Now this is a beauty ritual that I hope everyone already does, and if you don’t you’d better start today!
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If you haven’t read my prior post on EXFOLIATION, make sure you’re taking that step prior to applying moisturizers (and any product really) so you’re able to fully absorb your moisturizers, and get the maximum benefit from your products.
As I have stated before, when it comes to beauty products, including moisturizers, I like to rotate my products. Trying new products keeps my routines from getting boring, and I’m really into trying different ingredients and testing out how my skin reacts to them. I also balance out some of the pricier products that I like to use with buying different serums and natural oils wholesale from PURITAN’S PRIDE.
FOR THE FACE
I have tried so many different brands and products over the years. My favorite brands that I always come back to are OLAY, ORIGINS, and MARIO BADESCU. They just have good price points for good, quality products.
I also like to use different moisturizers in the morning, and at night. For the daytime, I always use a moisturizer with SPF on my face and neck. At night I use my heavier creams, oils, and serums that don’t have SPF.
A night cream that I am really loving right now is EGYPTIAN MAGIC. It is made with ALL THE BEE PRODUCTS that I love. It is a thicker, salve consistency (great for winter), so it is full of moisture; and after washing my face in the morning, I think my face feel tighter and is so hydrated! I also love that it is only made of four or five natural ingredients, and not a lot of synthetic, manmade ingredients that are hard to pronounce (and potentially toxic).
ALWAYS MOISTURIZE IN AN UPWARD DIRECTION, SO YOU’RE LIFTING YOUR SKIN UP, AND WORKING AGAINST GRAVITY. ALSO, WHEN MOISTURIZING YOUR EYES, USE YOUR RING FINGER TO LIGHTLY APPLY MOISTURIZER FROM THE OUTSIDE, MOVING IN TOWARD YOUR NOSE.
THESE ARE SOME OF MY FAVORITE MOISTURIZERS AND OTHER BEAUTY PRODUCTS THAT I HAVE USED OVER THE YEARS:
I have also been loving AHAVA’s hydration cream mask (a limited edition mask) at night and their Water Mineral Hand Cream; both of which I discovered through my FabFitFun Box Subscription. Don’t you love discovering new products?! AHAVA uses natural, non-GMO ingredients, and minerals from the Dead Sea in every product, so their stuff is packed full of minerals that is good for your skin. They currently have 40% off their entire site with code MARCH40 too!
Regardless of what skin products you use, the I think the best thing you can do is moisturize with an SPF and use a retinol based product on your face.
FOR THE BODY
I always moisturize at night after I shower, and thereafter as needed. I alternate between body oils (I love grapeseed and jojoba oil) and lotions depending on what I think my skin is needing at the moment.
Last year I started using OLAY COMPLETE on my body, and I am absolutely loving what it is doing for my arms and legs (especially my knees where I’m starting to see signs of sun damage/aging). It is a face moisturizer, but it is so light, and because a little goes a long way, one bottle lasts a long time.
To add to my renewed love for this moisturizer (I used it when I was a young teenager), I have to add a little story on OLAY COMPLETE. Back when I was in undergrad, shopping for moisturizer one day, I stood in an aisle looking at all the new OLAY products (reading labels like I always do), and a little old lady sidled up next to me, grabbed a bottle of OLAY COMPLETE, turned to me, and then told me that she was in her 60’s and had been using the same OLAY COMPLETE since she was in her 20’s! Her skin was so smooth, and wrinkle free for her age, I thought to myself, wow, Olay really has great products (and you don’t always need to buy the most expensive thing to have great effects).
I’m sure she had made good lifestyle choices too to have such great skin, but this random testimonial from a complete stranger has always stuck with me throughout the years. Real life testimonials are always better than any ad!
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