It’s good for my self-esteem…

F told me again last night how her friends tell her I look like a sister and not a mom.

Those sweet angels.


Oh and my sister texted me last week and was like, “Where did you get your botox and collagen done?” And I’m like, “I’ve never gotten anything like that done. The most I’ve ever done was a chemical peel – like over a year ago.” Next text from sister, “I’m going to need you to write down your skin care routine.”

My bestie has been asking for help, too. So here it is, just in case you are curious. I have a fair complexion, dry skin, and no significant problems with acne. I also have some hyperpigmentation issues. This routine is designed to address the above issues.

Wash face in shower with CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser
Exfoliate with St. Ives Avocado Honey Scrub (alternate with Good Genes – see below)
Apply Dr. Botanicals Moroccan Super Food Serum
Follow up with Tidal by Sunday Riley
Follow that up with CeraVe Facial Moisturizing Lotion with SPF 30 or Cetaphil SPF 50 – depends on what I’m doing that day.
Apply primer/foundation etc.

Take a blob of coconut oil and smear it all over face – use facial wipe to remove make-up.
Wash face with CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser
Apply Luna Night Oil by Sunday Riley
Apply Good Genes by Sunday Riley (I’m only using this like 2 to 3 nights per week)
Apply Tidal by Sunday Riley

I change this up from time to time. I’m on a Sunday Riley kick right now, but prior to this I was using prescription strength .5% Retinol, which I get from my dermatologist. I’m thinking about alternating between that and the Luna Oil. I am also considering trading out either Tidal or the Dr. Botanicals for the Sunday Riley CEO.

But honestly, the biggest factor: stay out of the fucking sun. That shit is bad for your skin. And always wear your sunscreen. Oh and a hat. If I’m forced to be outside during the day, I wear sunscreen and a hat – always. I’m also using Heliocare as well now that it is sunny again.

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2 thoughts on “It’s good for my self-esteem…

  1. How the heck do you have time for all of this in the morning? Fuck, dude, I can barely get out of bed and make myself look somewhat presentable.

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