Let’s be honest, in a world of immediate gratification, we still remain result driven humans. There’s not one “miracle cream” that’s going to cure all of your skincare concerns. If there’s anything I’ve learned about skincare over the years, it’s that flawless skin is the result of an extreme routine. Morning, noon and night! So to kick things off here on The Beauty Edit, I’m starting with skin. Here are a few products I use to get my day started and a few more that I won’t end without.
my daily routine
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Epionce’s Lytic Gel Cleanser removes oil in the mornings and dirt and dead skin from pores at night without disturbing your skin’s natural moisture barrier. It’s a product that my dermatologist has recommended for years. It never dries my skin out and definitely combats those bad breakout days.
While some beauty products come and go, there are a few to invest in. Eye cream being one of them. La Mer’s Eye Concentrate is the industries most coveted cream for a reason. It’s deeply conditioning and not only diminishes the look of fine lines and wrinkles, but also surface discoloration like dark circles. I use in the morning and a little extra at night. I wish I could bathe in this magical potion.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that sunscreen is a daily must if you’re at all interested in maintaining the appearance of your skin. It’s such a dreaded topic, no one wants to admit to not using but the truth is that a lot of us don’t! I think there’s just one reason why; you haven’t found the right one yet. While most sun protection leaves you feeling oily and smelly, Intellishade will change your thoughts on sunscreen entirely. It’s light on your skin and is tinted for extra coverage. I don’t leave the house without it and use it for touchups throughout the day.
Another gem I’ve discovered and use bi-daily from my dermatologist. This Vitamin C and antioxidant rich formula is you’re defense system against acne, rosacea and sunspots. Just a few drops in the morning and night. After a month of using, I have noticed the biggest difference mostly in the sun spots on my face.
Eye Makeup Remover
I was originally turned onto this eye-makeup remover after Allure magazine gave it ‘Best of Beauty’ Award. It’s ideal for sensitive skin like mine mostly because it doesn’t leave your skin with that oily residue after use. Traditional makeup removing wipes leave my skin feeling stripped of its softness so I opt for a cotton ball soaked in this special formula. Remember, gentle downward strokes to your closed eyes to sweep away even the heaviest eye makeup.
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BUBBLING BRIGHTENING MASK
I remember sitting at lunch one day with two of my girlfriends and watched as both of them screamed in excitement at each other over how incredible this mask was. “It’s so bubbly”, “I’m obsessed with how soft it leaves my skin!” – clearly I had to try this one for myself. After using now for a few months, am convinced everyone has to have it on their vanity. One of my all time favorite masks that’s made it into my weekly routine.
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Lashes to Die For
I am definitely a firm believer in big, bold lashes. And although many mascaras claim to give you that full look, it really starts with the nourishment of your real lashes. I’ve been through almost all of the “lash growth” serums – not intentionally but once I run out of one, I am eager to see of another one works better than the last. Currently lathering my lashes in this before I go to bed. It’s super gentile on my eyes which I can’t say for some of the other lash products that are currently on the market.