Still Got Winter Skin Woes? Here's How to Get Skin Like Cotton CandyBaby-soft skin isn't as hard to get as you'd think!
Whenever a friend or acquaintance accidentally grazes my bare arms, they often stop stunned and comment something along the lines of: "Why are you so soft?" "Did you transplant newborn baby skin?" "You feel like you just sit in a tub of coconut oil all day" The quick graze turns into me being pet with disbelief—how in the world is my skin this soft? I attribute my soft skin to my daily, weekly, and monthly whole-body practices, as well as being taught to moisturize my entire body right after showering (yes, while it's still steamy!) since I was in middle school. So, if super-soft skin is something you want to achieve, here are some practices to get your body feeling like cotton candy.Soak in Goat Milk & HoneyThere's something about being wrapped in a warm bath that makes us feel nurtured and taken care of. To make this experience even more nourishing, follow in the footsteps of Cleopatra; add a couple scoops of powdered goat milk, coconut oil, and powdered honey. Goat milk contains naturally occurring AHA's which gently exfoliate your skin while powdered honey works as a natural humectant, locking in all that gorgeously softening coconut oil. Powdered honey more easily and evenly dissolves into warm water than regular honey, but both will yield the same results.Moisturize While You WashMost body washes can strip your skin of moisture, leaving you feeling tight and dry. A body wash that still protects your skin's lipid barrier while cleansing is the way to go. Look for body washes with emollients, like shea butter or coconut oil. A favorite choice is La Roche Posay's Lipikar Oil Wash.
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LA ROCHE-POSAY Lipikar Cleansing Oil AP+Get Scrubbed Like a Slab of MeatOnce a month, make an effort to visit a Korean spa for their signature scrubs. They run for about $60 but a good Korean scrub can really take your skin to a new level of soft. You will get the craziest exfoliation of your LIFE, watching all your old skin pile up around you. If you have extra dollars to spare, most Korean scrubs can be done followed by an oil massage and milk rinse. How yummy!Sugar Up WeeklyOn top of a once-a-month deep scrub, weekly exfoliation is also a must. Sugar scrubs are the best because sugar is not as abrasive as salt and melts more easily into your skin. Herbivore's Coco Rose Sugar Scrub is loved by many!
HERBIVORECoco Rose Exfoliating Body ScrubGet Your Omegas InOmega 3 is a fatty acid that plays a vital role in the structure of your skin. Consuming supplements like fish oil or evening primrose oil can help regulate oil production and boost your skin's hydration. There are even amazing body lotions to up the omega ante, like Fresh's Seaberry Omega-Rich Body Cream.Ayurvedic Oil DownsAbhyanga is the Ayurvedic practice of self-massage. The idea is to use warm oil and massage as a form of self-intimacy. Beautifully enough, the Sanskrit word for "oil" also means "love" - Sneha. By taking the time each night (or once a week) to give yourself a gentle massage, you are promoting overall body stimulation, deep relaxation, and nourishing the skin.
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My well-loved drugstore makeup essentials
These are the drugstore makeup picks I ACTUALLY use! Don’t get me wrong, I love a good Tarte Shapetape Concealer. Even the latest launches from Rare Beauty have me swooning. But drugstore makeup holds a special place in my heart. Walking through the aisles of Target or CVS gets me giddy. Quite honestly, I count those trips as my therapy sessions. Plus, these are the places were I started getting essentials to experiment with when I was younger! My favorite brands to score from are no doubt Pixi, NYX, Essence Cosmetics, Sonia Kashuk, Maybelline and Covergirl. They’re just my go-to’s! They’re the brands constantly putting out dupes for cult favorites. Everything in this picture, I use on a daily basis. I’ve been going through Maybelline Lifter Glosses like they’re going out of style. I actually was responsible for my local Target running out of stock once...oops. Another new essential that’s crawled its way into my everyday routine is the Covergirl Cooling Glow Stick. It’s part of their new Clean Fresh line and I use it on my WHOLE face. Top tip: try it under your eyes over your concealer 👀 I’m still in search for the perfect drugstore CC cream, does anyone have any good recommendations?
you need this ice roller from Amazon
every morning and night I use this ice roller on my face to de puff and get my blood flowing. Easily the best $12 I’ve spent. Everyone could use a little sculpting but when you have cystic acne, ice rolling is key in keeping some of the inflammation at bay as well. ESARORA - Ice Roller
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are pore bubbling masks worth it? 🧼🛁💬
since COVID has started, I know many people are on new (or refining old) skincare journeys and I’ve recently been experiencing some dryness/dehydrating as the winter rolls around, which also aggravates my already oily skin. I’ve worked in the beauty industry for a while and also was formerly an esthetician, so I can get picky with skincare and ingredients. ‼️for reference, my skin type is: combo (oily/dehydrated), formerly acneic, hyperpigmentation prone, and sensitive 🔬I’ve used Dr. Jart in the past and love that it’s a Korean, science-backed brand so I was stoked to try this Porecting Solution Mask! this mask promises fresh, clear glowing skin that deeply cleanses and purifies pores. the mask contains charcoal and saponine, which creates the bubbling effect you see in the above photo. this product does not contain sulfates, paragons, are phthalates. 🛁when I first took it out of its package, I thought there were *two* masks per package instead of one, but if you read the instructions, there’s actually a “mask film” on the actual mask itself that you’re supposed to remove, so make sure to do that! the actual mask is thick and full of product while the mask film is thinner and lighter in color. the directions also give you a tip to massage the mask to release the bubbling/foaming effect - I did this mask with my mom at the same time in separate rooms and she totally didn’t read the instructions so her mask didn’t bubble at all, so I would suggest to definitely massage the mask. 💬I left it on for 20 minutes and it continued to bubble about 5-10 minutes in, then stopped bubbling. you can hear the bubbles pop as the mask sits on your face, which is kinda weird but cool. the mask didn’t slip off AT ALL which is also a huge, even when I put a sweatshirt on over my head. after taking it off, the serum took about another 10 minutes to soak into my skin and my face felt super smooth and my pores looked tighter and more clean. I have a few sebaceous filaments on my nose that I sometimes pick at and as I was rubbing the serum into my skin, I saw that some of the sebaceous filaments on my nose were sloughing off (which is gross, but speaks to how well the product worked)! overall, I would definitely recommend and use this again! if you have oily skin or otherwise clogged pores, sebaceous filaments, blackheads, etc. I would suggest this for you. even if you have dry/normal skin, this would be a good option since my skin didn’t feel dried out at all afterward, even in my dry spell now, and felt rather hydrated and plump. five stars! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
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