Tips for Healthy, Glowing Skin

Some days you wake up & A) Don’t have the time to apply a full face or B) You’re just not in the mood to do all the extra. I’m giving a few tips on keeping a beautiful radiant complexion even when you’re serving a natural slay, because beautiful makeup always starts with beautiful skin!

 Stay Hydrated!

Drinking water helps to replenish your skin’s tissue & increases its elasticity, so make sure that you are drinking at least 8 – 8 oz. glasses of water a day to stay hydrated from the inside out! If you find it hard to drink water try infusing your water with some fruits or veggies that are packed with water or just add the fruits and veggies to your diet.

Here are a couple fruits/veggies that are packed with water:

watermelon

cucumber

iceberg lettuce

tomatoes

strawberries.

Get a Routine Going!

Make sure that you have a Daily Skincare Routine that you are following!

cleanse – makeup removal (If you wear makeup use makeup remover for cleanse #1)

cleanse – cleanser

exfoliate –  toner

moisturize – serum/moisturizer

prep – makeup primer

Protect Your Skin!

Be sure to wear a hat or visor anytime you are enjoying time outdoors.

Wear sunscreen & reapply sunscreen

Treat Your Skin!

Mask: Masking once a week is really important, depending on how my skin is that is how I decide what mask I what to use (detoxifying, moisture, oil control,brightening).  Sometimes when I have a little extra time I might even whip together a DIY mask.

Facials: Treat yourself to facial at a spa!  Facials can run you a pretty penny, but if you find a local beauty/ skincare school most times they have offer facial services at a discounted price.

Exfoliate: make sure to exfoliate 1 – 2 Times per week. Exfoliating is important because it helps to remove the barrier of dead skin cells clogging the skin and uncovers fresh new cells below. I usually exfoliate on days that I am also masking to give my skin an extra special treat.

5 Cult Classics!

Here are my top 5 cult classics! These amazing products that have been on the beauty scene for a while(some more than a couple decades).  These 5 products have a quite the reputation and a cult following.

Clinique – Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion ($14/ $28):

Clinique premiered in Saks Fifth Avenue in August of 1968 as the first beauty brand developed by dermatologist & ever since then they have been a staple in both the skincare & cosmetics industry!  Clinique’s Dramatically Different Moisturizer Lotion(A.K.A yellow lotion or DDML) was one of the brand’s first products & still has a huge cult following & still remains as the #1 prestige brand moisturizer.  (Use twice a day AM/ PM skincare routine after cleansing & exfoliating).

  • all day hydration
  • developed by dermatologists
  • helps strengthen your skin’s moisture barrier by 54%
  • fragrance free

*DDML comes in two formulas, the original  Dramatically Different Moisturizer Lotion is for extra dry – dry combination skin.  The second formula  Dramatically Different Moisturizer Gel is for oily combination – oily skin.

Laura Mercier – Translucent Setting Powder($38)

Remember when under eye baking was a huge craze circa 2015? Everyone was BAKING (stops your under eye concealer from creasing)! Laura Mercier’s Translucent Setting Powder became a huge hit & a cult classic. Well know for its smooth/silky feel & ability to effortlessly set your under eye concealer crease-free. Not only is it awesome for setting that concealer under your eyes it can be used all over your for a flawless, matte finish. #1 selling setting powder in the US.

  • oil-free/ non comedogenic
  • dermatologists tested
  • great for all skin tones
  • talc-free (doesn’t settle into lines & creases)

*Although the original TSP is great for all skin tones Laura Mercier has recently released a Translucent Setting Powder in deep that is BOMB! 

Urban Decay – Eyeshadow Primer Potion(Original) ($12/ $22)

Its almost impossible to watch any YouTube makeup tutorial without seeing Urban Decay’s Eyeshadow Primer Potion. My sister was the first to introduce me to this product about 10 years ago & it has been in my vanity ever since! Eyeshadow Primer Potion is easily a #CultClassic with its staying power and the ability to make any shadow you use more vibrant. #1 selling primer!

  • Vegan & Paraben free
  • no creasing/ 24 hour wear
  • great on any skin tone(dries invisible)
  • fills in any imperfections on skin’s surface

*Eyeshadow Primer Potion now comes in 6 shades, 3 of the shades; Eden, Sin & Greed can be used as a primer or worn as a shadow or highlighter.

MAC – Lipglass ($17)

MAC is a beauty force to be reckoned with & one of my all time favorite brands! Well known EVERYWHERE for their beautifully formulated colors & skilled artists.

  • contains jojoba oil to soften & condition lips
  • creates glass like finish or subtle sheen 
  • can be worn alone or layered with lipstick, liner or even pigments 

*Lipglass comes in many different shades, my all time favorite is the Clear Lipglass!

Anastasia of Beverly Hills – Dipbrow Pomade ($18)

When Anastasia of Beverly Hills Brow products hit the beauty scene there was nothing that compared. Their Dipbrow instantly became a #CultClassic with its award-winning waterproof, multitasking, and buildable matte pomade formula that keeps your brows in check all day!

  • long-lasting, waterproof, smudge-proof
  • all in one brow product
  • high pigment
  • glides on easily & dries fast

*Dipbrow is available in 11 different shades! You caneffortlessly outline, fill, and texturize brows.