I always get blog post ideas at random times of the day and I try to remember to jot them down. I really do try to write about what’s inspiring me right now because the words come a lot easier and with good intention. I had the idea pop in my head about skincare “game changers” as I’m calling them. The products that I’ve only come to know and realize how much of a difference they make since working in the beauty industry. After almost 5 years of slowly becoming a beauty junkie I’ve come to appreciate the effects of the following 6 products that I believe every woman needs in her skincare lineup.
Exfoliator – There are SO many benefits to exfoliating regularly from keeping your skin smooth/unclogged to encouraging cell turnover to reveal brighter/younger looking to ensuring the products you use have a deeper penetration. There are so many different types of exfoliants to use from physical scrubs to peel pads to retinol treatments to serums to masks. I personally have been loving Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant because I can use it daily, it isn’t harsh on my skin, and makes my skin oh so smooth. I really want to try Tracie Martyn’s exfoliant next!
A Toner – I used to go back and forth between weather I needed a toner or not and ever since picking up this Indie Lee toner I noticed way less breakouts and more soothed skin overall. It’s also great for all skin types and calms the skin down after all the cleansing and exfoliation. It removes access dirt, buildup from the cleansers/exfoliators, and other impurities so your skin is ready to fully soak in the serum and moisturizer you will apply after. I keep hearing good things about this cult classic and I really want to give it a try!
A Serum to Corrects Your #1 Skin Concern at the Moment – A serum is one of the most targeted treatments you will have in your routine. It will help correct your biggest skin concerns as it penetrates your skin the most! Your skin concerns may change form season to season so take note if you need to switch them out. I love this one for plumping and hydration (I use his a lot throughout the year), this one for red and sensitive skin (has been my savior this winter but I also love this for summer too), and this serum for anti-aging and even tone (use this a lot in the summer months).
Makeup Remover – This is a MUST because only using a cleanser doesn’t 100% do the job. I use this at night to mainly get all of my eye makeup off but I also like to use it on my face to make sure I’m getting rid of the bulk of the makeup before I cleanse. It is always amazing to me how much this stuff gets off your face. A sure fire way to avoid clogged pores! I am obsessed with the bioderma makeup remover.
Oil – An oil is the most luxurious treat you can give to your skin. To me an oil penetrates into the skin even more than anything else does. I love my Darphin oils so much. I mainly use them for their hydrating and nourishing properties at night. I wake up and my skin looks 100% better than it did the night before. My favorite oil of all is Darphin’s 8 Flower Nectar. I keep hear about a lot of people loving this oil and I really want to try it!
Mask – Another treat that I like to give my skin a couple times of week when I feel it needs a little something extra. I also love the routine of applying a mask after a long day before I go to sleep. Fresh my absolute favorite brands for masks. This winter I’ve been using this one when my skin is dry and splotchy and this one when my skin is red. I also really love the black tea mask for firming, this one for improving texture and dead skin, and this mask for brightening (I love this one for the summer).
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