9.15.2012

Daily Skin Care Routine


One thing my mom always taught me growing up was to
take really good care of my skin. I have always made time and saved up 
my money for good skin care products. I
 know that there are a lot of great products (and more affordable
ones) out there, but these are the products that have stuck out against
all the rest. 
The DDF Salicylic face wash has improved my skin tremendously. I have yet to
break out since I started using it! Most of the time I use a product, think it's working
and then it's almost as if my skin becomes immune to it and breaks out again. Not this one.
I am now a loyal user to this face wash and recommend it to everyone I know.
Although the DDF face wash works wonders, it really dries out my skin. 
I have always had dry skin, so it made it even worse. (but hey, I'll take dry
skin over a breakout any day) I am a huge fan of moisturizing. I moisturized
my face and neck at least twice a day (once in the morning, once at night). 
The Decléor Harmonie Moisturizer is by far my favorite moisturizer.
I have used products that make my skin burn, make my skin oily, make me break
out, etc. This moisturizer is really gentile, light and gets the job done. 
I also use Decléor's Hydra Floral Eye Cream. I am really prone
to getting dark circle and under eye bags. I dab this eye cream on in the morning
and can feel and see the difference once I do!
The last part of my skin care routine is using Latisse. I know this does not
really have anything to do with skin, but it's part of my routine.
I always get asked questions about my eyelashes. No, I don't wear fake ones. 
Latisse has drastically increased both the length and thickness of my lashes.
I used it for about 5 months and then stopped because my lashes became too long.
Even though many people said that my lashes would go back to normal, they 
have stayed long and full. It's definitely worth the investment.

One part of my skin care routine that is not a product, is my Clarisonic. 
My girlfriends kept telling me about how they were using a Clarisonic
and it really helped improve their skin. I'm not very good at exfoliating or using masks,
so I thought that this would be an easy way to get everything done all at once
and still keep using the products I love and that work for me.


*I have bought and used all of the products on my own. This is my own opinion
and I am not paid to promote any of these brands/products.


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43 comments:

Natali said...

Cool products! Some of them I have never heard of, gotta check them out.

http://lartoffashion.blogspot.com

Cassidy Short said...

Great tips! I have heard wonderful things about Clarisonic and think I need to invest in one :)

xoxo
Cassidy

http://norebeccaforayear.blogspot.com/

Sarah said...

Thanks for sharing Julia! You have beautiful skin, and I love hearing what products others use!

Sarah xo

http://girlcrushblog.blogspot.com

Myrna said...

Thanks Julia you have great skin and It's always nice to see what products others use. I've always used Clinique but lately my skin has been reacting diff to it. I may have to try this wash u use. Thanks again for sharing!

XX-Myrna

Http://mybeatboutique.blogspot.com

The Cardinal Planner said...

Thanks for this post; I love discussing skincare :) And I'm a huge fan of moisturizing too. I've heard great things about both Latisse and Clarisonic. I'll have to give them a try sometime...

x
Erika
www.thecardinalplanner.com

little miss wanderlust said...

I have been debating getting a Clarisonic. Which model do you have and how often do you have to replace the brush?

Jen

www.littlemisswanderlust.com

back for tea said...

I've been wanting a clarisonic for a while but heard so many mixed reviews but you have beautiful skin so it must be doing something right :) Lovely post.

B xxx
backfortea.blogspot.com

Liz Brown said...

I checked the link for that Latisse product. It looks like it works, but the side effects scare me. Have you had any bad side effects?

Rachel said...

I've debated getting Latisse, but its just too damn expensive!

Life Unsweetened

Sarah Eliz said...

Your skin ALWAYS looks phenomenal! I, too, am a firm believer in taking care of your skin (face+neck, especially), and I've been wondering what your routine looks like. Thanks for sharing!
Congrats on your marriage, by the way. :)

Sara said...

This was such a helpful post! i'm always looking for new products to take care of my skin! and i had no idea you used latisse! your lashes always look amazing!

http://sarassweetstyle.blogspot.com/

Katie said...

I love skin care posts! Your skin is amazing, so thank you for sharing. I've been wanting to try DDF for a while, so I might have to break down and go for it. Could you also do a hair post sometime? I absolutely LOVE your hair and would love to know what products you use and how you curl it to get it looking so perfect everyday. Great blog!

Kendrra Thoms said...

Great post- I love hearing what works for other people with products they actually use!
Feel free to check out my blog,
kendrrat
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apieceoftoastblog said...

Ahhhh! Thank you so much for posting this! Next up is your makeup routine, right? I'm so dying to know what bare mineral products you use and how your lips always look so glossy..... xx

Rachelle's Jewelry Box said...

I really like this post I've been thinking about Latisse, and we'll look into these other product. My skin is always acting out.
xo
Rachelle
http://pinksole.com

Anna D Kart said...

I too have dry skin and it's hard to find something that's not too oily and will moisturize the skin, yet will keep it from breaking out.
I am yet to try Clarisonic, so thanks for the tips!

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Uncover Fashion said...

I love this! I get dark, puffy eyes so i can't wait to try this suggestion!!

Thanks!

XX A

uncoverfashion.blogspot.ca

Aurélie Marteau said...

great! :) and what about your hair?? :p they are so beautiful too...

Dana @ five30three said...

I love my Clarisonic. My skin has gotten stubborn with age and I find this really helps get rid of the dirt and dead skin cells.

peachesandcake.com said...

Will have to check these products out! You have great skin!

kirstyb said...

my routine is awful

Nina said...

Such great products! Thanks for sharing!

xx Nina
www.thehssfeed.com

Princess Martha said...

I am a huge advocate for the Clarisonic Mia...for me, it was a big turn around in my skincare regiment.
I love, love, love it.
I need to check the DDF cleanser...I have the same problems as you.
Thanks for sharing all this.
XOXO

Marissa at Style Cusp said...

You have absolutely gorgeous, glowing skin! A lot of my girlfriends have also starting using the Clarisonic and I think it's about time I jump on board with this :)

xx

Kisses Aren't Contracts said...

been wanting to try DDF! thanks for the post!

xoxo Shauna

kissesandcontracts.blogspot.com

Bluecat1117 said...

Wow. It sounds like we have very similar skin concerns. Thanks for sharing the products that work for you!

Sarah

Jennifer said...

Thanks for the tips! I love my clarisonic but still haven't been able to completely get rid of the breakouts. I'll have to try this DDF!

Shalyn said...

Awesome! Thanks for sharing! :) I do have a question though...my husband works for an eye Dr. and I've been begging him to let me use Latisse but he refuses because he said people have problems with it. He said it can change the color of your eye to black. I don't think it is real common, but I was just wondering if you have noticed anything like this? If not, I'm going to keep begging him to let me use it haha. XOXO!

Andrea Clare said...

ive wanted to try latisse for the longest time as well but I have light blue eyes and I'm worried it will change the colour!! ahh

www.andrea-clare.blogspot.com

indswift said...

Well..This product is awesome..I really like this..
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Ally said...

I am also a Latisse user and I love it! Anyone with less than lucious eyelashes should try it. I'm just jealous your eyelashes stayed long after not using it!

http://www.confessionsoftheglitterati.com/

Amy Shaughnessy said...

I have been thinking about getting a Clarisonic for quite sometime now. I might have to just break down and get one!

Amy



Fashion and Beauty Finds

Dina Karivalis said...

I agree it is so important to take care of your skin. You can really see the difference when people don't do it.
xo Dina

http://www.sweetestsomethings.com

Marcy Brazin@BudgetFriendlyFashionista said...

Thanks so much for sharing! I have been struggling with adult acne for such a long time, and nothing I do helps! I immediately purchased the face wash after reading your blog! For anyone else who is going to purchase it from the link, if you use coupon code 15DDF you get free shipping and a wrinkle resist and pore minimizer as a free gift! I will let you know how it works out!!!

Next post-Your hair care!!! you have the most gorgeous hair! I'm dying to know what you use on your hair as well!

Ashley Murphy said...

I swear by a Clarisonic too, it is easily the best investment I've made for my face! I too just started Latisse and looking forward to seeing the results. Any tips?

xx
Ashley
http://www.goldendivine.blogspot.com

alongobucco said...

You have such gorgeous skin, so clearly you're doing something right. I'm definitely going to check out a few of these, especially that face wash!

-Alyssa
The Glossy Life

audrinajulia said...

Thank you for sharing all your skincare. I also believe that no make up can combat a sagging and blemish face so a good base is always on top priority to taken care of. I adore your mom how she influence you in taking care of your skin at a young age.Kudos to her.<3

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Gameday Stylist said...

Love the Clarisonic!

- Sara @ Gameday Stylist

Emily Gegner said...

You have such flawless skin-I just bought the DDF cleanser today and I already have the clarisonic but it doesn't always keep my skin clear so hopefully this cleanser does the trick! Also do you happen to use any topical treatment if you have a breakout-or do you just never have breakouts anymore with this combo? :)

Love this post!

Brielle Franklin said...

Thanks for sharing this post. I have been looking at products for my skin. I have come across a line by Alexandra De Markoff, that I absolutely love! Thanks for sharing your tips.

Cornell Finkel said...

Taking good care of our skin depends on how well we choose the products we use for it. And you seem careful in choosing what product to use with your face. To beautify your skin more, I suggest that you try availing some facial and spa treatments that can actually stimulate collagen production that will result to a tighter and more youthful skin.


Cornell Finkel

Cornell Finkel said...

Taking good care of our skin depends on how well we choose the products we use for it. And you seem careful in choosing what product to use with your face. To beautify your skin more, I suggest that you try availing some facial and spa treatments that can actually stimulate collagen production that will result to a tighter and more youthful skin.


Cornell Finkel

Cornell Finkel said...

Taking good care of our skin depends on how well we choose the products we use for it. And you seem careful in choosing what product to use with your face. To beautify your skin more, I suggest that you try availing some facial and spa treatments that can actually stimulate collagen production that will result to a tighter and more youthful skin.


Cornell Finkel

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