After being on being on Accutane, my skin care is one of the most important parts of my daily routine. Being on Accutane taught me to actually look at the ingredients in the products you use. Let me tell you, many of the products I bought at the drugstore did more harm than good to my skin.
Aloa started with the goal of creating skincare that was natural and as safe as possible. Products that are made from fruits, plants, oils and other natural resources are more effective than other skin care formulas.
The products I tried were Aloe Vera Mist, Berry bomb dry lip defense, and the Hyaluronic Serum. One of the biggest things I look for when it comes to skincare is if it has anti-acne properties. Aloe is great for killing the bacteria that prevents pimples, by tightening pore size.
For people who are in the sun a lot, these products are amazing. They also have anti-aging properties. The mist hydrates the skin by increasing elasticity and minimizes the appearance of dark spots.
The berry bomb is a great necessity to keep in your bag during the summer. It is far better than any other drugstore brands I’ve used, as well as has SPF15.
Lastly, I tried the Hyaluronic Serum. Before trying this I had to look into what that even was. The reason is you should never put products on your skin you don’t know what they are. Hyaluronic Acid holds 1000 times more weight than water, which means it is the perfect moisturizer for your skin. It creates a cushion to help plump the appearance of aging skin through water absorption. For me, this was perfect to use at night after a day out in the sun.
These products are great for people who spend time in the sun or worried about aging and acne. Did you know that guys actually have better skin than women because they moisturize every day when they shave? In my opinion, we should be worried about skin aging from a young age and being very aware of the products we use on our face. Many young people suffer from bad acne, I was one of them, products like Aloa skincare might have helped make my acne less aggressive and helped me have healthy clear skin.
There’s one thing I’ve always wanted to do, but like most kids my age who are not privileged enough with a sweet trust fund, we should probably spend our money on food and rent before going to the spa. ToGoSpa offers these sweet and inexpensive eye treatments to bring the spa to the comfort of your own living room.
1. Cut Off All Technology
The best and easiest way to relax is to cut off any technology. It’s very under thought, but technology can be very stressful – especially today. When you start your at home spa day, turn your phone off and find that book you’ve been wanting to read.
2. Wear a Bathrobe
There is no need to wear anything less than what’s extremely comfortable. Wear that robe you bought and never wear because honestly sitting in bed wrapped in a soft robe is pretty comfy.
3. At Home Relaxers
Put on some light relaxing background music or some relaxing nature sounds. It’s not worth it to spend a Saturday just relaxing and having some me time for a change.
This will become your spa bae. DIY beauty treatments do work, but they can sometimes be a mess. These are classic and simple. They also help you feel more relaxed because they also act as a cold compress.
Acne has always been a problem for me.. Even though it’s not clinically horrible, it never seems to go away. I do face masks, medications, weird DIY things I find on the Internet.
I went to the doctor a little over a month ago and got a new acne medicine. In the first night I applied it on my face, my skin went from oily with acne to extremely dry with even more acne. For someone who has always had oily skin, I had no idea what to do. I know what masks and how long until my foundation makes my skin oily, but I had no idea how to solve and cover up this dry skin.
After using lots of lotions and body butters, I used the Fair Trade Shea Butter lotion from Nourish Organic. During break, I got a job as a hostess at a local restaurant and I went in with dry skin everyday. This wasn’t an option.
The Fair Trade lotion was perfect at helping me fix my dry skin. It took a couple of nights for my dry skin to get back to normal. What surprised me the most was that the lotion did not add any extra oiliness when I used it under my concealer and foundation.
|Photo by Cara Peterson
If you’re struggling with winter dry skin like me, I highly recommend this product to make your skin go from dry to dazzling!