Products for Sensitive Skin – Are These The Best?

Products For Sensitive Skin
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Finding quality products for sensitive skin is always a struggle. Everything breaks me out, irritates my skin, and gives me a migraine. It looks me months before I figured out that my shampoo and conditioner were irritating my scalp and making my migraines worse. Even regular washcloths irritate my skin, and thankfully I’ve found washcloths for sensitive skin. After doing some research and seeing a dermatologist, I’ve found some great, affordable products for sensitive skin that really work for me.

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Must-Haves For An Easy Weekend Getaway Look

 

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As we are dwindling down to the last few weeks of summer, its time to book those weekend getaways you’ve spent so much time talking about. Take a break from your hectic life and use a getaway as a chance to slow down and relax. Rejuvenate your mind, body, and soul. Let me help you save some time on your preparation list by sharing these three must-have brands to give you a vacay-ready look fast!… [read more]

My Favorite Summer Essentials

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I love summer. I hate the unbearable heat and humidity that sometimes comes with it but having some stylish fashion accessories, sunscreen, some delicious food and beverage treats, and a good book or knit/crochet project on hand definitely makes dealing with the heat so much easier and more enjoyable! Here are a few items that are helping me pass the longer, hotter days of summer this year. [read more]

Sleep Your Way to Hydrated Lips

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Sleep your way to hydrated lips

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Regardless of the time of year, my lips are dry. Of course, it’s worse during the fall or winter, but even in the summer, they lack hydration. This is why you’ll find lip balms all around my house and in my bags. Recently, I was able to reduce my need for lip balm with the Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask. It allows me to sleep my way to more hydrated lips.

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Self-Care Is Totally Worth Your Time

Self-Care Is Totally Worth Your Time--Shir Organics-NaturaBrasil-Nature Lab Tokyo

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Personal care is important, not because it’s trendy but because we all are worth caring for, all of the time. In the hustle and bustle of daily life with all the exterior demands on our time and attention that being a woman entails it can be very easy to forget that. We often put everything and everyone else above ourselves in terms of importance, don’t we? Especially women, who care for everyone else — their parents, spouses, children, and friends — before giving their own needs more than a passing thought.

I’m certainly guilty of this passive and unthinking form of self-neglect at times. I mean, I apply sunscreen if I’m going to be out in the sun for long enough that I might get a sunburn. I apply lotion to my hands and arms pretty regularly. Though that’s mostly because my hands can get pretty rough from constantly washing them as I go through the average day during cleaning, meal prep, and caring for our various animals. I can’t even remember the last time I treated myself to something as simple as a hair cut, it’s probably been a year or more I’m sure.

There are a lot of different kinds of personal care products on the market to choose from. Products that address areas from skin care to hair care, internal health to physical fitness. Some are clearly better than others, but a large majority of what’s available is all very good and it can be a difficult task to weed through all of the advertising and information to make a choice about which brands to use.

The easiest area of personal care to address, I think, is taking care of one’s exterior, what others see when they look at us. That being our skin and hair. I mean, we all bathe and at least occasionally use nourishing bath products and perhaps apply body lotion afterward. These areas are where I’ve tried quite a few different products to support skin and hair care.

So, today I will be sharing the three most recent brands that I’ve been using and my thoughts on them. Since there are so many brands to choose from, it’s sometimes fun to share those that you might not find on the shelves of every pharmacy or mass merchandise retailer. Don’t you think?

And since I especially like trying new natural/organic products for personal care those will be what I share with you today. Brands you may not have heard of before like NaturaBrasil, Shira Esthetics, and NatureLab Tokyo. I hope you enjoy your introduction to these brands of skin and hair care and that you put yourself first and decide to try one (or more) of them for yourself. You deserve it! [read more]

Simplify Your Skin Care Routine

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Does your bathroom counter or vanity, look like a cluttered mess?

 

Mine definitely used to, that is until I found a simple yet effective skincare routine. As an adult, we are so busy shuffling from one thing to another that we find ourselves with little time to devote to a healthy skin care routine. I must admit that even at the age of 25, I never really paid attention to my skin. I have semi-dry skin so the concern in regards to taking care of my skin just never came up.

However, one day I was looking in the mirror and found myself questioning a few blemishes and oh my gosh is that a wrinkle?!? Let me share with you my trick to having happier skin with this basic skincare routine.

Every time I find myself in the skin care isle I see product after product promising to take care of this problem or that problem in regards to skin. It easily becomes so overwhelming because I am stuck at the point of picking the budget-friendly product while still choosing a product that will actually help my skin and not make it worse.

After hours and hours of scouring the internet for answers on how exactly to take care of my skin, I finally figured out that the routine really does not have to be that difficult or complex. It is totally possible to have a simple skin care routine and it really is as simple as cleansing, toning, and moisturizing. That’s it!

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Simple Skin Care Routine – Step One

Cleansing Your Skin

 

A basic cleanser is really all you need. I know it sounds like a given right? But this is actually one of the most crucial aspects of a simple skin-care routine, because even if we feel as though we didn’t do anything to get “dirty”, our skin is definitely still in need of a good cleanse.

I mean, we take a shower even if we haven’t left the house right? It is both refreshing and invigorating. Shouldn’t we give the same attention to our faces? I am sure I do not need to point out that in between cleanings our face builds up with dirt, oils, dead skin cells, etc.

Picking a cleanser to take care of this is key. Skin care aisles at the store are packed with cleaners for every skin type, but you really only need a simple face wash. Cut out all of the extra features unless it actually pertains to your skin type like salicylic acid for acne prone skin or scent-free for sensitive skin.

Personally, I go with just a basic face cleansing bar from Neutrogena and use my handy dandy exfoliating brush. A simple cleanser paired with an exfoliating brush knocks out the build up on your skin while not over-drying the skin. The exfoliating brush helps get rid of the build-up of dead skin cells as well, leaving your skin smooth and ready to soak up your moisturizer which we will cover in step 3.

 

Simple Skin Care Routine – Step Two

Toner

 

Toner? Isn’t that for printers?

Yes and no. In recent years the popularity of using a toner to help with skin care has been on the rise. Toner cleans all of the leftover dirt, makeup, oil, etc. from your skin making it easier for your moisturizer to soak in, which we will discuss in step 3. Using a toner is especially important for those with acne-prone skin, who wear makeup, or have oily skin or large pores.

There are so many toners in that dreadful face care isle though, so which one should I pick?

What is micellar water?

Can I just use an astringent instead?

Finding a good toning solution for your skin is another essential for a Simple Skin Care Routine.

Toners are great for toning/evening out your skin tone, tightening pores, and getting rid of dirt and other forms of build up. This is great but sometimes it can be too harsh for certain skin types. It can cause over-drying of the skin or breakouts. In that instance, micellar water is a better option because micellar water is basically made up of oil molecules. These molecules break down oil build-up, makeup products, and draws out impurities while being gentle on the skin.

Toners are typically water-based and Astringents are alcohol-based. Primarily the goal of astringents is to kill bacteria that leads to breakouts for those with acne prone skin, it also presents the risk of over-drying your skin which leads to irritation, flaky skin, and roughness.

My preference is an all natural toner that is less chemical-based but still tightens my skin and pores without the risk of irritating my sensitive skin. When I feel a break out coming on, I use an astringent such as witch hazel or a toner specifically made for acne and only use it on the areas I am having an issue with to sort of spot-treatment.

Tight and even skin tone leads to easier make-up application, brighter/clearer skin, and it keeps your pores clean as well.

Simple Skin Care Routine – Step Three

Moisturize

 

Finding the best moisturizer for your skin can be somewhat tricky. Everyone has their own preference for how it should feel. Is it too heavy? Too oily? Does it provide enough moisture to the skin? The most important factor is that your moisturizer should soothe your skin as well as protect your skin from the sun.

Now, this would be a time I encourage you to find a moisturizer that you like best. For me, I generally lean towards a water-based moisturizer during the day and I use a collagen night cream to help with wrinkles at night. This aspect is entirely personal so I will leave it at that.

 

 

Cleanse, tone, and moisturize! That is really all it takes to establish a Simple Skin Care Routine. Who knew? It certainly does not always feel that way but it really is that simple.

 

 

What are your tips for a “go to” Simple Skin Care Routine? Let me know in the comments below!

 

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**As a side note, I am not saying there aren’t other ways to amp up your skin care routine because there absolutely are. This is just a simple guide to get one in the works of establishing a skincare routine. I know for lost souls such as myself when it comes to the skincare world, I had no idea where to start despite being actively involved in watching other beauty bloggers. I also want to make it known that I was not paid for this posting nor do I have any affiliation with any products in the images or mentioned in the article. **

 

 

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Baby Products to Fit Every Need

Baby Products To Fit Every Need

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As the mom of four little ones age six and under, I’m always looking for baby products that will fit the needs of all my children.  I look for items that will be gentle on their skin but also keep them feeling safe and comfy.  With that being said, I always have a hard time finding products that work for my six-year-old because she has such severe eczema and anything with a lot of chemicals and additives really irritates her skin. We finally have a product that is gentle in all ways and keeps her protected.

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Will These Eczema Therapy Products Help Calm the Skin?

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I’ve done a few reviews on products that are meant to help treat those with Eczema. I recently had a major breakout with the Eczema and it’s even spread to other parts of my body, which is frustrating.

Kamedis Dermatology Eczema Therapy Products

I’m still on the hunt for products that are truly going to help the itchiness, and the red irritated skin. Not to mention, it’s extremely dry in the areas that I had the Eczema outbreak. What I’m looking for is something that could replace my prescription steroid and truly help heal and calm the skin.

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Have We Found The Perfect Sunscreen for Sensitive Skin?

DemaE Sunscreen for sensitive skin
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As someone who has extremely sensitive skin, finding makeup and skincare products is sometimes a frustrating nightmare. Finding sunscreen for sensitive skin is even worse! I’m either allergic to the ingredients or my skin is just too sensitive to use it. One product I’ve been on the hunt for is an SPF that’s actually going to work for me. And I think I’ve found what I’ve been looking for in Derma-E.

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Refresh Your Beauty With A Clean Routine

Refresh Your Beauty With A Clean Routine

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I am always on the hunt for beauty products that I can feel confident using. I am very aware of what I put on my skin and always look at the ingredients. These days, I can be picky with what brands and products to try! I prefer natural, organic, cruelty-free, and even vegan if possible.

Are you looking to refresh your beauty with a clean routine? We have a few products to share with you!

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