Bridal Face Routine


For most of my life, I committed a lot of skin sins. I slept in makeup. I used foaming cleanser [don’t do it!!! It literally strips your face off.] And I never moisturized. Ever. [My brilliant mind thought that would cause breakouts.]

But a year ago I really started to be kind to my face. I learned you started aging at 23 [the horror] and decided I didn’t want to have to fix what Jesus gave me with 500 trips a week to the beauty counter at Neimans by the time I was 30.

The past year I have learned what works, what doesn’t and how to properly feed my skin. So of course when I got engaged I willingly took that opportunity to update my skin routine. I’m sure my debit card was like, “Your face is fine. Stop it. I don’t want to go to Sephora anymore.” But I told it to stop it.

Your twenties are a confusing time. You start to see some fine lines. One product wrong and you get a lovely week-long breakout. I knew my main concern was glowing skin. I wanted to be makeup free on my honeymoon and not worry that I looked as dull as a file folder. [Because let’s be honest, that’s the color of my skin.] If you’re wanting a glow for summer, or to just treat your skin here’s my current routine!

1. Cleanse, Baby. Cleanse

I use First Aid Beauty Cleanser to scrub off all the nastiness that gets on my face during the day. If my mascara was a little heavy for the day I use coconut oil to take it off first. 🙂 This cleanser leaves my skin so soft, so if I’m lazy and don’t do the rest of the steps I don’t feel too, too guilty! PSA: be careful around your eyes. I have really sensitive eyes so if you have a lot of mascara on I would clean it off with coconut oil first!

2. Radiate

These are crack. For your face. It’s a toner that brightens your skin, but it is free of any chemicals that would irritate sensitive skin. You don’t peel or turn red, you just wake up with a Sleeping Beauty glow!

3. Serum

The First Aid Facial Radiance Serum evens any discoloration or sun spots you may have! My skin is really susceptible to pealing with my autoimmune order and if I peel my skin is a little red for a few weeks, but this clears it up immediately!

4. Eye Cream

Eye cream is forgotten all the time, but is the first place most women start age! But because I’m only 23 I hate investing in something that I won’t see the results for awhile. This Bare Minerals eye balm goes on cracked lips, eczema, broken skin, etc! It moisturizes your eye area to prevent fine lines and adds some volume so you don’t get deep, dark circles!

5. Moisturize

Moisturizer is where I like to splurge and have fun. It always seems to last the longest [so I don’t feel guilty!] and it stays on my face consistently. For the past month and a half I’ve been using the Cellular Renewal Complex Moisturizer from Bellatorra. If you go online and read reviews there is a lot of science based on their time release formula, etc. etc. I’ll give you the SparkNotes. This product has a plant stem cell that while slowing down your skin’s aging process, it teaches your skin to repair itself. Have uneven skin tone? Fixes it. Acne scars? Fixes it. Peeling skin? Done. However, I was most impressed with it’s ability to not only fill your face but give it a healthy glow. Each morning I woke up I felt like my skin felt really plump, but my complexion looked amazing. Like I’d slept for 48 hours and someone spray tanned me in the middle of the night. You can purchase here.

I’m starting a little facial routine this week, too, that I can’t wait to share! We can buy all the bronzer in the world, but of course the most important way to keep your sweet baby skin God gave you is by drinking lots of water and keeping a consistent face routine! What are some of your favorite products to give you a glow? Have you tried any of these?

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  1. Kelcie wrote:

    Quick question! What face moisturizer would you use if you couldn’t afford that one! Looks incredible but I just don’t think it’s in the budget right now! Also would say you have oily or dry skin? I

    Published 12 May 15Reply
    • Katey wrote:

      Hi!! I have normal skin! 🙂 But I have also used First Aid Beauty moisturizers before and they are amazing!

      Published 12 May 15Reply
      • Kelcie wrote:

        Thank you! Love your blog 🙂

        Published 12 May 15Reply
  2. Suzy wrote:

    This post is exactly what I’ve been looking for recently. I never knew how poorly I was taking care of my face until a couple weeks ago, but with all the products out there I wasn’t sure where to even start. My number one problem was finding moisturizer so I’m definitely going to try out Bellatora!

    Published 12 May 15Reply
  3. Amanda wrote:

    I’ve also been using FAB (what a great name) and love how gentle they products are for my sensitive skin.

    XO Strawberry Chic

    Published 12 May 15Reply
  4. I am such a big fan of first aid beauty products! I use their Daily Moisture Cream like its my job and it is so amazing!! I’ve never tried their serum before so thanks for introducing me to something new! Have a great day!

    Morgan Paige
    My Gorgeous Chaos

    Published 12 May 15Reply
  5. Lindsey wrote:

    Just curious which steps you do in the morning and which steps you do at night? Or do you it all morning and night? Thanks for sharing doll 🙂 BBPB

    Published 12 May 15Reply
  6. Jessica wrote:

    I recently discovered First Aid Beauty at Sephora and their products are amazing!

    Published 12 May 15Reply
  7. Catherine wrote:

    If we are talking about anti-aging, sunscreen is a really important step to include in your daily skin care routine..any dermatologist would agree!

    Published 12 May 15Reply
  8. Rebecca wrote:

    What products do you recommend for dry hair? I color my hair blonde… and it breaks!! I need something that’ll repair and smooth 🙂 Thanks

    Published 12 May 15Reply
  9. Nina wrote:

    Oh my gosh! I JUST bought Cerave Foaming Cleanser too…but if Katey says no, then I must say no! Great post – skincare is so important and I feel like so many people forget about it. Definitely going to give the BM eye cream a try too!


    Published 13 May 15Reply
  10. Katelyn wrote:

    “…dull as a file folder” – Haha that made me crack up! You are too funny! Keep it up, girl! 🙂

    Published 13 May 15Reply
  11. kristen wrote:

    I swear by Clinique’s Skin Tone Correcting Moisturizer — only $50 a container and has made my skin gorgeous. I had the most terrible acne scars and now I’m not even afraid to leave the house without foundation on!

    Published 19 May 15Reply
  12. Kylie Mauer wrote:

    Love all of these First Aid Beauty products!! They have a 30% off order code right now: FABULOUS

    Published 17 Aug 15Reply