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Are you following the same skin care routine you've had since you were a teenager? It's OK to admit it -- lots of us fall into skin care ruts. But as your skin ages and the seasons change, it's a good idea to reassess your complexion: Are the powerful cleansers of your oily teens too drying now? Is it time to add anti-aging products into the mix?

One way to plump up skin and stave off wrinkles is to apply a serum between cleansing and moisturizing. Want to try one for free? We're giving Nature's Gate Borage Serum to 25 lucky readers. The serum contains ingredients like cassava extract, which promotes firmer skin, and it's free of ingredients like parabens, pthalates, and petrolatum.

To enter, just answer this question in the comments section: What is your daily skin-care routine?

Plus, nominate your must-have skin-care products for the Whole Living Healthy Skin Awards. Just for telling us about your favorite products, you'll be entered for a chance to win a two-night all-inclusive trip for two to the luxe Miraval Resort and Spa in Arizona.

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Comments (131)

  • wash face in shower, moisturize with spf, foundation, go!

  • I have been usind Clinique Three Step for over two years...Im ready for a change!!!

  • I just wash my face in the shower. During the winter I use a clinique moisturizer.

  • I wash, moisturize and use toner in the morning and night.

  • Organics citrus face wash, Dr. Weil serum, organic moisturizer with sunscreen.

  • I just wash my face with Ivory soap and latter with some Johnson and Johnson baby lotion. Simple and less work to do in the morning!

  • Wash face using Noxema (like I've been doing since I was a teenager!) and then I moisturize. That's about it for my routine.

  • I have been using Origins products for 20 years.My favorite product is the foundation.

  • Wash, cold water rinse and moisturizer w/ SPF 30. Night cream at night .

  • Wash with a foaming cleanser,apply toner and when skin is still damp, apply a really good moisturizer and use spot treatment as needed.

  • quick wash, toner and moisturizer! then coffee ;)

  • At night, wash with Clinique #2 soap. Occasionally exfoliate with almond scrub, or use African Black Soap. Spray with rose toner, then massage with argan oil. In the morning, rinse with water, spray with rose toner, then Shiseido moisturizer, then makeup. Once in a while on weekends use clay masque for whole face, or Kiehl's astringent Rare Earth for T-zone.

  • Cleanse, tone, moisturize. Exfoliate 2x a week and use a mask 1x per week

  • Good hydration, sesame oil massage, gentle cleansing and moisturizing

  • Avalon Gardens facial cleansing milk, witch hazel to tone followed by Avalon gardens daily moisturizer.

  • My daily skin care routine consists of a morning and evening wash, tone, serum then moisturizer. Along with drinking plenty of water throughout the day to clear out my pores!! It's a must!!

  • Was face with baking soda in the shower, moisturize with coconut oil and I'm done!

  • I wash my face with my home made face scrub ( honey, tumeric powder and olive oil and as my moisturizer I use olive oil again keeps face nice and smooth

  • Apricot Scrub and a light moisturizer.

    (These are the same steps as my husband; I may need to re-evaluate my current routine!)

    Every once in a while, a mint face mask.

    And I drink LOTS of water and eat as much fruits and veggies (mostly spinach) as possible!

  • I wash and moisturize in the morning and try to remember to wash in the evening.

  • My daily routine is after I shower, I pat dry my face and put on Olay Daily Moisturizer SPF 30. And then I am ready to go!

  • Morning and evening: First I wash my face with water and then I take my selfmade rosewater. After that i put some cream on my face Weleda (Amande). My favorite is definitley my selfmade rosewater :)

  • I wash my face with a clean white washcloth (no soap) and apply moisturizer three times a day!

  • I've been washing my face with St. Ive's Green Tea scrub because it doesn't seem too harsh... I definitely need to look into making my own scrub because I want something good for the environment and me!

  • I wash in the mornings with one of my three washes. I'll sprinkle some baking soda on too if I want a little polishing action. The use a 15spf moisturizer. Nighttime is a hit or miss with the washing. If i do then I follow with a nighttime moisturizer.

  • Cleanse, exfoliate gently, toner, moisturize, sunscreen and make up.

  • I use a vitamin C serum and SUNSCREEN. Wish I had started doing this as a younger woman! Better late than never.

  • I wash in the morning, moisturize w/SPF& use eye cream. I wash before my workout in the afternoon. I wash before bedtime and use a serum, night cream and eye cream.

  • Wash with Yardley oatmeal soap and apply pure Shea butter for moisturizo

  • Wash with Yardley oatmeal soap and apply pure Shea butter for moisturizing.

  • Wash, toner (water and apple cider vinegar), serum, Between you and the moon eye gel, moisturizer...

  • I wash my face in the shower with olive oil soap then use St. Ives apricot scrub for larger pore areas. I then use a gel moisturizer. In the evening I do the same olive oil soap and gel moisturizer.

  • I wash my face in the shower with Zum facial cleanser. When I'm out of the shower I add Zum toner to an organic cotton ball and rub it over my face. I follow that with Zum facial oil. Then, I'm ready for the day! :D

    I save exfoliating for every Saturday. ^_^

  • Wash and moisturize!

  • I use face soap in the shower and origins VitsZing mosrizer after.

  • Wash my face in the shower, use spf moisturizer, foundation and out the door. I love my Nature's Gate face wash.

  • Wash face morning and night then moisturize.

  • I wash my face with face wash in the shower and then moisturize after.

  • Just use water to wash. At night I put raw honey and grapeseed oil on my face.

  • I wash my face with tomato soap, then apply witch hazel afterward. I am in my mid-30s, so this method may not work for me when I get older. :(

  • My daily skincare routine starts with a gentle and creamy cleanser that is suitable for dry skin. I put on a pump of Badger's Damascus Rose Antioxidant Face Oil. It's a great oil and saturates my face and neck area. If I need more moisture, I sometimes put a drop of Organic Argan Oil on my face. I don't really add toners to my regime because I think my face is cleansed and hydrated after my ritual. I do the same at night, but during the day, I use my handy-dandy Badger Sunscreen Face Stick to protect myself from harmful UV Rays!

  • I guess you can see from my above comment, I'm crazy in love with Badger's Antioxidant Face Oil. I would definitely recommend it for a Whole Living Healthy Skin Award!

  • Would love to try--looks like a great product!

  • Clarisonic!

  • wash am in shower with soap, moisturize face cream and uv protection. ps wash soap and night moisturizer

  • Pretty much just wash face in shower with whatever non-toxic face was I have... usually whatever is on sale at our Mother Earth store. :) Would love to try this!!!

  • I wash with a tomato based soap, use a toner to help clear up my skin, and then moisturize.

  • I wash/exfoliate with a toxin free cleanser, tone with witch hazel, and moisturize. I have sensitive skin that's oily, yet prone to flaking. I would love to see what this product can do!

  • Wash my face with soap with water. Daily moisturizer and lots of water. I wanna try the serum!

  • Wash with natural face wash, moisturize with SPF lotion. Probably should be starting to be proactive against aging. Interested in trying this product!

  • wash face with Aveeno or Yes to Tomatoes face wash, apply Aveeno moisturizer/sunscreen.

  • I use to be rigorous, but have gotten a bit lazy lately.

    Coconut oil soap, occasional vinegar, mud mask, occasional baking soda scrub, moisturize with coconut oil and Shea butter. If having a hormone break out- apple cider vinegar to tone and treat with tea tree oil.

    Would love to win. I have a borage plant and I've looked into skin care with it before.

  • shower, eye cream, face moisturizer.....

  • Just water in the morning with a Norwex facecloth. Dr. Bronner's castille soap is the perfect way to cleanse my face at the end of the day. I follow that with witch hazel as a toner. Finally, a homemade salve of olive oil and beeswax to finish it off.

  • Wash face in shower in am, use witch hazel for toner, then sunscreen everyday.

  • I wash in the morning with an all natural oatmeal soap. I wash at night with the same soap. I wish I could find a moisturizer, but can't use anything with a cream or lotion base. I think a serum might be wonderful for my skin.

  • I love to try new products so it changes frequently, but I never wash my face in the morning, only use a face scrub in the shower. I prefer bar soaps to wash my face at night, followed by serum and night cream. I occasionally rotate an oil such as sea buckthorn or rosehip into my routine when my skin is espeicially dry.

  • I use Aveda tourmaline in the shower (getting low though), Aveda all-sensitive lotion if I'm staying indoors and Philosophy shelter if going outdoors.

  • Wash and moisturize.

  • Wash, tone, and moisturize.

  • Cleanse, no toner, serum, eye cream, moisturizing sunscreen, foundation. Would love to try a new product!

  • Wash face daily, then moisturize with Origins youthtopia,

  • I wash my face every morning and apply body cream sometimes at night. I don't know much about skin care product.

  • Dr. Bronner's Castille Soap, Yes To Carrots SPF Moisture.

  • I splash my face with water in the morning, apply moisturizer w/ SPF 15 in am, I wash my face in the shower with m-61 glycolic wash and my clarisonic in the evening. Then I apply eye cream and serum or night cream. Though I'm not always consistent ;o)

  • Wash-sunblock-powder

    Not very complicated.

  • I wash face with water and use toner, eye cream and face lotion

  • wash face at night with jojoba oil, moisturize with coconut oil

  • Wash with soap and apply moisterizer

  • moisturize daily

  • Clean with Clarisonic Mia2 and moisturize with a variety of day or night creams.

  • Wash face with Vitamin C cleanser, use Vitamin C toner, use Blueberry serum at night or Olay moisturizer with spf 30 during the day.

  • wash with cleanser, and then moisturizer. Morning and evening

  • wash, moisturize, morning and night

  • I wash with handmade, all-natural soap and moisturize with handmade, all-natural face cream ... NO CHEMICALS! ;-)

  • Love "in the beginning" gentle cleansing lotion and "tone back the clock" toner : )

  • In the morning, I wash and moisturize. In the evening, I add Eminence strawberry rhubarb dermafoliant to my facewash and end with a hydrating serum and moisturizer.

  • exfoliate (every few days), wash, tone, antioxidant serum, eye cream, face moisturizer, sunscreen!

  • morning, just water, cold rinse; evening Black soap, always moisturizer.

  • wash & moisturize morning & night. pretty basic.

  • morning, just water, cold rinse; evening, black soap, always moisturizer.

  • Wash face with water in AM, apply sunscreen/moisturizer. Wash face with moisturizing soap in PM, apply night moisturizer. Lots of moisturizer in our dry climate!

  • I wash my face with Cetaphil using my Clairsonic brush, then I apply Organic jojoba oil and go!

  • cleanser, rosewater as a toner, moisturizer for sensitive skin, and a natural skin balancing serum at night. Sometimes I make myself face scrubs and masks.

  • I use Malibu C Pure Botanical Facial Cleanser, followed by Malibu C Zinc C Serum and Ren Resurfacing AHA Concentrate, Malibu C Eye Toner, Eminence Plum Eye Cream and either Eminence Blueberry Soy Night Recovery Cream for night or Eminence Sugar Plum Whip Moisturizer for day.

  • I wash my face with a light cleanser or oil (like coconut oil) and my Clarisonic. Then I apply sunscreen with at least an SPF of 30, and that is it!

  • wash, then antioxidants in the morning...
    wash, exfoliate and hydrate at night...

  • No routine other than eat well and it shines through.

  • Wash my face in the shower in the morning with soap and water. I use Olay moisturizer and that's about it. I'm mid 30's and have been doing this same thing as long as I can remember. Just followed after my mom. May need to start thinking about a change. Would love to try the serum.

  • Simple routine, was face in shower, tinted moisturizer...and go

  • Purity by philosophy

  • Wash my face in the morning followed by moisturizer. At night wash and use moisturizer.

  • I wash my face in the morning followed by moisturizer. At night wash and use moisturizer.

  • Wash - tone - moisturize. I use Olay products, and have recently started using witch hazel instead of regular toner because I can use it to remove extra eye makeup without the burn of commercial toner and not having to add an extra step/product is always a plus.

  • I use my cleanser in the shower in the morning, while the warm water opens my pores. Afterwards, I apply a anti wrinkle serum, followed by a moisturizer with an SPF for the day. If my face feels dry during the day, I refresh it with a spritz of a replenishing mist. At night, I wash my face again, use a toner, apply an overnight peel, followed by a night time moisturizer and a lip balm. All of this applies to my neck also.

  • Clean face with a baby wipe, apply a very basic moisturizer :(

  • Artistry Essentials facewash, toner, and moisturizer in the morning. Neutrogena acne wipe mid-day (at work) on face, chest, and back. Aristry Essentials facewash, toner, and moisturizer before bed. Easy enough!

  • I wash, tone and moisturize. Mask once a week. Eat healthy foods.

  • Morning: Wash face and moisturizer with SPF. Evening: Wash face and moisturize. When I remember, I add an anti-aging serum around eyes.

  • In the morning, I usually use CeraVe AM facial Lotion then BareMinerals foundation. At night, I clean my face with Cetaphil and put on a layer of CeraVe PM face lotion.

  • I really downsized my beauty routine for myself and my family.For my whole family we use dr. bronner's castile soap with shea butter which i love...when going out i use a little argan oil in the hair which is gr8 for super curly and frizzy thick hair like mine for styling it and most of all i love the routine for my family of once a week organic virgin coconut oil for hair and body esp. during the winter.

  • Wash face and moisturize morning and night and drink plenty of water throughout the day.

  • I leave my face wet after exiting the shower, apply Jurlique Herbal Recovery Gel or Acure Organics Radical Wrinkle Complex, then NOW Foods Jojoba Oil and/or Jurlique Purely Age-Defying Day Cream SPF 15.

  • Wash face in the shower, apply moisturizer/sunscreen & make up. Lots of green tea & sleep!

  • I wash my face in the shower and moisturize with Neutrogen daily and night use Shea Butter.

  • In the morning, I wash my face with a gentle cleanser. Apply a face oil or oil-free moisturizer. Then apply a makeup primer. At night I like to use an exfoliating face wash.

  • I wash my face every other morning with Desert Essence cleanser & the other days I use only witch hazel. I always follow that with sunscreen. In the evenings, I use Desert Essence cleanser again with witch hazel & a night serum/lotion.

  • I cleanse in the shower. Put on moisturizer with sunscreen.

  • I wash my face with Dr. Bronner's Tea Tree liquid soap. Then I moisturize wih Aveeno Daily Moisterizer (SPF 15). I do this morning and evening. On the winter evenings I will put on Dove Face Cream, about once every two weeks or so. On those nights I don't use the Aveeno Moisterizer.

  • I cleanse in the shower with Aveda Tourmaline Charged Exfoliating Cleanser and All-Sensitive Moisturizer.

  • I wash, tone and moisturize twice a day. I also exfoliate 2x a week!

  • my daily routine is: i use rose hydrosol (or lavender hydrosol) in the morning. i spray it on a piece of cotton and i wipe my face with it.. then i apply grapeseed oil or apricot kernel oil (to which ive added lavender essential oil drops)... then i apply foundation cream and blush (make up) at the end of the day i do the same thing but i use the rose hydrosol to wipe off the make up. then i add the oil again. thats all!
    my favorite brand here in canada. im new to canada so i still dont know much about the brands.. but i'd have to say i like avalon organics skin care.

  • After I shower, I wash my face in the sink with a product made for oily/combination skin and then I use a non-oily moisturizer. I try to use natural/organic products.

  • I wash my face in the shower then I pat on either Natures Aid or retinal cream.
    Sometimes I even use Oil of Olay.

  • I wash with cleanser and a Sonicare brush. Then I tone, apply serums, moisturizers, then sunscreens. Once a week I exfoliate.

  • I wash my face in the shower and then apply an all natural moisturizer. I do need to start something else though as I'm getting a lot of wrinkles around my eyes. I would love to try this new serum from Nature's Gate, it sounds brilliant. I'm a big fan of Nature's Gate products and love their passion for great quality ingredients.

  • I wash my face in the shower with bar soap (usually Dr. Bronner's peppermint, currently Kiss My Face Olive Oil and Lavender). Then, I moisturize my face and body with Nature's Gate Hemp Lotion. And this routine has been pretty much the extent of it for YEARS! I'm turning 38 this month and need to think about the care I give to me 'aging' skin:)

  • I wash my face in the shower with "Aveeno Everyday Moisture Body Wash" and follow it with either "Nature's Gate Colloidal Oatmeal Lotion" or "Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion." Once in a while I may do a regimen with Noxzema before bedtime.

  • Wash with Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser and moisturize with Neutrogena + SPF 15

  • I use Obaji products. I use face wash, toner, clear face lightning cream and spf. Mwah

  • AM- Water,Vit C, SPF 30+
    PM- Cleanser, Retinol, Moisturizer.

  • Wash in shower, mousturizer w/ spf.

  • Lol I didn't follow the "get enough sleep" advice! I meant wash in shower and MoIsturizer w/ spf.

  • I've been using Natures Gate fragrance-free moisturizing lotion on face, body, and hands and love it!! For years I've used Witch Hazel to clean my face but am ready to try a healthier product like Natures Gate. This is a great opportunity to try something new!!!

  • I apply almond oil.

  • I wash twice a day with Cetaphil as recommended by a dermatologist for me. I use a variety of moisturizers because I like to rotate them. I sometimes use plain camelia oil. I would love to add a serum to my routine.

  • Wash face (exfoliate some times) + Clinique Serum + Olay face cream

  • in the morning i wash with a cleanser, then i use toner, sunscreen and lotion, makeup..
    in the evening i use first just water to remove what i can of make up then use the same cleanser and a night cream.
    i change cleansers and lotion based on how dry i am at the moment - right now i'm using

  • Simple wash face with nature's gate rice bran cleansing milk and apply the rice bran lotion I love this.makes my face so soft and my make up loos amazing!

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