Treat Your Skin!
My Fav Finds for Better Skin!
WELLLLLL It’s been a while, right?! Oh my goodness how pregnancy can literally throw your whole schedule off! I completely forgot what it was like being 32 weeks and YALL.. I. AM. TIRED. But, I don’t look as tired, though! I changed up my skin routine and I am completely obsessed with the results!
So, here’s what happened. One day I got sick of looking in the mirror at all my fine lines and DULL skin. First, of all, I know I am technically still considered young to a lot of folks at age 30, HOWEVER, we are all about prevention here at this stage in life, am I right?? I’ll answer for you.. YES. If you aren’t someone who is religious about moisturizing you better get in the game. I started at age 13 thanks to my amazing mom (thank God she taught me to get in the good habits). Not only that, but we ALL need to have a good skincare regimen. Mine has changed as I’ve gotten older.
But seriously. After years of sun exposure, fake baking, make-up wearing… it was time for something new to kick start a new 30 year old skincare routine! I always hear from professionals that your skin is always changing, so that would make sense as to why I started looking so drab. Turn 30 and you start looking a little rough I guess LOL. So, I hit Sephora and found some fantastic products that I have been using the last several weeks… LOVING THE RESULTS!
The Clarisonic Facial Cleansing Brush
First of all, this is something I used to use all the time, but fell off the wagon for a few months. My old one finally died and bit the dust, so I naturally had no time to go and find a new one until now. After two weeks of exfoliating in the am and the pm I have noticed an insanely crazy difference in my skin’s brightness, and a lof of my fine lines have shrunk! Exfoliating with the Clarisonic is also a great way to get super clean skin (more than just using your hands to lather up your face). You have a superior clean feeling that leaves a great foundation to lay down some quality treatment masks… I use the Tatcha Camelia Oil to melt my makeup off first, rinse, and then apply my creamy cleanser to the Clarisonic! I’ve linked it all here:
Good Genes All-in-One Lactic Acid Treatment
After my am exfoliation, I use this amazing lactic acid treatment by, Good Genes. It plumps up your face in 3 minutes and gets rid of fine lines and wrinkles. It also evens your overall skin tone and brightens! This stuff REALLY works. Also, one pump gives off a lot of product so be sure to use it all over (even your neck) Your neck ages you, so I’ve started really focusing on exfoliating and treating my neck to get rid of those pesky lines there as well! This is a great product and I highly recommend giving it a shot! Read the reviews on Sephora’s site as well for more details. There are literally thousands of people who have enjoyed the results which is a big reason I wanted to give it a chance as well. SO glad I did.
Murad Revitalixir Recovery Serum
So, I had never used anything from this line in the past until now. This recovery serum is the bomb.com. It’s supposed to take care of your skin by reversing signs of aging due to stress and environmental elements. Stress can make you look 3.5 YEARS OLDER! I think we all know that feeling too well with our busy schedules these days… I am feeling it for sure! I put it all over my face and neck, as well as under my eye area (BE CAREFUL AROUND YOUR EYES LOL). It also helps with dullness, puffiness, dehydration, and lines/wrinkles. It hydrates using hyaluronic acid and tones with a little caffeine. I use the murad treatment after my pm exfoliation with the Clarisonic.
It’s crucial to always moisturize right after each am and pm treatment. I happen to LOVE Tatcha. They were my go-to brand when I first got pregnant with Fisher because of their natural and paraben free ingredients, and I literally never left. The results from all the products in their lines are just THAT good. Never has my face felt so hydrated. There are plenty of options to choose from as far as what your skin needs and what you like. Here are a few I use! I go back and forth..
Just by sticking to this regimen the last several weeks I have noticed a huge difference in my skin. You know something is actually happening if even your HUBBIE notices your skin got brighter and prettier! HOLY MOLY THE MOTHER OF ALL VERIFICATION IF YOUR MAN NOTICES. I am a firm believer that it all starts from within first (health, drinking water, taking vitamins). Then, you treat your skin directly. After that, your makeup and all else should enhance your true beauty underneath. You’ll start noticing your makeup goes on much better, stays on longer, doesn’t crease as bad throughout the day, and looks so much more vibrant!
I have also had a ton of people as me about my makeup products as well because they say thing's like, “Your skin looks so good! What foundation do you use?” Well, babes. It isn’t just about the foundation. It’s all about the skin underneath (even though I swear by my foundation :). Now that I’ve shared what is truly the cause behind my “pretty” skin I’ll also share my actual makeup products as well and I’ve linked them all below. I will say that my foundation is Marc Jacobs and is FULL coverage. It’s just a personal preference, but I’ve used it for years and have never stopped!
If you decide to try out my skincare routine let me know how you like it and send me pics of your results! Love it or hate it-I’d love to hear your opinions. Give it a true 2.5-3 weeks. I tend to break out when I start something new (especially the exfoliating) . It has to get bad before it gets better because you’re bringing up all that underlying buildup to the surface, so just give it time. I promise it will disappear and from then on you’ll be looking GREAT, clear, bright, and beautiful!