Good morning, beauties! Ooooh and Happy Cinco de Mayo!
Recently, I've been asked a lot about my skin and what products I use regularly. So, here's a quick little daily essentials post for y'all to enjoy! I'm also going to throw in a few other things that I can't seem to go day-to-day without.
Every morning and every night I wash my face with Aveeno's clear complexion cleanser. It's in a foam form, which I looove! I like any foam product. I feel like you get more out of it because it doesn't cause you to over-use the product. It also just feels nice. I am kind of OCD when it comes to washing my face and removing all my makeup before bed. I will not and physically cannot sleep with any makeup on my face. I was trained long ago, as a young girl to never do so. And I've been stuck in my ways ever since. Washing your face before bed prevents breakouts, infection, and keeps your pores fresh and clean! Also, you don't wanna be the gal with mascara all over her pillow. No, no. This foam cleanser does a fantastic job of removing all my makeup and residue from the day, while still providing my skin with what it needs to stay clear of breakouts!
After every cleanse, I pat dry and apply Aveeno's clear complexion daily moisturizer. Both of these products work together fabulously and I have been using them for about a year now. I very rarely experience a breakout, and my skin is very soft and even. All my life, the skin on my face has always been very sensitive. I can't use a whole lot of cleansers/lotions on my face because a lot of the time, they aren't gentle enough, causing my skin to become very red and flare up. But Aveeno is perfect for me. It's gentle, yet strong enough to do the job. I'm a huge fan.
Now, my hair. As many of you know, I am a hairstylist. I work 4-5 days a week at a local salon and I also work as an on-location stylist and makeup artist for weddings, proms, photoshoots, and other special events. I don't want to spend the time I do have at home washing my hair! Aghh, no! I probably wash my hair about 2 times a week. My hair looks freshly washed and smells fabulous every single day! The reason: Jennifer Anniston's Living Proof Dry Shampoo! I'm telling you this stuff is life! Being a hairstylist, I have tried TONS of dry shampoos. This is the only one I will swear by and tell everyone to go get! It really does absorb any and every bit of oil, sweat and residue on your hair, leaving it looking perfect every time. People are shocked when I tell them how little I wash my hair. This stuff is no joke. I buy several at a time because I always know I'm going to use every bit of it!
Next up, my wet brush! I have one on me at all times. I always keep one in my purse. This brush is so great, because when you do wash your hair, you are able to so easily brush right through your wet hair without tangles, pulls and pain! The bristles were designed a special way, so that that doesn't happen. It's great on dry hair too and works just as well.
Another almost-daily, more like weekly product I use is St.Tropez self tanning bronzing mousse. In the salon I work at, we offer spray tanning and the brand we use is this one, St. Tropez. The bronzing mousse is the same product, in a mousse/foam form. The color it gives you is amazing! And, it doesn't smell of DHA like the rest of the self-tanning products out there. It has a very clean, fresh scent, and the color lasts up to a week for me. I always feel naturally sun-kissed after using this product, which is why I'm always using it! We all feel better when we have a little tan going on. It doesn't make you orange at all, and it's much safer than the traditional tanning bed. I suggest purchasing the mitt that goes along with this. It makes the application process a lot easier and it will spread across the skin evenly. This product is definitely one of my favorites!
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What are some things that you can't go day-to-day without? I am always open to being introduced to new products and trying them out! I'd love it if you shared some of your favorites! Leave me a comment or shoot me a message with the info!
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Have a happy Thursday.
Love and hugs.
-Charmed Jersey Belle