SKIN CARE !!!

Hi everyone! Welcome back to my blog. In today’s post, I wanted to talk about my skin routine and what I use to keep my skin as clear as possible. I am all about self care and self love so these products are my best friends! In the fall/winter time my skin gets very dry and rough, so during these months I have to take extra great care of my skin. I always get asked what my skin care routine is so I figured I could write a post about it in detail. I use to just wash my face with some random face wash and would put some moisturizer on but lately I have been branching out and using products that have been really benefiting my skin. My hope is to stray away from makeup and just use these products as a replacement. My skin has been glowing and I can’t wait to share the products. I will include where you can get each product and how much they roughly cost just in case you guys want to start using them too!

Step One:

Cleanser: My Mary Kay cleanser is amazing! I typically use this whenever I wear makeup because it takes my makeup right off. I pour about a pea sized amount (a little goes a long way) of cleanser in my hand and lather all over my face for about 30 seconds or until you feel like it has done its job!

Mary Kay cleanser is $24 and can be found on the Mary Kay website.

Step Two:

Bioré Face Wash- WOW! This stuff is amazing. I just started using it and it makes my skin feel so refreshed after every use. It makes me so excited to wash my face LOL! I use a dime sized amount and wash with warm water for about 30-40 seconds. Once you rinse, you will know exactly what I’m talking about! It feels amazing and I feel like it’s really cleaning my face. It comes in several different options such as Rose Quartz, Witch Hazel and Agave but I really am obsessed with charcoal and it feels great.

Bioré Face Wash is $5.99 and can be found at Target, Amazon or Ulta.

Step Three:

Thayers Witch Hazel- This alcohol free toner is absolutely great. I pour some onto a cotton round or cotton ball to cleanse, soften, refresh and moisturize my skin. The toner I used before this would strip away my skin, cause dryness everywhere and make my skin feel so tight and rough, but once I started using Witch Hazel it was a complete game changer. I highly recommend this product! This also comes in multiple scents such as Lavender, rose petal, coconut, cucumber and much more including unscented for those who don’t necessarily like scents.

Thayers Witch Hazel can be found at Target, Amazon or Urban Outfitters. The prices vary between $8.50-$11

Step Four:

I just started using the Valjean Labs serums recently and they have actually made a difference in how my skin glows. I use the hydrate one in the mornings to hydrate my face for the day and the overnight repair at nights (obviously, lol!). I start by putting a pea sized amount in my palm and then lather into my skin. I then use my jade roller to press the serum into my skin and to reduce puffiness. These are the perfect serums and there are five different kinds such as overnight repair, hydrate, glow, revive and clarify. I want to get the other three ones to see if I like those as well! I’ll be sure to let you guys know once I try them out but I definitely love the two I have right now. The jade roller is such a neat tool, you apply pressure while rolling the tool from the center of your face in upward and outward motions. There are different stones such as Jade, Rose Quartz, White Opal and so much more. They all have different functions so make sure to do some research about the different stones before purchasing! I chose mine because my under-eyes are puffy when I wake up so I figured it was a good start but I hope to collect them all!

Overnight repair facial oil is anywhere between $12-$15 and can be found on Amazon and Urban Outfitters.
Hydrate facial serum is anywhere between $12-$15 and can be found on Amazon and Urban Outfitters.
Jade Roller is said to decrease puffiness and under-eye circles. The price ranges anywhere between $3-$28, depending on what brands you like. Can be found anywhere such as Tj Maxx, Urban Outfitters, Target or Ulta.

Step Five:

Final step is moisturizer. I use the CeraVe moisturizing cream because it’s a thick cream texture that makes my skin feel great. It’s for normal to dry skin which is what I am so I thought it was perfect and CeraVe is such a great brand and can be found anywhere. I put about a quarter size of the cream on my palm and lather onto my face until it’s fully rubbed in.

CeraVe Cream is found at Target or Ulta and is about $12.99

BONUS PRODUCTS!!

So I also wanted to share my all time favorite face mask! It is the charcoal mask by Mary Kay and I swear by it! It makes my skin feel so great. I pour some of the mask onto a foundation brush and apply where I feel like my skin needs the extra love. I let it sit for about 10-15 minutes and then rinse with warm water. I use it twice a week.

Mary Kay charcoal mask can be found on their website for $24. It’s a bit pricier for a face mask but trust me… IT WORKS!

Mario Badescu facial spray- I have been using this for years. It’s an invigorating mist formulated with an infusion of nutrient-rich botanicals and cucumber essential water to revive dull, tired skin. Aloe vera and cucumber – both rich in essential vitamins and minerals – deliver a cooling boost of hydration as green tea provides powerful antioxidant protection. My Sskin is left feeling refreshed and revitalized.

Mario Badescu facial spray can be found at Ulta or Urban Outfitters and ranges from $7-$15.

Thank you all so much for taking the time to read my blog! It was so fun to write and to let you guys know what works for my skin and I hope it works for yours too! Self care is the best care and I feel like self confidence is key! I really stand by these products and hope to add some new ones that really help my skin glow! If any of you have recommendations for skin products, let me know and I would love to try it out!

Until next time…

Xo,

Em

“Self care comes first!”

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