I shared a post on my Instagram the other day about my love-hate journey with my hair. I posted a selfie and got a lot of messages asking what I use on my skin. Skin care tips have never been my thing, mostly cause I am just way too lazy to be a beauty or fashion person and partially cause I think that my skin is mostly good genes but I am ALWAY happy to share what products I love.
I also find it so ironic that people would complement my skin. There was a time in middle school and even some of high school that I was ridiculed for my acne. Funny how those moments can stay with you even after so many years. I tried every skin care tip under the sun to make my zits go away and eventually they did but that mentality never left me.
Between beach living, having babies and being over 40, my skin has transitioned from an oily nightmare to so very dry. My skin is also sensitive to certain products and starting a very slow gradual loss of it’s elasticity. I’m constantly on the hunt for the best hydrating products and have taken the advice of
Number 1 Skin Care Tip
Now, if I were a good blogger, I’d put this at the bottom of all my skin care tips so you have to read all the way down but I’m so passionate about this I want to put this right here at the top. YES, products are fun and they play a huge role in having healthy skin. So do genes. But what I’ve found to be most important in achieving that radiant glow – nutrition. Just like your muscles or your heart or your brain, your skin is an organ that needs to be nourished. I’m a HUGE fan of Whole30 but just eliminating processed foods from our diets and eating more organic items when we can afford it has made a HUGE difference. I try to drink a lot of water and I also am a fan of a scoop of Vital Proteins in my coffee in the morning. So, feed your face!
My favorite skin care tips and products are (no surprise) mostly all on Amazon. I also buy some of the organic products at my local Sprouts. Some of these links are affiliate links which means that if you buy them, I’ll get a small commission for giving them traffic. None of this post is sponsored, these are all products that I found on my own and use almost every day.
Morning Skin Care Tips
My morning routine usually consists of an early morning class at my gym and then a quick shower before work. With two small girls, I have limited time to get it all pulled together, people fed and myself out the door.
E-Raorganics Facial Exfoliant – I like to use this a few times a week in the shower.
Image Daily Moisturizer – This is a product that I never really stray from. I’ve been using it for 4 years and it just feels so good on my face plus the SPF is a great bonus!
Acure Brightening Oil – This facial oil is somewhat new to my routine. So far, I’m really happy with it. It smells great and makes my skin feel really soft and moisturized, plus it’s super affordable. I like to switch up
IT Cosmetics CC Cream – Are you on the cc cream bandwagon? This product is a dream for my skin. It’s light but provides full enough coverage that my skin appears even toned. Goes on super easy and doesn’t feel cakey on your skin. Not everyone is a fan though so I highly suggest heading into an Ulta store and trying a sample of it first.
Nighttime Skin Care Tips
I wish I could say that I was really diligent about removing my makeup each night but that would be a total and complete lie. BUT, when I do, these are my go to’s!
Burt’s Bees Wipes – My skin can be really sensitive, especially to make up removing wipes. One day, out of desperation, I grabbed some of Little Nugget’s butt wipes and took my make up off. No stinging in the eyes for me and it got *most* of it off. Another plus side to using these…they are cheap and readily available in this house. #allthediapers
Witch Hazel – This is a great and affordable toner for your skin. I was using an apple cider vinegar toner for awhile but it was throwing off the ph balance of my skin and making it extra dry. Once I replaced that with witch hazel, it’s been smooth sailing ever since. It also is a great second swipe at getting off all of your makeup.
Derma e Syrum Vitamin C – I love the Derma E products and this vitamin C serum is a new addition to my routine. I also love this one for a super hydrating feel you can use both in the morning and at night.
It Cosmetics Confidence in a Cream – I have no words for this cream, it’s just magic in a bottle.
Favorite Skin Care Splurges
If money (and time) wasn’t an issue, I think I’d be a day spa junkie. I LOVE to go get facials and even do my own masks at home. It’s indulgent but my skin feels so amazing afterward. When I do make the time, here are some of my favorites.
Alexis K – Now, this is definately a splurge but if you are in San Diego and looking for an amazing experience, get yourself to Alexis K in Solana Beach. Their facility is gorgeous and their service is above and beyond. I’ve been twice, once to get my eyebrows done and another to have a facial with
The rest of these are fun masks that I use when I find some free time or the girls are taking an extra long tub and I can squeeze one in.
I put an entire list in my Amazon Store – just it out for a one stop shop for all my favorite skin care products.
Have any favorite products you like? Share them with me! I love finding new stuff to try.