Welcome back to another blog post!
I’ve talked on my Insta story recently about my favorite skincare products & I thought it would be helpful to make a post about why I use what I do & why I love what I use!
Did you know that there are
hundreds thousands of cancer causing chemicals put into our skincare products? Even makeup & shampoo. It’s honestly scary that over 1 thousand chemicals are banned in other countries, but tons of these chemicals like Hydroquinone & Phthalates are allowed in US skincare products.
While natural skin care is more expensive, it’s 100% worth it to switch.
I used to use Neutrogena, Aveeno & even Mary Kay. These are products advertised as “good” for your skin, Aveeno even has Jen Aniston, the queen of amazing skin, all over every Aveeno ad & commercial. But we’re smart enough to know that she’s probably advertising Aveeno for money.. not because she’s using them herself, but who knows! She could be!
After learning about the toxic chemicals that are thrown into Neutrogena face wash, Aveeno facial lotion & Mary Kay’s anti-aging skincare line.. I knew I needed to make a switch! I’ve found some more natural skin care products that have changed the game for me & that I believe are affordable!
Since switching to these products my skin:
Has smaller pores
More even in my skin tone
Less redness in my cheeks
Firmer (especially around my eyes)
Has more moisture
Burt’s Bees Orange Essence Face Wash
I am obsessed with this product. I’ve been using it since the fall & will never use another brand. While it’s only 99% natural, it’s 100% affordable & 1000% better than a chemical filled one! It gently removes dirt & makeup with a plant based soap & has an orange oil which is cold pressed from the fruit itself! This face wash has helped brighten my skin, minimize my pores & smooth the appearance as well! I recommend any of Burt’s Bees Skincare/Facial care products!
Yes To Cucumbers Moisturizer
My favorite moisturizer to date! I just started using this only a week ago & I’m hooked. It’s only 95% natural, but my skin has reacted so well to this one. I personally love the Yes To Cucumber line because they’re gentle on the skin & perfect for helping to lower inflammation in the skin as well. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve realized that my skin becomes more inflamed with my environment & especially from what I eat. I try to eat as clean as possible, but my environment is something I can’t control. S/O to all of the pollution in the city! But since switching to this moisturizer, my skin is more hydrated & it has a calming/cooling effect on my skin which I love for these dry Minnesota winters!
Yes To Cucumbers Micellar Cleansing Water
Like the Yes To Cucumber Moisturizer above, it is 95% natural. Why I use Micellar Water is because miscelles actually attract dirt & oil like a magnet so they are able to draw out impurities without drying out your skin. I’m going to be honest, less is more for my skin & while many people suggest washing twice a day, washing once a day works for me! I used to wash twice a day & it honestly dried out my skin even when using moisturizer. My skin just glows more/looks better with once a day! Because I only wash once a day, when I wake up in the morning, I take a cotton pad/ball, put some Micellar Water on it & rub it all over my face! It helps tone & moisturize as well so once it dries, I can apply makeup as normal. I love using this at the cabin if I only have a few minutes between swimming & getting ready to head out for lunch or after working out if I don’t have time to shower right away. It’s crazy that you can actually see the dirt on the cotton pad after using it too.
Malie Anti Aging Firming Cream
This product is one I’ve been using for over 1 year now! I am in love with it. Malie is a Hawaiian based company that uses all natural & organic ingredients in their products. I love their shampoo, candles, body lotion, eye cream, & firming cream! Did you know that your skin begins aging when you turn 20? That’s actually why I was using Mary Kay Timewise Anti Aging System for a few years! I stopped using it because not only was it pricey, but it was filled with lots of toxic chemicals I didn’t realize was packing into it! If you love Mary Kay, more power to you! Different things work for different people & it just didn’t work for me anymore! Since I switched to Malie’s Firming Cream, my skin is smoother, firmer, more even in my skin tone, less inflamed, & less oily! The Firming Cream contains Hawaiian coffee fruit extract as well as 5 other powerful antioxidants to fight aging, tighten your skin, repair cell damage, reduce inflammation, reduce the effects of UV rays & other environmental stressors on the skin. This product also contains Quinic Acid & Trigonelline to help fight bacteria to keep the skin clear & brighten/even your skin tone. It truly is a game changer! Right after cleansing, I’ll put this on. You can literally feel your skin tightening! It’s awesome! While this does moisturize some, I love putting on my Yes To Cucumbers moisturizer simply because Minnesota winters are so dry! I’ll just wait 10 minutes before applying my Moisturizer to let the Firming Cream do it’s thang.
My Daily Skincare Routine
1.) Cleanse with Burt’s Bees
2.) Malie Organics
3.) Yes To Cucumbers Moisturizer
That’s all I’ve got for you guys! I hope you enjoyed reading all about my fav skincare products! By clicking the link, you can order the same products I love!
*These are not affiliate links, I just genuinely love these products*