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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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 :)


I adore the Kiehl’s microdermabrasion as well. I’ve tried other products and there really is no other comparison. Thanks for sharing Lacey. And for the record….your skin looks gorgeous in all of your pics. :)

Have a great weekend!


Kiehl’s products are amazing! I love the simple routine as well.