March 25, 2010

Lets Just Face It


Lately I have gotten some comments asking me to do a make-up how-to video. I'm planning on doing the video (yay!) but first I thought it may be a good idea to address my skin care routine. After all that's where it starts, right?

I have been asked by so many people so many times "How do you have such great skin?" Well, first of all, I think I was genetically predispositioned to have the skin I do (my mom's skin is amazing). Second, I have a serious daily routine that I stick to. So, my blog family, I am letting you in on my secrets ;)


Step 1: Dove Beauty Bar (twice a day, morning and night)

Step 2: St. Ives Apricot Scrub (one-two times a week)

 Step 3: Avon Nurtura Cream (twice a day, morning and night)
 
This is honestly one of the cheapest skin routines you can have! All together this stuff is about $15! Yes, I said fifteen!!! I know, that's ridiculous! I have experimented with different products from time to time since I don't have very sensitive skin. But I always come back to these three products. I haven't found anything that I like better. I don't think that good skin has to break the bank. Or be extremely painful. Find products and a routine that works for you and STICK TO IT. 

I know it's hard not to snatch up the newest product and test it out, but my skin is something that I don't experiment with anymore.

What's your skin care routine? Is it a cheapy like mine? Or are you breaking the bank?

Have a fabulous Thursday, everyone!


 (Photos via google)

21 comments:

Kelly said...

I have been looking at a cream to use at night. Right now I am using something from Clinque that was part of a free gift. I haven't been using it long enough to see any results though. I may have to check this one out.

Suburban Princess said...

I always get compliments on my skin - even from estheticians! They always want to know what I use :O) St Ives! Since I was 12! I love their warming scrub!!!

Ashley said...

Thanks for reading my mind! I've ALWAYS had terrible skin, and just this morning I was lamenting my latest breakout (which has no direct cause, as far as I can tell!). I think I'll be putting these products on my shopping list and give your routine a try. Thanks for sharing!

Blissfully Enamored said...

i wish that i could stick to a good regiment! my face tends to become too used to whatever i am using...so i have to switch it up in order to kill breakouts!

i have actually found that my fave facial cleanser is Clean and Clear's facial scrub!

meredith said...

i swear by that apricot scrub!! LOVE inexpensive, successful skincare products!

Natasha said...

What GREAT ideas Julie... love all your products you featured--I'm in agreement on the St Ives scrubs.

As for me, I am a Clinique junkie--my Mom always taught me from a young age to take care of my skin so I stick to their eye creams, moisturizing lotions, and clarifying cleanses =)

Rasha said...

great tips!

All Things Cherish said...

You're the 2nd pretty lady that I've heard uses the Dove bar! I might have to try it out. I have a cheapy routine too. I'm not complaining though, there's more money to spend on clothes! : )

Whitney said...

I love the Peter Thomas Roth Max All Day Moisture Defense Lotion and his pumpkin enzyme face mask. They are kind of pricey, but totally worth it!

Blondie said...

I actually just started using Beauty Society and I love, love, love it! You are young enough not to have to worry about fine lines and such yet. I used to use the apricot scrub but my dermatologist said it has bits of fiberglass or something in it and it essentially cuts up your skin? I don't know...try this www.beautysociety.com. Hope you are doing well honey! Kori xoxo

Liz said...

Wonderful tips. Your skin is amazing! =) You have no idea how excited I am to view your upcoming how-to makeup video. I'm hoping to learn a few new tricks of the trade. Your eyes always look so beautiful.

Thanks for sharing, Julie! ~Liz

P.S. My goodness, I remember when you only had a few followers and look at you now...285 and growing. I'm so happy for you, and well, your blog ROCKS! =)

justk8 said...

love your blog...just stumbled across it. isn't is so great to find wonderful products on the cheap!

kate at southernbellesimple.blogspot.com

Southern Belle Mama said...

I too am a fan of Dove! I have lately been using some Origins cleanser which is a bit more expensive, but I just LOVE the scent! I need to try that apricot scrub soon. :)

Nikosmommy said...

Cheap or not, those products you're using seem to be doing the trick!! You've got some great skin missy!... and yes please DO a make-up tutorial. I'd love to see your technique!

Connie K said...

Thanks for sharing ! I always use St. Ives love it :)

Silvia said...

Love you skin routine--- very simple and easy. I love Nu Skin products and Avon myself.

Miss Caitlin S. said...

15 bucks for all that? I love it. St Ive's is such a girls' best friend. I adore the exfoliating.

Mara said...

I love that apricot scrub! I use a Neutrogena face wash which I love. And I also use their SPF Moisturizer. I can't wait to see your video!

Dustjacket Attic said...

Oh wow, great post. I'm going to try out some of your pick's...they are such great value and obviously effective...you look gorgeous. I think the makeup video would be great.
xoxo

KatherineBee said...

I've used Dove forever - I've tried the expensive stuff and always come back. Glad there's another Dove-lover out there!

rubysongbird said...

Thanks for sharing! I use Clean & Clear face wash. I'm allergic to benzyl peroxide so I have to be careful which products I buy. Also, Olay moisturizer with SPF in the mornings, and Olay age defining night cream at night.