Updated Skincare Routine— Hydrated Glow!
Hi all! I’ve been super busy moving houses and so I haven’t been able to try very many new products lately, instead I’ve been sticking to my tried and true products and routine for the last few weeks. And honestly? My skin couldn’t be happier. It’s been smooth and hydrated with minimized breakouts, and no eczema patches. These are my top tips/products for hydrated and glowing complexion regardless of skin tone! ✨Dry Skin? Morning cleansing isn’t always necessary! I’ve been skipping my morning cleanse due to the dry weather where I’m living and my tightness and redness has been drastically reduced, along with my eczema! Instead I just wipe excess oil off with a cotton round and apply SPF as usual. Use a non stripping cleanser when you do wash, to avoid that tight feeling. Glossier. - Milky Jelly Cleanser my absolute favorite, with hydrators in the formula it’s never stripping and I love it doesnt foam CeraVe - Hydrating Cream-To-Foam Cleanser best drug store face wash by far! It’s always sold out, and a go-to for many with dry skin! FIRST AID BEAUTY - Pure Skin Face Cleanser is my winter go to when my face is chapped ✨Don’t dry skin after cleansing. Wait until it’s damp and then apply your toner/serums. This will help lock extra moisture in along with increasing permeability of your products so they work more efficiently ✨Use an occclusive at night! This will lock in all of your products and keep the moisture from seeping out of your skin and into your pillow. YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE - Superberry Hydrate + Glow Dream Mask has added antioxidants to wake up with an even and glowing complexion (and it’s my favorite scent ever) CeraVe - Healing Ointment is coupled with ceramides to heal and strengthen skin and is perfect for those with dermatitis/raw red skin Leven Rose - Jojoba Oil oils can also act as occlusives if you add an extra drop at night, and are a pure and natural way to introduce hydration and various vitamins and antioxidants Glossier. - Moisturizing Moon Mask i also love repurposing hydrating masks as sleeping masks! This one from glossier is divine and stays on all night. ✨Cotton pillow cases are some of the most drying materials because they’re really absorbant (think about coton rounds!). Something like silk is less rough on skin, not only because of the softer fibers and higher thread count, but it absorbs less moisture than cotton, so your skin stays more hydrated. For those who suffer from dry skin or who live in dry climates, that bit of extra overnight hydration can mean waking up with a less tight, dry face (and less wrinkles!) slip - Pillowcase White King Zippered King (51 x 91cm/ 20" x 36") / Invisible Zipper these pillow cases from slip are tried and true, everyone in the beauty community swears by them as do I.
Make The Best Of Your Bath
Quintessential "self care" bathtime is well loved by woman, children and men. I've compiled a list of how to make your bath time just a bit more special, soothing and helpful; Create ambience, create the perfect ambience for you. It might be a candle, soothing (or not) music, grab a book or set up a tablet to be able to binge some shows. If your one of the people worried about "lying in my dirt" for a bath do what I do personally. First I have a quick shower, wash my hair and body and then step out to fill the bath; this way I'm clean and my bath can be focused on hydration and self care instead of cleanliness. Get comfortable, either purchase a bath pillow or roll up a towel to use as a headrest so your neck isn't in an over extended way that can become uncomfortable. Add oils, almond oil or jojoba oil Leven Rose - Jojoba Oil are my personal favorites for a bath they help to make my skin feel soft and supple. * If sensitivity is an issue Aveeno has a In shower bath oil that I swear by that I use for my daughter that helps her scratchy skin. #Aveeno - Skin Relief Shower and Bath Oil[products]#[FiveStars] Add in the salt! Epsom salts when dissolved in water releases magnesium and sulfate ions which helps with stress reduction, and sore muscles. Dr Teal's - Shea Butter & Almond Oil Pure Epsom Salt Apply a face mask, great for an ultimate experience and uses time wisely. A two for one, and adds a spa feel to the bathtime. Bubbles galore, add in some bubbles to make you feel like a kid again, or to add even more benefits. Dr teals has multiple bath soaks and bubble baths that can add different scents to create more of an ambience of relaxation. Dr Teal's - Lavender Foaming Bath Add exfoliation with a milk bath. I often go to bulk stores and one of my favorites to purchase is dried whole milk powder, amazing for baths and your skin, also adds a luxurious feel to the bath water. Other things you can add - Oatmeal can be great to soothe skin, either pulverize and made a flour from it or put in an old pantyhose and tie it in to make sure it does not clog drains. Honey can used for its antibacterial properties, and antioxidants and moisturizes. A tablespoon of baking soda, calms relieves and soothes irritated skin.
Leven Rose-Jojoba Oil
The oil that does everything!! GAME CHANGING
Jojoba is a shrub that grows in dry regions of northern Mexico and the southwestern US. Jojoba oil and wax are produced from the seeds and used for medicine. Jojoba is applied directly to the skin for acne, psoriasis, sunburn, and chapped skin. Jojoba oil has a variety of healing properties that may make it effective in treating skin conditions like acne, eczema, and psoriasis. You can enjoy its benefits by using it as a cleanser, moisturizer, or spot treatment. It can typically be used anywhere on your body, including your face, without being diluted. Although jojoba oil is a botanical substance, its makeup is so similar to the oil (sebum) your body naturally produces that your skin can’t tell the difference. This makes it less likely to build up on your skin and clog your pores, leading to fewer breakouts and less severe acne. Jojoba oil has anti-inflammatory and healing properties. Topical application may help relieve dryness, flaking, itching, and related symptoms. People who have inflammatory skin conditions like psoriasis and eczema may find jojoba oil especially beneficial. Jojoba oil has an oily composition, so it can be used as a moisturizer. It can also be added to hair conditioners to give you added protection against dryness, breakage, and split ends. The oil can also moisturize the scalp and may be a dandruff remedy. Jojoba is rich in vitamins and minerals that nourish hair, including vitamin C, B vitamins, vitamin E, copper, and zinc. Because it strengthens hair, it is also thought that jojoba oil can prevent hair loss and promote hair thickness. The idea behind this is that the oil moisturizes hair follicles, which prevents dryness that leads to hair loss. ✨This really is the wonder oil you have been missing out on- Amazon sells it for a vet affordable price!! Leven Rose - Jojoba Oil
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PM ROUTINE CURRENTLY
CeraVe - Foaming Facial Cleanser For Normal To Oily Skin I don’t usually like foaming face washes, they tend to make my skin feel too clean. But I use this one when I have had a long day of lots of product *reapplying sunscreen, full face off makeup, or been sweating a ton or just need a really good deep clean. now - Solutions, Gel Cleanser, Vitamin C & Manuka Honey Picked this guy up because of the benefits of honey and vitamin c to the skin, and gel formulas for combo’s like myself. I like it so far, plus it smells like heaven. GARNIER - Micellar Water Facial Cleanser Sensitive Skin I went back to this oldie but goodie from the BURTS BEES CLEANSING OIL fiasco, I talked about in my AM ROUTINE POST. I don’t love love micellar water, I’m looking for a ‘cleansing balm’ that won’t break the bank or cause me skin irritation but this is my in between choice. The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% Well, first, i was unsurprised when I found out I like apparently many others were using this wrong. Now that I am in the know, did my research, I am more pleased with this product then the first 2 months I had it in my bathroom. The Ordinary - Lactic Acid 10% + HA My current chemical exfoliant of choice. I deal with some textural irregularities predominantly along my jaw line and my break out tend to be there, my chin, temples and forehead. I like like the gentle exfoliation of the product but I am interested in other aha/bha products. Leven Rose - Jojoba Oil This oil is kind of a god send, it’s great not one for my skin, in small doses, but also my hair. CeraVe - Moisturizing Cream For Normal To Dry Skin IF YOU HAVE DRY SKIN, YOU NEED THIS LOTION. I use this lotion after showers, & baths. I used it in the winter for terrible winter skin. I use it as a night cream sometimes. It’s just so good. It’s got everything you need. THE inkey LIST - Bakuchiol Retinol Alternative Moisturizer I just started using this, I don’t really have much of a say on it so far. It goes on nice. It doesn’t seem to be having any negative effects. I’ve never used a retinol, but I apparently thought I have sensitive as fuck skin, lets go for an alternative.
THE inkey LIST-Bakuchiol Retinol Alternative Moisturizer
Honey Lip Scrub DIY
An important part of a lip care routine is exfoliation. Exfoliating your lips can help eliminate some of the dry, flaking skin that builds up and immediately restore some shine, softness, and smoothness. Exfoliation relies on a simple technique of an abrasive ingredient as well as an oil to run smoothly over your lips without being drying. 1 heaping TSP brown sugar 1 TSP honey A couple of drops of jojoba oil Mix paste for your lips and apply in small circles Wipe or wash off and apply lip moisturizer or balm. Brown Sugar - used as the exfoliant. Softer then granulated sugar so it gently exfoliates without damaging. Honey - help moisturize your lips and protect cracked lips from infection. It also works as a mild exfoliator and can help remove dry, dead skin from your lips. Jojoba oil - forms a protective barrier over dry or chapped lips to lock in moisture BE AWARE OF : It’s important not to overexfoliate. Don’t exfoliate more than twice a week. Start with once a week so you avoid irritating your lips.
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