Are you ready? This might surprise you.
Of all my pins on my Pinterest – even the ones I have put a little money into promoting #truth #nofilter – is this handy dandy little graphic:
Surprised? I was, too. This graphic wasn’t designed around a blog post or to make affiliate sales. It was just a little something I put together to help people and let you know that my site was even here.
But, I’m all about giving the people what they want!
So, if you came to my page because of this little graphic – here are the sources to all of this great merch.
1. Dry and Flaky Skin:
Moisture is the name of the game. Choose wisely, though, the wrong oil and you will rid yourself of dryness in exchange for a different problem 😉 I prefer rosehip – but argan, virgin marula and others are popular, too.
**Find the DE Review here
And then after letting your oil soak in for a couple of minutes, layer a really rich moisturizer on top:
2. Dull or Uneven Skin Tone
When dull skin strikes, it’s time to exfoliate. For melasma, hyperpigmentation and other uneven skin tone issues – you’ll want to use an exfoliating acid that will help renew skin by increasing cell turnover.
There are many types of acids and you’ll probably need to figure out which ones get you the results you prefer through a little trial and error. I have very sensitive skin and always start with the gentlest. For me, I prefer hylauronic acid and glycolic acid.
Mad Hippie Vitamin C – some of the most affordable, highly rated products.
Drunk Elephant C-Firma Day Serum – another FAVE. Two pumps mixed with your day lotion = BOMB.COM SKIN.
Exfoliators (Use 2-3x a week):
Clinique Pep-Start 2-in-1-Exfoliating Cleanser– Never go without this one.
**Also, Clinique is having a 25% friends and family sale right now! Go load up!**
Kate Somerville Exfolikate – Very good!
3. Zits or Breakouts
Such a pain – sometimes literally. I got adult on-set acne in college. That was fun.
Except it wasn’t. I did too much to try to get it to go away and it made things worse. I’ve since learned that a combo package of skin care and gut care is required to do this effectively and gently. Consider a probiotic – they are tasteless and don’t have any side effects (other than good ones) and you will see a difference if you are consistent. Ideally, take your probiotic with water before you go to bed, so it has all night to do its “bit-ness”.
For your skin – you need to use a gentle gel cleanser, get rid of bacteria, and use a treatment. A spot treatment is used for blemishes. Try not to pick your face.
La Roche-Posay Effaclear- another winner by LRP
Thayer’s Rose Petal Witch Hazel Toner – CULT FAVORITE: CHEAP & AMAZING
Caudalie Vinopure Skin Perfecting Serum – another award-winning option if you hate Clinique (but why? why do you hate Clinique?)
Spot Treatment: Follow instructions carefully – these are a little weird, you will look like you have chicken pox, but they WORK.
4. Dark Undereye Bags
Remember that calcium is your best friend if you’re struggling with these. And sleep. But, for some of us, we can’t really control how much sleep we get (which is not much) #momlife
Clinique Pep-Start Eye Cream – I use this every morning
Yes to Grapefruit Undereye Bag Cream – for my green beauty, fraaaands
Kiehl’s Youth Dose Eye Treatment– tried this as a sample, loved the light tint
Isn’t it funny how unexpected things take off online? If I had to guess which posts were going to be the biggest hits, I would’ve guessed really long, useful blog posts like “How To Lose Weight When You Have an Autoimmune Disease” and funny bits on my favorite baby gear, such as: the Veer Cruiser.
Anyway, if this graphic brought you here today – I hope you’ll stick around for awhile. Lots of great posts on beauty and skin care, too.
There’s a little something for everyone here at I Spy. Welcome to the family.
Have a fabulous day,