Skin care has always been extremely important to me, and one might say I’m a tad OCD about caring for my skin. Growing up I visited the Dermatologist more than any other doctor. For starters, I had Keratosis Pilaris, (a minor skin condition that causes small bumps), on my arms, legs and face. So, I was always at the Dermatologist receiving some type of prescription topical cream that might relieve the bumps. As a teenager, I developed severe acne that had me trying every prescription under the sun until I eventually had to resort to Accutane to stop it. With that being said, I was at the Dermatologist A LOT, and this resulted in me picking up on my fair share of skin care “tips” if you will and how to properly care for my skin. Soooo, I have rounded up (some) of my favorite skin care products that I swear by…
Dirty Works Miracle Cream- I first discovered this moisturizer when I found it at Marshall’s and immediately fell in love. It seriously feels like you’re putting satin on your skin and it smells amazing. It locks in the moisturizer and quenches even the most dehydrated skin without feeling heavy at all, not to mention the smell is pleasant and refreshing. If you have dry skin or any type of skin for that matter, you will adore this product! I believe I bought this at Marshall’s for around $5 and I recently bought it again and will continue buying it in the future. I can’t recommend this product enough!
40 Carrots Vitamin C + Retinol Serum- I also found this serum at Marshall’s originally and loved it the more I used it. I can’t think of two better ingredients to combine into one product: Vitamin C and Retinol. It brightens and refreshes the skin while also hydrating it, and the retinol in it helps to increase cell turnover and produce collagen. The Vitamin C helps to fade acne scarring and sun damage as well. Seriously, what can’t this product do?
Aztec Indian Healing Clay Mask- This is one of the most popular masks on Amazon with over 12,000 (!!) reviews, nearly all of them praising it for it’s healing ways. Aztec Indian Healing Clay Mask contains Bentonite Clay, which essentially pulls the dirt from your pores leading to a more clear, even complexion. Personally, I can vouch for that and say that it works wonders on problematic skin, and I so wish I had this product when I had horrible acne years ago. Once applied, you can literally feel this mask pulsating on your skin, extracting the dirt from your pores. The slight downside to this mask is that it comes in a powder form that you mix with Apple Cider Vinegar, you can mix with water but ACV provides the best results and actually helps to balance the pH of your skin when using this mask (according to an Amazon Q & A). It is also important to remove this mask with something disposable because the clay can clog your sink if it gets stuck, so I always use a couple damp paper towels to remove the mask residue, as well as a paper plate to mix the concoction. With this all being said, this mask can be somewhat of a task compared to other masks where you simply apply and rinse off. However, it is definitely worth it!
Egyptian All Purpose Magic Skin Cream- Where do I begin with this skin product? It is considered an all around miracle cream that cures dry, irritated skin and can even fade scarring among many, many other uses. Full list of uses from website: http://egyptianmagic.com/best-uses/ I have been using this on and off for a little over a year, and although I don’t have dry skin, I’ve noticed it does a fantastic job at plumping the skin, making it appear smooth and healthy. Also, it contains all natural ingredients, including: olive oil, bees wax, honey bee pollen, royal jelly and bee propolis. Seriously, if you have dry/ sensitive skin, or are just in need of a great moisturizer, you have to try this product ASAP.