Maegan Griffin’s Daily Skin Care Routine

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Maegan Griffin’s Daily Skin Care Routine

I recently shared my thoughts on balance and how I try to adhere to an “80/20” lifestyle. Today I’d like to share my daily routine, including the essential skin care, makeup and hair products I can’t live without. As a business owner and a mom of two young children, balance is something I’m always striving for, but I’ve got my daily routine down!

Morning Routine: Skin Care

On mornings that I exercise, I wash my face with water and apply Youth Serum before my favorite Yoga Sculpt class at CorePower Yoga. After class, I start my usual morning skin care routine.

First, I cleanse with Papaya Enzyme Cleanser or Gentle Soothing Cleanser. I switch between these because I have combination skin — the Papaya is great for all skin types and the Gentle is best for dry, sensitive to normal skin — so I alternate between both depending on my mood.

After patting my face dry, I swipe a Clarifying Pad over my face, making sure to give an extra swipe in T-zone, where my skin tends to be more oily. Next, I gently pat our Youth Eye Complex around the eye area. Like our Youth Serum, the Youth Eye Complex absorbs quickly (which is ideal if you’re about to apply makeup).

Once I’ve allowed the combination of salicylic acid, glycolic acid and botanical extracts from the Clarifying Pad to fully absorb into my skin, I dispense one dropper of Youth Serum into hands and then massage onto my face, neck and décolletage with upward strokes to hydrate and plump skin. You’ll notice that I always use Youth Serum in the AM and PM immediately after cleansing and toning — this is why we call Youth Serum one of Skin Pharm’s hero products!

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As soon as my Youth Serum has absorbed, I put one dropper of Glow Factor into my hand and smooth onto my face with upward strokes to brighten skin tone and replenish skin (that gentle tingling feeling lets me know the vitamin C, vitamin E and ferulic acid are working to make my skin glow). On days when I feel like I need more hydration (especially during dry winter months when my skin feels parched from running the heat), I apply Face Whip, our luxurious yet lightweight moisturizer, after serums to nourish my skin with ceramides and hyaluronic acid. We get a lot of questions about what order to apply products, so remember that moisturizers like Face Whip always come after serums.If you know me, you know that the last — and, arguably, most important — step is SPF. In warmer, humid summer months I prefer Sheer Defense SPF. In colder, drier winter months, I swap for 100% Mineral Tinted SPF. Both offer a light tint that enhances my natural skin tone and protects from sun exposure.

Morning Routine: Makeup and Hair Products

When you’re happy with the way your skin looks, you don’t need to wear much makeup. With the tinted SPF serving as my “base,” I add a coat of Lancome Grandiose Extreme Mascara in Intense Black. I don’t wear lipstick every day, but when I do my go-to is Tom Ford Lip Color Matte Lipstick in Pussycat (04).

A few of my other staples include AmLactin Daily Moisturizing Body Lotion, which contains 12% lactic acid to gently exfoliate skin while providing hydration. I’m a big fan of Kevin Murphy Killer.Curls, especially when humidity is lower in the winter months, as this formula has fights frizz while defining curls with moisture. (Yes, it’s totally acceptable to have effortless beach waves any time of year!). Lastly, I love Aesop Deodorant, an aluminum-free spray that can handle a hot yoga class or anything else that life throws at you during the day.

Evening Routine: Skin Care

If I exercise in the evening, I gently cleanse before class with an Ursa Major Essential Face Wipe (these are great wipes to gently remove makeup before you do your evening skin care routine, or if you exercise midday or after work) and hydrate with Youth Serum. When prepping for bed, I cleanse with the Papaya Cleanser or Gentle Soothing Cleanser to remove SPF and makeup before applying products.

On evenings when I exercise after work, I usually use a Clarifying Pad after cleansing for a deeper treatment (oily skin types may already be using these twice a day). Next, I apply Youth Serum (the same way I did in the AM). Once that has absorbed, I apply Night Watch or a prescription retinoid depending on how much I want to exfoliate. I focus application on areas of the face where I have melasma, or discolored patches, on my forehead and cheeks.

 

I then apply Youth Eye Complex, gently patting around the eye area just like in the AM, and Face Whip to nourish and rehydrate skin overnight.

Two or three times a week, I use our Clarifying Brightening Polish to exfoliate (be sure to be gentle when using this powerful exfoliator) and I also add the Epionce Enriched Firming Mask on evenings when I feel like I need more hydration. (Yes, this is the same mask that we love for long flights, road trips, Netflix marathons on the couch, etc.)

You’ll notice that the general rule is to let each product fully absorb into your skin before you apply the next one — it’s really that simple!

If you have questions about which products are best for you, give us a call at (615) 582-6726 (Nashville office) or (404) 314-4545 (Atlanta office) or book an appointment here.

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