A Floridian’s Guide to Summer Skincare My 4 Step Nighttime Skincare Regimen

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After much trial and error, I have found a great summer skincare routine that I perform nightly that really works for me.  I wanted to share it with you in the hopes that it may give you some ideas of things to incorporate into your routine if you are feeling that something is lacking or you want to add something different.  My routine is very basic and I believe that that is why it works for me.  I used to spend a long time in front of the mirror at night, but I’ve cut that time in half by just using four simple products.

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I.     Soap & Glory Vitamin C Facial Wash

Soap & Glory Vitamin C Facial Wash

This is one of the best face cleansers that I have ever used!  It’s designated for all skin types so it’s okay for my skin which can be more dry, especially in the winter (although Florida winters aren’t nearly as harsh).  I received a sample of this facial wash in one of my beauty boxes and fell in love.  I just had to buy the full size.  The tiny granules gently exfoliate leaving the skin feeling soft and supple.  I use this product in conjunction with my Olay Spin Brush and my face and neck feel extra clean!  Proper cleansing is the first step to a flawless complexion.

II.     L’Oreal Revitalift Bright Reveal

L"Oreal Revitalift Bright RevealThis product was a game changer for me.  I read some articles from top dermatologists who said that cleansing wasn’t enough.  These skin doctors recommended using high potency Glycolic acid pads all over the face directly after cleansing several times a week.  With my skin being a bit dry, I use them three-to-four times per week.  The results are instantaneous and brilliant!  The pads are soaked in 10% Glycolic Complex.  It removes any dead skin cells that cleansing leaves behind.  But best of all, it leaves your skin looking radiant!

III.     Olay Regenerist Miracle Boost Concentrate (Face Booster)

Olay Regenerest Serum

Serums are very popular these days and for good reason.  They deliver a ton a vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and other good stuff directly to the skin.  Serums or concentrates are not diluted like some lotions or creams.  They are infused with the good stuff and small quantities will do wonders.  This particular serum or concentrate really packs its power when combined with its companion (see below).  They work in tandem to instantly smooth skin’s texture.

IV.     Olay Regenerist Micro Sculpting Cream

Olay Regenerist Micro Sculpting Cream

The final step in my nighttime skincare regimen after cleansing, using one Glycolic acid pad all over my face and neck, and applying the Olay Regenerist Miracle Boost Concentrate is applying the Olay Regenerest Micro Sculpting Cream.  This cream works with the Miracle Boost Concentrate (see above) to produce amazing results.  Just wait until you wake up the next morning and see your complexion!  I’ve always been a big proponent of Olay products because I’ve been using them since I was twelve.  I believe they are second to none.  The Olay Regenerist product line could stand side-by-side with any more expensive brand and come out on top!


What does your nighttime skincare routine consist of?
Will you incorporate any of the products that I use into your routine?


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Published on 1/22/2016
Updated on 11/14/2017

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Some people ask me both on my blog and in person about my beauty routine and if I have any secrets.  I have no secrets.  I love trying new products, but also sticking with tried and true products like Olay Regenerist which has worked for me for many years.  My biggest beauty secret?  I rarely, if ever, get out in the sun.  Yes, I live in Florida and it is somewhat hard to do, but I stay out of the sun.  It is the best way to stay young.  It prevents wrinkles and your skin’s texture from becoming leather-like.  Of course, it also drastically reduces your chances of developing skin cancers.  I believe that staying out of the sun is the reason that I have yet to have a wrinkle (of course, good genetics play a role too!).

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