3/25/2015

MY CLEANSER, TONER, MOISTURIZER (CTM) ROUTINE

To be honest, until recently, there was no T in my CTM, and on those lazy days i would even skip the M. What can i say i lead a simple life. I have been dealing with acne issues this past year, its frustrating and at times very depressing. So naturally, i have made it a priority to take care of my skin this year, or at least follow a regular skincare routine. Now that my skin is behaving(touchwood), i am all the more invested in my daily CTM routine.
In the morning, first off i cleanse my face with Aveeno Ultra Calming foaming cleanser. I have been using this cleanser for quite sometime now, currently on my third bottle, love it. Then i apply this amazing toner Thayers Original Aloe Vera Witch Hazel with a cotton ball. Once the toner dries, i take a dollop of Trader Joe's Nourish face moisturizer and gently massage it on my face and neck. Love this moisturizer, its light and oil-free. Just started with my second bottle and its super cheap when you buy directly from the TJ's store instead of amazon or ebay.
I repeat this routine again at night right before going to bed. And to deal with dry skin, i recently bought the Neutrogena Hydro Boost water gel, and switched this as my face moisturizer at nights. I get lazy some days even now. On those days, i just skip the cleanser. Give my face a good wipe with the toner, apply my moisturizer, and i am done!

Do you follow CTM routine everyday? What are your favorite products? Let me know in the comments, would love to know about more products.

Product links: Aveeno Ultra Calming Foaming Cleanser, Thayers Original Aloe Vera Witch Hazel, Trader Joe's Nourish Facial Moisturizer, Cotton Balls, Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel

Thanks for reading!

xo
Hems
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12 comments:

  1. Great products!

    Mel
    www.girlandthepolkadot.com

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  2. heard great things about that toner!

    http://heyprettything.com

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    1. Its great, transformed my skin totally..love using it..

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  3. I do CTM! It was hard when I first started doing all three steps, but once I got used to doing it, I can't sleep well at night if I skip it (and usually end up getting up and washing my face and going through the routine anyway). I have also added oils/serums to my routine, just before my moisturizer. It is a game changer!
    xx
    Jenny // Mish Mosh Makeup

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    1. I feel the same way now..guess we are creatures of habit uh? :)

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  4. I use Thayer's toner as well (the rose petal one) and it is amazinggg. I just discovered it not too log ago but it has done wonders!
    Enclothed Cognition

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    1. I will have to try that next. And tell me about it :)

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  5. Great products! I do CTM as well - using Shiseido Extra Creamy Cleansing Foam, Dr. Hauschka Facial Toner & Dr. Hauschka Melissa Day Cream ♥

    simply-mode.com

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    1. Heard some good things about the Shiseido cleanser. Thanks for reading!

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  6. Lovely post! The T in CTM doesn't exist in my routine, alas! But I will try and incorporate it. I trust the Body Shop Tea Tree cleanser, helps reducing the spots. :)
    www.myfadeddenim.com

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    1. I had to include it to battle with my acne issues. You don't need it if your skin is behaving well. And TBS cleanser sounds great, will try it soon.

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