beauty, skin tips
I change my skincare with each season. The winter months can be the hardest because of the harsh cold dry air. The colder months are all about adding moisture moisture moisture! My skincare routine stays the same but I will definitely up the ante on the moisture enhancing products to help prevent any dryness that can occur. I am getting up there in age and I really try my best to avoid premature lines.
I am particularly a fan of FACE OILS! I absolutely love the GLOW that I get from certain face oils. My natural skin is oily but as I've gotten older I can't help but notice my lackluster complexion. The area that I currently live in is very dry. I will be relocating to a less harsh climate before the summer. I can hardly wait! In the meantime, I load up on my favorites and explore new items as often as possible. This allows me a great excuse to try new things in the skincare world. K-beauty is my ritual!!! I have loved loved loved all of the steps required and adopted K-Beauty rules as my permanent skincare routine.
MASKS are a treat. I feel like I'm pampering my skin whenever I MASK!!! I use a face mask twice a week and an eye mask almost daily. The Dr. Jart face mask is a favorite, however, I love most face mask. I only buy the face mask that enforces moisture and hydration.
ClEANSING OILS. I feel like my face is not clean if I don't start with an oil cleanser. I have tried so many and I love most of them. If I had to choose, I guess it would be Tata Harper Nourishing Oil Cleanser $72; For a more affordable Cleansing oil, BIOSSANCE Antioxidant cleansing oil is also amazing!!! @sephora $30;
Face WASH. I am currently satisfied with Dr. Jart's Dermaclear Micro-Foam $22
MICELLAR Water. This has been a journey. There are so many!!! I've tried SIMPLE, GARNIER, CAUDALIE and currently Son & Park Beauty Water. My next micellar water purchase is Dermaclear Micro Water by Dr. Jart.
SCRUBS!!! Clarisonic is a HUST HAVE!!! 3 times a week. MONDAY THURSDAY SUNDAY... scrub days. I use my trusty Clarisonic and my Dr. Jart Micro Foam face wash. These 2 items help me keep my skin polished and fresh. Scrubbing every week helps my skin soak up all the benefits of EVERY face product that I love to use to treat my skin.
EYE CREAM. I've only used EYE CREAM for the last 10 years. I know, I know, I know!!! But Thank GOD for the family genes. Not too much damage so far. I can't tell from the EYE CREAMS that I've used so far; of any actual changes on the eye area, but I know that something good is happening, I simply trust that I am maintaining the status quo and perhaps preventative measures.
FACE SPRAYS. Every person walking the earth should carry a face spray on their person. Every diaper bag, vehicle, pocket, bag, and backpack should have a face spray. This item is so needed by everyone! It's not just a beauty product. My little ones loved the cool feeling of a face mist! I kept Evian face mist in my diaper bags, especially during the hot summer months. My 14-year-old daughter likes the Mario Badescu face mist and the Soap & Glory face mist the most. The right face mist will refresh, cool down, hydrate, brighten and moisturize my face and neck. The price ranges vary but they all have the same effect on the skin, pure freshness and goodness!
ESSENCE. K-beauty influenced. This is a new step in my skincare routine; the k-beauty routine... I adopted the k-beauty regimen about 2 yrs. ago. "Essence" is a part of this new order of thoroughness in skincare. I didn't quite understand ESSENCE at 1st; it felt like water and nothing else; until I played around with a few brands. "May Coop" was the 1st brand that I understood and noticed a significant benefit. There are a few of them (essence) on the market, play around with a few samples from Sephora to find the one that you like.
SERUMS. My FAVORITE Skincare product of all-time. I am currently using Ole Henriksen collagen booster, potent vitamin C. I love the cool feeling of a face serum. I love the glow that serums give my skin. I put my serums on before my moisturizers. I wait for about 2-5 minutes before adding on the next step in my regimen.
MOISTURIZERS!!! My moisturizers fluctuate the most. Currently, I am enjoying "belif" The true cream- moisturizing bomb $38 @sephora. This moisturizer is my newest BEST friend! I wake up in the morning still feeling hydrated and dewy! After my moisturizer I add another step in my regimen; depending on what I have on hand I will add a face oil and maybe a sleeping mask. My most favorite sleeping mask is Dr. Jart Water Fuse Water-Max Sleeping Mask $48 SEPHORA.
The most important skin care tip is a healthy lifestyle and a healthy diet. Beautiful skin starts from the inside. Vitamins are a must! I am all about taking care of my body. Good sleeping practice, lots of water and keeping the stress down as much as possible. Below are a few examples of my daily supplement. OLLY: Beauty, Super Foods, Sleep, Biotin. Sun Potion: Ashwagandha, HE SHU WU. Essential Greens Booster 8G. and Vital Collagen Proteins, just to name a few healthy choices.
SPF. Don't leave home without it! I have the hardest time finding a sunscreen that works well under my makeup. I am still searching for a lite weight SPF that works well with everything. Please share any tips.