Hi! 👋🏻 I’ve had a huge love for skin care probably starting back in ’08 when my mom gave me my first ever St. Ives apricot scrub😂 Lets be friends!
Beach Waves Hair Routine 🌊💛
Lazy Girls Guide To Beach Waves! It’s taken me quite the time to figure out a routine that’s simple but also gives my hair great body, volume, and waves! The first two products I apply into my hair as soon as I get out of the shower and after my hair is towel dried. I use one pump of the Redken Anti-snap to help with my bleached ends and to protect against how often I straighten it. I use two pumps of the TR miracle creator to help nourish my hair as it air dries, leaving it shiney, smooth, less frizzy, and hella moisturized. The main product contributing to my luscious waves is the Paul Mitchell Neon Sugar Twist Tousle Cream. This, which I follow with a small dot of Thick&Full Oil treatment for a little shine, and the Sugar Tease is what I tussle into my hair once it is ALMOST completely dried. Per the directions of the sugar tease, now would be the time to blow dry with a diffuser. I’ve noticed continuing the air drying process after this works just as well! 💕
REDKEN-Extreme Anti-Snap Leave-in Treatment for Damaged Hair
Mario Badescu Silver Powder
Pores Be-Gone! This is definitely a great product for you if you have concerns with enlarged pores or oiliness. It’s supposed to be used 1 to 2 times a week and I can notice obvious results after each use! How to properly use this product you want to start with clean skin, exfoliated skin would be best, get the product with a dampened cotton round and apply to your problem areas! LEAVE ON FOR 10 MINUTES. Then wipe away with another cotton round full of your favorite tonor or astrigent!
MARIO BADESCU-Silver Powder
My Current Skin Routine! ✨
Hello! 👋🏻 My First Post! I want to post what cleansers I’ve been using separately since I use quite a few 😇 This is everything I do after cleansing and towel drying my face. I also feel like it’s super important to wait at least 60 seconds between each product to really give them a moment to soak and work into the skin. I use a hand fan to speed up the process! My whole skin care routine prolly takes about 15-20 minutes 😅🤪 ✨ Estée Lauder Soft Clean ~ this is what I’m currently using as a toner. I wouldn’t say it’s my favorite, but I also don’t hate it. It leaves the face feeling super firm. It’s a very moisturizing toner. I like to try new things and always have different toners in my routine and I would say my favorite to this day is still Avedas exfoliant which I’ll be purchasing after I use this bad boy up! I just apply a small amount of my toner to a cotton round and apply it to my face, neck, and chest. ✨ Shiseido ultimune power infusing concentrate ~ I’m embarrassed that I’ve rebought this 3 times considering its price point but it is LIQUID GOLD. My skin is never truly at its best without this in my routine! This serum helps in fortifying the skin to help in its ability to defend itself against life’s daily hardships (sun, air pollution), reduce aging, and has amazing ingredients in it that leaves the skin stronger, and healthier. All you need is one full pump, which is barely a half a drop, that will be plenty for your face, neck, and chest. ✨ Garnier Moisture Rescue Refreshing Gel Cream ~ this moisturizer was just introduced back into my life a few weeks ago when I realized it may be a drug store dupe for Clinique’s Moisture Surge 😍😍 it’s just as moisturizing and DEFINITELY beats their price point! The oil-free, light weight formula leaves the face feeling super hydrated and supple. ✨ Origins GinZing Refreshing Eye Cream to Brighten and Depuff ~ omgggg I will NEVER buy another under eye cream (I probably will.. but this is my FAVORITE). I have never found and under eye cream that actually illuminates my under eyes the way this one does! It makes me not even want to wear makeup which is something I NEVER say! Wearing this under makeup only makes the look 100% more flawless!! I also believe it’s super important to apply your under eye cream with your ring finger in a tapping motion. The skin underneath your eyes is so incredibly delicate so I would try to pay attention to how hard you are rubbing your face/eyes when applying your products ESPECIALLY when removing makeup!!! 💘💘💘
MARIO BADESCU-Facial Spray with Aloe, Cucumber and Green Tea
My special routine for mask.
Many people just put on their mask directly on cleansed skin and I used to do that as well. Not saying that’s wrong, but I find out a better way to make the most use of the mask. Personally, I like to add different products to a traditional routine to boost their efficiency and I am really amazed by this method I came up with mask and I have to say this changed my way to put mask a lot. Step 1: Cleanse and exfoliate—Clarins On-Step Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser It is known to cleanse our skin with nothing leaves on before the mask. I prefer to use an exfoliator to pre-cleanse my face by scrubbing it on first. My concern is acne and oiliness; this scrub cleanser from Clarins is quite gentle yet effective with tiny particles removing dead skin and oil and also easy to wash away. It doesn’t strip my face at all and the orange scent is so refreshing. Step 2: Fav Booster—The Ordinary Lactic Acid 5%+HA This water-like serum contains 5% lactic acid which is an alpha-hydroxy acid(AHA) famous for gentle exfoliation. It is super lightweight and does not hinder the ingredients from the mask at all. I actually experienced brightening the most from it and it is quite mild for me. So I apply this as a serum right before the mask. Step 3: The Main Course--Peter Thomas Roth Rose Stem Cell Bio-Repair Gel Mask This pink gel mask is so cute and caught my eyes for the first sight. Surprisingly it does work for me. It uses new technology to blend rose stem cells, rose extracts and rose water altogether to address problems like dehydration and dullness. I always store this in the fridge and it gets so cool and quenching that way. With scrub and lactic acid, the nutrients from the mask can be better absorbed and my face looks brighter after washing it away. I use a mask about twice a week, and I apply in this way every single time. This may not be everyone’s cup of tea since we all have different skin types and concerns, but why not letting our products show their full potential when possible?
The Ordinary-Lactic Acid 10% + HA
Do you know PHA: chemical exfoliator? 🤓
Most of you guys know what is AHA and BHA but rarely knows about PHA. Today I would like to talk about gentle and alternative acid that also helps my skin glowing and age flighting. This is PHAT Glow facial instantly exfoliates & illumiates facial mask. Main ingredients: PHAs or Polyhydroxy acids, Nordic birch sap and Pink clay PHAs acts as the top of skin surface gentle peeling or exfoliating skin to help even skin tone, while Nordic birch sap and Pick clay helps nourish and clarify the skin. Texture and how to use: It is thick and sticky brick pink color. Apply on dry face and massage the product until it changes from brick pink color to white and leave it on for 15 mins. Use slightly wet warm towel to remove it out. Suggest use twice a week and make sure you put sunscreen everyday. How I feel: My skin love this product more than any other Physical or chemical exfoliator. I’m so happy I know this product and I want to try more product that contain PHA as an ingredient. I think this is the best way to exfoliate my sensitive skin and it doesn’t broke my skin out or it doesn’t made my skin irritate or redness after use it. My skin looks healthy, smooth and glow. Price: $49/ 1.7 oz ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 5/5 highly recommended for sensitive skin who looking for gentle peeling or exfoliating facial mask. OLE HENRIKSEN - PHAT Glow Facial Mask
OLE HENRIKSEN-PHAT Glow Facial Mask
Some of my Favourite Sunscreens
#sunscreensaturday reminder that the best anti-aging and anti-hyperpigmentation product you can use is sunscreen. UV rays worsen hyperpigmentation and stress skin, causing photo-aging that prematurely ages skin. Here are some sunscreen recommendations: • Supergoop! - CC Cream Daily Correct Broad Spectrum SPF 35 Sunscreen is going to be good for folks that won’t wear solitary SPF, instead preferring augmented makeup or moisturizers. CC Cream is a medium-coverage color-corrector and mineral sunscreen. It covers hyperpigmentation and acne very well, and didn’t clog my pores, but I personally prefer a more sheer coverage. It runs on the light side so I would go a shade darker- I should have gotten Medium and I wear G6/G7 in Glossier Skin Tint. • Supergoop! - Zincscreen 100% Mineral Lotion SPF 40 PA+++ is another mineral sunscreen, this time very lightly pink-hued and sheer. This leaves no white cast and brightens my skin nicely, contains antioxidants, and leaves a glowy finish that doesn’t look greasy. This is probably my second favourite sunscreen! Wonderful for sensitive skin. • Supergoop! - 100% Mineral Smooth & Poreless Matte Screen SPF 40 is a favourite of many oily/combo skin folks, including me on days I feel I went too heavy with my moisturizer. It subtly corrects the complexion, blurring enlarged pores and minor blemishes. It’s a wonderful pre-makeup SPF, though the silicone feel makes it specifically a primer SPF for me • DRUNK ELEPHANT - Umbra Sheer Physical Daily Defense Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 30 is another mineral sunscreen, loaded with antioxidants and perfect for those with dry or normal skin. I do find it too heavy for summer use, but it’s heaven-sent in fall and winter for keeping my skin happy in blustery winds. I haven’t ever noticed a white cast and it doesn’t clog my pores. • PAULA'S CHOICE - Youth-extending Daily Hydrating Fluid SPF 50 is my new favourite sunscreen, and is a chemical sunscreen. It is packed with antioxidants, doesn’t clog pores, leaves a healthy satin finish, wears well under makeup, leaves no white cast, and -best of all- feels so, so light on the skin. It honestly feels more like a serum than a sunscreen to me, making me more likely to reapply throughout the day versus my usual spray sunscreen reapplication. I would recommend this for any skin type!
Supergoop!-100% Mineral Smooth & Poreless Matte Screen SPF 40
I wish I had the words to describe how much love I have for DHC♦️ . If I had the words I would surely spill them out of my mouth. I keep trying their products and I am consistently amazed by the quality and effectiveness of them! ♦️ . Not to mention everything is super affordable and there is such a wide range of products for any skin type or concern. ♦️ . These are just a few products I’ve been testing out from DHC♦️ . They are: . The Astaxanthin Collagen All-in-One Gel: ———————————————————— . This gel (which is safe for all skin types) tones, hydrates, and brightens skin all in one step! It also of course contains Astaxanthin, which is an antioxidant that is said to be 6,000 times more powerful than Vitamin C. That’s pretty dang incredible! The brightening effects of this stuff makes me want to throw away all of my Vitamin C products and only use this, forever! ♥️ . The Tone Soothing Lotion: ————————————— This is a super mild and gentle toner that is formulated with serine to condition and alcloxa to soothe mild irritation. This toner is perfect for those with aggravated complexions and those with sensitive skin. I go for this toner after sun exposure or when I have a breakout because it’s so gentle and won’t irritate my skin. Did I mention that the bottle is glass? My favorite! ♥️ . The Olive Virgin Oil Swabs: ————————————— These little individually-wrapped 100% cotton swabs are saturated with Olive Oil. These are literally the best invention ever! They are perfect for cleaning up eyeliner and removing that stubborn makeup stuck in your eye creases and lashes. I can no longer live my life without these!♥️
DHC-Astaxanthin All-In-One Collagen Gel
Forever a repurchase
DRUNK ELEPHANT - T.L.C. Framboos Glycolic Resurfacing Night Serum What it is- an AHA/BHA night serum that resurfaces skin by lifting dead skin cells to improve texture, fine lines, wrinkles, and pores Good for any skin type! I have dry skin, my main concerns are anti aging, clearing out closed comodones, and smoothing texture. I’ve been using this product for over a year now and I am on my third repurchase. I truly think this is a product that I will use for life at this point. My skin never gets irritated with it like other glycolic acid serums I’ve used. It’s been gentle yet effective. When used on areas I’ve broken out I notice quicker healing and less severe of a pimple. It’s pricy at 90$ for 30ml but that size bottle lasted me 6-7 months.
DRUNK ELEPHANT-T.L.C. Framboos Glycolic Resurfacing Night Serum
MY 3 HOLY GRAILS TO PROTECT MY SKIN
Skin Type- Currently turning Combo as the weather gets warmer Concerns- Hormonal Breakouts, Uneven Texture Top 3 Barrier Protecting Skin Products: Good Habit Skin's Glow Potion Oil- This product is truly a dream to apply. it is a triple-layered elixir that combines the powerful effects of nourishing oils, a skin strengthening serum, as well as being a hydrating facial essence. It's an all in one product that uses their BLU5 technology to minimize and prevent future signs of aging that artificial blue light causes. Win Win! Krave's Great Barrier Relief - This is a skin-soothing serum that restores your damaged skin barrier while evening out your complexion. It's a nourishing formula that offers irritated skin a reset button by using tamanu oil and other ingredients that mimic a healthy barrier to replenish what your skin lacks. (Look into their Press Reset Challenge if you are really having skin barrier issues!) Krave's The Beet Sheild - This is basically a sunscreen but in USA it is not marked as one. This is a gentle, antioxidant-rich day fluid that protects your skin from harsh environmental stressors. So so lightweight, does not leave a white cast on your skin and it's formulated with beet root extract and antioxidants to fight against free radicals. How I use these in my routine: Cleanse Tone Glow Potion Oil Vitamin C Eye Cream/Serum Great Barrier Relief Moisturizer Beet Sheild
Krave-Great Barrier Relief