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Five Things I Always Do

Do ideas come to you in the shower too? Please let me know I'm not the only one...anyho, it dawned on me the other day that I've never posted Skincare Routine. That's partially because I'm still trying to find an ultimate dream team of products - cause I'm often trying something new and the other part is I really do believe that finding what works is a personal journey. While I may recommend things, I have no guarantee they would work for anyone else. I do have certain must have categories and I've done many product raves on skincare favourites. Maybe I'll have it all together some day.

In the interim I wanted to document some practises I always follow that coincidentally relate to skincare.

1. 'Cream' my feet at night

Is it only in Barbados that every moisturizer/lotion/body butter is called cream or is that a Caribbean thing? At any rate, this is a must do to maintain soft feet. Everytime I get a pedicure I'm always told that I'm the easiest client they ever had. For extra softness: sleep in socks. I know that may not be too popular in this Buhbaydus heat but trust that if you can keep up with this your feet will thank you. This step in your night time routine is also great since it's technically a mini massage and we all know that massages boost blood circulation.

Kyrisee's Essentials Shea Butter Body Butter - www.modenmakeup.com

2. Use two different types of toner

I'm sure I've mentioned this before; this is especially recommended for oily skin types and/or persons trying to rid themselves of hyperpigmentation. I used a "softer" brightening or clarifying toner in the day and a serious resurfacing/exfoliating toner at night.

Pixi Glow Tonic - www.modenmakeup.com

3. Mask once a week

Whether is a clay or charcoal mask for purifying or a chemically exfoliating one, I get to masking at least once a week. If you have dry or aging skin I'd recommend a hydrating mask.

REN Clean Skincare Glycolactic Radiance Renewal Mask - www.modenmakeup.com
Available locally from Pure Source Barbados

4. Keep my cuticles moisturized

I already talked this to death.


5. Use a Vitamin C Serum

I've already stated here how Vitamin C assists with the clearing of hyperpigmentation. I've heard from Stephanie Nicole that Vitamin C also boost the potency of sunscreen. Sounds like a win-win to me.

Peter Thomas Roth Camu Camu Vitamin C Brightening Serum - www.modenmakeup.com
Ole Henriksen Truth Serum Collagen Booster - www.modenmakeup.com

Let us know your 'must do' skincare tips in the comments.

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