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Beauty tips are everywhere you turn. Whether it's how to contour, highlight, or get the most effortlessly chic hair, we've all read them hoping for something to make our beauty routine easier. But the biggest beauty tip I have? After years of being a beauty blogger, testing products, and trying new trends? Take care of your skin.
Taking care of your skin solves a whole lot of beauty problems at once. You won't have to figure out how to flawlessly cover blemishes, sunspots, or uneven skin tone if you've taken steps to prevent all of those things. Now, even with steps taken, you most likely will still have some of the above. But, there will definitely be much more to "cover up" if your skincare routine is lacking.
I get it. Not everyone is ok with spending a ton of time and money on their skin. But, it doesn't have to take much of either of those things! Granted, my skincare routine is pretty involved. I grew up having difficult, acne prone skin. So I'm used to having many steps in my routine. But for those who aren't, no worries! You can pick and choose what works best for you.
Here are my skincare steps AND products that I've used and loved.
(Vegan Options Included)
Face Wash + Foreo Luna Mini
Luna Mini for YEARS. And it's still a main staple in my skincare routine. The washes may be switched out every now and then, but the Luna Mini has remained.
Now, here is an example of how skincare doesn't have to cost a fortune. What's my go-to face wash? A generic (Publix) version of Neutrogena's oil free acne face wash. I think it's about $3 or $4. It leaves my skin feeling clean while preventing breakouts.
Perfectly Posh Gender Bender Chunk
Moisturizer with SPF
In my teens and early 20's, I was one to never use a face moisturizer. My skin was an oil slick. Don't get me wrong, I still had the step of putting a medicated acne lotion on my face after cleansing. But straight-up moisturizer was not happening.
But as I got older, I started realizing I needed the acne lotion less and less. And I needed the moisture in my face to be replenished. I also needed some SPF. (Yes, this Florida girl did not wear SPF on her face daily until her late 20's). Sunspots find my forehead if there isn't sunscreen in my moisturizer, however, I have one problem. I have a sensitivity to sunscreen. So, for me, all SPF facial moisturizers are not created equally.
I started needing more SPF (the sunspots! The SUNSPOTS!!!!) so I moved on to Neutrogena's Visibly Even Daily Moisturizer SPF 30. There was a noticeable improvement in my skin's texture and tone after a few days of use. (Fair warning- there is a silicone-y feel.) But after daily use for several months, I developed a sensitivity to it and switched to Garnier SkinActive Clearly Brighter Anti-Sun Damage Daily Moisturizer SPF 30. (Which I am still using as I write this.) Between the two, I prefer Garnier's. I still have a noticeable improvement in tone and texture with Garnier. But I don't get that silicone vibe and, instead, have a more luminous complexion.
Perfectly Posh Moisturize 911 Caffeinated Face Crème
Perfectly Posh Throwing Shade Facial Sunscreen SPF 30
Perfectly Posh Night & Day Face Moisturizer
Perfectly Posh BFF: Best Face Forever Exfoliating Face Wash (Highly Recommend!)
Perfectly Posh Complexion Perfection Exfoliating Face Wash (Highly Recommend!)
Perfectly Posh Never Grow Up Serum Anti-Aging Fine Line Fixer
Perfectly Posh Never Grow Up Face Crème Anti-Aging Deep Moisturizer
Ok. Honestly, It's probably more like 3 times a week. But I LOVE face masks. To me, these are a huge part of a skincare routine. Not just because they are fun, but because they also can help keep your skin healthy.
favorite face masks at the moment also happen to be vegan (and listed below.) Anyone who knows me IRL has most likely heard me rave about and recommend the Perfectly Posh Envy This Face Mask. It is amazing! After one use my skin tone is improved and my skin is GLOWING.
My current favorite detoxing mask is the Perfectly Posh Cackle Spackle. It's also vegan and contains a ton of skin-loving ingredients including, glycolic acid, kaolin, charcoal, and aloe vera. It smells like spearmint gum to me (which I enjoy) and deep cleans without drying the skin.
Perfectly Posh Smashing Good Pumpkin. It's vegan and contains so many acne fighting ingredients. You'll find witch hazel, salicylic acid, kaolin, and tea tree oil in this mask. It also contains aloe vera, coffee extract, and pumpkin powder. You'd think this mask would be harsh if it's taking on my breakouts. But you'd be wrong. It's much gentler than it sounds and helps zap those zits without leaving my skin dry.
Other masks I use are Caolion's Where is Pore? Pore Cleansing Blackhead Steam Pack (really great for blackheads. Not a pull mask.) and the 7th Heaven Orange & Black Lava Smooth & Soften Exfoliator & Mask (another affordable skincare option. $1-$3 per mask depending on where you buy.)
Perfectly Posh Envy This Face Mask
Perfectly Posh Cackle Spackle
Perfectly Posh Go West Detoxing, Exfoliating Face Mask
Perfectly Posh Smashing Good Pumpkin