Skin Therapy

Here in California, the whole “look good naked”, clean, clear skin look reigns supreme. Women (and men) will go to great lengths to achieve a clear complexion. I’m not sure if it’s getting one year closer to 30 or it’s the 4 years I’ve spent here, but I, too, have taken up an increasing fascination (borderline obsession) with skincare.

Achieving that glowing, dewy look doesn’t have to be expensive. The one investment I will make is a regular (monthly) facial. I do believe that facials make all the difference, and are just as relaxing as a nice massage! For every other day, a good skincare regime will do. Here are a few products I’ve added to my skincare arsenal as of late:

  • Tata Harper Resurfacing Mask – You know when you see a certain car that you like and from that moment on, you see that car everywhere? I had a moment like that with Tata Harper. I received this mask as a Christmas gift and instantly fell in love. When I mention it to anyone, it turns out they use it religiously too! If you’ve been living under a rock like me, then welcome to the world of Tata Harper. This mask is incredible. It penetrates deep into your pores, clears everything out, and leaves your skin truly glowing. I apply this mask every Sunday night for 30 minutes.
  • Mario Badescu Drying Lotion – I actually discovered this acne spot solution through Kylie Jenner’s snapchat. Think what you will about Kylie, but I believe that if someone has all access to the industry’s top beauty professionals and still swears by a certain product, it must be good. And, it is. So good. All you do is put a dab of this anywhere you have a breakout and leave it on overnight. In the morning the zit is GONE. No lie. This stuff is magic.
  • Glossier Priming Moisturizer – I’m loving Glossier products right now. Not only is the packaging genius but the Girl Boss, Emily Weiss, is killing it. This moisturizer is light so you can add multiple layers as needed. It has a bit of primer in it so your skin is perfectly prepped for foundation. If you’re going for a more natural look, then mix it with their Perfecting Skin Tint.
  • Lush Lip Scrub – So, first of all, I love Lush products. If you haven’t tried their bath bombs – do it now! All of Lush’s products are vegan and edible. Do with that info what you will…Andrew got me this mint chocolate lip scrub because my lips are always chapped. Having chapped, peeling lips is the worst, especially when you want to wear a nude lip color. It’s not cute. Now I just rub a little of this on my lips and wipe it off with my a cloth right before I put on lip color or balm. If it’s bedtime, I’ll use some of their None of Your Beeswax lip balm to give extra hydration overnight.

I’m always on the hunt for the latest and greatest skin care products. Some of the best products I’ve used have actually come from the comment section from blogs just like mine. So, please do share any products that you are loving right now!

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