My Top 5 Skin Care Fundamentals

20180729_164806-01121117349.jpegOne of the most challenging things I had to do as a mother was to remember to take care of myself. Self care is so important. It can mean many different things to different people. Personally, whenever I get the chance to show my skin some love, I feel awesome and that’s how I self care. I find that it’s a great way to de-stress after a long day’s work and nobody gets hurt. It’s a win-win for everyone!

How do I do it?

Well grab your coffee or wine (I’m not judging) and stick around.

inf_1533744518216627011356.jpgLa Roche-Posay Effaclar Purifying Foaming Gel Cleanser For Oily Skin

The title says it all. It’s a soap-free, paraben-free, non-comedogenic (won’t clog your pores), alcohol-free and is oil free. It removes the dirt from your skin while keeping your skin’s pH at 5.5 (a.k.a. it won’t make your skin feel crazy afterwards.

Just a pea size is all you need for the face. It lathers beautifully. There’s a slight fragrance but not enough to distract from the task at hand. It rinses off easily without leaving any kind of residue. What really makes this work from your typical acne-wash cleanser is the zinc pidolate, which purifies your skin gently. It’s a great way to start the skin cleansing routine while providing you with a blank canvas to start with.

La Roche-Posay Effaclar Mat

If the Effaclar Purifying Foaming Gel is Beyonce then the Effaclar Mat is Jay-Z. Together they form the power couple of skin care routine.

I love this moisturizer. It’s oil-free and non-comedogenic and gives you a mattifying finish all the while controlling the sebum secretion of your face and reducing the size of your pores. I mean, seriously, what else do you need?

This guy’s secret weapon is the sebulyse technology. That’s what allows my skin to look matte and have visibly smaller looking pores.

My day doesn’t start without these two.

20180809_122639-021842713515.jpeg Simple Hydrating Cleansing Oil

I personally did not know that I could have oily skin and use an oil to cleanse my face but apparently you can.

Back when I was ignorant of proper make-up removal methods, I would use a make-up remover wipe when I was ready for bed and call it a day. Mind you, when morning rolled around I would find traces of make-up on my pillow case. That’s when I was introduced to double cleansing.

Double cleansing is when you use a cleansing oil or balm first and then you finish up with your cleanser to cleanse your face.

So I proceeded to try this hydrating cleanser. I’m not going to lie I did not have high hopes for it, but I was pleasantly surprised.

It is made with grapeseed oil, in fact it’s listed as one of the first ingredients. It even smells like grapeseed oil. It’s super light in texture, tough on make-up but make sure to use more than 2-3 drops. It rinses off easily without too much residue. It leaves my skin feeling nice and soft.

20180724_140939-02149927527.jpegBean Body Coffee Scrub

This item was gifted to me to review, which I will gladly review again and again because it’s AMAZING!!!

I love coffee and I love scrub. It’s a perfect combination for skin care.

The scrub has cacao, vitamin E to repair and restore the skin. It has a blend of Himalayan Pink Rock Salt and Demerara Sugar to get rid of the dead skin cells. It’s perfect for stretch marks, cellulite, eczema and psoriasis. Honestly you can go wrong with this. Scoop with hand and scrub away. The granule are fine enough to be gentle on the skin, but powerful enough to provide effective exfoliation.

At the end of this enchanted journey of scrubbage, you’re left with skin that glows, skin so soft, skin so smooth and skin so hydrated all you will do is keep your hands to yourself.

(See what I did there? ;))

The Honest Co. Foaming Tangerine Dream Bubble Bath20180806_141735-011218338408.jpeg

Who doesn’t like bubbles? I sure do. Sometimes when I have a minute to myself and I just need to soak, I use the Honest Bubble Bath. I love the scent of tangerine. It’s so citrus-y, it gives me a tropical feel. If I close my eyes, I can almost pretend (keyword being almost) I’m on a tropical getaway for a whole five minutes.

This foaming bubble bath is made with aloe, calendula, coconut oil, jojoba oil, and quinoa protein to give your skin that necessary TLC your hard-working skin wants and needs. It’s also tear-free, natural, hypoallergenic, paraben-free, phthalate-free, fragrance-free, dye-free, formaldehyde-free, mea-free, dea-free and tea-free.

It’s your natural bubble bath that you can feel good about because you deserve it.

This is my honest opinion and review of each item, discussed. The only item that I was gifted is the Bean Body Coffee Scrub. Otherwise the rest, can be found at your local drugstore, Walmart, Target, etc. That’s where I bought them.

So that is it for my list. What’s your skin care list like?

We should totally compare notes. Comment below, I look forward to hearing from  you.



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