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Beauty Products For Fresh Glowing Skin!

Beauty Products For Fresh Glowing Skin!

There are TONS of beauty products out there and if you can imagine, beauty and cosmetics is something like a $500 billion industry! This can make it hard for a girl to figure out what some of the best products really are…so i’ve done some of the work for you to hopefully help you figure out some simple and easy products that i’ve found to give fresh, glowy and clear skin at any age!

A few things though that i want to mention before we get started. One is something that i’m sure everyone probably knows, but i know not not everyone does, and that is washing your face not just each morning but also every single night. This is seriously a key ingredient to having clear skin. For much of my twenties i would go to sleep with makeup on and never washed my face at night and my skin really paid for it in pimples, blackheads, dark spots and blemishes. When i added nightly face washings and regular masks i noticed HUGE improvements in my skin, from significantly less breakouts to suppleness of my skin! Seriously this step is major. There’s so much pollution and dirt in our air and that stuff gets trapped in our skin and we have to wash away these impurities, otherwise they will later pay you a visit in the most unpleasant ways!

Another big thing is to exfoliate. I didn’t list all my favorite exfoliators in this post as i will post on that later, but exfoliation is one thing you want to make sure that you do at LEAST a few times a week. I exfoliate 4-5 times a week. It’s so important to scrub off dead skin that is just sitting on the top layers of your skin, making it look dull! Bright skin requires exfoliation!

Last thing I want to mention that i’ve found and it may be true for you right now, is that sometimes our skin gets a little bored of the same products we’ve been using for awhile and it looks for something new to rejuvenate it and bring a new freshness and brightness to it. So if this is you, where you do like your current products but are finding that your skin might be begging for something more, one of these might be just what you need!


 Biore Pore Penetrating Charcoal Bar

Biore Charcoal Bar is a new product that i recently just added to my skin care routine and i totally love it! The skin charcoal thing is pretty popular today because the charcoal is known to literally pull dirt out of the skin. I’m totally all about some charcoal products as i’ve found that it really does work! This Charcoal Bar is super awesome because it not only pulls out dirt from my skin in one quick easy wash, but it also exfoliates at the same time, leaving the skin feeling so fresh and so clean! I must confess that this is my one-stop shop on those nights when i’m feeling extra lazy about following through in all the other steps of my nightly routine.

Murad Clarifying Cleanser

 Murad Clarifying Cleanser

This cleanser is a long time favorite friend of mine that i use every morning and most nights with my Clarisonic Cleaner. I can tend to breakout at certain times of the month so this product is especially bomb for those of us who might have a little problem with acne. It helps to dry up pimples and to prevent them as well when you use it daily. Smooth, clear pretty skin is yours throughout the whole month with this one!

Sake Brightening Hydrogel

Boscia Sake Brightening Hydrogel Mask

Paper masks are all the rage these days and i must admit that i’m completely sold out for them because not only are they easy, the results really are amazing and what i like to call EASY BREEZY BEAUTY! Although there are a few different masks out there that i do like, this one stands out for me because the hydrating properties last for several days and the brightening aspect almost instantly minimizes any discolorations that i might have…definitely a plus for me! The problem with some masks that are out there is that they feel really good and refreshing right after you use them but it only lasts for like maybe half a day and they just don’t really have real lasting effects. Each time i use this mask i feel like i just had a great facial and also i like how taught my skin feels after. This one gets the prize for being both a great and very inexpensive product!


Origins Charcoal Mask

 Origins Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask

Another great mask that i use when i have more time to spend, like on a Saturday morning, is this charcoal mask. I’ve used this mask for a few years now about once a week and it works great! Again this is a charcoal  product, so as it sits on your skin for 10 minutes or so it’s pulling out all the impurities from your skin and thoroughly unclogs your pores. It leaves my skin feeling smooth, soft and refreshed! Love it, love it, love it!

Ok, now on to serums and moisturizers!

Caudalie Vinoperfect Serum

 Caudalie Vinoperfect Radiance Serum

I absolutely LOVE Caudalie products!! But first a little note about serums is that really good ones are typically highly concentrated and are light and fast absorbing, seeping deep into the skin to reverse aging and wrinkles, promoting healthy, beautiful and bright skin. I highly recommend using serums underneath your moisturizer and night cream.

So after cleansing my face with the products i’ve listed above, i move on to this Vinoperfect Radiance Serum which goes on before your day moisturizer or night cream and is so yummy to the skin! My skin loooves this product and is left feeling so velvety and smooth! It brightens your skin, reduces dark spots, and evens out your skin tone…all working together to create a glow and radiance unlike any other! I love that its plant based, free of oils, parabens and sulfates.

Caudalie Polyphenol

Caudalie Polyphenol C15 Broad Spectrum SPF 20 Anti-Wrinkle Protect Fluid

After the Vinoperfect Serum i put on this Caudalie Polyphenol moisturizer in the mornings. I like it because not only does it moisturize and have sunscreen (I do add another 50 SPF sunscreen product on top this for more coverage…i’ll post about the importance of sunscreen later) but it blocks free radicals and pollutants that are in the air and it helps reverse and prevent wrinkles! Its a loaded moisturizer packed with vitamin C and gives full spectrum coverage. At the end of a long day, my skin doesn’t look dull and done, but surprisingly still fresh!

Well thats it! I just wanted to share with you some of my favorite cleansers, masks and moisturizers that i’ve found to help keep my skin fresh and clear as i know it can be hard to trudge through all the available products out there. To find the costs and where you can purchase the products, click on the product names!  Lastly, as a disclaimer, i want to make sure that i say that these are products that have worked for me and i am by no means an esthetician or dermatologist and simply just offering my opinions and experience with all the products i’ve listed in this post.

I would love to hear what some of your favorite clear skin products are…please do share!

Cheers to clear, bright, beautiful skin!


May Dobbins

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