I Woke Up like This
Even though we’re young, sometimes our skin doesn’t necessarily appear that way. With our crazy schedules stacked full of classes, jobs, events, late-nights, and junk-food binging… our skin suffers. Here are my Top 5 favorite products to help you keep your skin healthy & vibrant, and even help you last-minute “fake a good nights sleep” if you’re in a hurry!
Our skin is constantly shedding itself, but sometimes it just needs a little help. Especially for dry-skin and acne-prone individuals. This Microdermabrasion treatment is honestly the best I’ve ever tried. It’s so easy to use and the results are amazing. I like that it’s gentle on my sensitive skin, yet strong enough to show improvement, AND the bottle is big, so it will last forever. I struggle with blackheads and unevenness, and after just a week of using, my skin is already brighter, softer, and (finally) clear! I like to follow it up with their silky-smooth Evening Restorative Complex. This lotion is so great that I don’t even have to put lotion on in the morning! Use Micro treatment 1-2 days a weeks for best results.
I’ve always loved Physician’s Formula because their products are all-natural and free of harsh chemicals (which is major in your keeping your skin vibrant). I have sensitive skin, so I can’t wait foundation or I’ll break out. Instead, for years, I’ve used their Tinted Moisturizer, but I was having to add concealor to certain spots. This cream is supposed to do that for you in one easy application. The results? They truly live up to their claims! I simply put on a thin layer of the cream, which is super silky and light by the way, and BAM. I’m done and don’t need any other coverage. I like to set it with their Natural Origin Loose Powder for extra staying power.
I’ve been a big fan of RMS Cosmetics for a long time now. Their products are virtually all multi-purposeful, which keeps my makeup bag simple. You can use their Lip2Cheek as lipstick or blush, and their Buriti Bronzer can be applied as a bronzer (of course) as well as lip or eye makeup! I love this bronzer because it’s a creamy, truly natural-looking bronzer…not like most of the other sparkly, cakey bronzers on the market. If you’re in a hurry and only have time to apply one or two products, this one is your go-to. One quick application of this to your cheeks, and you will instantly look radiant and ready to go!
As a person who’s constantly bored and changing up their hair, I can’t tell you how important it is to condition your hair! And I’m not talking about your run-of-the-mill conditioner. You need something packed with all-natural, miracle working ingredients, to revive your hair and get you back to having healthy locks. My favorite of all hair treatments has to be LUSH’S H’Suan Wen Hua Hair Treatment. It doesn’t matter if you can pronounce it or not. The sales associate will be glad to help you and will probably also gush on how much they love it. It’s best to apply when you have time to let it soak, but you can also use it in the morning shower to help you appear like you HAVEN’T been awake all night on Instagram looking at cats.
The biggest problem with no sleep, or having a flawless complexion in general, is dark-or-baggy under eyes. I struggle with it, even if I’ve slept like a baby the night before! My best friend introduced me to this life saver, and honestly it’s the #1 most important beauty product, in my eyes (no pun intended). There are a lot of under-eye highlighters, but trust me when I say that there is nothing quite like this one on the market (I’ve tried them all). I keep 2 on hand: One to use while getting ready at home, and one to keep in my purse for emergencies. I like “LightBoost.” This will be you new favorite product!
Remember: Moisturize! This is crucial to keeping skin glowing and youthful. Drink up! Water is your BEST FRIEND. If you have to have some flavor, Vita Coco (//vitacoco.com) is mega-hydrating, full of electrolytes, and amazing tasting. Spritz on some perfume. Don’t go for a dark, heavy scents…try lighter, more refreshing scents like “Mimosa” by Commodity Perfumes and Colognes (which just so happen to be my most FAVORITE perfume brand EVER).
Thanks for reading, and be sure to tweet me YOUR favorite beauty/fashion/health secrets to @mindywhite!