Lacey’s Perspective: Skin Care

I have been struggling with my skin for a good chunk of my teen and young adult life. Now that my wedding is around the corner there is no time for experiments I need something that works… and I think I have found it.
One important part of my routine is a monthly facial that includes some variety of a peel to help resurface my skin. This has actually made more of a difference then I ever thought. The more consistently I go the more I see less scaring, discoloration, etc.
Lucky for me, BlueMercury reached out and asked if I would like to try their “You Glow Girl Facial“. As one easily persuaded by marketing, I had to give this remarkably adorable named facial a try.
Bluemercury spa treatment room
The facial was absolutely delicious. I actually walked out of the room glowing… no really. This is by far my new favorite facial. Also, lucky for my DC area readers, BlueMercury has opened a store in Alexandria, VA (600 King St. Alexandria, VA 23314) in addition to the two other DC locations.
After walking out of the room I knew I had to walk away with the m-61 Lip Scrub. It is fantastic on my dry winter lips. I highly recommend it.
M-61 Group Shot PREFERRED
Now let’s get to my daily routine. Before I share it, I want you to know that I found what works for me, but I  am by no means an expert and each persons skin reacts differently to different routines/products. My skin is classified as combination, sensitive skin.
ALP: Skin Care

Clarisonic Mia | Kiehl’s Facial Cleanser | Kiehl’s Rare Earth Deep Pore Masque | Kiehl’s Facial Cream | Kiehl’s Re-texturizing Micro-Dermabrasion

Daily: Clarisonic twice a day with the Facial Cleanser and moisturize with the Facial Cream at night.

Weekly: Once a week I use the Masque and Re-Texturizing Cream (not at the same time, of course).

The routine is actually very simple and I have started to realize that none of the really wacky, out-of-this-world face products work on my skin, my skin wants a simple, gentle routine.

I am still learning about my skin but am feeling more confident every day as I see changes. What is your routine and what works for you?


BlueMercury provided a complimentary facial and did not compensate me for my review. All other products mentioned and opinions are my own.


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3 thoughts on “Lacey’s Perspective: Skin Care

  1. Lindsey Durant

    Thank you for this awesome post! My skin is pretty normal but very sensitive to what I put on my face. Certain lotions turn my face red also since I’ve moved to DC its been drier and hard to not over grease trying to hydrate. I am still trying to figure out what is best for my skin but I will be trying out your suggestions :)