One of the most important things in one’s daily routine, is how they take care of their skin. Sure, makeup can cover most of the blemishes we have. But making sure our skin is healthy on a day to day basis can result in longer lasting, brighter and healthier looking skin even without makeup.

Here are five steps I use in my daily routine to keep my skin healthy, clean and bright.

(product results may vary with consumers)

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Garnier Skin Active Micellar Cleansing Water, $6.78

This cleansing water helps remove all makeup residue, including waterproof makeup. It is a non-oily product, so your skin will feel and look clean, without feeling greasy.

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Aveeno Clear Complexion Foaming Cleanser $6.79

My all-time favorite face wash. It’s gentle foaming texture removes any dirt or oil that may reside on your face, without the burn of harsh chemicals.

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St. Ives Apricot Scrub, $13.97

St. Ives has a wonderful selection of facial scrubs; this one is my personal favorite. With a lovely apricot scent, this scrub leaves your face smoother and brighter after one use.

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Thayers Witch Hazel, Aloe Vera Formula Facial Mist, $7.78

This facial toner is a perfect breath of fresh air to your pores after giving your face a good scrub. Provides a cooling sensation to the skin. Comes in a variety of fresh smelling scents.

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Aveeno, Positively Radiant, Daily Moisturizer, $12.28

This is a great final step in any skin care routine. Mixed with SPF 15, this moisturizer is also great during the summer in placement of sunscreen.