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Skincare · January 30, 2020

How to Build a Glowy Clean Skincare Routine | Birchbox

As a baseline, I follow Birchboxs Good Skin Fundamentals guide to help structure my skincare routine. For healthy, happy skin, we recommend following these steps daily both morning and at night.

Step 1: Cleanse
Whether youve never used a cleansing oil or youre a devoted fan like me, this one is a must-try. One Love Organics Botanical B Enzyme Cleansing Oil](https://www.birchbox.com/product/32622/one-love-organics-vitamin-b-enzyme-cleansing-oil) is a true multi-tasker: it removes makeup, cleanses, and gently exfoliates all at the same time. My favorite part? It smells incredible -- likely from the papaya seed oil. Massage a couple of pumps into dry skin first, add a little water to emulsify it, then rinse.

Step 2: Treat
This can be the most fun and effective step in your daily routine. There are so many amazing formats, textures and formulas to try, so its tough to narrow them down. A tried-and-true favorite is Sunday Riley C.E.O 15% Vitamin C Brightening Serum, which contains 15% ultra-stable, advanced vitamin c. This product works hard: it brightens, lightens dark spots and any discoloration, and plumps the skin. Instant pick-me-up!

Depending on what you use for a daily treatment and the other products in your routine, incorporate an exfoliator 1-3x a week. This will help resurface the skin and unclog pores, which will keep your skin looking healthy and bright. Im a big fan of the Sand & Sky Australian Pink Clay - Flash Perfection Exfoliating Treatment. Consider it a flash facial you can do in the shower -- just apply to damp skin and leave it on while washing your hair, then massage it in for deeper exfoliation (you can simply rinse it off if your skin is on the sensitive side).

Step 3: Moisturize
One of my favorite discoveries through Birchbox has been Acure. They create easy-to-understand, good-for-you formulas that are affordable. The cica and argan oil in Acures Brightening Day Cream protect against environmental damage and even out skin tone. For some extra love for your eyes and lips, add in Balance Me Wonder Eye Cream and Dr. Lipp Nipple Balm. Both are Birchbox cult-favorites.

Bonus! At night, either sub in or layer on a nourishing face oil to help support your skin while you sleep. Im loving Pais Rosehip Bioregenerate Oil -- its new to our shop and you only need 2-3 drops for an instant glow.

Step 4: Protect
SPF is your best defense against aging skin. COOLA Full Spectrum 360 Sun Silk Drops SPF 30 is lightweight and versatile, it can be worn on its own or mixed into your foundation, BB/CC cream, or tinted moisturizerjust dont forget to apply it to your [neck, chest, and hands too[(https://www.birchbox.com/guide/article/places-people-forget-to-apply-sunscreen). Skip this at nightno need for SPF when youre heading to bed!

As a final step, one of my favorite ways to amp up radiant skin is by applying rms living luminizer to cheekbones, the corners of your eyes, cupids bow, bridge of your nose (and anywhere else) for a beautiful, dewy sheen. Sometimes I even use this under my eyes instead of concealer.

Dont forget to have fun experimenting with your skincare routine and check out Clean at Birchbox for more amazing clean beauty picks!

Author

Madelyne