Clarifying Brightening Polish

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Finding the right cleanser that does it all, is hard to find. Especially, if you have sensitive skin. Replenix Clarifying brightening polish has it all and is safe for all skin types. This is definitely my go to cleanser.

I have used this product for close to 3 years now and can’t seem to live without it. I wash my face with the polish 4 times a week to exfoliate and nourish my skin.

Brightening Polish Benefits:

  • Gently cleanses skin without stripping our skins natural content
  • Gently exfoliates the skin with micro beads.
  • Hydrates skin and has antioxidant
  • Naturally needs skin process.
  • Evens out skin textur and complexion.
  • It is non-comedogenic, which it will not clog pores

This cleanser is magic in my opinion. In the past, I would purchase through a dermatology office, but recently I bought online through   Dermstore. The price was around $35, but the product usually last me close to 2 months.

Key ingredients:

  • Glycolic- exfoliates the skin
  • Salicylic Acid- anti-inflammatory, helps treat acne
  • Arbutin- brightens skin
  • Green Tea- antioxidants and smooth skin

Hopefully you can try this product and fall in love just as I did.

Enjoy! 💗❌⭕️

 

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That Smooth Skin

Another aspect of flawless skin are the size of our pores. The old wise tale of splashing ice cold water or doing an egg white mask to shrink your pores is exactly that, a tale, a fantasy. 

Unfortunately, there is no real treatment that can shrink our pore size. Our pores are genetically determined, so thank your parents for that. Fortunately, there are treatments that will help minimize the size of our pores. 

Pores are openings of hair follicles, where each contain sebaceous gland that produces oil. 

Simple, everyday Treatments:

  • Exfoliation

               -Dead skin cells stretch out pores

  • Sunscreen

               – UV weakens the collagen, which help supports and keep pores small. 

  • Cleansing

             – keeping face clean, will help get rid of dirt that pile up in the pores. 

  • Retinol

            – as discussed in past blog,Wrinkle free, retinol will help build collagen , which will then help minimize pore size. 

Of course their are other measures that can be taken to minimize pore, but can be expensive. 

  • Fraxel

             – laser that helps restore collagen, minimum of 3 treatments usually needed, help even out skin tone and texture. Help with UV damage , and acne scars. 

  • Microdermabrasion

              – instrument that sands off the top layer of skin, indeed helping in treating sun spots, scars, and of course minimizing pore size. 

Beginning  with the affordable everyday treatments will help with the flawless, airbrush look. As we age, fraxel would be a great overall treatment. 

Enjoy. 💗💗❌⭕️
           

Dead Sea Mud Mask

Face masks are meant to help take care of skin problems. Mask have different purposes from hydrating, exfoliating, anti-aging, etc. My go to face mask at the moment is pure body natural, Dead Sea Mud Mask, which I get through Amazon .(Amazon) I love having one afternoon a week after work to put on a face mask, hair mask, or what not, as a pick me up. This mask really helps exfoliate my skin makig my face feel clean and soft. 

Benefits:

  • Helps reduce wrinkles
  • Helps minimize pore size
  • Helps fight acne, blemishes
  • Drains out toxins, oils
  • Cleans pores
  • Helps fade pigmented acne scars

This is an affordable mask that will give you radiant skin in minutes

Steps:

  1. Apply to clean skin. 
  2. Leave on for 10-15 minutes 
  3. Gently remove mask with warm water.

* The best part is this mask can be used on the face and also on the body. *
Enjoy!💛💛💛  ❌⭕️❌⭕️

Flake it off

Writing with a pencil usually gives us comfort knowing we can erase mistakes. Wouldn’t it be great if we had the same idea for our skin?  Guess what, we do; Glycolic. 

Glycolic is an exfoliator, which helps get rid of the outer Layer of dead skin cells. Glycolic has been known to be used to help with age spots, wrinkles, acne-prone and blackhead-prone skin. It’s comes in many different way, cleansers, serums,moisturizers, and facial peels. Applying Glycolic, whether as a daily routine or once a month in a facial, we’ll also help penetrate any other products used in your skin care regimen.

When having a facial, it is commonly applied to the face to not only get rid a dead cells, but to also act as an aid in extracting blackheads. 

So if looking for a quick eraser friendly treatment for the skin, try Glycolic. One of my all time favorite product, which can be found online or in some dermatologist office, is glycolix pads. They are pads, with either 5 or 10% Glycolic and 2% salycylic acid, which helps with acne breakouts, and can be used daily up to twice a day. 


** Always remember to apply sunscreen when using Glycolic, as it makes your skin more susceptible to sunburns***

Enjoy❤️❤️❤️

Everyday I’m Guzzling

As We were growing up, we were taught to drink at least 8oz of water a day. Now, how many of you actually do it? I get it life gets busy and taking care of our bodies and skin take the back burner. Even though I still think we all need to drink water throughout the day, I have become addictive to detox water, which can help cleanse and hydrate the body, help with digestive system, reduce bloating, etc. 
I have tried many different detox water, but always go back to one in particular. Lemon,mint,and cucumber water. This water reverses inflammation and cuts belly fat. Of course ,the first information I noticed is cuts belly fat. Who isn’t looking for a simpler way to have a flat belly? I know I am. 

This water has helped me feel less bloated and has regulated me. 

Ingredients:

  • 3 quarts of filtered water
  • 2-3 small Lemons

              – helps cleanse and alkalize the body. It AIDS in digestive and boost the immune system 

  • 12 Mints

                – helps settle the stomach and AIDS in digestive. Also, adds a touch of sweetness without added sugar.

  • 1 medium cucumber   

                – Rehydrates and contains inflammatory properties. 

*Mix all ingredients and refrigerate for a minimum of 4 hours, but best overnight. 

Enjoy! ❤️❤️❤️

Skin Recharge

As of today, face masks and scrubs have been very popular, but unfortunately have also increased in price. Now, I don’t know about everyone else, but I want a mask that not only exfoliates and hydrates my skin, but also I can afford.  Lucky for you, I will show you two different face masks and one body scrub that will help replenish you skin without leaving you with an empty wallet. 

  1. Greek yogurt + Honey                                                                                   
  • 2tbs Greek yogurt 

             – helps moisture the skin

  • 1 tbs Honey

             – works on acne while Alison cleaning and moisturizing 

*Apply mask on a clean face

*Leave on for 15 minutes

*Wash off mask with warm water. 
    2. Greek yogurt + Oatmeal.                                                                 

  • 2tbs Greek yogurt

              – helps exfoliate the skin 

  • 3 scoops of Steel cut Oatmeal

             – helps sooth dry, irritated skin while at the same time keeping skin soft. 

*Apply mask on a clean face 

*Leave mask on for 15 minutes. 

*Wash off mask with warm water. 
   3. Brown sugar + Honey + Olive oil                                                                       

  • 2tbs Brown sugar

              -scrubs off dry, rough skin. 

  • 1tbs Olive oil and honey

             – both help re-nourish and moisturizer the body

* Apply to dry skin (hands, elbows, knees, body in general)

* leave on for 10-15 minutes and the wash off. 

Enjoy!! ❤️❤️❤️

I’m in Love with the Coco!

Coconut oil has been use to Re-boost the hair for a long time. It is one the easiest and affordable treatments for hair nourishments.

Personally my hair is a mess. It is always loosing its shine causing it to be dry. Im constantly finding myself applying half the bottle of conditioner just to have some soft hair, and I know I’m not alone. Although, using your entire conditioner bottle will give you shinning and soft hair, that will get pricy.

Coconut Oil benefits:

  • Promotes hair growth
  • Nourishes the scalp
  • Rich in antioxidants
  • Antiviral, anti fungal, and has antibacterial properties.                            
  • Gives hair shine
  • Hydrates
  • Reduces dandruff

The process is simple. All you do is apply a good amount of coconut oil to dry hair. You can leave it on for a minimum of 30 minutes to overnight. ( wear a shower cap while incubating).

Simple. You can repeat once a week if needed.

Tea Bagged


Have your ever woke up from a late night, whether it’s from studying, partying, working, etc, and noticed your eyes are swollen?  I know, I know, dumb question, we all have. 

Well let me tell you, using tea bags for the eyes helps reduce tired and swollen eyes. The tea has to be caffeinated and have found that green or black tea are best. It said that caffeinated can help with dark circles as well, But in all honesty, I didn’t see a difference. 

Simple Steps:

  1. Steep two tea bags in hot water for 3-5minutes. 
  2. Once steep, place tea bags on a plate and let get cold in refrigerator for 20 minutes.
  3. Gently squeeze the excess liquid until damp.
  4. Place tea bags over eyes and leave for 15-30 minutes. 

That’s it. Super simple. Even I can’t mess this up. 

Enjoy!!!!

DIY Papaya Mask 

Who loves face mask? I personally love doing a mask at let once a week. It’s like my own personal spa day. Relaxing music in the background, some gunk on my face, and a glass (bottle) of wine. It’s a win, win. 

Doing a face mask will help your skin in many different ways. Papaya is not only delicioso, but is also really good for the skin. 

There are only 3 ingredients to make this mask; Papaya, honey, and lemon. This mask will help overall with hydrating the skin, improve the skin tone, help with blemishes, acne, and skin discoloration. 

Papaya- 1/4 cup

  •  Rich in Vitamin A, C, and E. 
  • Has antioxidants 
  • Hydrates, helps with blemish
  • Lightly exfoliates the skin
  • Helping with the overall youthful look. 

Honey-1 tbsp

  • Helps retain moisture
  • It is anti microbial- fights off bacteria caused by acne 

Lemon- 1/2 tsp

  • Vitamin C 
  • Has antioxidants 
  • Lightens skin
  • Reduces excess oils
  • Skin is smooth and soft 
  1. Make sure to begin any mask with a clean face.
  2. Apply the mask to face and neck 
  3. Leave mask on for 15-20 minutes
  4. Rinse with cold water to close the pores

Mix all 3 ingredients in a blender/food processor until it is a fine paste

** Steaming the face before applying the mask will open up your pores and help your skin really absorb the products

*** Using a ripe papaya= easy blend. 

Champagne taste, on a Beer budget

Figuring out the type of skin care regimen is best for you, begins with identifying what type of skin type you have. For me, I have combination skin, which is where only my T zone is oily, and the rest of my face is normal. Luckily, I do not have sensitive skin, so trying new products does not really irritate my skin. 

Even though I would love to use all the high end producs that will turn my face to gold, I got bills to pay. So I use the products I can afford, but also have a positive effect on my skin. My current skin regimen is almost all drugstore products, except for two I purchased online. 

AM Routine 

  1. Wash my face with Neutrogena gentle cleanser and dab face dry. 
  2. Apply a thin layer of Vitamin C serum. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B013NCB2JO/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
  3. App,y a thin layer of Cerave eye cream
  4. Apply Neutrogena hydro boost moisturizer gel 
  5. Apply a thin layer of Best Damn Beauty Lip mask. http://bestdamnbeauty.com/index2.html
  6. Apply a layer of Neutrogena Healthy defense Spf 50 ( combination of moisturizer and SPF)



PM Routine

  1. Wipe make up with make up remover wipes. 
  2. Cleanse skin with Neutrogena gentle cleanser
  3. Apply a layer Vitamin C serum, let dry for at least 30 seconds. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B013NCB2JO/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
  4. Apply a pea size a amount of Neutrogena Retinol, let soak into skin
  5. Apply a layer of Cerave eye cream 
  6. Apply Neutrogena hydro boost moisturizer. 
  7. Apply a thick layer of the best damn beauty lip mask ( life saver) http://bestdamnbeauty.com/index2.html

I try and keep my regimen simple. We all have a lot going on in life, from work, kids, to whatever it may be. The last thing we need is complicating it with a million and one products. 
Till next time……