Does your skin feel tight after washing your face? Do you
get flaky in the fall and winter months? Have you tried organic ingredients in
hopes of combatting the dryness and you're still flaky like a biscuit?
If you answered “yes” to one or more of these questions, you are not alone girl.
I decided to try high end skincare products for the first
time last year around this time and my skin has improved so much since then.
The Vitamin Hydrating Mist gives an extra boost to the skin
and I love the smell!
After a few nights of using these products, my skin felt totally different. My skin has definitely improved over the past year thanks to FAB's products.
If you have dry skin like I do and haven't been able to get a routine down that works, don't fret! Sometimes it may be the products you’re using or your routine needs to be tweaked. Using a gentle cleanser along with a good serum and moisturizer have been my saving grace. I absolutely love that I got to try the moisturizer and night cream in the set, but you can definitely find a moisturizer that can be used in the AM & PM. Fresh Beauty's Rose Deep Hydration Face Cream is awesome for that.
I finally bought my Foreo Luna Mini 2 after a year and some change and I'm so glad it did. This device paired with my FAB Face Cleanser is a God dream. My skin is even softer than before. I definitely recommend investing in one.
Start out with a simple lineup of products to keep your routine simplified, then you can slowly begin to add and take away products depending on what's best for your skin. I really hope this helps.
If you have dry skin and you've stumbled upon some awesome products, let me know in the comments. I'm always looking for new stuff to try.
In the meantime, check out some of my favorite "dry skin approved" products below!
After a couple of trips to Sephora, I decided to pick up First Aid Beauty’s Peace, Joy & FAB Kit last year during the VIB sale. This gave me a chance to try multiple products from the same line
without breaking the bank and I got at least three full-sized products in the set.
Pro-tip: If you’re looking to try new skincare products, now is the time to rack up! There are all kinds of holiday sales and everybody is selling holiday sets, which will give you the opportunity to try different products without breaking the bank.
If you have dry or sensitive skin, I highly recommend trying First Aid Beauty's products.
My favorites are the
Face Cleanser, Ultra Repair Hydra-Firm Sleeping Cream and the Ultra Repair
Cream. The Ultra Repair Cream has a
whipped consistency, but it’s thick enough to combat
dryness, especially during colder months. This cream can be used all over the body, but I only use it for my face. It also has oatmeal in it, which is awesome for dry skin. If you’re
looking for a face cleanser, this one is perfect! It’s extremely gentle and it
won’t leave your skin feeling stripped, which is why it's officially a holy grail product for me. I also love the night cream. After a few days of using the night cream before bed, I
noticed how moisturized my skin was the next morning.
So you’re done with high school and you’re starting college
in a week. I know you wanted to go away for school, but you have some maturing
to do. You’ll get to leave, I promise. You may feel stagnant sometimes and
things might get tough, but you’ll get through it. Besides, you’ll be busy as
hell three years from now in a totally different environment. All of this is
temporary. Just knock these prerequisites out and keep it moving.
Well, you did it. You graduated from college. You thought
the day would never come, but it’s here! You were a totally different person
when you came to TSU at 20-years-old, but you’ve learned valuable lessons and
made lifelong friends in the process. When you think of this place, think about
what it took for you to get here and never take it for granted. You gained much
more than a degree.
Even though you matured and learned a lot about yourself,
college was still a safety net. It’s gonna be scary and stressful trying to
figure out what’s next, but do yourself a favor and relax. Listen to Dad. He
may sound insensitive now, but you need to go home. You didn’t have a plan
mapped out for post-graduation so the best thing for you to do is go home. Go home
and enjoy not having to do anything for the first time in five years. You’ll be
able to eat home cooked meals again and the days of sleeping in an extra large
twin bed and dragging your clothes to the laundry room to
wash clothes are done! Appreciate the little things.
Be prepared for growing pains. Be prepared to feel lost.
You’re gonna argue with Mom and Dad because parents don’t get it. Take
everything as a lesson and apply it in the future so you know how to navigate
it or help someone else navigate it. The same way you had to fight to get your
degree, you’ll have to fight even harder to find your place in the "real world". Oh yeah, start a savings account. You'll need it.
And last, but not least, do not put deadlines on your life.
Don’t stress yourself out because you aren’t living in a condo in NYC by age
25. We’ve been trained to think we have to set all these unrealistic goals by a
certain age in order to be “successful”. Five years from now, you won’t even
wanna move to New York. It sounds crazy now, but trust me on this. Be thankful
for the things you have and continue to work for the things you want.
Last thing, don’t become complacent, because that’s not who
you are. Be good to yourself and stay encouraged.