Maybe it’s that I’m three weeks out from my wedding, or maybe it’s because I’m about to hit the leeward side of my 30’s. Whatever the reason, I’m lately a fiend for all things skincare related! I bought a huge white visor to keep in the car for when I’m in the car (which is like, 90% of the time here in LA!) and I’ve become much more diligent about applying sunscreen, serums, and scrubs. I must be doing something right, because just this week I had my first ever unsolicited “Your skin looks amazing!” compliment. Ego boost aside, I’m loving the self-nurturing aspect of my enhanced complexion care routine. It’s so grounding to start and end each day, no matter how busy I am, with a moment of pampering!
In making my recent beauty rounds, I’ve come across a few new-to-me fave products and brands that are definitely worth a shoutout. SkinOwl Eye+ Stimulating Eye Concentrate is the real deal combination of all-natural and effective, evening out skin tone as it relaxes wrinkles and combats daylight savings dark circles. The scalp is skin too, and doTERRA Root to Tip Hair Serum has a proprietary essential oil blend to moisturize and stimulate without leaving a greasy residue. Mahalo Skin Care The Bean Antioxidant Mask contains ground coffee, cacao, and vanilla beans for a powerful trifecta of smoothing, softening, and detoxifying—plus it smells divine! Apparently Kate Middleton keeps Beuti Skincare Beauty Sleep Elixir in her beauty arsenal, and the lightweight but utterly moisturizing oil will definitely give you that princess glow! From a line beloved by high end estheticians worldwide, Circ Cell Mandarin Cleanser contains multiple acne fighting ingredients but is also gentle enough to leave skin feeling hydrated, not tight. Aussies always seem to have a robust glow, and this Frank Body Smooth Body Balm gets you one step closer to looking like you just wandered in from the Sydney surf. And finally, Aveda Tulasara Wedding Masque incorporates ingredients used to prepare Indian brides for their nuptials…so with my own big day approaching fast, I’m slathering the stuff on like it’s my job!