Taking care of your skin can be one of the most important beauty routines in a woman's life. Using the right products for your skin type can make all the difference. We're sharing our current faves, the ones we use every day.
I've had about three facials throughout my life - all from Citron Spa, which is an Aveda Spa. My first facial was before my wedding and I purchased the beautifying composition oil and their energizing eye cream. My skin was doing well then, but around the third time I received a facial, my skin was breaking out from the cleanser I was using. The esthetician recommended their Botanical Kinetics line but I didn't make the jump until my Cali vacation. As soon as I started using this line, my skin was so happy. I have extremely combination skin and this cleanser has totally balanced out my skin and made such a difference. It's plant based and perfect for all skin types.
This lotion is light and quick absorbing, but oh-so-moisturizing! My skin feels so very soft after I apply this lotion and I notice the same skin-balancing effects as its cleansing partner. I just love this line! It's also important to follow your regular moisturizing routine with an eye cream (fight those crows). I don't have a favorite right now, but I do use Aveda's energizing eye cream.
Even though I'm fast approaching 30, I still get break outs. By using these pads after I cleanse and before I moisturize, my skin hardly experiences even a tiny breakout. I ran out of the pads and just continued with me morning and night cleanse and moisturize routine (I thought being pregnant was the cause of my great skin) but I started to break out again. I refilled the pads and within four days, my skin clear again. Magic! (side note: any time I've used something with salicylic acid, I get a bad reaction. This has a small percentage of salicylic acid but I was told this one was plant based and the store clerk gave me a sample to try - I had no adverse reactions. I love that this line is all natural and plant based!)
I've always been terrible at drinking water. When I started dating my now husband, I'd complain about headaches and he'd ask "when was the last time you had water?" - I started to realize that I'd sometimes go a couple days without drinking a lick of water (unless you count the water in my coffee). So, I have made it my mission to drink the right amount of water and not only does it improve my mood and well-being - it makes my skin so clear and well moisturized! We nned to take care of our skin from the inside out - and at least water is free!
When you wash your face you want that fresh clean feeling, but unfortunately that feeling dries out your skin. After years of drying out my skin I decided to try a hydrating cleanser. It seems counter-productive to add lotion to your cleanser but scientifically (yada yada), it keeps your skin from overcompensating and producing extra oil. This cheap cleanser has worked wonders!
I have sensitive skin when it comes to face lotion. Therefore, I was so happy when BareMinerals updated updated their skin care line! I mean, I'm already their biggest customer. This product goes on thin yet very moisturizing, I only wish it lasted longer!
This is the fanciest cream I've ever bought. It was thrown in my bag as a free sample with some mascara I bought. Out of curiosity, I gave it a try and oh. my. word. It's a miracle product. You put it on at night and when you wake up POOF, your face looks like a dewy heaven. It's a gentle combination glycolic acid and rose water (also magic). People notice as well, I always get compliments on how "radiant" my skin looks the next day.