If I’m honest, an everyday skincare routine wasn’t something that I had until about 3 years ago. I thankfully never really had to deal with acne as a teenager, besides the occasional breakout (my mom has great skin, all the props to her!). And until a few years back I never used a cleanser for my face as most cleansing products were too much for my sensitive skin and would make me breakout.
However, when I was on the up from battling Lyme Disease and doing a lot of detoxing I started to have major breakout problems. All the detoxing that I was doing brought toxins to the surface of my skin, making me develop small red bumps all over my face. I was miserable! Having never really experienced skin issues I wasn’t quite sure what to do. I researched products that could help clear up my breakouts and started with some acne cleansers and got myself a Clarisonic, which cleared up those red bumps within a few weeks.
After a few months though, the bumps were completely gone and I felt that the acne cleanser I was using dried my skin out and made it look a bit dull. I started searching for a new cleanser to try out that would help maintain clear skin, clear up breakouts if I had any, and that was also more natural. After trying more than a few products I stumbled upon TULA and was hooked.
I initially started with their Discovery Kit which allowed me to test a variety of products in travel sizes before purchasing the full size. I love that I was able to try the products in smaller sizes first so I could see how my skin reacted.
I’m going on two years of using TULA and my skin has never looked or felt better! I’ve even had friends and family try it and fall in love too. I’m walking you through my step-by-step routine with my favorite TULA products below and giving my followers an exclusive discount code so they can try TULA for themselves.
Step 1: Cleanse
I always start my morning and bedtime routine with TULA’s Purifying Face Cleanser, using it with my Clarisonic. The scent is light and it makes my face feel so clean! I hate even going a few days without using it, so I make sure I stock up so as soon as I’m done with one I can open the next – it’s that good!
Step 2: pH Resurfacing Gel
I just added this pH Resurfacing Gel to my routine a few months back and immediately noticed a difference. Before doing so my skin looked rougher than before and this product helps with smoothness and restoring your skin back to it’s normal pH level. About two weeks after using my skin was noticeably smoother! I typically use this at night but sometimes double up and use it in the morning too.
Step 3: Illuminating Serum
It’s hard to pick a favorite, but this may be mine out of all the TULA products I use. This Illuminating Serum makes my skin look brighter and more well rested. Who doesn’t want that?! I lather this on morning and night and see a noticeable different in the brightness of my skin when I’m not using it.
Step 4: Mositurize
The reason I say it’s so hard to pick a favorite product is because really all of the TULA products are amazing. The Hydrating Day & Night Cream is light weight, has a refreshing scent, and is moisturizing without leaving me feeling greasy and looking oily a few hours later. Plus, it helps with smoothing fine lines and wrinkles. I even find myself smoothing this on a few times a day in the winter when my skin feels drier from the cold weather.
Step 5: Eye Cream
I started using the Revitalizing Eye Cream after looking at a picture of myself and noticing that I had developed more wrinkles under and at the corners of my eyes. I pat it on day and night after moisturizing to stay on top of fine lines and wrinkles that develop with age and it’s made a huge difference for me.
Optional Step: Exfoliating Treatment Mask
If you follow along with my Instagram Stories (@taramcquain) you probably have seen me donning a face mask a time or two. Once or twice a week I use this Exfoliating Treatment Mask to detoxify my skin and remove any deep set gunk from makeup usage. It has Vitamin E and jojoba oils that help leave your skin hydrated and refreshed without drying it out, like most face masks. This is a serious game changer! This is typically my first step on days that I use it, before cleansing.
If you’ve been on the fence about using TULA and their products, I highly highly recommend. It’s never to early to start taking care of your skin, I wish I would’ve started sooner!
Don’t forget to use the discount code TARAM15VIP for 15% off your entire purchase at TULA.com! And for a limited time when you purchase $75+ in TULA products (after discount) you will receive a $25 gift card reward.