While I was pregnant my skin care routine definitely changed a little bit. If you didn’t know, you can’t really use anything while your pregnant… Barely anything is pregnancy safe so I couldn’t use a lot of my favorite products.
So I am excited to be using some of my go to items again!
My skin is fairly dry and really sensitive. I always get nervous trying out new products because I get scared I will get a rash of some sort. I have a very red undertone so I try to use products that will help with that as well.
As some of you know, I use and sell Rodan + Fields. I honestly wouldn’t post about it if I didn’t truly love it and think it works. I can go on and on about the company and what they are all about but I will only do so if you want to know more. (reach out to me and I would be HAPPY to share with you) I am actually hosting an event next Thursday if you are curious as to how it can help your skin. There is a product for ALL skin types (acne, sensitive skin, dark spots, fine lines, dry skin.. you name it and I have something that will work perfectly for you)
Anyway, I use a lot of their products but these are some of my favorites that I use on a daily basis.
My Face wash: I use the redefine regimen. This helps with my aging process… never too early to start. I will be honest. On a regular basis I only use the face wash, the toner, and the night cream. I HATE using SPF on my face… whatever the brand it is I always break out in hives. So I don’t use the SPF portion of the regimen.
My 1st Nightly Serum: About every other night I use R+F Active Hydration Serum. It really helps with the dry patches on my face. I get really dry around my nose and above my lips so I tend to apply the majority of it there. However, I do apply a thin layer every where else on my face. The smell of this is AMAZING so I love applying this at night.
My 2nd Nightly Serum: My all time favorite serum is by the brand: Drunk Elephant. The product is called the T.L.C Framboos Glycolic Night Serum. I have been using this stuff for 2 years now. I had to stop using it while I was pregnant but the day I came home from the hospital I drenched my skin in it. This product has helped so much with the texture and redness of my skin. It also helps with collagen production to plump the skin. It is definitely not the cheapest product… but it is worth every penny and lasts a LONG time. I highly highly recommend this product and brand if you have problem/sensitive skin. (I have used all of their products and love them all but due to the price I only keep this product on hand at all times.)
My Favorite Facial/Body Mist: I absolutely love this facial mist from Mario Badescu. It is a rose water spray. I like this because it has aloe inside of the mist. This helps with texture on my face as well as my body. Right after I gave birth I broke out in the craziest rash all over my face and body. I would spray this all over myself and notice a difference within minutes. It is cooling, smells good and its only $12… Such a steal. I even carry this in my purse to spritz my face with during the day.
My Favorite Under Eye Cream: I have tried a lot of different eye creams and have never really seen a huge difference until I found R+F’s active hydration bright eye complex. I dot this right under my eyes, so basically from my pupil to the outer edges of my eye. It is supposed to be used for right under your eyes, not all around your eye. (see below for my favorite all over eye cream.) How I know this stuff truly works is because it has already helped erase my dark spots that I got under my eyes. During pregnancy sometimes women will get melasma, they are just dark spots on your face. I got two large spots right under each of my eyes. Concealer didn’t even help hide them. During my pregnancy I was kind of lazy and didn’t always apply it but ever since I had Liam I have religiously put this on and my dark spots are basically non existent now. It really does brighten up your under eyes, its incredible!
My Favorite All Over Eye Cream: Clinique all about eyes has been my go to eye cream for years now. I apply it all around my eyes. So basically from the tops of my eye brows all around towards the pupil. I feel as if it just sinks into my skin and keeps me very hydrated. Which helps with my dry skin and I think it helps prevent wrinkles. I use this almost every night and love the way it makes me eye area feel. Its pretty reasonably priced and lasts a very long time.
My Favorite Daytime Lotion: When I was pregnant I had to find a pregnancy safe day time lotion. I wanted something that was think and that would last all day under my makeup and not make me look extra dry. I found the brand Ren clean skin care. They use natural ingredients and have great skin care options. I personally love using their Global protection day cream. So in the morning I will wash my face with the redefine face wash and use the toner in the regimen and then I will put this lotion all over my face.
My Favorite Lash Enhancer: I have tried false lashes, I have tried every volumizing mascara on the market, I have tried lash extensions but I couldn’t find anything to my standards until I found Lash Boost from R+F. I rave about this product because it truly works REALLY well. You will start seeing results after 4-6 weeks. So yes, it does take some time. Your lashes aren’t going to grow over night but after about 6 weeks you will wonder where those beautiful lashes came from. I used to put about 3-4 coats of mascara on after I curled my lashes. Now, I curl them and use one coat of mascara. If you choose to try anything from R+F I recommend this product, I promise you will not regret it.
I have always been super religious about my skin care routine. I love the feeling of having fresh ‘make up free’ skin. I will never go to bed with makeup still on my face. I always always have to wash my face and do my routine. Yes sometimes I get lazy and don’t use every single one of these products but you can bet I will always wash my face at night and every single morning. I have tried a TON of face care products over the years and have found these to be my all time favorites. I hope you enjoyed this post! I wanna know what products you guys use and what your favorites are, let me know!
**You can order Rodan and Fields from me personally. Anyone that reads this post and decides that they want to try something from the company (or try one of my favorite products) I will be giving away free samples & you will also get a special discount. Text me or reach out on my social media outlets for more information!