I’m pretty big on skin care as most of you already know and my daily and weekly regimens are pretty intense. I take my skin seriously because I only get one face and quite frankly I don’t want a wrinkly one. Aging gracefully is beautiful but premature aging is not! (in my opinion) An important part of my regimen is face masks. I do a mask once or twice a week depending on the condition of my skin. My favorite face masks are by origins are pretty amazing! Shop my favorites below:)
One is a charcoal mask that clears pores. $26 The other one clears pores as well but is a little more focused on clearing up acne and oil. I actually use this one as a spot treatment on my acne while I sleep. Out of trouble mask $26
They are also available in smaller pod sample sizes if you’re curious on which mask is right for you. $4 each
I am INSANE about skin protection and wear SPF 50 year round and 110 during the sunny months. I wear it alone and with my makeup as well. Most days I don’t wear makeup, but when I do I have perfected a routine that allows me to protect my skin, wear a full face of makeup AND reapply SPF throughout the day if necessary. The key to ultimate sun protection is to apply SPF under and over your makeup! YES this is easy and possible, I will list my routine below with product links. *Let this also be a reminder that the SUN IS ENEMY #1 when it comes to your skin aging, the sun “cooks” your skin- it’s as simple as that. Even in small doses, it adds up. Be mindful when you’re in the sun and get into an SPF routine NOW if you haven’t already and buy some cute hats & sunglasses while you’re at it. Protect your skin at all costs or it will cost you…..best case scenario- you will have crows feet and leathery skin way too early. Worst case scenario- skin cancer. Love the skin you’re in 🙂 It’s never too late. Get started now, let me show you how! (My personal SPF & makeup routine, step by step) 1. Apply SPF on clean skin. I use Neutrogena SPF 110. 2. Let it soak in for 5 minutes. I walk away, brush my teeth, pet the dog….whatevs. 3.Apply face makeup. My full makeup consists of BB Cream and Bare Minerals powder foundation, followed by highlight, contour, eye makeup, blush etc. 4. Once makeup is gorge and “done” apply SPF powder ON TOP of everything. Bare Minerals has a translucent powder called Mineral veil- it basically locks in your makeup and it almost creates an air brushed look to the skin. Why is this last step so unique? Mineral veil is available with SPF 25, so it is adding an extra layer of protection. This also allows you to reapply SPF throughout the day by dusting some powder on. Mineral veil comes in original for fair to medium skin tones and tinted for medium to dark skin tones. I have both and mix them for a gorgeous shade. There is No need to go and throw out your current makeup/foundation. Any makeup works as the FIRST and LAST steps include SPF. This has been working wonders for me and I hope it can help you too.
I am an SPF freak!! I have naturally tan skin and I still slather it on because skin cancer and wrinkles don’t discriminate! As annoying as it is to apply SPF EVERYDAY, you can always tell the women who do from those who don’t! Below,
I shared this picture of my favorite sunblock on Instagram last week. I use SPF 50 for my body and 70 for my face. I prefer a specific face lotion because I’m super sensitive and don’t like the thick greasy feeling on my face. This particular formula is oil and fragrance free and doesn’t irritate my skin at all. It also has antioxidants and great stuff like vitamin A, C, and E for skin which is a plus! These Sunblock lotions are available at your local drug stores and are totally worth it!!!!!!! Protect your skin.
I’ve been pretty lucky when it comes to jewelry, I can wear any metal or material without any skin irritation or an allergic reaction but most people can’t say the same. Whether it’s a reaction to solid gold, brass, silver or costume jewelry, Jewelry shield can help you. It’s basically a little bottle of magic potion that when applied to your jewelry, provides an invisible barrier that protects sensitive and allergy prone skin. The cool thing is, all of your costume jewelry will never turn green or tarnish with this product so it’s a win win!
Available at Amazon $5-$7 This stuff is worth it! ( works on glasses and watches too)
Here are some great steps to follow that can help you whether you are experienced or just starting to wear makeup! I feel like the two hardest “makeup” techniques to master are highlighting & contouring and creating the perfect smokey eye. Below I have chosen my favorite guides to achieve these looks.
As far as highlighting & contouring goes, Keep in mind all face shapes and bone structures are different so you don’t have to follow the illustrations exactly, they are just guides to help you. Don’t worry everything will be fine after you blend blend blend!
The guide above can help you achieve these looks…..
Weren’t born with chiseled cheekbones? Don’t fret neither were most of the models or celebrities you see in magazines.
Where to highlight???
Highlighting and contouring works on all skin tones! Below are some beautiful examples including some before and afters.
Love her or hate her, Kim Kardashian has absolutely mastered highlighting & contouring….
Her achieved look is gorgeous!
I love BB creams and tinted moisturizers very much. I’m a huge fan of Smash Box BB cream as well as Laura Mercer tinted moisturizer and recently I’ve been using Origins VitaZing moisturizer and I LOVE IT! VitaZing is somewhat in a category of its own….like the products I previously mentioned, VitaZing is definitely a multi tasking moisturizer , it has SPF, anti oxidant rich mangosteen and a hint of color…….NOT weird orangey fake tan color either, it just evens out my skin while adding a healthy glow. I have medium/slightly deep colored skin and it gave me a glow! It smells great and is fun to apply(comes out of the tube white with tiny brown specs and turns into a beautiful warm color as it’s rubbed into the skin) I cannot get enough of this stuff! It’s great because I can wear it alone with or as a base for my makeup without it being cakey and with NO irritation! It is much greater than I can even begin to explain…..please go to your local Origins and ask for a sample…..but before you do read the reviews they speak for themselves. VitaZing is available at Origins $35 . If you want a light moisturizer that evens out skin and is wearable everyday, this is your product!
Smashbox BB Cream: slightly heavy coverage
Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer: medium coverage
Origins VitaZing: Light, sheer coverage.
Check out these YouTube reviews!!!!!