Things I love - skin care12:00 AM
*Face oils. I cannot begin to tell you how amazing argan oil is. I have dry, sensitive skin that's prone to redness, irritation and inflammation. I used to have eczema and argan oil was the only thing that kept my skin hydrated and soft (or as soft as eczema-prone skin can be). It's also reduced the fine lines around my eyes and allowed me to simplify my skincare routine since this pretty much does it all.
Skin serums. I've always been a fan of my local (and organic) Pure and Simple brand and this serum has been in my arsenal for years. Like Rosehip oil, this is a "stimulating" serum so it's always working your skin to boost elastin and collagen for firmness and hydration.
I discovered the Strawberry Rhubarb serum a couple of months ago and after testing it out for a week, I noticed that my skin felt different....more smooth, more firm, more supple so now I combine both serum for powerhouse effects.
Exfoliator. I only exfoliate once a week and for that, I use this amazing exfoliating (fine) powder that you mix with a few drops of water:
Because it doesn't contain any liquids, it will never expire. I've had this for over a year and it's still as good as when I got it. You only need a small amount of water to make this into a paste and then gently rub in circles to exfoliate your face. I have sensitive skin that's prone to redness and irritation and my face loves it!
Moisturizer. I don't need a heavy moisturizer; my serums and face oils do all the heavy lifting so all I need my moisturizer to do is seal in all that goodness and protect my skin from the elements. For that, I use this light lotion year round, twice a day:
Mask. Depending on your skin type, different masks do different things and hydration is my #1 priority. After exfoliating, I slather on this amazing hydrating mask, kick back and relax for 20 minutes with my book. It's my favourite Sunday night routine that prepares me for the week ahead.
Aside from the incredible scent, it's deeply hydrating and leaves my skin feeling soft and smooth as a baby's butt.
Cleanser. I use both of these interchangeably because they're amazing and I can never decided which one to stick to. They're amazing for dry, sensitive skin and gets everything off, even the most stubborn eyeliner (they also smell SO GOOD).