfate-free and gently cleanses your face with nourishing Vitamin C. It visibly brightens and hydrates the face, and leaves it feeling fresh and clean and ready for the day. I like that it leaves my face feeling a little tingly, like it had a great shower or something.
Step Two: Hydrating Toner
After I’ve washed my face, it’s time for a swipe of toner. This gentle toner helps visibly hydrate dry skin, prepping it for things like serums and moisturizers. It primes and brightens the skin, and removes any unwanted dirt that the cleanser may have left behind. If you’re new to toners and their benefits, this toner is a great one to start with. Some of the benefits of toners are:
it shrinks pores
it restores your skin’s PH balance
it adds a layer of protection
it refreshes the skin
it can prevent ingrown hairs
it acts like a moisturizer
Step Three: Youth Glow Eye Gel
The cursed under eye circles and how telling they can be. I’m a creature of habit, and one of my habits is rubbing my eyes. I rub them when I’m tired and when I’m stressed. I rub them when my makeup is feeling crusty and dry. I always rub them. It’s a killer to the blood vessels under my eyes and I have a serious problem with dark circles. Skip the expensive eye creams and try the “Youth Glow” Eye Gel by Go Pure. The smooth formula is less heavy than most other eye creams, making it perfect for optimal absorption. It’s great for during the day, before putting on your makeup, or at nighttime before heading to bed. I love the cooling effect it gives when its been applied. It makes me feel like I’m at the spa, and I can tell it’s absorbing into the skin and doing its job.
Step Four: Vitamin C Serum
How often do you use a serum? If it’s not daily, you’re really missing out on some serious skin benefits! Formulated with antioxidants, the Vitamin C serum can help your skin look brighter and younger, while reducing the appearance of age spots and discoloration. Like I have mentioned before, my age is starting to hit the area where anti-aging is a big factor in what I choose. This serum combats those issues while brightening up my skin. Made with Green Tea, Vitamins C and E, as well as Ferulic Acid, its a combination that can’t be beat!
Step Five: Vitamin C Moisturizer
This is the moisturizer to end all other moisturizers. I love that this beauty feels thick enough to really do the job, but not so thick that I worry about clogging pores and feeling too sticky. It’s super hydrating and can help improve your skin tone. It’s unscented, which makes it a great base to use before applying your makeup, or adding that extra level of hydration to your skin before bed. This is my last step before being ready to apply my makeup for the day, which is very minimal. I would say that my skincare routine is twice as long as my makeup routine, but each step is necessary and worth it. It’s the “me time” I desperately needed in my life, and a sacred part of my day. We all deserve a little extra pampering from time to time, but this regimen should be a staple in your daily life.
This tube of hydration is literally my favorite body lotion on the planet! First off, the smell is heavenly! It smells like a trip to a spa in Bali and I couldn’t love something more! Made with Vitamin E, Avocado Oil, and Sea Kelp, it completely hydrates the skin without weighing it down. I use it after the shower and after I shave, or whenever my skin feels dry.
My best friend when it comes to “self care day.” I use this when my skin needs a little extra love and attention, or whenever Dan is home to help give me 30 minutes away from the kids. Unlike some masques, this one goes on smoothly while absorbing into the skin quickly. It helps reduce the appearance of fine lines, redness and dry patches. It restores and hydrates without stripping the skin of its nutrients. A total staple in my skincare kit.
Whatever line you choose on your skincare journey, make sure you research what would be best for you. We all have different skin types, and if we do our homework and look at the list of ingredients, we’re bound to find a match best suited for us. I talk all about Go Pure, because they provide various lines of products suited to fit the majority of us. I also like that their ingredients are gentle, and so I can recommend them to you without worrying your skin will be mad at me. But, my journey is my journey, and I’m only here to provide suggestion and a bit of insight. What is MOST important is that you start something for yourself. Yes, nice skin is nice. But there is something about taking that “mandatory 10-20 minutes” on yourself in a time where we all our spreading ourselves so thin that is so therapeutic. Don’t forget how important and incredible you are and how spending some time and a little bit of money on yourself is not a crime. Enjoy the process of finding your skincare tribe, but definitely give Go Pure a look!
Have you tried Go Pure Beauty yet? What’s your favorite skincare brand? Let us know in the comments below!
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