The older I have gotten the more important skincare has become to me. From an early age my mom instilled the importance of washing of your face and moisturizing, so that is something I have done for years. Now I have enjoyed trying out new anti- aging and skincare products. The problem is there are so many options- at home masks, facials, botox, chemical peels, fillers the options are endless. It is sometimes overwhelming.
I have done botox twice now. The first time I hated it. I have really arched eyebrows so the botox made them even higher. I looked like a clown. I remember my dad said “what happened to your face”- haha. The good thing about botox is that it does eventually dissolve. The next time I had it was better but I still just didn’t love it. I realize the more often you get it the better they are able to see how your face will react to it, so I should probably try it again. It has been over a year since I had my last botox and I am honestly not sure when I will get it again. I have forehead wrinkles but you know what they don’t bother me that much. I don’t like when your face is frozen from too much botox so for now I am taking a break from it.
One thing I especially love to do is chemical peels. I do this at my dermatologist office every 8-10 weeks and it makes such a difference on my skin. They basically scrape away a light layer of your skin and when you leave it feels smooth as a baby. I also love to do lots of at home treatments ( I am a face mask addict).
Today I wanted to share a few beauty and skincare favorites that I think make a huge difference in your routine. I know they have made a difference in my skin. Trust me I have tried many products and these are real winners in my book.
My robe print is old but this is the identical one from plum Pretty Sugar in a different print- Robe. The mirrored pictured above is amazing for putting on make up. My mom, sister and I all have one. It magnifies 8x which is kind of scary but awesome at the same time. It lights up automatically as your face approaches.
These are my tried and true beauty favorites that I think you will love as well. A few of these have been mentioned before because I love them that much. I order almost all my beauty items from Nordstrom, they have such a great selection of so many lines and quick free shipping.
This baby is amazing. It is super easy to use and it really helps highlight your face. I use it on my cheekbones and undeer my eye brows. It helps to illuminate and brighten. Trust me on this one.
These pads work wonders on your skin. I use them about 3-4 nights a week. It is a 2 step process. I first wash and clean my face and if I am doing a face mask I do that next. Then I use these pads. Pad 1 exfoliates and removes dead skin. Pad 2 nourishes the new skin with anti-aging ingredients. If you are just trying to start a good skincare routine this would be my main recommendation. It is an easy at home process that really yields results.
This is hands down the best exfoliator I have used. I keep this in the shower and use it almost daily. I let it sit on my face about 1 minute after applying and wash off.
This is a great weekly face mask. This contains cucumber, aloe vera, algae, rose water and rose petals – it is super soothing. I use it with the Rose Serum, it is a great combo.
This is a new serum I am crazy about. I love to use it paired with the Fresh Rose mask. It is a great combo. The rosewater really helps to soothe and nourish the skin. It also provides 24 hour moisture.
I have been using this cream for over a year now thanks to the rec from Liz at Sequins and Stripes. It is wonderful. Light weight yet moisturizing and it smells amazing. It is free from parabens as well. It helps to tighten skin and reduce fine lines.
Another Elemis favorite, this face wash is great. It really removes your make-up and leaves your skin feeling energized and clean. It lasts forever too! I am still using a bottle I bought last Summer.
I have the worst under eye circles. Like if I am not wearing concealer it looks like I have two black eyes. This is one of the best eye creams I have used. It not only helps to firm your under eye area and reduce fine lines but the light reflections blur imperfections and lighten under eye circles.
I love every single Kopari product I have tried. They are free of parabens and sulfates. This face cream smells amazing (beachy) and it really moisturizes your skin.
I love all the fresh lip tines. They contain SPF so they protect your lips and hydrate the same time. This new color is so pretty. The perfect pink. They are my go to lip colors during the day.
These are another great fix for under eye issues. I like to keep these in the fridge so they are chilled. I usually put them on in the morning for about 20 mins while I work. You can instantly feel your skin tighten and it feels so smooth afterwards.
This product doesn’t have great reviews but I actually really like it. So true story I have never had a spray tan and have not been to the tanning bed since my high school years and I am super picky about self tanners. This over night mask is so easy to use and provides the perfect subtle hint of color. You apply it at night before bed and after a few days your skin will have the perfect sun kissed glow. It is not too drastic which I like just the perfect subtle hint of tan.
Charlotte Tilbury is also offering a great gift with purchase- the Multi-Miracle Glow Cleanser, Mask & Balm for Baby Soft Skin and Wonderglow Instant Soft-Focus Beauty Flash (0.52 oz. each) with your $150 Charlotte Tilbury purchase.
You can shop all my beauty favs below- Thanks to Nordstrom for partnering on this post.