I have been waiting to write this blog post for quite some time now. I love sharing new products with you all but I am also very careful to make sure that they are products I truly enjoy/incorporate into my routine. Skincare definitely gets a little tricky, so I waited a few months to write this post after using thee products. Now I know there are so many products out there that show results and truly do work so I am not going to sit here and preach to you that these are your only options..but they are just that..options. So read with your own skin in mind and hopefully, I can shed a little light on some new products that for me, were successful.
As a disclaimer to my review, I want to mention that my skin clearing up was not solely because of these products, but a combination of exercise, diet, and (attempting) to live a little less stressfully. For starters, I exercise about 5-6 times a week incorporating a combination of workouts into my routine. A typically week will include a variety of pilates, reformer pilates, running, and at least one HIIT workout. For me, this combination keeps me excited to workout and motivated to continue! As far as my diet is concerned I believe this is a key contributor to my clearer skin! I like to think that I eat an 80% clean diet (no one's perfect, don't let them fool you) and even that may be pushing it. Ideally, I gravitate towards whole foods-fruits, veggies, whole grains, and nuts! Ever since I have made my nutrition a priority I have noticed my skin reaping the beautifully glowing benefits.
A very important key to skin care success:
Stress. Over the last few months I have made it a conscious effort to live a little less stressfully. Before I committed to living my life this way, I let every aspect of my life stress me out. Moving to Charleston, finding a new job, growing my blog, looking my best. They were all weights just bringing me down. I noticed it was affecting so much more than just my anxiety but physically as well. I would endure crazy breakouts that I never experienced even as a teen. As I let the stress of striving perfection go I noticed a sense of calmness in my life that I never thought I could get...and along with calmness came a nice side of clearer skin.
Now to the products. I use MUCH more than just the products I am sharing, but these, in my opinion, are the items to take note of! I want to start off with Osea Malibu products, these are vegan, cruelty-free, SO LIGHTWEIGHT, and natural! I cannot rave enough about the benefits I feel )literally immediately) after using them. I start my routine with the cleanser (I use this morning and night) the formula is so light on my skin yet so cleansing. I truly feel that my face is clean and polished after I use it without having a burning or dry feeling after. After my face has slightly dried I add the Hyaluronic Sea Serum to my face and neck. This serum is non-greasy, and so replenishing to my skin. After I apply I literally feel as though my skin was so thirsty and I have just nourished it with everything it needs- it's a pretty incredible feeling (lol). Lastly, this step I like to put on once I feel the serum has been absorbed fully, this is the Atmosphere protection cream. I LOVE THIS STUFF. I use this only in the mornings whether or not I am putting on makeup. This cream is used to protect your skin from any and all harm it may endure that day. It's like a seatbelt for your skin, how can I continue on without it.
At night my routine is slightly different, instead of using the Sea Serum I opt for a thicker serum to prevent fine lines + repair skin. At the moment I am using Skin Science Tea Tree oil + Vitamin E. I will link a few option to check out as well!
Osea Malibu Products go here
The last two products I want to mention are the Mario Badescu Cucumber Mask + Facial Spray. I also carry the mini rosewater facial spray when I travel! I feel as though these products ahve been reviewed time after time and I will stay consistent with the feedback that they are such amazing products to incorporate to my skin care routine. I love to use the facial spray before I start my routine in the morning, as the last thing I do before bed, and even throughout my day. It is so refreshing without being "watery" I cannot imagine my routine without it! As far as the cucumber mask is concerned this is a newer product I have been trying. While typically I stick to facial masks I have really been enjoying this clay mask. I feel it tightening my pores as I wear it, and after removing and finishing with a few sprays of the cucumber water I feel rejuvinated and ready to go! I find myself grabbing this more often than my facial masks lately!