Hi there! Today, I am excited to share a few of my favorite skincare products with you. I say “a few” because I’ve found lots and lots of things I love—but today, I’m narrowing it down to my essentials. These are the things I am buying over and over, traveling with and recommending to friends!
Using clean skincare products has truly changed my life! The biggest change in my skin came when I started to use oils every day, as my moisturizer and a lot of the time in place of serums to give my skin nutrients and ingredients with benefits.
I never really believed in anti-aging skincare … the kind of stuff you can easily spend $300 on at the beauty counter in the mall. I think it’s sad how much money women throw at these products, in hopes of getting younger looking skin. And when I started to look into the scores and ingredients that a lot of these products contain, I was pretty disgusted. But don’t take my word for it—look into it for yourself! (I try so hard not to let these posts sound preachy, but I am so passionate about this subject.)
That said, I want better looking skin too … we all do, right? One thing that I experienced this past year is that I learned a couple tricks that actually are making my skin look younger and more glowy! The first one has nothing to do with products, but it’s about food and drinking tons of water.
And the second big change I saw was when I started to use oils for cleansing and moisturizing my skin. I’ll talk more about it below. When I was younger, I avoided oils because I mistakenly thought they would cause my skin to break out or be more oily. But since using them, my skin feels dramatically more healthy. It was a complete game changer for me!
I started to do a two-step cleansing process, using a small amount of oil cleanser first and then a water based cleanser second. If you’ve never tried this kind of double cleansing, I highly recommend it! It does such a better job or removing my makeup and my skin feels softer and more moisturized after.
Next, let’s talk about sun care. These are some of the best products I have found! They are a good mix of functional and affordable. I say “functional” because I’ve tried some natural sunscreens that leave a SERIOUS white film on your skin. This makes it hard for me to get my husband to use it, which defeats the purpose of us buying natural sunscreen.
I love Coola because it is easy to apply, leaves no white film on your skin and they made the list of
One more thing I should mention (sorry I didn’t get it into a photo) is the BEST organic self-tanner. I love
I am a huge fan of mists. I have tried so many and they are one of my favorite skincare rituals. I use them after every cleansing, before applying any oil or product.
Last, but not least. Let’s talk about creams.
My favorite thing about this treatment is that you are supposed to massage it in until it completely disappears. So it’s very easy to tell when it’s completely worked in. This product is a splurge, but it lasts a long time (most of these product do!).
Alright! Well, there’s my skincare list. I hope it is helpful and if you have any questions at all, just let me know in the comments! xx – Elsie