I was recently asked to share my skin/make up/beauty routine because it's fun and fascinating to see how different women go about their regimen. And I'm more than happy to share! I'm going to start off with my skin routine and will get into the rest later.
Truth be told, I had no skin regimen until very recently. As in, I didn't even start washing my face until last week. I'm hardly exaggerating. I've always had very fair skin and as a teenager I never really broke out. I remember buying a Neutrogena face bar when I was 16 because that's what my best friend used - I maybe washed my face once or twice and then forgot about it. I didn't start playing with foundation until a few years ago as I approached my mid-twenties and started finding the color in my face to be a little bit uneven - but even then, it wasn't a daily thing.
So about 3 weeks ago I told Jeremy "I'm going to start spending a little bit of money on my face... Because I'm getting old." And it's true. As I approach my late-late twenties things are changing. I'm getting wrinkles and I have this red patch right between my eyebrows. After a little bit of research, trial and error and recommendations I've found a routine that works for me.
1. DHC Deep Cleansing Oil: Like I said... I didn't start washing my face until about a month ago but now I use this almost daily. It feels super oily (yet moisturizing) going on but comes off clean and leaves my face feeling super soft. I love that it takes off all my eye makeup - including waterproof liquid liner and mascara.
2. DHC Mild Lotion: I bought this because I felt funny just buying the Deep Cleansing Oil. I thought it would be a great night lotion but it's really more like a toner. My face is a little dry this winter so I use this sparingly - but I think it will be great in the summer.
3. Oil of Olay Age Defying 15 SPF lotion: I use this on my face every morning.
4. Bare Minerals Prime Time Foundation Primer: If I decide to wear foundation on any given day I use this foundation primer first. It creates a super smooth palette for foundation and blush to go on. I highly recommend it with the Bare Minerals powder.
5. Bare Minerals Powder: I use the original powder as a concealer or for my entire face - but only if I have somewhere fancy to go. I use Mineral Veil as a nice light powder to decrease any sort of shine. During the winter I'll just wear foundation under my eyes, around my nose and on that red patch between my eyebrows. Otherwise, I leave my face bare.
6. Bare Minerals Concealer Brush - This is what I use to apply the powder as a concealer.
And I'm not going to lie - I also use a variety of techniques in Photoshop to touch up any other unsightly spots.
So that's my basic skin care routine. What's your favorite skin care product or routine? I'll get into my make up routine next!
P.S. I'm going to expand on this and start a new "matters" series. I'm an open book, so let me know if there are any other life/beauty/money/marriage/food/etc. topics or specifics you'd like me to dive into.
J & K started this blog project to document the remodel of their 1929 historical home in the heart of Oklahoma City. It has now turned into a documentation of life, food, fashion, freelance, inspiration, design, adventures and details around the J & K house.
Kathleen works as an award-winning brand consultant and designer specializing in small business branding at Braid Creative & Consulting. Jeremy is a software engineer and is the left-brain to Kathleen’s right.
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J & K: Blog Archive
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- Weekend Style
- Money | Matters
- Breakfast for Dinner: Indian style
- Anatomy of an Outfit: Crazy Legs
- Alt - The Summer Camp Experience
- Everest Luck
- Girl Crush: Michelle Martin-Coyne
- Anatomy of an Outfit: '70s Butt
- And Kathleen Business Cards
- Roasted Veggies and Pesto Pasta
- Make Up | Matters
- Always a Bridesmaid...
- THE JoDI FONT
- Happy Day
- Sweet Potato and Black Bean Lasagna
- Anatomy of an Outfit: Bumblebee
- Anatomy of an Outfit: Casual Friday
- Wedding Invitation: Letterpress Airmail
- Skin | Matters
- 7 months freelance
- Hello, Twenty-Eleven.
- Cucumbers & Hummus Lunch
- Anatomy of an Outfit: The Kathleen Scarf
- So very not glamorous.
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- Design Crush
- The Equals Record
- Emmarie Designs
- Rory Gordon
- Yellow Brick Home
- The Creatives Project
- Silly Grrl
- Photographers Skeen
- The Clothes Make the Girl
- Bringing Design Home
- Pip & Estella
- A Practical Wedding
- Kind of a Sideshow
- Sandra Juto
- Old Sweet Song
- Rambling Renovators
- Brooklyn Bride
- Design Crush
- Experiment in Poverty
- The Jealous Curator
- Making it Lovely
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- The Oklahoman
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- Oh So Beautiful Paper
- A Cup of Jo
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