Recently, my friend Tonya Riner (celebrity makeup artist- tutorial here), noticed that my skin looked a bit dull and that my moisturizer was just sitting on top of my skin and not sinking in (she said it in the nicest way, she doesn’t have a mean bone in her body). After our discussion, I knew I needed to up my skincare game, but I didn’t love the idea of having a long and laborious nighttime skincare routine. Well, leave it to my sister (@tellittoyourneighbor) to give me the most genius idea for a super efficient way to incorporate a new skincare regimen without adding a whole bunch of extra steps to my nighttime routine! The other day, I took a shower at my sister’s house, and I noticed that she had a face scrub in her shower. GENIUS!!! I can do that!
Years ago, I was introduced to Colleen Rothschild Beauty. I immediately fell in love with the Radiant Cleansing Balm, and I’ve used it religiously ever since. I originally posted about it here. So, when Colleen Rothschild asked if I’d like to help get the word out that they were having a 25% off SALE site wide, it was a no-brainer! This was the perfect opportunity to fill in the gaps in my skincare regime, and I felt good about using products from a brand I already trusted. I ordered the Pomegranate & AHA Resurfacing mask, Vitamin C Treatment Complex, Intense Hydrating mask, Complete Eye Cream and Clarifying Detox Mask, and I was able to incorporate them into my routine without feeling like I’m adding extra steps.
Here’s how I am using my new skincare products, without adding extra steps to my nighttime routine:
Pomegranate & AHA Resurfacing mask: I apply the resurfacing mask while I’m in the shower. I wet my hair, and then add the mask. Then I do my usual steps- shampoo, condition and shave. Then, I wash it off in the shower, and I’m done. I’ll do this 1-2 times a week.
Here’s the before and after. It really does look like the dead skin was removed, making my skin smoother and brighter.
Before and After
Vitamin C Treatment Complex: I apply the vitamin C serum before I apply my moisturizer with SPF in the morning.
Intense Hydrating Mask: I apply this at night as my nightly moisturizer after I use the cleansing balm. My face is so dry that I use this mask as my nightly moisturizer/lotion.
Complete Eye Cream: I apply this at night along with the moisturizer (Intense Hydrating Mask), and thanks to a reader’s genius suggestion, I apply it on my upper eye lid to help keep my upper eye area firm!
Clarifying Detox Mask: I plan to use this mask once or twice a month when I see/feel like my pores are clogged!
That’s it! This feels very manageable and like I didn’t really add any steps. I’m mostly just replacing steps I was already doing with products that pack more punch. But, I think the shower addition is the key!!! A perfect time to apply a mask and let it sit! If you’re interested in trying any of these products, Colleen Rothschild is having a 25% off SITE-WIDE SALE until Sunday! Just use the code FAM25 at checkout.
*Colleen Rothschild sponsored this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Thank you for posting about your experience with CR products. I began using the cleansing balm upon your recommendation about 6 months ago and love it! I put it on before getting in the shower and use my Clarisonic brush with it. Then I wash it off in the shower. I actually look forward to this little ritual every day as it feels like a mini spa. I will try the hydrating mask next. I appreciate hearing about your tips and tricks!
Carly Lee says
Ooooo, I love this tip!! I’m going to try it! Thanks for your comment!
Try her Mandelic Acid Radiance Serum – it is AMAZING!
Carly Lee says
Ok! Will do!