Wednesday, January 24, 2018

My Skincare Routine

If there is on thing in my life that is constant, it is CHANGE. We are in a constant state of "what next?" due to our life in professional baseball. I am a creature of habit, so having little areas of routine in my life help keep me grounded despite all the other change that is constantly happening. My skincare routine is one of my non-negotiables. For one, I know that taking care of my skin is important. Your skin is the largest organ in your body, and you only get one. Might as well treat it as best as you can! Additionally, having my morning and evening skincare routine is just plain soothing to me. No matter where we are or what is going on, I spend those 5-10 minutes the exact same way.

I have had some questions from friend and my customers about my skincare routine, so I thought why not just put it here on the blog to share easily. As you probably now, I am a distributor for SeneGence International, so I use their full line for all of my skincare needs. I love their products because they take high quality natural ingredients and combine them with high quality science. I have been using these products for a solid year, and my skin is so much healthier and more radiant than ever before.

Here is a breakdown of what, when, and why I use each item!

I will be the first to admit my routine is not the most basic haha! If you're new to the skincare game, the 3 things to start with are cleanser, daytime moisturizer, and nighttime moisturizer. SeneGence has 4 different lines (dry, normal to dry, normal to oily, and oily to acne) I use normal to dry for everything. From there, you can pick various treatments and advanced solutions to add into your routine based on your individual skincare needs! Most of my additions are moisturizing, since that is the key for keeping your skin glowing and youthful.

My Morning Routine

1. 3-in-1 Cleanser. I use the normal to dry line, this cleanser is gentle but effective. I love that it doesn't leave my skin feeling tight and stripped of its natural oils, just nice and clean! This cleanser actually gently exfoliates and tones too, so you don't need to use a toner after.

2. Dark Circle Treatment. Enough said?? lol! I have natural dark circles, no matter how much sleep I get or how much water I drink. I recently added this to my routine and I am excited to see my results! I have seen some pretty amazing before and afters.

3. Climate Control. This is basically a miracle in a bottle. This contains hyaluronic acid, which helps to lock moisture deep in your skin, and SenePlex Complex, SeneGence's proprietary ingredient that actually causes your cellular renewal to happen faster. This means that the collagen filled skin cells come to the surface of your skin faster, keeping your skin dewy and youthful. (ALL of the skincare has this ingredient!!) For me, this is SO helpful with all of the travel we do, my skin used to totally freak out when we traveled but now it doesn't.

4. Daytime Moisturizer. All skin needs added moisture! This has humectants, which pull moisture from the air and bind it to your skin. This moisturizer also contains vitamin E, Vitamin A, and squalene to protect your skin from free radicals while helping it stay youthful looking.

5. EyeLuminator. This is one of my FAVORITE products!! It is eye creme combined with Pearlizer, an illuminating highlighter. You get all the benefits of an eye creme plus the brightening effects! Win win.

6. LashExtend. We all want longer, fuller lashes right? I swipe this across my lash line morning and evening.... When I remember haha! This contains peptides to stimulate hair growth, but does not contain any harsh ingredients often found in lash serums that can have negative side effects. It has been tested to show 25% increase in lash length.

My Evening Routine

1. 3-in1 Cleanser
2. Dark Circle Treatment
3. Climate Control
4. Nangai Oil. This is an AMAZING serum!! I love to slather my skin with hydrating products to soak in overnight, and this is so good! This contains triglycerides, which basically form a barrier on your skin to prevent moisture loss. It is super nourishing for your skin! Honestly, sometimes I just use this and skip evening moisturizer. It is a little heavy for daytime, so I only use it at night.
5. Evening Moisturizer. This has all of the same goodness of the daytime moisturizer but is heavier to provide deeper hydration overnight.
6. Eye Creme. The skin around our eyes is so delicate and the first area to show signs of aging, grab some eye creme and slather it all over!! This contains lots of oils and botanicals in several different molecular weights to soak into every layer of the skin around the eyes for maximum hydration. 

Extras - Twice per week

1. Facial Resurfacer. I keep a jar of this exfoliating scrub in my shower and use it on hair wash days. It buffs away dead skin and removes excess dirt and oil. Exfoliating also helps your skin to better absorb the rest of your skincare, making it significantly more effective! 
2. I like to take one night a week to give my skin a little extra TLC with this mask. It contains green tea and arnica to soothe, kaolin clay to absorb toxins and impurities, and Vitamin A to reduce aging signs. 

So there you have it, my full blown skincare routine. If you have questions or would like to try any of these products, give me a holler!

xo, Han