Skin Care Routine for Normal-Oily Skin

FINALLY! It’s the time of year where the beauty and skincare obsessed are rejoicing from coast to coast as they celebrate the biggest event in beauty…. *drumroll please*

For many years, I shopped for my high end makeup and skin care products at a different cosmetic retailer, but once I discovered the convenience of being able to shop both drugstore brands AND luxury brands all in one place at ULTA Stores, I was hooked! The first time I walked into an ULTA location was when I was on vacation, and I remember being in complete awe and amazement when I first laid my eyes on all of the makeup, skincare, fragrances, brushes, hair products, brow studio stations, and big black mesh bags waiting for me to fill them.

Each year, ULTA hosts beauty’s biggest event by offering the 21 Days of Beauty Sale. Each day, a handful of top picks are up to 50% off, which is something hard to come by in this industry.

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Today I’m sharing with you my new skincare routine, with products that YOU can get ON SALE NOW from this event! Don’t wait though! If you see a product you’re interested in, get it TODAY before it runs out.

Recently I’ve been using the Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel with the ULTA Dual Action Cleansing Brush System to remove makeup and breakup any left over traces of foundation to make sure I get a deep clean. What I’ve found over the years is that just using a makeup wipe is never enough. Even if you use an entire makeup wipe (or 2!), try also using a cotton pad with witch hazel or another astringent across your face, and you’ll be shocked to see just how much makeup you’ve been leaving behind. This brush gets deep into my pores to make sure that there is nothing left lingering around once I head to bed to get my beauty sleep. The gel cleanser feels like a dream on my skin and works really hard to break up anything that I would have other wise unknowingly left behind.


After cleansing the skin, I’ll open up my pores by wrapping a warm washcloth around my face to prep for my mask. I LOVE using anything from Origins, including the Out of Trouble 10 Minute Mask To Rescue Problem Skin. Long name, but incredible product. As the name suggests, it is meant to use for just 10 minutes. I personally keep it on longer than that, but if you have sensitive skin, you may not want to. Since I do my face mask after I’ve cleansed, exfoliated, and opened up my pores, it allows the product to get right to my skin and go to work as soon as it is applied. This is how you will see the best results with any mask.

After I take off my mask with a warm washcloth (be gentle! You’ve already exfoliated, so be conscious of how hard you press your face with that cloth!), I do gentle extractions with this Clear Skin Tool. Be careful not to extract active breakouts and to be very gentle. I don’t do this every time because it’s not always needed. Leave the heavy-duty extractions to your esthetician at regular facial appointments!

To finish off, I use the Tarte Maracuja Oil. This stuff is a staple in my skincare routine, lasts forever, and has transformed my skin. I apply it generously to my whole face and bring any extra product down my neck. When I wake up in the mornings after using this product, my skin has a gorgeous youthful glow. Sometimes I’ll add a very thin layer of additional product to my skin in the morning to seep in again while I’m doing the first few things in my morning routine before starting to apply makeup. These are my best makeup days!

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