My 5 Best Products for Smooth, Glowing Skin
Temps are dropping outside and chances are your skin is feeling dull & dry. You've lost your summer glow and with all the parties you've got coming up, we ain't got time for a lackluster face! We need flawless, people! Let's face it, the best accessory a person can have is smooth, glowing, healthy skin. So like, what do you do if you're challenged in this department?! I have had a looooong battle with acne and melasma (aka dark spots) and honestly, my skin has been a source of stress since I was a kid. I've never really been that person who felt comfortable leaving the house without makeup. As I've (ah-em) aged, I've realized that sometimes makeup only highlights my imperfections and makes me look even older, and honey we are NOT having THAT. Oooo-K! I want my skin to look and feel fresh as an effing daisy!
So while I still have high maintenance skin, I have a few favorite products that help me achieve that effortless glow and keep me feeling & looking my best, and what kind of bitch would I be if I didn't share these things with the world?! Btw, this could easily be a five-part post because I literally have soooo many faves, but we'll begin here. And any questions, just ask me!
1. Lerosette Clay Mask.
ATTENTION: If you have acne, this mask will change your face. It's a natural clay mask, specially geared towards "problem" skin and it draws impurities out of your pores. I love it because it can be used everyday as a mask or spot treatment until your skin clears up. I used mine for 2 weeks straight and it was like I got a new face. Acne gone, less puffy, and overall smoother skin. I highly recommend. *Note: according to the Lerosette website, this mask should be applied very thin. Too thick will be over-drying.
2. Kiehl's Super Fluid Defense Sunscreen.
I know, sunscreen sometimes feels like a boring chore, but ya know what, it's a MUST. Every day, people! Even if it's raining! Ok, rant over. This sunscreen is a fave because its super lightweight and liquid consistency doesn't make you feel all covered in thick nasty sunscreen. It's actually a perfect base for makeup and feels like a primer. My pores look smaller after I use it! Sign me up! Also, it's UVA/UVB defense 50+, so prepare to combat wrinkles and sun damage!
3. Jane Iredale Glow Time BB Cream.
This stuff is magic. And mineral based! For those that don't know, a BB cream is an all-in-one foundation & sunscreen. Yep, I put sunscreen on top of my sunscreen! I'm obsessed with this product because it's like a magic eraser. Goodbye imperfections! It creates a flawless canvas and it's light, but completely covers blemishes & dark spots. And zero greasy feel. I actually don't need any powder or anything on top. Just a lil blush, brow, luminizer and gloss, and I'm good to go.
4. Beauty Blender.
I'm not sure how I ever lived before my beauty blender. Every person who wears makeup needs one! It is an essential tool for creating a flawless face. Can you guess what it does?? It BLENDS! Lol. But seriously, it actually blends so well that it looks like airbrushing. And the little tip gets right in the corners of your eyes & smooths out wrinkles. The trick is to roll the blender over your face, instead of dragging it. That's why the design is genius. Perfection, here we come!
5. Tromborg Baked Mineral Silk iluminizer.
I've saved the best for last. This stuff is a game changer and it's my (not so) secret weapon to glowing. It's that special something that makes people say, "Your skin looks Ah-mazing!" or "How do you get that glow?". It highlights and luminizes without ever looking glittery or caked on. Subtle, yet striking. Get. It. Now.
Bonus! Rose Water.
I love this stuff. It smells good, it hydrates, and it sets your makeup. Whenever I need a little extra pick-me-up, I just give myself a lil spritz and feel instantly refreshed! I carry a small one in my purse and keep a giant one in my bathroom. All natural, simple clean. Aaaaaah.