skincare essentials

If you know me personally, you'd know how much I care about my skincare. It actually is more important to me than my phone. I have been trying to combat acne and wrinkles from an early age. My mom instilled in me that I should always take care of my skin. Considering that we are welcoming the cold weather, I will be sharing my five holy grail skincare products!! 

Cleanser- I love the Fresh. Soy Face Cleanser! Not only does it make my face super soft, but it gets rid of all of my makeup! It even gets rid of pageant makeup which usually takes me awhile to get off. This product is packed with amino acids and soy proteins.  It also has rosewater, cucumber extract, and borage seed oil. The best part is that it is free of parabens, sulfates, and phtalatates. Get it at Sephora for $38. 

Toner- The Calendula Herbal-Extract Toner by Kiehl's has to be the best toner I have ever used! Actually, it is my first toner ever. This product is super soothing. I have really sensitive skin and I have never experienced a breakout from it. The calendula oil is important because it soothes the skin and works well with oily and sensitive skin. It also has Allantoin which benefits those with normal skin. It also reduces inflammation. Finally, it has Great Burdock which helps dry skin. Get it at Kiehl's for $21.

Under eye cream- Now, most people are shocked when they find out that I use under eye cream. I feel like it is a big to do because women who experience wrinkles mostly use them. I use under eye cream because this area of skin is super sensitive and needs special moisture. I love the Kiehl's Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado. This product is super moisturizing. The avocado in this product is beneficial because it has a rich source of amino acid proteins and potassium. It also has vitamins A,D, and E. Get it at Kiehl's for $28.50. 

Face moisturizer- I think I am officially a Kiehl's girl! The next product I am obsessing over is the Kiehl's Ultra Facial Moisturizer with SPF 30. This product is super lightweight and my go to for the spring, summer, and early fall. I have been using this product for about three years! Although it is pricey, it works like a charm! Get it at Kiehl's for $31.00. 

Scrub- Having a great scrub is so important to me! I first found out about Dermalogica's Clear Start Pore Control Scrub from the spa that I get my facials at. The Clear Start line is centered towards teens and young adults. This product is used for clearing your pores and getting rid of dead skin cells. I use this product between 1-3 times a week! This product can even get rid of the stubborn black heads if you wear it as a mask. Get it on Dermalogica's website for $19.50.