Current Skin Care Routine July 2017

My skin has been very happy this summer, which is not always the case. With travel, exposure to the sun and chlorine pools, my skin tends to become quite stressed. Yet with my current routine and diligence, my skin is thriving through the stressors. I’m always quite regular in my routine, only changing up masks according to my needs and occasionally switching up moisturizers in regard to the days activities. One important change I’ve made is that I’ve ridded my routine of harsh cleansers – anything that makes my skin feel “squeaky clean” is gone from my daily regimen and replaced with only the gentlest and most hydrating options. This has made a tremendous difference in my dry skin, which never feels dry these days but quite dewy actually.

Even though its mid-summer, my skin still craves layers. Ultra nourishing oils, always topped with a water-based moisturizer works best for me.

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Brighter, Smoother Eyes with Kahina Giving Beauty

I’m sure you’ve heard me rave about Kahina’s Prickly Pear Seed Oil time and again. High in amino acids, Vitamin K, essential fatty acids, this powerhouse ingredient performs miracles at brightening the under eye area. This truly transformational oil has given me mind-blowing results, and in a fairly short amount of time I’ve experienced its powers. Two new products from Kahina Giving Beauty lets us experience the wonders of their PPSO oil, now in an easy to apply rollerball format and again in their reformulated Eye Serum*.


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It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye

Bye Bye Under Eye is a full coverage waterproof concealer with Hydro-Collagen and vitamins C and K to treat as you conceal. This concealer hide’s the deepest of under eye circles while it helps to reduce under eye puffiness, discoloration, and works to strengthen the under eye area.  The consistency of this formula is truly unique. It is thick and cream. The tiniest amount is needed to provide exceptional coverage for under eye circles. The formula is very moisturizing and it creates a shine, so it is necessary to set the concealer with powder.

The area under my eyes has been a insecurity of mine and I am always on the hunt for something better to disguise their appearance. I have tried countless products to treat the discoloration to no avail. I also have a scar below my eye that I have had much difficulty in concealing. Upon discovering Bye Bye Under Eye I have found my Holy Grail of concealers. This product is amazing and has done wonders for my complexion, it provides ample coverage without ever looking cakey. This product has found its way into my daily makeup routine and into my product favorites. I also find myself skipping foundation because my under eye area is brightened with use of this concealer alone. It also helps to minimize the appearance and texture of my scar.

I wear Bye Bye Under Eye concealer in Medium. If you are light skin toned I would opt for Medium. Some people go too light on their concealer and I urge against this, the results are unnatural and strange looking. I might even purchase a tan and mix the two because this color is a tad light for summer. For application I apply a pea-sized amount on to the back of my hand, this should be enough product for both eyes. I prefer to use Real Techniques Deluxe Crease Brush to buff the product into my skin, allowing flawless application. Their is also a Dual Concealer Retractable brush available from It Cosmetics for this specific product which looks promising. I them pat the area with my finger and apply a translucent Micronized powder to set and reduce the shine, such as Tarte smooth Operator. The effects are incredible and lasts all day. Much love for this product!

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