My Current Skincare Routine

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Skincare is extremely important to me.  Maintaining a good skincare regimen is imperative especially if you wear makeup.  When your skin is at it’s best your makeup applies easier and looks better.

Steps to my skincare routine:

1. Cleanse:  I use SheaMoisture African Black Soap.  It’s an organic black solid soap that lathers extremely well and even removes makeup.  It doesn’t leave my skin feeling dry and lacking moisture.  It retails for around $5 so it’s an absolute steal considering how long it lasts.  I started using it in April and I’m still using the same bar of soap.  I use the soap with my Vitagoods Spin for Perfect Skin brush– use the code BeautyC33 for a 70% discount.

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2. Tone:  I use Witch Hazel as a toner.  Toner is essential because it restores your skin’s ph balance and removes any traces of makeup that were left behind.

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3. Moisturize:  I use Josie Maran Argan Oil Light.  It’s a beauty oil that really moisturizes my skin and it only takes two or three drops for my entire face.  Additionally, if I’m going out to be out in the sun, I use Equate Complete Beauty Lotion SPF 15 over top.

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Additional steps:

  • A few times a week I’ll use masks and do chemical peels.
  • About every other day I do a chemical peel.  I use Peter Thomas Roth Unwrinkle Peel Pads.  They are great at removing the top layer of skin and helping improve the texture.  They also help fade and scars or post acne marks.

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  • I alternate between the Cucumber Gel Mask and Rose Stem Cell Bio-Repair Gel Mask whenever I feel like I need to refresh my skin or I have any blemishes.  They really help sooth your skin and provide a nice cooling effect.  I feel like the masks also help clear up blemishes.
  • The Pumpkin Enzyme Mask is technically a mask.  However, it’s more like a chemical peel in my opinion because it provides a slight burning sensation and exfoliates your skin extremely well.  I usually only use this mask once a week since it’s so intense.

Review of Vitagoods Spin for Perfect Skin Brush System

 

Spin for Perfect Skin featuring the exfoliating brush head.

Spin for Perfect Skin featuring the exfoliating brush head.

I’m absolutely in love with my new Spin for Perfect Skin Brush System by Vitagoods.  Keep in mind that I also own a Clarisonic Mia2 and I feel that the Spin for Perfect Skin is pretty comparable.  (I will do a comparison between the two in the future after I’ve been using it for a longer amount of time).  The Vitagoods brush system requires four AA batteries and is waterproof so it can be used in the shower, which is extremely convenient in my opinion.  It is available in black, gray, and purple.  Of course I chose the most feminine color–purple.

On the back of the box, the system claims to:

  • Remove more makeup and dirt than manual cleansing.
  • Leave skin  feeling and looking smoother and more radiant.
  • Remove th impurities and dead skin that keeps creams and serums from working their best.
  • Gentle enough to use twice a day.
  • Reduce oily areas, dry skin patches and blemishes.
  • Minimize the appearance of visible pores and fine lines.
  • Safe for sensitive skin.
  • Recommended for use with any non-abrasive cleanser.
  • Waterproof for all around use in the shower or bath.
  • Use with your favorite skin products.

First off, the system comes with four different brush heads.  The first one is a regular facial brush, which is the brush head I’ve been using most often.  I find that it’s super soft and is really gentle on the skin.

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Regular facial brush.

The next brush head is the exfoliating facial brush.  It’s bristles are more densly packed than the regular face brush.  This brush is great for getting a really deep clean and exfoliating away any dead skin.   I would only use the exfoliating brush about once a week just because I wouldn’t want to overdo it and over-exfoliate my skin.

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Exfoliating facial brush.

Next, we have the body brush.  It’s rather large which is great because it covers are large surface area.  As with the other brush heads, the bristles on the body brush are soft but effective at cleansing the skin.  After using this brush in the shower, my skin feels super smooth and my body oils/moisturizers soak in really well.

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Body brush.

The last removable head is the pumice stone.  This is awesome because it’s great at helping remove any rough areas on your feet.

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Pumice stone.

Overall, I really love this system.  It really does remove excess makeup that is left behind by manual face cleansing.  It’s scary to think that for years and years I haven’t been removing every trace of makeup.  Also, I think this cleansing system has a great slim shape and is comfortable to hold.  The only possible con I can seem to think of for this system is the fact that it doesn’t come with the first set of batteries but honestly, I don’t think it’s a big deal because most people usually have AA batteries laying around the house.

The Spin for Perfect Skin by Vitagoods can be purchased off of www.vanityplanet.comUse the code BeautyC33 for a 70% discount!  The final cost will be $30.00 and includes free shipping to the United States and Canada.  The regular retail price is $99.99.