My Step by Step Skincare Routine

Ever since I was in middle school, my mom always emphasized the importance of a good skincare routine. She always said that taking care of your skin now will help it look great later on in life (and she’s right–mamma J has the most beautiful skin EVER). Of course, when I was ages 13-18, most of my skincare routine revolved around preventing zits (gotta love puberty), but now as a 25 year old with less acne (thank goodness), I’m more focused on evening out my skin’s texture, cleansing it thoroughly & minimizing the look of my pores. That’s why I’ve teamed up with HerCampus & Clarisonic to give you my simple skincare routine for perfectly glowing skin.

Morning Routine

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I absolutely love washing my face in the morning. Not only does it wake me up, but it’s a fresh way to start my day. I have the Clarisonic Mia 1 (it’s so cute, perfect for traveling too!) & I love the Deep Pore Brush Head because it feels super gentle on my skin but I can also feel it cleansing my pores as well.

Basically I just wet my face with warm water, put on a little bit of the Pore & Blemish Gel Cleanser (with 2% Salicylic Acid to fight acne, as well as micro-exfoliating Lipo Hydroxy Acid to gently remove all debris and dirt), turn on my Clarisonic Mia 1 & go! I just move it in small circles all over my face until it turns off automatically (about one-minute). It’s completely waterproof and the oscillating brush head honestly feels like a massage for your face. Oh, and it’s proven to clean skin six times better than your hands alone, so you know you’re going to feel c l e a n.

After I use my Clarisonic Mia 1,  I gently dry my face off and apply moisturizer with SPF in it. Even in the winter, I always always always use lotion with SPF in it–best way to prevent winkles someday (another Mamma J pro-tip).

Night Routine

At night, I ALWAYS take off my makeup. Seriously, I never ever go to bed with any makeup on. I don’t need all my foundation clogging my pores! After using makeup remover, I use my Clarisonic Mia 1 again. Sometimes I’ll use the Deep Pore Brush Head or I’ll change it up with the Radiance Brush Head because it’s suuuuuper soft. I have really sensitive skin in general, but all Clarisonic cleansing devices are gentle enough for twice-daily use so my skin never gets irritated or red.

Right before I go to bed, I put on a thicker nighttime moisturizer specifically for hydrating my skin/preventing wrinkles (can never start too early right?). Between my Clarisonic routine & my moisturizer, my skin is amazingly soft and smooth. I’ve even noticed my pores look smaller & my blackheads are basically gone. Win-win all the way around.

And guess what?

You can get 15% off all devices featured here using the code ‘HERCAMPUS’! 

Clarisonic also offers monthly payment plans upon credit approval. For less than a latte a week, you can have clear-looking skin for life. Learn more here

No matter what age you are, it’s always important to take good care of your skin. And skincare routines don’t have to be crazy complicated–with the right products you can have radiant skin all the time. Also big shout-out to my sister Krista & my childhood bathroom for making all these fun photos possible. &.

This post is sponsored by Clarisonic and Her Campus Media. All opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that make Ampersand possible!

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