Hope you guys enjoyed yesterday’s post about my skin care routine. I try to throw those in there every once in a while so you know exactly how I use products together. I can’t say it always has perfect results but usually my skin is fairly happy. However, last week I had a really deep pimple on my chin. I hustled over to my derm and he was able to treat me. He had some interesting thoughts to share – those deep spots of acne are generally more about hormones and stress and less about topical treatments in his opinion. So I am working on yoga more days a week and watching the foods I put into my body. And I encourage all of you to reach out to your derm if you find yourself in the same situation – and always for a yearly mole check!
Some finds from around the web this week:
I wish I could eat like this every day – and I continue to try and do so.
It has been a while since I shared my routine, so I thought I would fill you guys in with the products I use nightly. But first a side note: I’ve started washing my hair and showering at night and it has transformed my routine. No overheating while I rush to blow dry my hair in the morning. My skin soaks in all those lovely body oils and I wake up with hydrated skin. And the warm showers lull me to sleepiness in a hot minute (just as I’d imagine sleeping in this dream bedroom above at Tulum’s Coqui Coqui Spa & Residence Resort.
I finish with two new obsessions the Fresh. The Black Tea collection has been rocking my world – the texture is super luxe but the price tag isn’t quite as painful as other super-luxury lines. The Fresh Black Tea Age-Delay Eye Concentrate contains noni juice that firms and illuminates my under eye area. The Black Tea Age Delay Cream soaks into my skin immediately and helps with next-day radiance. My dry, sensitive-prone skin loves this collection.
I know this is a brief summary of loads of products. I plan on doing in depth review of most (if not all) of these in the near future!
pr samples and affiliate links may be included in the above post. Fresh samples generously provided by Neiman Marcus as part of the Beauty Ambassador Program. I consult for Neiman Marcus which is affiliated with the Neiman Marcus Group, but as always, opinions are my own.
By now, I assume my fellow beauty-addicts have changed their skin care routine to accommodate the climbing temps. But if you have not (or are just looking for a major upgrade in your cleansing game), check out this new set available at Sephora from Caudalie and Clarisonic.
Cream cleansers start to feel heavy this time of year. And while I love oils, I often need that second step after removing makeup to get a fresh and clean feeling. This set offers a balanced approach that doesn’t leave skin irritated or dry, but still super clean. Plus, the product combo brightens – something so crucial with the lighter makeup routine I’ve been embracing.
I had tried many of Caudalie’s products but the Instant Foaming Cleanser was new to me. It is gentle and straightforward. Plus, it offers that instant gratification to those of us who love the foam. The serum and sorbet both soften and hydrate skin and you cannot beat the cult-favorite Beauty Elixir.
Regular readers know I love the Clarisonic – if you don’t, you can read more thoughts here. But one new item I have been adoring are the new luxe brush heads. Since my skin is prone to redness, this fluffy and gentle option keeps my skin calm but still super clean. And it helps hydrate! Sold.