Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Lotions and Potions

My grandma has beautiful skin.  It is just creamy and radiant. And I am not just saying that because she is MY grandma and I love her, she gets a ton of compliments from everyone, including strangers.  How can a grandma have such beautiful skin.  I think it is because she is actually an angel.  She is so kind and giving.  I think her beauty glows from the inside out.  I hope that when I am a grandma, with too many grand children and great grand children to count, that I will look as beautiful as my grandma.  I asked my grandma how she stays looking so youthful and she says "wear sunscreen".  I think every time I talk to her she tells me to wear sunscreen. So that is my first anti-aging tip.  Now I will share with you all my other lotions, potions, and tricks I use to hopefully keep my skin beautiful until I am well into my 100's.

1) Kiehl's Midnight recovery concentrate

This stuff is so neat.  It is an oil that you put on your skin at night after you put on all of your other lotions.  I don't really know much about it except that it works.  My skin just soaks up the moisture and feels gorgeous in the morning.  Most importantly it doesn't make me break out.  If you are acne prone, I would be hesitant about using this product because it is an oil that you are putting on your face.

2)  Anew ultimate contouring eye system
 My grandma gave this to me and I have been using this for about a year.  It has a cream that you put on during the day and at night.  Then at night it has an extra cream that that you put over your eye area.  It is important to keep your eye area moisturized because this skin area doesn't produce a lot of its own natural oils.  I really love this product because it is so moisturizing.  Sadly, I am almost out of this so I had to buy some new under eye cream  This is what I got.

3) 100% Pure Acai Berry Antioxidant eye cream
 I had a $10 off coupon and I am trying to switch over to all natural and organic products.  When I saw this I thought I would give it a try.  I like that it is 100% natural and 100% vegan and it is also gluten free.  With more and more people being diagnosed with a gluten intolerance it is important to be using gluten free products for your skin as well.  If you are allergic to eating something don't put it on your skin.  This lotion goes on really smooth and creamy and doesn't irritate my skin.  Another bonus is that it comes in a pump bottle, which is a very sanitary way to store all products that you are going to apply to your skin.  Especially since this product is all natural, you don't want bacteria from your hands getting into the product.  This line of skin care also has an eye cream with caffeine in it and that is their best selling product.  The caffeine is suppose to depuff your eyes and prevent dark circles by increasing circulation.  I was more concerned about hydration, so I got the Acai berry one instead.

4)Thoroughly Clean Face Wash with Organic Tea Tree Oil and Awapuhi, 100% Vegan

Tea tree oil is a natural antiseptic so this face wash naturally rids your face of bacteria that causes breakouts.  Awaphui is used medicinally for bruises, cuts, and headaches.  Therefore, if you have a pimple that is open or even a cut on your face it could be good to apply this wash.  Awaphui has also been shown to inhibit cancer growth.  If you have sensitive skin it is advised not to use products containing Awaphui because it can irritate skin.  According to you should not use products containing Awaphui if you are pregnant or epileptic.  Personally, I have never had a problem with this product.  It works great to prevent breakouts and is great for cleansing all the makeup off of your face.

5)Alba Deep Sea Facial Mask
I know I blogged about this product before, but I just love it!  It is made from 100% vegetarian ingredients and is paraben free.  My skin just feels so soft after I use this face mask.  It does have a fragrance in the ingredients so I wouldn't use this if you have sensitive skin.

6) Lemon Sugar face scrub

 This is pretty self explanatory but I did post a blog on the lemon sugar face scrub.  You take lemon and sugar, put it on your face and scrub.  I love this scrub because you know the exact ingredients that are going on your face.  Getting rid of the dead skin on your face leaves it glowing, gets rid of blackheads, and helps to prevent pimples.

7) Drink plenty of water

Water is so important to our bodies it is important to stay hydrated.  When you are dehydrated your body will suck moisture from your skin to keep your other organs functioning.  Being dehydrated can lead to fatigue, crankiness and headaches.  So lets drink more water.

I have been getting so many compliments on my skin, even when I venture out with no makeup on, now that I have been making it a priority to keep up my regime.  This makes me so happy because I never thought I had great skin.  I have always had pimples and dark spots. Now I am pimple free, dark spot free, and my skin looks hydrated.

1 comment:

  1. That's great you like the Kiehl's Midnight recovery concentrate, I have the full size one, and I know you have sensitive skin, so I figured I'll give you a small one to try out and see if your skin reacts to it or not :)