Tidbits of a Skincare Routine: What my skin is loving right now

Finding a skincare routine is both super important while also involving much trial and error. Everyone’s skin is different, which makes it tough to find what works best for you. I’ve tried things that smell weird, dry my skin out, and some that I simply just didn’t like while on the journey of finding a routine that works for me.

For years I’d used an Aveeno cleanser along with their daily moisturizer, but wanted to step up my routine and add in some elements that hydrate my skin. This is when I discovered Banila Co.


The combination of products has left my face feeling softer and cleaner than ever before. It’s equal parts renewing and relaxing, and my skin tone looked more evened out after just a few weeks of use. Let’s dive into the routine!

First, I use the Clean It Zero Cleansing Balm. It comes with a little plastic stick that you can use to scoop out the right amount and place in your hand without getting the balm stuck under your fingernails.

It feels like you’re rubbing lip balm all over your face and it gives that feeling of plumpness. I let this sit on for a few minutes (while I brush my teeth or throw in a load of laundry) before proceeding to the next step.


After those few minutes go by, I wash the balm off of my face with the Clean It Zero Foam Cleanser. Just using a tiny bit goes a long way, and that’s not even the best part.

The cleanser smells like candy and it feels like you’re washing your face with marshmallows. My first time using it was akin to feeling like a kid in a candy shop.

img_1418Once I rinse off the cleanser, I then pour a bit of Dear Hydration Toner into my palms and rub it onto my face.

This is the magic that helps even out inconsistencies within the skin tone and has helped me eliminate some pesty pink spots.

img_1419From there, I move onto the Dear Hydration Intense Essence. In my opinion, this is the most hydrating part of the routine and feels like the human version of watering a plant. You’re giving your skin the hydration it needs to thrive.

img_1420Lastly – and arguably the most important aside from actually washing your face – I put on the Dear Hydration Balancing Moisturizer.

This stuff leaves my face feeling so smooth and smelling so clean. After I first put it on, I ran into the next room, telling my boyfriend to smell my face.


Like I said, finding a routine that works for you can be a lot of work, but it is so important and worth it in the long run. You wear your face everyday, so why not have it be smooth, shiny, and clean? Also, Receive 15% off your first order using the code 15OFF 

*This post contains affiliate links and may result in The Tidbit receiving financial compensation. Regardless, the review is completely honest and not influenced by the mentioned brand.

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