I'm finally sharing my skincare routine that some of you requested. :) It's all about simplicity, minimalism and "out the door in 5 minutes". I believe in protecting and perfecting my actual skin instead for covering it with lots of makeup. As I started to take on this approach, I'm needing even less and less makeup on a daily basis – which I absolutely loveeee! So, keep on reading if you like an easy routine for fresh, natural, glowy skin.
Clean and Moisturize
My holy grail skin product of 2017 is this little beauty balm by Neal's Yard Remedies. It's an award winning multi-purpose beauty balm that can be used as a cleanser, gentle exfoliator or deeply nourishing moisturizer. It's for ALL skin types, especially for sensitive skin. It does wonders for my dehydrated, redness-prone, sensitive skin. I've been using this for +4 months and really saw a huge improvement in my skin. My face is more radiant, healthier, and definitely well hydrated. The balm has lots of wild rosehip oil – an antioxidant proven to help repair, firm and smooth the skin – and smells amazing. I highly recommend this all of my friends!
Refresh and Tone
After cleansing my face with the beauty balm, I use organic rose water as my facial toner. I simply wet a soft cotton ball with the rose water and dab it on my cleansed skin. It really calms my redness and helps lock in extra moisture. Also good to know that it helps tighten the pores and gently tone the skin. When shopping for rose water look for 100% pure rose water or find a face mist that has organic and clean ingredients. I just use whatever brand I can find online. Here's a few options from the brands that I trust:
A little embarrassed to admit that I only started using sunscreen everyday this year. It's never too late, right!? I just blame the all the greasy products I had used in the past that made my face oily and white. I used to hate the idea of putting a sunscreen on even during summer, let alone every day. But, I've found the one! It's the Skin Ceuticals Sheer Physical UV SPF 50. Again, this just feels like your own skin and has a silky weightless matte finish which I love. None of the smell or the white marks. So don't give up on sunscreens, keep trying different brands until you find the one. It's paraben & chemical free and for ALL skin types. Total winner!
Lastly, I apply a little concealer under my eyes and on any imperfections like redness or blemishes. I love the RMS "Un" Cover Up. The main ingredient is coconut oil, need I say more? It's organic, really nourishing and feels looks like your own skin – but better. It's also cruelty-free, very lightweight and super hydrating. The last step is to enhance that glow by applying their Living Luminizer. A total game changer. Again, coconut and seed oil based. I highly recommend this to anyone who wants that natural glow with a no nonsense clean product. :)
Let me know if have a favorite product that I should check out. Also, I'd love to hear if you're already using any of these products and any tips! As always, thanks so much for reading! I'm thinking a natural haircare post. Can't wait to hear what you think. :)
Lots of love,