Happy Tuesday Everyone!
I get asked daily what make up and skin care products I use. Fact is there are so many wonderful products available it’s tough to play favorites. We are all unique in our skin care needs, so the challenge is to figure out what works best for you. Something to keep in mind is that because our skin is always changing, our needs change, so what once worked ~ may no longer.
One of my skin care goals for 2017 is to take a closer look at what I’m putting on my skin. I’ve been slowly weeding out products with preservatives and dyes and switching to healthier alternatives. Because beautiful skin starts on the inside, I continue to emphasize the importance of taking care of yourself on the inside too;) to keep the glow at any age.
Reading labels can be difficult as the ingredient lists are often lengthy and chemical names can sound complicated. For example the chemical name for coconut oil is Cocos nucifera and Vitamin E is tocopherol. Preservatives are necessary for product safety and they are not all bad. Did you know that any product containing water requires a preservative unless it’s refrigerated? So where to begin?? Let’s just keep it simple;) Look for added fragrance .. this is a loop hole and manufacturers can hide a lot under this category. If you have a reaction to a product or are just generally sensitive to cosmetics, fragrance free products might be the best choice for you. Consider choosing products free of petroleum, parabens (read more here), artificial coloring and fragrance.
Less Make Up
If skin is acne prone or generally problematic, the temptation is to cover the imperfections. So first order of business is to have healthy skin. If we take steps to create a glowing complexion we are less likely to put too much make up on.
Begin with Clean Skin
Begin with a gentle wash. Try something like Ecco Bella Cleansing Gel or Tata Harper Refreshing Cleanser and moisturize with a lite moisturizer like Ecco Bella or if you’re dry, apply a few drops of May Lindstrom Youth Dew and follow with your favorite sunscreen.
Highlight and add Color
RMS Illuminizer on the cheek bones for an instant glow and follow with a swipe of Kjaer Weiss on the apples of your cheeks and temples. Love this product;) It’s certified organic and enriched with anti-aging Jojoba Seed Oil, Beeswax and moisturizing Sweet Almond Seed Oil. It’s also contains no petroleum, parabens, artificial coloring or fragrance.
Create a Natural Lip Line
Apply a balm and brush on your favorite lip color.
To define the lip boarder, try Lip Cheat by Charlotte Tilbury.
Curl, and apply a quick swipe of mascara.
Phyto-Pigment Mascara: Nutrient-rich mascara powered by intense plant-derived Phyto-Pigments for a feathery-soft look and feel after every smooth coat. The formula is non-drying and leaves lashes clump-free :)
Tarte Mascara: Created with Amazonian clay this mascara treats your lash concerns, keeping them hydrated, and healthier and delivering the appearance of gorgeous lashes.
Roll on Rose 31
Spray perfumes are often over powering. Have you tried a roll on? Rose 31 is what I’m wearing now.
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