Rejuvenate your skin the affordable way

Winter is upon us which means dry patchy skin amongst other concerns. For me I find that my skin is usually at its worst in the winter because it gets constantly beaten by the elements. However, one thing I did find that works for me is to incorporate Argan Oil into my skincare routine. It’s a super moisturizing and thick oil that also combats anti-aging. Depending on the severity of my skin I might use it as a nighttime serum or mix a few drops in with my daytime serum. I’m a big fan of Josie Maran’s Argan Oil it’s in a large bottle, but it goes a long way. BONUS: It can also be used on your cuticles AND your split ends. It really is a necessity in your Regimen.

For those of you who are big fans of all natural at home remedies this one is for you. To create a cheap detoxifying and cleansing face mask i’ve been combining 1/2 tsp of Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay and two capsules of Activated Charcoal pills (mix with 1 1/2 tsp of water.) Both of which can be found on Amazon.com. The purpose of this mask is to remove dirt from your pores as well as helps to eliminate blackheads, and clear up pimples. One thing to note, when the mask begins drying on your skin it does start getting uncomfortably itchy but i promise if you stick with it for 20 minutes you won’t be sorry. Once you rinse the mask with warm water you can feel the difference right away, your skin feels tighter and detoxed. When you wake up the next day you feel as if you have slept with an incredible serum on, your skin feels like velvet. Thank me later!

What’s in my Makeup Bag?

When it comes to makeup I prefer looking my most natural. During the day I typically don’t use makeup, but say I have a daytime event my go to is light coverage. At night I follow the same principals but tend to pack on the glam by adding a little blush and shimmery eyeshadow. I’m a big fan of trying new products, a product-aholic if you will, but lately i’ve been completely obsessed with a new array of products that give me that dewey glow thats been so popular these days.

To achieve the dewey look I use the Becca Cosmetics Backlight Priming Filter as my base then apply their Aqua Luminous Perfecting Foundation using the beauty blender makeup sponge. This provides me with even yet light coverage with a pretty glow. On my temples and cheekbones I apply the Josie Maran Argan Enlightenment Illuminizing Wand which I would say is the best find EVER. It is a highlighter stick with argan oil in it so it aids in moisturizing the skin while helping keep those fine lines at bay. If I’m going for the sun kissed look I might swipe some bronzer on my cheeks and forehead, I typically use Tom Ford Bronzing Powder which is more matte.

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