Hey dolls, hope you had a lovely weekend! I'm still trying to get myself together after last night’s episode of GOT! (if you don't watch the show, I'm a need you to get up on it girl!)
I've been rambling a lot about adding new content onto the blog, the main thing you guys requested was skincare, so here we are! I was going to add everything in one picture BUT I felt that would've been too much. So lets start wit my holy grails that I use morning and night. My morning routine is different than my night time routine (hopefully its like that with everyone, at least I hope lol). These three items are my holy grails for the summer time.
I have very dry flaky, patchy skin (if you don't know what I mean click here; it's gross I know). It's important that I take very good care of my skin, because obviously who the hell wants to walk around with those nasty spots on their face! The journey to finding the right products was REAL AF! It was all trial and error for me. I am here to make sure you don't have to go through all that trial and error.
1.Belif believe in truth, Witch hazel herbal extract toner:
First of WOW! It's like bathing in a milk bath! I've been through two different toners that broke my skin out bad. Than I came across this one, read the reviews decided to try a sample and it won me over. The purpose of a toner is to replenish and nourish your skin after removing your makeup and cleansing your face. This step can significantly help your skin, especially when it comes to hydrating!
A toner can quickly provide skin with generous amounts of antioxidants, soothing agents, and vital hydrating ingredients. Keep in mind that it also remove those last traces of makeup you may have missed with your cleanser. This toner from belif is so smooth and hydrating I'm so in love with it, every morning/night I pat it unto my skin (I heard that when you pat the products into your skin they work so much better), you can instantly see how hydrated your skin is.
2. OleHenriksen Truth serum:
Serums are VERY important! They are the holy grails when its comes to wrinkles (goodbye signs of aging). I use the truth serum only for my morning routine, I use something else for my night time routine ( I will be posting soon). I get asked a lot of questions if this serum is good for acne prone skin, the answer is yes! Vitamin C is very important for acne prone skin. Although I am not acne prone, the truth serum has collagen as well. Collagen is the key ingredient to anti aging. I also pat the serum unto my face; I know certain people don't like the smell, but I don't mind the orange smell to it, makes me want to eat some oranges. I definitely did see a difference in my face after using this product one month in, the one shown above is my third bottle. If you don't care so much about collagen and want to focus more towards your dry skin look for a serum that has vitamin E.
3. Jason Wu for Caudalíe essence spray:
I know what you're thinking, is an essence spray really necessary. YES they are here's why; first off it's summer the heat is unreal and you want something to cool you down, well an essence spray is important!
When your skin is dehydrated, its protective barrier gets weaker, which means collagen and elastin can break down faster. By keeping it well moisturized, you're setting yourself up for smoother, glowier skin in the long run. The Jason wu from caudalíe is my got to essence, the smell is to die for, and its extremely refreshing. I highly recommend this product! My other favorite is the Mario Badescu Facial Spray, bomb af and affordable!
I am NOT a dermatologist, these are the products roar work best for me. Again I have dry flaky/patchy skin, since using these products I haven't seen any. You don't have to have flaky or patchy skin, If you just need some type of hydration look into these products and give it a try.
I hope this gives you an idea as to what to look for when shopping for skincare. These are just three of my go to products, stay tune for more skincare post.
Products I've mentioned | Belif believe in truth, Witch hazel herbal extract toner, Sephora; OleHenriksen Truth serum, Sephora; Jason wu for Caudalie essence spray, Sephora (Mario Badescu Facial Spray, Urban Outfitters