- Wash face with Cetaphil cleanser in the shower
- Mist with Aveda moisturizing toner after drying off (I skip this step if my skin is feeling oily, but it's a must-do if it's dry)
- Apply makeup
- Wet skin, apply Cetaphil, and clean face thoroughly with my Clarisonic Mia
- Remove eye makeup with Neutragena eye makeup remover
- Apply Philosophy Hope in a Tube to my eye area
- Once per week use a Philosophy Microdelivery Peel wipe to give myself a mini-facial.
- Apply Cetaphil moisturizer as needed.
The Microdelivery Peel is probably my second most-valued product, mostly because I decided that I couldn't justify spending $80 on a facial once a month anymore. The Philosophy pads were on sale due to repackaging (hopefully not reformulating--I haven't seen any buzz about it, but you never know) and for $20 I wasn't going to be too disappointed if they didn't work as advertised. They did, though, and I'm loving the improvement in my skin tone, even beyond what I saw when I started using my Clarisonic.
All of these products do a lot towards helping my skin look its best au naturale, but at 30 I'm definitely not going to start leaving the house sans makeup. Tomorrow I'll be taking a look at the beauty question most heavily weighing on my mind: foundation vs. tinted moisturizer.