One of the most frequent questions I am asked actually has nothing to do with fashion, it’s about my skin. I usually have one answer and that’s Kelley Knows 😉
I am very fortunate that one of my best friends is an incredibly talented esthetician. Kelley has guided me on my skincare since the day we met. The number one thing I have learned from her is the SUN is your worst enemy. I honestly wear sunscreen on my face everyday and will wear a hat if I know I am going to be outside for an extended amount of time. She has also educated me on the products I use.
This is my morning routine. Every. Single. Morning. Peter calls it ‘the process’. It does take a little time, but honestly, it is worth every single second. I will also confess, I rarely miss a morning or night wash. I truly feel so much better with a fresh clean face.
I begin by washing my face…with water 😉
I use Foamacleanse, a gentle foaming cleanser, designed to remove impurities, deep clean pores and leave the skin feeling refreshed and hydrated. For all skin types.
I also use Jan Marini Gentle Cleanser for my eyes. That is a product I used in the past and probably because it says “gentle” I continue to use it on my eye area. It takes off all mascara, eye shadow and eye liner.
Balatone Toner follows my cleanser. Balatone is a calming “toner” to balances pH levels in the skin to optimize penetration of products & therapeutic treatments.
Next is the amazing Intense Eye Repair. The Eye Repair helps diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Optical light diffusers reflect light to minimize imperfections. Protects against free radical damage.
Serums come next. Mornings, I use the Vitamin C Serum. It provides a potent, pure dose of vitamin C that is stabilized to brighten and re-texturize the skin. The evenings, I use Growth Factor Serum, but I will do a separate post on Nighttime Regime.
Glycogent – A unique glycolic and lactic acid complex that assists in the removal of dead cells for ultimate skin surface renewal. And this is for the AM only.
Daily Power Defense – AM only – A lightweight lotion to help repair the skin. Designed for all skin types.
Glowbiotics Ultra Rich Anti-aging Growth Factor – This deeply hydrating cream utilizes a potent blend of probiotics, antioxidants and anti-aging actives to help reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and other signs of premature aging as it replenishes dry, lackluster skin with moisture and youthful radiance.
Let me just tell you, this is heaven on your face. It is thick, but in such a good way. Even on hot and humid days, it’s AHHHHHMAZING!! You can thank you me later 🙂
Finally, is Tinted SPF UVA/UVB spf 30- Multiple defense sun protection system that provides broad spectrum UVA/UVB defense with a universal tint and a silky matte finish.
Here is another step where I use two products, including another Jan Marini Daily Face Protectant. I just make the assumption 2 SPFs is a good thing. Plus, they are both tinted, so I like a tan face 🙂
Finally, this is how I store everything. I use an acrylic organizer from Container Store. I have one of these on each shelf…one for my eye makeup, one for skincare and one for hair products.
And, every three-ish day I use the Exfoliating Polish which is also one of my FAVORITE products. My cheeks feel sooooo baby smooth after it. I personally use it with my Clarisonic. Exfoliating Polish is a physical exfoliation with magnesium crystals that provides at-home benefits of microdermabrasion. It instantly polishes skin to restore smoother texture and healthy glow. It removes dead skin cells to prevent clogged pores and enhances penetration of active ingredients.
You can reach Kelley at Kelley@kelleyknows.com. She is incredibly honest with you…she will tell you what she suggests but never try to sell you something that is not necessary. She also offers services at her office in DC…I can do a post on that if you are interested. Follow her on Instagram and Facebook.