My skincare routine is always changing with the occasional can’t-live-without-staples or tried-and-trues that come back into rotation. It always contains my skincare basics: cleanser, toner, eye cream and moisturizer. I like to use one cleanser in the morning and a different one for at night. In the morning I want a gentle cleanse since I’m not removing layers of make-up like I am at night.
The advertisers love to promote the idea that you have the power to shrink your pore size. Before you spend another cent on buying into this myth let me save you the trouble.
“You cannot change your pore size no matter how expensive the product.”
I don’t want to dash your hopes completely so I will tell you what you can do. You can minimize the appearance of the pores. Once a pore gets clogged with sebum (oil) the skin around it stretches. You cannot reverse the effects of clogged pores which is why it’s so important to keep your skin as cleansed as possible.
How do you prep your skin for all of that lovely make-up? Most blogs focus on the beauty that goes on after your skincare routine, but I’m interested in the blank canvas. It may seem simple, but it can be as simple or as complicated as your needs are or as you want it to be. Here is what my definition of a “basic routine” includes:
- Eye cream
- Moisturizer a.m. Night Cream/Serum/Oil p.m.
Welcome to Percy & Peaches. I am so inspired to be using my knowledge and passion for skincare with you gals (and guys). There is a lot of misinformation out there and my hope for you is that you will be able to use this site to answer all of your skincare questions and to also help you decide which products to splurge on and which to save. There is an amazing amount of skincare out there and it’s not always clear which products are right for you. As you get to know your skin better it makes it much easier to narrow down what works for you and what doesn’t. I’ll also make myself available to answer all of your skincare questions directly. To learn a little more about your author please visit my “About” page.