Beauty, skincare

About Face: Double Duty Skincare in Three Steps

I’m all about double-duty when it comes to skincare. To be honest, it’s really because I’m ALWAYS running late. In fact, as I’m typing this post I should be getting myself ready to meet a few friends for a night of fun, but I’m going to be late and they know that. In any case, let me get back to this post. I’ve been trying to round up a list of beauty products that can essentially cut the time you spend nurturing that face so that you can “give face” when you walk out that door. Now, most of these products are not new, but time and time again they have never let me down. Here’s how I’m able to spend less than 15 minutes getting my skin ready in the morning.

Step 1: Cleanse and Exfoliate

One of my go-to cleansers in the morning has got to be Glamglow’s YOUTHCLEANSE Daily Exfoliating Cleanser. I love this cleanser because it cleanses and exfoliates with one step. Usually when I apply this cleanser, I let it dry on my face so that it becomes a mask and then I step into my shower (which is usually pretty steamy) and let the steam open my pores before rinsing it off. My skin just seems to be more radiant and it feels so supple.


Step 2: Tone and Serum

Sometimes using my beloved Mario Badescu Glycolic Acid Toner followed by a serum, but sometimes that can be a little harsh during the cooler months. Recently, I’ve found an alternative that has literally saved my skin. What I’ve found that is an excellent alternative to a toner and serum is using Dr. Dennis Gross’ Clinical Concentrate Boosters. These boosters contain no water and are absorbed quickly not the skin. Depending on the time of year, I’ll reach for one of these boosters and apply a few drops to my face. It absorbs so quickly and within seconds I am ready to move onto the last step of my routine. From this trio I usually use the hydration booster since it’s very important to keep your skin hydrated during the cooler months. Of course you can use any of the other boosters as they all offer excellent benefits. There is one for radiance and one for purifying depending on your skin care needs.


Step 3: Moisturize and Protect

This one is pretty standard. Just because it’s cold doesn’t mean you have to skip sun protection. However, I find that I will use a heavier moisturizer during the cooler months as a way to protect my skin agains the harsher elements. My go to during this time of year? Clinique Even Better Skin Tone Correcting Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 20. I really like this moisturizer because although it’s a bit heavier than my summer moisturizers it’s locks in moisture and provides sun protection. It also really helps with my hyperpigmentation.


If you’re like me, then you will apply your makeup after that, however you will notice after sticking to this routine, makeup application becomes less of a chore and you will notice a difference in your skin’s appearance. It will become visibly brighter, trust me. I’ve tried this regimen when Glamglow first introduced their cleansers and it really worked. I did get a little lazy and started trying out new products but this time, I’m planning to use this regimen for at least six weeks. You will also notice that your foundation will glide on evenly, no matter what formulation your choose

Well there you have it. So for all my skincare mavens out there, what is your go-to Fall/Winter skincare regimen? Want to try this one out? Click on the product names above to purchase, try it out for a while and let me know how you faired.

Until next time always remember to SEE. TOUCH. TASTE.

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