Radiant and healthy skin is really the ultimate accessory we all need and love. I often find it very relaxing to strip my face of its impurities and let my skin breath. It’s even therapeutic since it allows me to connect with my natural beauty. Something I don’t often get to do often because I wear makeup on a everyday. I think it’s really important to take a few extra minutes at night time for yourself and take good care of not only your skin, but also your mindset. A pampering session is something we should be doing at least once a week in order to unplug and relax a bit. Don’t you agree? Personally I like to set aside 10 minutes of “me time” at the end of every other night in order to have the best possible sleep and wake up refreshed the next morning.
Though I do have my skincare beauty favorites I do like to try a lot of different treatments and am constantly experimenting. Today I’m sharing with you a set of products that I feel really get the job done–the ones that truly do what they say they’re going to do, and for that reason I can rely on them.
Ambience is Everything
Every time I step into my home I want to be immersed into an inviting environment. That’s why I make sure to keep my surroundings full of warm and cozy knits, shaggy rugs, candles and twinkle lights. This is especially true when it comes to my bedroom. This is the place where I relax in the most, so I have filled it with all my favorite things–sweet scents, a great mix of pillows and dim lighting. This is all you need to create a lovely sense of tranquility.
Now I’m ready to pamper myself!
e.l.f. Makeup Remover Cleansing Cloths
After a long bath I would assume my makeup would completely come off. However, this isn’t the case all the time. So I always start my skincare routine by gently wiping my face with an e.l.f. cleansing cloth. This creates a clean canvas to work with. It makes my skin instantly feel smoother and look brighter. One cloth goes a long way and removes all my left over makeup.
Clearongen – 3 Step Acne Treatment
I’ve discussed acne many times before and I always go back to see what new products the market has to offer since acne is an ongoing issue for me. Rather than finding individual products to use and hope they work well together, this time I was really open to trying out a system instead. I recently got introduced to the Clearogen’s 3 Step Acne Treatment. I was truly intrigued to give it a try as it contains botanical extracts that support natural cell turnover for smoother skin. And you already know that smooth skin = natural glow, and that means acne FREE skin!
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Step 1: Foaming Cleanser
The foaming cleanser is the first step of the three step process. It gently cleanses dirt, oil, makeup, and bacteria. But, at the same time it doesn’t dry out my face. This is very important for me as I have combination skin.
Step 2: Clarifying Toner
Now onto step two, clarifying toner. In the past I’ve never been much of a toner user because I didn’t really understand the benefits behind using it. However, now I know it is a great way to control oil, tighten pores, and achieve smoother skin. I’m so in! The Clearogen formula uses botanicals and a low percentage of salicylic acid to eliminate pore-clogging impurities, while also reducing redness and irritation. I just dab a little bit of the product onto a cotton ball and run it through my entire face, specially on my forehead and chin, which are my acne prone areas.
Step 3: Acne Lotion
The acne lotion is my favorite part of the Clearogen three step process. It gives me a chance to give myself a massage as I apply the lotion on my entire face. I focus on the bridge of my nose, apply light pressure to my temples, and lightly dab underneath my eyes. This relaxes me so much! And it’s great to know that at the same time I’m treating my acne. Clearogen actually uses a low percentage of time released benzoyl peroxide to kill bacteria and clear blemishes while botanicals reduce DHT (dihydrotestosterone) in the oil glands and regulate oil production, which is the root cause of acne. I apply it every night before my moisturizer. I really love the fact that it doesn’t have a strong scent so this makes my face feel fresh and clean. Plus, it’s not too greasy either, which I like a lot because sometimes acne products tend to feel really thick and heavy, but this one has a nice consistency that blends in smoothly into my skin.
Together, this trio produces a clearer, smoother complexion.
Caudalíe Vinosource Moisturizing Sorbet
I’ve been using this moisturizing sorbet from Caudalíe for two years now and can’t go to sleep at night without putting it on. My skin feels super soft right after every application. I always wake up with my face feeling extra smooth and super hydrated the next morning. Sometimes I also like to put it on in the morning before applying my makeup, I usually do this when I’ve had a late night of fun and partially took off my makeup. Therefore, when my skin feels dull and tired this moisturizer serves as a renewing agent, giving me back my natural glow.
Patchology FlashPatch Eye Gels
I received this in a package a few weeks ago, but only until recently decided to give it a try and I must say I was hooked instantly! I have very puffy under eyes and it’s now become a real concern in my life. Everything you can think of to get rid of my puffiness I have tried, from various eye creams of all price points (high and low), to cold cucumbers, warm tea bags, and even a massaging device. I’ve tried every non invasive procedure out there and nothing has really worked for me until now. The specific patches I’m using right now are the Patchology FlashPatch eye gels and have been the perfect choice for me as their highly advanced cooling and refreshing translucent hydrogel patches accelerate the delivery of essential ingredients, like caffeine and hydrolyzed collagen. These stay-put patches ensure I get the fast acting ingredients where I need them the most. The directions suggest leaving the patches for 5 minutes and safe for makeup application right after. Yet, since I use them at night I tend to keep them on much longer and sometimes even go to sleep with them on. The results are incredible–a smoother, brighter, and more youthful appearance.
And there you have it! All of my favorite skin care products that keep my skin looking healthy and glowing without makeup. Don’t forget to relax and treat yourself to a 10 minute night time pampering session soon.
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