Surprisingly, I’ve never done a post on my daily skincare routine! I’ve talked a lot about my struggle with melasma and treatments I’ve done in the past to help with my skincare issues. However, today I wanted to share the exact products I’m using right now for my AM/PM skincare. I do switch up products every so often, but I have a few that I stick to consistently.

Those products are mainly ones pertaining to my melasma issue like the SkinCeuticals D.O.S.E. serum I started using last year. It’s a custom blended serum created just for you, and it’s helped my melasma a TON because it has Tranexamic acid in it. I plan to do another specific update on melasma where I will dive deeper into why Tranexamic acid is so good.

Let’s dive into my AM skincare routine:

STEP 1: La Roche-Posay Effaclar face wash

I used to use this face wash a long time ago and I don’t know why I ever stopped! It’s a medicated gel cleanser for acne prone skin which I struggle with big time. It’s extremely gentle yet has salicylic acid to help manage breakouts. Also, it’s amazing for anyone with oily skin like me because it is clinically tested to reduce oil by up to 47%! And, it’s under $20!

STEP 2: BeautyBio eye cream

I started using BeautyBio a little over a year ago because the owner is a female founder based right here in Dallas. Also, it’s a super clean skincare brand! My favorite morning eye routine is to use the eye patches first with the rose quartz roller, and then finish with the eye cream. I like this one the best right now because it doesn’t leave me feeling oily or make my under eye makeup run.

STEP 3: SkinCeuticals D.O.S.E. serum & Phloretin CF (Vitamin C)

I won’t go into this too much since I do have a full blog post on it here! However, I strongly suggest getting the D.O.S.E. serum so you can save money in the long run. It’s basically a 3-in-1 product! My specific formula consists of Tranexamic acid + hepes/hydrovance + proxylane.

STEP 4: Peter Thomas Roth primer

This mattifying primer is amazing for all skin types! It’s super lightweight and silky to the touch leaving your skin feeling light, but absorbs excess oil so your makeup goes on better.

STEP 5: Sisley Paris All Day All Year

My holy grail… Yes, I’m going to tell you upfront this is the most expensive product ever. BUT… It’s 100% worth it! It blocks 90% of UVA and UVB rays for 8 hours!! Basically, if you aren’t good at reapplying sunscreen or have melasma like me then you absolutely need this product. I swear it’s the reason my melasma did not get worse this summer.

In addition to having anti-UVA/UVB shield it also protects again oxidative stress along with improving fine lines and wrinkles.

STEP 6: SkinMedica tinted SPF moisturizer

Yes, you still need a SPF in addition to the Sisley All Day All Year. I use this one because it protects against infrared light to which prevents aging. It’s the best one I’ve found for melasma because melasma is stimulated by sun AND heat. So even when you are working out you need to wear this stuff. It’s very lightweight and great for all skin types.

I’m sure you are wondering how I can wear all of these products when I have super oily skin? Believe me it was an adjustment… However, now that I’m in a routine I’m actually not producing as much oil anymore!


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