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Hey there! My name is Maitland and I am one sensitive lady.
Basically between my very sensitive, acne-prone skin and large 'n' curly, frizz-prone hair, I try to live by this rule, h/t Ron Burgundy.
But in addition to that rule, I do swear by a series of products that keep it all (relatively) calm, cool, and collected...even when I personally am feeling none of these things.
Let's start out with my nighttime routine: I *love* makeup, so my skin care process needs to ensure that every atom of cosmetic product is removed from my skin before sleepytime.
Pro tip from me to you: cut your cotton rounds in half to save $$ and be a little more eco-friendly. I use one half for eye makeup remover and one half for my toner!
Step two: Wash my whole dang face with a gentle Neutrogena Naturals Fresh Cleanser (with makeup remover built right in to get that longwear foundation alllll off) and my much-beloved Foreo Luna Mini 2.
You guys, I just love this device so much.
Step three: I use the other half of my cotton round to swipe on Mario Badescu's aloe vera toner, which is nice and gentle for my easily-freaked out skin.
Step four: Another LOVELY consequence of my ever-present allergies is serious dark circles under my eyes. Hence patting in (use your ring finger to tap it in and protect the delicate skin) Roc's five-in-one eye cream.
Step five: Like the Lady Cassandra in Doctor Who, I then need to be moisturized. And I am all about this Neutrogena Naturals night cream. It's 97% naturally derived and packed with vitamins and antioxidants to banish rough or dull skin.
Step six: Slather on some Carmex! I wear lipstick every day, so my lips need some TLC before bed. A classic tube of the good stuff provides that while 👏 I 👏 sleep 👏!
By the end of all that, I am ready to go to sleep!
Morning routine: I am not a morning person (like, at all), so my morning routine is more pared down than my evening one, and features many of the same products:
Step one: I wash my face with a small dab of the same Neutrogena cleanser, but this time I don't use the Foreo cleansing device; just a quick splish splash with my hands.
Step two: Time to get toned; I use the same cotton rounds and toner to balance the skin and remove any residue or sebum that's appeared overnight and prep my skin for my daytime moisturizer.
Step three: Return of the eye cream. Same tapping, blah blah blah. You get the picture.