One thing I’m obsessed with is fab makeup, and as a true makeup lover I know the key to having a flawlessly “beat face,” is having clear and even-toned skin. At a very early age my mom taught me the importance of having an efficient skincare routine. I’ve been experimenting with beauty products since I was about 13 years old or so, and over the years I’ve learned two very important things about the art of caring for your skin. 1. The best way to determine what skincare products work best for you, is first knowing what type of skin you have. (Click here to read my post about determining what type of skin you have.) And 2. Don’t be afraid to try different products. I constantly switched up my skincare routine until I figured out what combination of products worked best for me. Below I’ve decided to list 5 of my fave skincare products that I couldn’t possibly live without. Enjoy!
1. Mary Kay Botanical Effects Mask, $14
I first tried this product when I became a Mary Kay consultant, and I instantly fell in love with it. It’s truly magical. It tones, tightens, and hydrates your skin. I use this mask about once a week, and when I don’t I can definitely see the difference in my skin.
2. Freeman’s Charcoal and Brown Sugar Scrub, $4
I randomly bought this product one day while I was browsing the beauty section at Wal-Mart, and I must admit I’m so glad I did! This scrub is an amazing exfoliant. It gently removes dead skin cells, softens rough areas, and instantly lightens up dark spots. I use this scrub about 2-3 times a week.
3. Karuna Clarifying Face Sheets, $28 4-pk or $8 1-pk
I discovered these facial sheet masks one day browsing around an Ulta Beauty Store. After doing some quick online research, I decided to buy one. These sheet masks are incredibly beneficial for makeup junkies like myself. Each sheet comes in an individually wrapped packet containing several types of hydrating and purifying ingredients. I use these about twice a month to restore all of the nutrients and natural oils that have been removed from daily makeup wear.
4. Mary Kay TimeWise Night Solution, $32
Once again, this was one of the products I discovered when I first became a Mary Kay consultant. After using this product for about 3 nights I began to truly see a difference in not just the appearance of my skin, but also the feel as well. It is extremely hydrating, and you wake up the next morning with luxurious “just left the spa” skin. I use this product nightly.
5. Neutrogena On-Spot Acne Treatment, $7
I’ve been using Neutrogena products since I’ve been 13 years old, and one thing I will always be certain of is if it has a Neutrogena seal then is probably an awesome product. This acne cream works better than any other one I’ve ever tried (and I’ve tried SEVERAL). It dries out/clears up acne extremely fast, and it doesn’t leave your skin feeling dry or flaky.
What are your fave skincare go-tos?! I would love to hear about them in the comments!
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