I wash my face twice a day - once in the morning when I shower, and once in the evening when I get ready for bed. My order of operation slightly differs based on what time of day it is.
This is either the first or second thing I do, depending on the time of day. In the morning, I wash my face in the shower and remove the remnants of my makeup after I get out. If it is the evening, I remove the majority of my makeup before washing my face. I personally never remove my mascara at night. I always do it in the morning when I shower. Right now, I use L'Oréal makeup remover, but I usually get whatever oil-free makeup remover is on sale. It's makeup remover - it's basically all the same if you look at the ingredients.
Next, (let's say it's night time) I wash my face with L'Oréal Go 360 Clean Deep Exfoliating Scrub. I LOVE this stuff. I've been using it for almost 2 years now, that's the longest I've stuck with any skincare product. It smells like apricots, and it's gentle enough for my daily use. I might not suggest it for daily use if you have sensitive skin; but since I don't, I use this as my main face wash.
After washing and patting my face dry with a clean hand towel or wash cloth, I spray my own home made toner onto my face to close my pores. I make my toner out of 3 ingredients: witch hazel, tea tree oil, and distilled or purified water.
Moisturizer is 100% completely imperative to your skin. Washing strips the oil from your face and astringent closes your pores back up leaving your skin dry. When your skin is dry, it tries to overcompensate for the lost oil by overproducing oil that can trap dirt and lead to breakouts. That's where moisturizer comes in - it replenishes your skin's moisture without making it oily. I use Boot's Radiance Beauty Balm from their naturals line, which I purchased at Target. It is definitely my favorite moisturizer. I'll do a more in-depth review about it some other day, but for now just trust me on this one. During the winter or if my skin fed particularly dry, I mix in a drop or two of jojoba oil, for extra moisture.
If I have a blemish, I put a dab of organic TTO on it. It's a natural antiseptic and has been used for centuries by the aboriginal people of Australia for healing purposes. I also mix a little bit into my toner, and even some into the diaper spray that I use for Caleb's wipes, but that's a separate topic entirely :)
Organic Jojoba Oil
I have stretched ears (½" to be exact ;3 I'll do a post on proper care of stretched ears soon!), and they are as much a part of my face as any other, so I make sure to take care of them too. I always remove my plugs when I wash my face, because I don't like to get soapy or lotion or whatever else residue on them. Before I put them back in, I put a drop of organic jojoba (pronounced ho-ho-bah) on my forefinger, and massage it into my lobe holes with my forefinger and thumb so that they stay supple and moisturized. I also use jojoba oil to polish and re-hydrate all of my wooden plugs with about once a month. Also, if I have a dry spot on my face, I put a dab of this on there as well for some extra moisture.
Well, there you have it, folks: my skincare routine! As I said before, this might not work for everyone, and it's really up to you to find what works best for you, your skin, and your lifestyle. I hope I have been informative and maybe a few of you will take something from this post that will be applicable in your life, who knows?