One thing that I have come to realize when it comes to skincare, is that your results are more often than not a reflection of your efforts. I have been lucky enough to be blessed with great skin–all credit of having this comes from my mom. For me, high school was not plagued by those awkward teen pimples (praise the Lord), but I can definitely say that until something takes a turn for the worst, it often gets taken for granted. After I hit thirty, and had my daughter, I started to notice that my skin was taking a toll. I hadn’t been keeping up with a consistent routine, and when you work enough late nights and early mornings (hello mompreneur life), sleep deprivation gets thrown into the mix.
It’s one thing to cover up blemishes and dark spots with makeup–which for the record can truly be a lifesaver–but shouldn’t the goal be for makeup to enhance and not to solely cover up? This is where having a specific skincare regimen can be an all around game changer for skin health.
Since the beginning of this quarantine I have updated my skincare regimen and increased my focus on a consistent routine; all I can say is that my skin is glowing! With the increase of working from home, a reduction in daily makeup usage has let my skin breath. Here are my steps and staple products (linked) I will swear by.
In the Mornings:
- I always start by using an all natural cleanser for sensitive skin. Right now Burt’s Bees is my go to.
- I then will use a Jade Roller across my whole face every single morning to calm my skin and stimulate circulation.
- I follow this by applying hyaluronic acid and vitamin C and allow those to soak into my clean face. When combined, these help moisturize and promote the growth of collagen, which gives skin a full and supple appearance.
- I first cleanse my skin again with Burt’s Bees.
- Next I like to apply a tiny bit of rosehip oil which does a great job with hydrating and moisturizing.
- A few times each week, I’ve started incorporating the use of a microneedle derma roller and another thin layer of rosehip oil. This is similar to the procedures that you can get done at a dermatologist or esthetician, but an easy at-home option. I highly recommend investing in one!
- Always, always, always use eye cream. The skin around your eyes is very thin and needs to be taken care of for youthful looking eyes.
- One more product that I also have found immense value in using are foil collagen eye patches. These do a great job in reducing tired looking eyes and can be used on a daily or every other day basis.
Like I said, these are some of my current favorite skincare products that have transformed the health of my skin. Skincare is not an area of your life that should just be something you treat yourself to every once in a while. Instead, I would encourage you to really try to make it a priority. Not only will it have immediate benefits, but you can start setting yourself up for healthy skin even further down the road. Holistic wellbeing connects on many levels, and a healthy skincare regime plays an important role in this.
For anyone who wishes to continue digging deeper into the different ways you can enhance your glow, be sure to come back on Wednesday as Beauty Expert, Educator, and Product Developer, Ana Allen, makes a guest blog appearance where she shares the benefits of doubling up on skincare products. Furthermore, this Thursday, we are going to be going live on Instagram to talk about routines and all the Q&A that comes with it. We can’t wait to engage with everyone over some real-talk skincare.
Here’s to prioritizing the glow!