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Why you need to update your daily skincare regimen

August 26, 2015

I thought my daily skincare routine was perfect. I use a drugstore, non-soap facial cleanser followed by a SPF cream, and in the evening I try to always remove my makeup before bed. But after my consultation with Clinique, I started to exfoliate weekly with the 3-Step System. I even added a serum to repair my dark spots and help prevent lines and wrinkles! skincare mask clinique

In addition to their Liquid Facial Soap, I’ve been using the Clinique Pore Refining Solutions Charcoal Mask once a week to help detoxify my skin. It’s oil-free and leaves my skin feeling fresh and smooth.

I let it set in for 10 minutes and then rinse it off.

skincare wash face

After cleansing my skin with the facial soap, I exfoliate with the Clarifying Lotion 3. It also removes excess oil and prevents breakouts. I use a cotton ball and there’s no need to rinse.

clinique clarifying lotion 3

Then comes the serum!

I’ve been applying the Custom-Repair Serum after the clarifying lotion and before the moisturizer. In my prior post and in my Adult Acne Diary I’ve shared my experience with dark/red spots that won’t leave after a zit. This serum is supposed to help reduce those dark spots as well as diminish lines and wrinkles. It’s been my go-to product this summer.

clinique custom repair serum

And then I apply the Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel.

clinique moisturizing gel

It has an awesome, smooth texture. I just wish it also had SPF. But at my consultation, Marisa Aquino recommended the Super City Block Oil-Free Daily Face Protector with SPF 40 over my moisturizer.

clinique 3 step system

Clinique 3-Step System

After cleansing, exfoliating, and moisturizing, I apply the makeup.

clinique cheek pop blush

This week I’ve been trying out the new Cheek Pop, a blush that looks powder less. It comes in 12 shades and goes for $22.

What products do you use daily? 

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Mercedes Sanchez

Mercedes Sanchez is an on-air style and beauty expert, spokesperson, and the founder of BeChicMag.com — a lifestyle blog covering fashion, beauty, and travel. She's offered style and beauty tips on NBC, CBS, BET, HuffPo, Telemundo and Univision. Contact: mercedes[at]bechicmag[dot]com.

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