Favorite Products for Brighter Skin
Do you struggle from less than flawless skin? Is it dry and lifeless? Is your complexion dull? What about redness or dark spots? Discoloration?
GIRL, I HEAR YOU.
Over the years, I’ve struggled with my complexion, mainly because of all of the above problems! I always felt the need to wear makeup everywhere I went because I was too embarrassed to show my bare face!
Luckily, I’ve been fortunate enough to try out facials, microneedling, and other treatments that have really helped my skin, but let’s be honest, self care like this can get expensive! This is why I believe it’s super important to invest in some quality skin care products to maintain a better complexion all year round.
Keeping up with a solid skincare routine has helped me to feel more confident & now I honestly prefer “no makeup” days! Every woman should embrace the skin she was born in and that’s why I’m excited to share my 5 favorite products to achieve brighter skin and a more even complexion!
Tula products are great and this is by far my favorite item in their line. It’s a little pricey at $68, but you can see a noticeable difference as soon as it is applied. This face serum is lightweight and applies very sheer. It’s loaded with antioxidants and probiotics and is ideal for oily, combination, and sensitive skin. It can be used morning and evening after cleansing and before moisturizing. This product has helped me tremendously to combat dullness.
As an avid user of bareMinerals products, I was so excited when they released their skincare line! I have been using this serum for years now, and I do so interchangeably with the Tula serum I mentioned above. This serum is more of an anti-aging product, and I wholeheartedly believe you can’t start early enough! This is a very lightweight, creamy serum that proves its benefits with regular use. Even at $58 a pop, this is one product that I keep repurchasing. It provides smoother, radiant, and more hydrated skin to reveal a healthy and youthful glow!
I came across these magic glow pads after I followed Raquel Frisella on Instagram. Raquel is a nurse practitioner and aesthetic specialist in St. Louis, Missouri & truly knows her stuff! I was skeptical at first, but after seeing so many photos of awesome results and testimonials, I purchased and man, am I so glad I did! These pads are medical grade and contain ingredients such as TCA and Salicylic acid to help tighten and brighten your skin (hence the name, Glow Pads!) They also claim to dry up existing acne as well. You can definitely feel and see the difference after one use - my skin immediately felt tighter and more radiant! The pads are meant to be used once per week in the evening so that you wake up in the morning with a beautiful glow and you can truly say, “I woke up like this!”. These act as a powerful exfoliant, so I like using them for that extra clean feeling, especially when my face is feeling dry. They’re also great to use the night before a big event. They’re a bit of a splurge at $96, however you get 60 pads to be used once per week, helloooo these will last you more than a year! So worth it.
These two serums are my newest obsession! I had heard great things about Mad Hippie products and for such a low price (less than $35!), I finally decided to check them out! I’m sure you’ve heard how great Vitamin C is for your skin in helping discoloration and reducing the appearance of wrinkles. Mad Hippie products are more natural based and contain antioxidants that brighten and smooth the skin. The Hyaluronic acid in this serum also helps to plump the skin, giving it a youthful appearance! I use this morning and night before moisturizing and it makes my skin so soft!
I’ve been using the Vitamin C serum in conjunction with the exfoliating serum. I’m always searching for a good exfoliator and I like how gentle this one is because it’s non-abrasive. I use it a few times per week in the evenings before moisturizing. After a day or two, I begin to notice my skin peeling. This serum helps to shed dull skin and ultimately reveal a brighter complexion.
Skin care doesn’t have to be complex, just invest in some quality products & let them do their thing! You GLOW girl!