Keep Your Skin Flawless Day and Night

In this blog I will go through my entire skin care regimen, with a demo of the products I use from morning to night.

By Charleen Gonzalez for Shine Latina
My skin care regimen (iStockphoto)My skin care regimen (iStockphoto)

Morning Routine

The first thing I do in the morning is wash my face. As you sleep, impurities build up in your pores, so it is very important to wash your face in the morning, as well as at night. I use The Body Shop's Tea Tree Skin Clearing Foaming Cleanser which helps fight acne and control excess oil. Then, I use The Body Shop's Tea Tree Skin Clearing Lotion to hydrate and soothe my skin. I finish up with Yes to Cucumbers Soothing Eye Gel to reduce puffiness and help create a bright-eyed effect.

Night Routine

I take off my makeup in the shower using the steam from the water to open up my pores. I find that using Aveeno's Ultra Calming Foaming Cleanser does a great job at taking off all of my makeup without having to spend the extra time using liquid makeup removers.

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Next step is what really makes my skin look flawless. I take my Clarisonic Plus and Clarisonic's Refreshing Gel Cleanser and cleanse my skin for 60 seconds with the pulsating brush head. The Clarisonic gets deep into your pores allowing any product you use afterwards to really sink in. Then, I use The Body Shop's Tea Tree Blemish Night Fade Lotion to help speed along fading of any dark marks left from post acne. Lastly, I use Yes to Blueberries Eye Firming Treatment which gently removes fine lines.

Skin Care Extras

When I see any acne flare ups, I use Yes to Tomatoes Roller Ball Spot Stick to quickly treat and stop the progression of any blemishes. You should exfoliate with a scrub at least twice a week to get rid of dead skin cells, and my favorite is Yes to Tomatoes Acne Daily Pore Scrub. Lastly, since I have a few areas on my face that have deep acne marks, I like to use PMD to help resurface my skin and reduce their appearance. I only use this product once a week. The results last for a long time, plus the product is more affordable than going to a dermatologist to get a professional treatment.

See more of Charleen's beauty tutorials on her YouTube channel.

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