I wanted to let you guys in on my skincare routine for dry skin. I struggle with dull, dry skin here in Denver. My skin is naturally on the dryer side but here in Colorado it is seriously parched. Depending on where you live and what season of the year it is, our skin goes through many changes & most of us experience dryness at some point. Dry skin looks dull, tired, and actually accentuates wrinkles. Foundation and other makeup products can actually make dry skin look WORSE, so in order to create the perfectly hydrated and smooth canvas I follow this 5-step routine before applying any makeup. I have searched high and low for the perfect combination of products to plump up my skin with some much needed moisture and am excited to share with you!
1.Wash face with Stone Crop Gel Wash
2.Use two-step daily peel
3.Immediately turn on steamer, allow steam to hit both face and neck
4.Apply thin layer of Water Drench Serum while under steamer (seriously, this stuff is gold in a bottle!)
5.Apply moisturizer on top of Serum, still under steam
So you do all five of these steps?
Yes but if you are just going to invest in one product I suggest the Water Drench Serum.
Exfoliate with a daily, gentle exfoliator whether is a Clarsonic or gentle scrub, powder. Skin can’t absorb any moisture with a layer of dead skin on top.
I love that you are sharing products and ideas. The items and products you share are not items that normal, hard working, middle income person can afford
I am a hard-working individual who has always invested in my skincare. A little goes a long way and all my products last me a very long time. I understand if it isn’t for you!!
You have to invest to see results. You get what you pay for. If you’re looking for cheap Skincare products goes to the 99 cent store. I work at a Day Spa and the products Lauren shared are extremely affordable. You’d 💩 your pants if you saw how much we charge for Skincare products.
Agreed. However $60+ for one product is not normal or affordable for most. Not sure why bother sharing when many of us can’t purchase it.
60 dollars is not expensive
Do you have a product routine when you’re experiencing an oily skin day?
I WISH I had this problem. Skin changes in different climates, which most people don’t know or treat. This routine might be too heavy if you live somewhere humid thus making the skin oily and cause breakouts. I also know that sometimes oily skin can be caused by products that are TOO drying.
Thanks for the reply! Yea, might be too much with this Florida humidity. Oh well. Lovin your blog! 🙂 Thanks again!
Can’t blame dry skin on Denver. Everyone has or gets dry skin no matter where you live. I am interested in the steamer and will check into it
Thanks for sharing your products. I agree that investing in a few good staple essentials is worth every penny. I’m wondering what you use for your everyday lashes, are they extensions? Falsies? For your no makeup look it appears you still have some sort of lash enhancements. Please share! Xo
Love your skin-care routine! I have always noticed that your skin had a natural dewy glow to it, now I know why!
Where can you buy the steamer?? Do you have to get it online? Your skin looks great by the way!
I got mine at Sephora but if you click the photo it will direct you to buy online 🙂
Do you know if this is routine is recommended for sensitive skin with rosacea?
I have sensitive skin as well. That’s why I really like the Eminence products. They are all natural and great for sensitive skin!
I agree these items are too expensive for most people to afford and this routine is a little excessive for every day if you don’t have the time, maybe once a week. Have you always used products like this? I wonder if you could recommend cheaper products 🙂
I have spent SO much money trying to find the right products. Hopefully this saves you guys the time and $$! I really like Laneige which is a brand carried by Target. They have great products and are more affordable. Also like Cetaphil cleanser.
Rodan+Fields is the Best I’ve used!!! Been a loyal customer for over 3 years! So much so I became a consultant. I never have dry skin anymore! And I’m using their Lash Boost serum so I no longer need Lash extensions either🙌🏼
Be careful with your lashes! Steamers-in my experience from getting monthly facials and having lash extensions-will cut your lash extension’s life in half. The steam is deadly for them.
Thanks Lauren. I just purchased 2,3,4! Fingers crossed I can also have glowing skin! Thanks girl!
Can you share the general cost of these products, individually and inclusively. As a young mother of three I find it very hard to spend any money on myself and yet feel I need to get some serious skin care help. Thanks so much!
If you hover on the photo of each product it tells you the price. Also if you click on the photo it directs you to where to buy! I can imagine.. but sometimes you have to take care of you! I know it may seam like an investment but start with one thing at a time. I would recommend the water drench serum and a great oil or gel cleanser that doesnt dry out the skin.
What’s your take on chemical exfoliation like Retinoids? LOVE this post xx
I’m not familiar! Do you have more info?
Steam/humidity is bad for lashes FYI. Can over cure them. Then leading to them shedding sooner then they should. Just an FYI. 🙂
Thank you!! I didnt know!!
My lash girl always recommends staying away from humidity for at least 48 hours after application to get the best results. Hope this helps. 💕 Love your posts by the way. I wanna try this steamer
Do you do these five steps before applying makeup?
Yes! I don’t wear makeup everyday though! But I always make sure to moisturize every single day.
I love seeing what works for others!! New skin care products are so great! I’m going to check some out.
I agree- when I moved to Denver it was such an adjustment with how dry my skin would get! Ugh! But like you, I would spend money on skincare! Worth every penny!!
My downfall was facials..then buy some products depending on the salon.There’s a spa in downtown Littleton, skin essentials, that I LOVE!! (I think you found a place you like in town.)
I never regret taking care of my skin!! Great post 🙂
Thanks, Lauren! I just ordered all 5 and excited to start.
I too have extremely dry flaky skin in the winter until I discover the belif line. Currently I’m using the witch hazel toner as well as the aqua bomb moisturizer and the classic essense. The belif line is available through Sephora and they are affordable as well
Hi from Australia! Thank you so much for all of your skincare tips. Your last blog and all the products you recommended has changed my skin.
I know some people here are saying these products are expensive but they’re an investment and last a long time. The Shiseido cleansing oil has lasted me six months so far. Plus it’s totally amazing!
Oh wow i am definitely going to try the PTR water drench. I have dry skin as well and the only thing I have found that actually works is the Clinique moisturing lotion (it’s seriously amazing).
Do you recommend these products for someone who has oily/combination skin with break outs. I am always worried about using products that may make me break out. I do need to start using a moisturizer because currently I don’t moisturize my face. I am interested in trying these products but wanted your thoughts about break outs…Thanks for sharing!
I neeed something! Thanks for sharing what you use 💗
What is the difference between a serum and a moisturizer?
I struggle with dry skin and I am going to have to try out that steamer!
Looked so interesting on your IG story!
Thank you for sharing!
Hey Lauren, if you are going to be using a chemical exfoliant (which you are with those peels) your skin will be more sensitive to the sun — even more important in Denver! Please wear sunscreen 🙂
Hey, Lauren! I have a couple of questions…Have you used Olay Regenerist (the regular or prox) moisturizer? That’s what I normally use and I am wondering how it compares to the Neutrogena Hydro Boost. I also read in a previous post that you liked the Laneige. Which would you recommend for combination skin? Thanks!
Do you do this routine in the AM or PM before bed?
I agree with the person that swears by Rodan + Fields! I’m curious if you’ve ever tried it?
Have you ever tried oil after the serum (Sephora has a lot of nice ones)….Followed by moisturizer? I bet that would help w/ dryness. I’ve heard argan oil is good too 🙂 also, do you not use moisturizer with SPF in it for the Day time?
Thank you!! I will try!
The Tarte Maracuja Oil is excellent! I love Tarte’s entire line. I have combination skin.
Hey Lauren, I was wondering if you still use the products from your skin care post last year as well (I think they were a combo of shiseido, Laneige and tata harper) ? I was thinking of restocking in them soon and but was wondering if you preferred these products now
Yes! I use the Tata Harper toner and mask. I also still use Laneige moisturizer and oil cleanser by Shiseido. I’m kind of a product junkie and switch my routine depending on the weather/climate.
Hi Lauren, Thanks for sharing. Do you know if these products are tested on animals?
I know for a fact Eminence is not.
Hey! I live in Denver as well and have been searching for the best beauty products to off set the dry skin since moving here. I think after months and months, I’ve finally found products that work! I highly recommend Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate and Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Deep Moisture Balm. A little pricey, but worth it!
Just curious.. I saw a blog you posted and you suggested the Shiseido cleansing oil.. why did you change from that?
I still use that too. I just have to be careful of my lash extensions!
Have you tried all of the Eminence products? I struggle with breakouts on my chin, they’re awful! Just wondering if the acne line by them would be something to invest in?
I love everything they make so I would say yes. All their products are natural and not drying. I have their spot treatment that I love!! It doesnt dry me out but zaps any breakouts.
I just bought the daily peel, and a steamer! Couldn’t afford the Dr. Gross steamer but I got one for about 40.00. How long does the water drench serum last you?
Awesome!! I’m still on my first bottle and it’s been a month 🙂
Could you share what foundation and powder you use please. Thank you!
Hi! Would you tell us what foundation and powder you use please. Thank you!
Right now I am using Georgio Armani and Laura Mercier loose powder 🙂
Do you put your makeup on right after you steam?!
After I do the five steps, yes!
Hi Lauren- Do you have an exfoliating face wash you recommend? Thanks in advance!
This one is amazing. https://api.shopstyle.com/action/apiVisitRetailer?id=477920434&pid=uid6641-34581121-84
I am obsessed with Eminence products.
Love your blog and your ideas.
Great post! I’ve just bought these products (and an SPF to go with the peel). I bought the products you recommended in your nightly skincare routine post and they’re working a treat so please keep sharing your ideas!! I’ve also been getting monthly facials and my skin is seriously glowing – thanks so much girl!
Hi Lauren! Totally random but I saw your undereye patches on your Snapchat today and wondered if you would mind sharing what brand they are? I’ve been having a hard time finding good ones to help my dark circles so just figured I’d ask! Thanks so much!
They are by Tarte!
Your skin looks ah-mazing! Looks so soft and clear!
Because I don’t have the daily peel wipes, would an exfoliant be an appropriate substitute? Xoxo
yes!! make sure its gentle. no harsh scrubbing beads
Hey gorgeous! Approximately how long are you under the steamer? Also, do you use the steamer in the morning also?
About a minute TOTAL. Don’t over do it. I use it in mornings mostly or before applying a face mask to really open up my pores.
What does your night time product routine look like?
pretty simple. double cleanse (oil and then a mild wash), serum, eye cream, moisture. Lately I’ve been using coconut oil as a moisturizer!
Lauren have you ever tried Rodan + Fields products?
Hi Lauren! I recently bought a facial steamer after reading your blog post. I can’t believe I’ve gone this long without one!
I have two questions for you. Do you use your facial steamer daily? And when you do, for how long? I’ve read conflicting reactions online about daily use, just wondering what works for you! Love your blog, girl. Thanks a bunch!
I use just when I put on makeup so probably about every three days!!!
I just started using this as my morning routine on Monday and I can already tell a HUGE difference! I live in Minnesota and have struggled with dry skin for a while now… This is a big game changer! I love that you post beauty tips. I will be waiting for more tips and tricks!! Keep being YOU!
Hello Lauren 🙂
You made already been asked this a thousand times but what is the spa you go to in Denver for your facials? I have seen videos of yours and your skin is glowing and looks absolutely flawless afterwards! Just curious because I have been looking a for a solid facial spa to go to but haven’t found any that I really love!