A Spot Treatment Face Mask? YES!
It's #FacemaskFriday! 🌟Listen, everyone's skin goes crazy from time to time. Stress, changes in eating habits, even #WFH, and being exposed to different air particles can affect how your skin behaves. Face masks are a great way to tell your skin you're in control and to calm the F down. ⠀ ⠀ You're probably familiar with this pink mask I'm using here. But, you know it as a spot treatment or a drying lotion for those unexpected pimples that LOVE to show up whenever we have an important day coming up. ⠀ ⠀ However, at least once a month, I try to use this lovely tiny product as a FULL face mask. Yep, you heard that right. I use the spot treatment ALL OVER my face.⠀ ⠀ Why?⠀ ⠀ Well, this one, in particular, has 3 ingredients that make it the perfect face mask:⠀ 1) Salicylic Acid helps exfoliate and unclog my pores.⠀ 2) Sulfur absorbs excess oil.⠀ 3) Calamine helps soothe and calm my skin.⠀ Those three ingredients are the best way to press the reset button on your pimples and breakouts. ⠀ ⠀ Here's what I do:⠀ - Grab your favorite spot treatment lotion. I'm using the classic spot lotion by @mariobadescu⠀ - Instead of applying the treatment on your pimples, apply it all over your face⠀ - Wait at least 10-15 minutes⠀ - Wash thoroughly and follow with your usual skincare routine⠀ - IMPORTANT, make sure you end your routine with sunscreen! Even if you do this at night since most spot treatments make skin ultra-sensitive⠀ ⠀ Alright, there you have it. Have you tried this before? Are you going to try it? Join the conversation in the comments!
Overnight Hydro boost
Elf is the on the budget BFF. I was in the need of a night cream and randomly picked this one up. Best decision ever! This lightweight formula is not only super clean from harsh chemicals but also provides that huge gulp of water your skin needs every night to help it heal. This product is super smooth and a little goes a long way. I have almost run out and I’ve had the jar for months! And use it every night! It’s lightweight enough to use as a day cream and has very little smell if any at all. One of my favorites and will probably buy a new jar soon.
Don’t hate it till you try it
Earth to Skin is the Walmart skincare brand. And sure, you don’t expect to find quality but quantity at Walmart. But before we go making assumptions based on the cover let’s take a look at it. As a college student on a budget, and a very sensitive skinned person, I can’t have a lot of products I would like. I wanted to take better care of my skin and so I did some research on Walmart’s newly released brand. I was not disappointed! Products Watermelon Hydrating Serum🍉 This product is similar to the Glow Recipe watermelon line. It has almost the exact same smell. Qualities: 🍉 helps with dark spots 🍉 skin literally glows after use 🍉 hydration Downside? It’s a bit sticky. But isn’t noticeable after finishing the 7 step skincare routine. Since it’s a serum, its one of the ones that goes first and other products are layered on top. Avocado Overnight Mask 🥑 The overnight mask helps with radiance and brightening. The next morning after having it on all night will leave your skin brighter with less visible impurities. Qualities: 🥑 helps with brightening 🥑 improves over all complexion evening it out 🥑 easily spreads, little goes a long way Downsides? It’s a bit thick. So when using try to put it on a bit before bed. That way the mask has time to sink into the skin. Banana brightening Eye cream 🍌 This product smells heavenly. It smells like banana pudding. It’s a very heavy smell, so if you’re one that doesn’t like smells this product may not be for you. This eye cream is my current favorite! Qualities: 🍌 After two to three nights of use you can see an over all difference in dark circles under eyes 🍌 smells amazing 🍌 cream texture & oil free, so doesn’t cause milia
Best Budget Skin Repair
Earth to Skin is the Walmart skincare brand. And sure, you don’t expect to find quality but quantity at Walmart. But before we go making assumptions based on the cover let’s take a look at it. As a college student on a budget, and a very sensitive skinned person, I can’t have a lot of products I would like. I wanted to take better care of my skin and so I did some research on Walmart’s newly released brand. I was not disappointed! The honey line from EarthtoSkin is made with Manuka honey which has very strong antiviral, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits. And has been used traditionally for wound healing. All products from EarthtoSkin have a very strong sent of the product line, this one being honey. Products Moisturizing Serum 🍯 This serum is a wonderful repair after you’ve been out in the sun all day or even in the winter months. It’s super moisturizing and smells amazing. Obviously you can see I’m completely out of product. Qualities: 🍯 super smooth and calming 🍯 smells great! It’s a lingering smell too. Just FYI for those that don’t like that. 🍯 repairs any skin imperfection Downside? It’s a bit sticky. Day cream🍯 Similar to the serum the day cream is a very smoothing and calming moisturizer. Qualities: 🍯 a very thin moisturizer 🍯 light weight 🍯 can last a full day without feeling too much Night cream🍯 The night cream is a very thick overnight cream. It almost reminds me of an overnight mask. Qualities: 🍯 helps repair any skin problem 🍯 very moisturizing 🍯 it returns skin back to life Downside? It is a bit thick Royal Jelly Eye Cream🍯 The eye cream from the honey line is amazing. Similar to all the other products it has the strong honey smell. Qualities: 🍯 very moisturizing 🍯 helps with wrinkles 🍯 gel texture & oil free, so doesn’t cause milia
+Gentle Clean Cleansers+
Indie lee a clean beauty brand whose mission is: “to provide healthier skincare options is embodied through its undertaking of rigorous testing protocols to ensure clean, high-performance products” Today I am sharing my skin experience with two of Indie Lee Products. Both are gel type cleansers. I had some pros and cons using the INDIE LEE - Rosehip Cleanser . To start of this is suggested for sensitive skin types and since I have sensitive skin I decided to try it out. I really like its natural rose hip oil fragrance (non-irritant); gentle (light foam) and soothing to skin. However, I did not like the after feel on my skin after cleansing. It did feel smooth but, my skin felt like there was residue ( really hard to explain sorry). This feeling was usually around my nose. Contains: 🔅Rosehip Seed Oil 🔅Red seaweed extract 🔅Vitamins A,C, & E Price & size: 30ml - $10 125ml- $34 While using INDIE LEE - Brightening Cleanser my skin felt super clean as if it vacuumed all impurities out of my pores. The first thing I smelled when using this was the light fragrance of strawberry. Gentle and Nourishing to skin. Great for oily skin types. Contains: 🔅Strawberry seed oil 🔅 Hydrolyzed wheat protein 🔅 Tomato extract Price & size: 30ml - $10 125ml - $34 Overall both are great and this review is based on how my skin felt after using these cleansers. Just because we share the same skin type does not mean we can use the same product. Price I think it is worth buying is not too expensive and glass is durable (I’ve dropped these many times and surprisingly the glass did not break)
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