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GUEST POST: My Daily & Nightly Skincare Routine

NOTE FROM THE EDITOR: How many of you are guilty for not having a skincare routine? Me! (Raises hand). I only moisturize and exfoliate when I know I’m about to wear makeup. Plus, my skin is very dry, so I have to apply some type of exfoliate and moisturizer so that my makeup apply flawlessly! Our resident beauty expert, Amanda Ellisor, gives us some tips on how to keep our beautiful faces in tip-top shape. She has made a few awesome recommendations.

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Daily & Nightly Skincare Routine


Use These Steps in an Effort to Having Flawless Skin!

Okay ladies, we all love wearing makeup, but what many of us tend to forget is what lies under the makeup – our beautiful skin! Everyone has different skin types, so what I’m going to discuss is what I personally use.

My skin is a oily/combination, sometimes more dry than oily. It’s extremely important to moisturize your skin, even if you have oily skin. Using a mask and exfoliating, are very important to add into your skin care routine. We’ll talk makeup removers, cleansers/toners and moisturizers…in that order!  So, if you’re ready for some awesome tips, let’s get started!

Removing Makeup (FACE OFF!)

First and foremost, after a long day, I love coming home using a cold makeup wipe to take off my makeup. The refreshing feeling I get from that is priceless! The best wipes I use is MAC Makeup Wipes or Neutrogena Wipes. The bonus with these two wipe brands, is that they are not only removers, but they cleanse your face as well. So, for those lazy nights, take two of these wipes and remove your makeup and go to sleep, but please, wash your face in the morning!

Afterwards, depending on if I wear eye makeup, I like to use Garnier Skinactive Micellar Cleansing Water. This baby is heaven sent! It’s oil free, no alcohol, and great for sensitive skin and all other skin types. Since I wear eye lash extensions, it’s perfect for me because it won’t damage or remove my lashes, but it’ll get rid of all the makeup and dirt! This is a major plus for all my lash extension ladies. After all the makeup is removed from our face, it’s time for the cleanser.


My current favorites are MAC Green Gel Cleanser and Philosophy Purity.

The key elements in MAC Green Gel Cleanser is it has cucumber and green algae and it’s soap free, so no nasty residue after you cleanse! The great thing about Philosophy Purity, it’s not only a cleanser, but can be used as a makeup remover as well. I love using it in my nighttime regimen along with my Clarasonic Mia 2! This cleansing system is great for all skin types! I recommend you invest in this awesome cleansing tool.

Now that our face is bare and clean, time for the next step to flawless skin!

Tone Up (Not to Be Confused with “Turn Up”)

Some people skip this part, even I used to, but this is so important – I’m talking about toner!

Using a toner gets off all the water residue before you put on your moisturizer. The toner I’m currently using is Murad Essential C-toner. I’m OBSESSED with skincare products that brightens my skin and gives it a natural glow, and that’s exactly what this product does! I spray a couple of sprits on my cotton pad, wipe all over and done!

Another great toner is MAC Lightful Softening Lotion. Amazing for getting bright and even skin tone.

The last step to this productive process is moisturizing my skin.

Save the Best for Last – Moisturize! 

During the day, I use MURAD Perfecting Day Cream with SPF 30. For night time, I use Korres Pomegranate Balancing Cream Gel – amazing for both day and night.

Other great moisturizers are Tarte Rainforest of the sea H2O and Korres Wild Rose Brightening Cream.

Oh, and don’t forget the basic essentials like your cotton balls and cotton rounds – I keep them on deck!

So, there you have it, your basic skincare regimen that will keep your skin looking flawless with or without makeup! In another blog post, we’ll get more into masks and facials.

Skincare Routine Post

Now, it’s your turn – tell me your skincare regimen. We’re an open forum, so #xpress yourself!

Amanda Ellisor

Beauty Blogger

Amanda is a wife, mother and a makeup artist for one of the most respected cosmetics brand – MAC Cosmetics. When she’s not contributing her makeup advice, she’s “beating someone’s face for the gawds!”

MISSION STATEMENT: “My mission is to “bringing out your inner goddess.” I love making people feel beautiful and confident with and without makeup! Educating women and even men so they can first feel beautiful within their own skin and having the knowledge and skills to create any look they desire!”


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