My 7 Step Skin Care Routine (& at-home facial) feat. Youth To The People

Let’s talk skincare. A consistent routine that works for your skin is essential. For instance, my esthetician once told a friend to not wash her face when she wakes up + to just moisturize (I was initially shook!) — the reason for this is that she has dry skin, not washing her face in the am allows her skin to produce the oil it needs without stripping it. Makes sense, right? My point is, everyone’s skin is different + what works for me may not work for you.

My recent obsession for glowing skin? Youth To The People, specifically their Yerba Mate Resurfacing Facial treatment.

youth to the people at home routine

// 7 Steps to Glowing Skin

  1. Cleanser
  2. Toner
  3. Serum
  4. Eye Cream
  5. Spot Treatment
  6. Moisturizer (or night cream)
  7. Sunscreen

// My Current Skin Faves

1. Youth To The People Superfood Antioxidant Cleanser

This gentle cleanser is perfect for every day. I am obsessed with the natural earthy smell. It’s formulated with cold-pressed antioxidants – kale, spinach, + green tea – to give your skin the ultimate cleanse.

Get it here.

2. Youth To The People Adaptogen Soothe + Hydrate Activated Mist

First + foremost, can we take a minute to highlight their packaging? As someone with a design background, I am obsessed. Not only does YTTP look stunning on your bathroom counter, but additionally all their products here come in glass reusable containers + are SO cute for repurposing. Their attention to detail is appreciated + recognized, this little powerhouse is fabulous because the nozzle is PERFECTION, the mist comes out in a very fine mist. It’s refreshing + packed with antioxidant-rich adaptogens, hyaluronic acid, + soothing peptides. They describe it as a serum in a mist. YES PLS!!

3. Youth To The People Superfood Firm + Brighten Serum

2 pumps, rub/pat into your face + you’ll be waking up with that dewy glow. I love this serum because it contains a potent youth complex of peptides, age-defying antioxidants, illuminating vitamin C, + hydrating cross-linked hyaluronic acid, which means brighter plumper skin!

4.) PERRICONE MD Vitamin C Ester Brightening Eye Serum

Ok so I am not using an eye cream right now…I definitely should be but I typically just put on this vitamin C serum. It’s one of those products that when you stop using, people notice. The little bottle lasts FOREVER too.

5.) Glossier The Treat + Perfect Duo: Solution + Zit Stick

I use a the solution religiously, as soon as I see a blemish forming I reach for the Solution, apply it with a cotton pad + I almost always catch it. If not, Zit Stick it.

Solution: a chemical exfoliator that uses a 10% blend of skincare acids to “unglue” dead skin and sweep it away, so your complexion appears smoother, softer, + brighter

Zit Stick: an on-the-go pen (made with 5% Benzoyl Peroxide) designed to clear pimples quickly + gently

6. Youth To The People Adaptogen Deep Moisture Cream

I love this cream, especially when my skin is on the drier side. It is a deeply hydrating moisturizer with superior plant extracts. It’s also great for sensitive skin.

7.) Glossier Invisible Shield Sunscreen

If you’re moisturizer doesn’t have sunscreen in it I definitely recommend this one! Makeup with SPF is not enough. I like this one because it’s super light.

// Weekly Regimen

1.) Exfoliant
2.) Lip Mask
3.) Eye Patches

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1. Youth To The People Yerba Mate Resurfacing Energy Facial

When YTTP first reached out to me I wasn’t sure what to expect from this exfoliant. Now I know it’s a game-changer. The perfect at-home remedy to uneven skin.

⋒ breaks down dead skin cells with active enzymes, papaya, + pineapple 
⋒ sustainable micro-exfoliants bamboo + diatomaceous earth smooth skin texture
⋒ highly-caffeinated extracts, yerba mate + guayusa, amplify the process for energized + invigorated skin

This dual-action microdermabrasion facial breaks down dead skin cells with active enzymes, papaya, and pineapple, while sustainable micro-exfoliants bamboo and diatomaceous earth smooth skin texture. Amplified by highly caffeinated extracts, yerba mate and guayusa, this two-minute facial energizes and invigorates. 


2. LANEIGE Lip Sleeping Mask

I first discovered this mask in a tiny little sample from Sephora, after that I was hooked, the pink one smells AMAZING AF! Hot Tip: I put it on on overnight flights to moisturize + plump my lips upon arrival.

The mask is enriched with vitamin C + antioxidants, with exclusive Moisture Wrap™ technology it helps to lock in moisture, hyaluronic acid + other active ingredients.

Pink (my fave)

3. Patchology Night + Day Miracle Eye Duo Set

Patchology’s Miracle Eye Duo offers day/night treatments for around-the-clock amazing eyes.

⋒ MORNING: Caffeine + Hydrolyzed Collagen in the Rejuvenating Eye Gels tackle puffiness/deliver a dose of essential moisture to the undereye area
⋒ NIGHT: Retinol + Peptides go to work on dark circles + fine lines

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