First lets talk about your skin!
It can be complicated figuring out what skin type you have plus it can change depending on seasons of the year, life stages and hormones. Everyone needs moisture of some kind. Even if you have oily skin and especially if your skin is combination or dry.
Basic ingredients you need for hydration include ceramides (plumps skin and helps retain moisture), hyaluronic acid/sodium hyaluronate (attracts water to your skin, replenishes moisture and gives you a youthful glow) and glycerin (humectant that prevents moisture loss). PLEASE STOP USING COCONUT OIL (or any other oil) ALONE AND THINKING ITS ALL YOU NEED. You are missing some serious hydration. Your skin will thank you.
Think you just need a good face scrub? Not exactly. You have to hydrate your skin to help the dead skin cells release. If you skin is not well moisturized when you use a face scrub then you're only irritating your skin. Great ingredients for exfoliating include alpha hydroxy, lactic acid and fruit acids. These give your skin a beautiful glow and are more beneficial than using a scratchy paste that can be irritating and cause tiny cuts in your skin.
Lastly, a lot of people have acne and it can occur at any age and within any skin type. We'll only focus on that a little with the products as acne can be caused by so many different things. Generally a great night cream with retinol is very helpful for someone dealing with acne. You definitely have to be careful not to over-dry the skin as many acne products do. We'll expand this topic in a future post but you are always welcome to contact us with any questions!
Hope this post helps you get your glow on for the holiday season! If you have anything to add about your favorite products or skincare questions let us know by commenting or contacting us and we will get back with you shortly!
Toni Marlo and her team are 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 & 2019 recipients of the Wedding Wire Couples Awards and have worked designing makeup and hair for Emmy and Oscar award winning professionals for over a decade.