Lindsey Brooks Bell

I’m always on the lookout for new beauty products that can make my life simpler or make me feel prettier. I spend everyday with a camera in my face so making sure I look my best is important. I did a beauty video in June of last year, but have made some updates over the last few months that are seriously amazing. I have a ton of new suggestions so I’ve decided to split them up over a couple of posts. Today I am talking specifically about my skincare routine!

Philosophy Purity Made Simple One-Step Facial Cleanser

New Year, New Beauty Routine: SkincareGet it: Philosophy Purity Made Simple One-Step Facial Cleanser, 16 Ounces, $9-$64 (depending on size)

Let's start with the basis of my routine, this easy peezy one step cleanser. I use this in the morning and at night with my Clarisonic. Afterwards my skin feels clean and smooth. I feel like very simply, it cleans my face without any of the other crap. Pricey, but if you buy it in bulk you can save a little bit.

Clarisonic Mia 1

New Year, New Beauty Routine: SKINCAREGet it: Clarisonic Mia 1 Skin Cleansing System, White, $99

I've spoken a lot about my ever-growing love of my Clarisonic. This is a skin care necessity in my opinion. I had read a lot of conflicting views before I bought it that made me question spending the $130 (at the time) on this thing that cleans my face. The people who are vocal about their issues with Clarisonic are very vocal. Finally, after suffering multiple breakouts in early 2014 and seeing some of the comments on our YouTube vlogs (people are not nice sometimes), I was willing to try anything. I haven't looked back. I haven't had a single breakout since, and beyond that, I can count the number of blemishes that have developed on my face since start using this twice daily on one hand. There is a new version of device that just came out and I would love to try it, but will have to wait until my current Clarisonic bites the dust before spending upwards of $250 on a new one. Love, love, love this thing.

Karuna Brightening Face Mask

New Year, New Beauty Routine: SKINCAREGet it: Karuna Karma Kit, $28

I have grown to really love face masks. I usually try two or three different ones a month. Karuna makes different kinds, targeting different things that you want to change in your skin. I like them all. My skin always feels and looks amazing afterwards.

Olay Moisturizer

New Year, New Beauty Routine: SKINCAREGet it: Olay Complete All Day Moisturizer With Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 15 - Sensitive, 4 fl. Oz., $6.94

I have oily skin, but with patches of dry spots. I am starting to notice fine lines, but still, as recently as last year, had crazy issues with acne. It's been hard to find something that balances all that. This moisturizer works well with my skin, has SPF in it and is inexpensive. I mix this daily with my makeup base. Originally it was going on a little thick and looking cakey. So I mix it with a little moisturizer to make it go on smoother. It's like creating my own tinted moisturizer that I can decide how much coverage it has over my skin.

Neutrogena Makeup Remover

New Year, New Beauty Routine: SKINCAREGet it: Neutrogena Cosmetics Makeup Remover, 3.8 oz, $4.92

The majority of my life I've just washed my face at night, gotten off whatever makeup I could, woke up the next day, tried to get the rest and just put new stuff on over the old stuff. Full makeup removal was a step I just didn't have time for. Now, with having to vlog, sometimes before I have full face on, I would rather have a completely clean slate than be filming myself with raccoon eyes so I've started taking it off. I don't splurge on anything crazy. Neutrogena's Makeup Remover does the job and the price is right.

Skincare is something that is super personal. I like trying new products and I've found that it's sometimes best to try the pricier option to see the best results. Lucky for us though, there are also some great everyday options that save time and money. Hopefully, I've helped you find something new that works for you. Tomorrow we'll talk makeup!

Much Love, Lindsey

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