Welcome back to the blog everyone! Over the past 3 months I have been on a very personal journey with my skin. (You can read more about it on the blog here!)If you’ve popped on over to Instagram recently, you may have noticed a new highlight called HEBE. That my dears, is a full circle highlight reel of my journey to clear skin! From experimenting with new products, to trying new face masks, to adding a dedicated holistic esthetitan to my routine, clear skin has NOT come easy for me! So today I wanted to share my top skincare products that have done WONDERS for my skin! From clearing breakouts, to soothing and smoothing early wrinkles. These elixirs are ones you want in your cabinet for 2020!
Glowing skin is a result of proper skincare, it means you can wear less makeup and let skin shine throughmichel Coulombe
What kind of skin do I have?
For me, it took YEARS to figure out that my skin was actually combination type skin. This just means my T zone has a tendency to be oily and produce pustules and blackheads, while my cheeks are BONE. DRY. Don’t know what type of skin you have? This is a quick easy quiz to find out, click here! This is vital information to curating the perfect routine for you, and also helps you AVOID certain products that will cause further inflammation and irritation. With this being the first step in figuring out how to treat your skin, it may all seem so simple! After you figure out your skin type, the rest of the process seems to fall into place!
What products to avoid like the plague!
As consumers, we are THROWN ads for just about everything these days. Especially women and self care products. But how do we know what will actually work?! Well, I asked my holistic esthetitan, Bria from Hebe Holistic Spa to clarify what we should be avoiding in skincare! Here’s what she has to say:
When choosing skincare it is so important to take a minute and read the ingredient label. “Green washing is a real thing!” I can’t tell you how many times I have picked up a product with a label designed to entice you by seemingly all natural ingredients only to find an ingredient list that’s full of chemicals. When choosing a product you want to be able to identify 95% of the ingredients at the very least. Words to absolutely avoid are •ALUMINUM
•DEA (diethanolamine), MEA (Monoethanolamine), and TEA (triethanolamine)
•DMDM HYDANTOIN & UREA (Imidazolidinyl)
•PARABENS (Methyl, Butyl, Ethyl, Propyl)
•PEG (Polyethylene glycol)
•PROPYLENE GLYCOL (PG) & BUTYLENE
•SODIUM LAURYL SULFATE (SLS) & SODIUM LAURETH SULFATE (SLES)
A tool I find very useful when buying skincare is EWG’s healthy living app!
WOAH! Her words of wisdom have rung through my head these past few months as I started rally looking into my skincare products. Which is why I think for me and my journey, I have been able to have successful results by cutting out the nasties!
What products you NEED in your routine!
*DISCLAIMER* I am sharing the products that have worked for me! Ultimately to curate the perfect routine for your skin, I would first suggest booking your routine clean with Bria! She will determine everything your skin needs to glow right on through the new year! As for me and my combination, what day of the week is it, skin, these are my ride or die products that I cannot get enough of!
Glow Tonic Cleansing Gel
Up until recently, I was using a very harsh acne wash or a plain makeup wipe to cleanse my skin. WELL, little did I know I was drying it out like a piece of leather! My favorite part of the Glow Tonic is that my skin is smooth after use, and it’s non foaming formula means that it’s just there to do it’s job, no fluff needed! Snag yours from Target or Pixi Beauty for $18
Thayer’s Witch Hazel: Unscented
Tone down your skin with this purifying and bacteria killing facial toner from Thayer’s! Did you know that Witch Hazel was originally used to keep wounds clean and free of bacteria? Say whaaaaa?! If it was good enough to save lives, it’s good enough for my skin! Pick it up on your next Target run, or add to your amazon cart starting at $8!
Hyaluronic Acid Serum
This is a little magic in a bottle that helps with wrinkles, hydration, and overall balancing the skin. Eva Naturals has an entire line that is 100% plant based and made with your skin health in mind. Since it is the winter time, hydration is at the top of my list for skin needs. So this serum is perfect to provide that extra hydration you need! Snag this from amazon starting at $12.95!
This miracle in a bottle has really helped with my skin softness, as well as hydration! My go to rosehip oil is from Sky Organics, and is the cold pressed formula to keep and retain all the vital nutrients. I use this morning and night as my last step to really lock in everything that I just put on my face. Snag yourself a bottle of this little miracle worker from amazon starting at $12.95
You can shop all these beauty essentials and more on my amazon storefront!
Almost everything these days is on amazon. Which makes online shopping so much easier when you can get everything (literally) in one place. Today I have made it even easier for you by linking my go to skincare products in one easy to find list. Head over to The D. Diaries Amazon Storefront to start shopping from my favorite deals, steals, and trends now!