As a Registered Nurse at a medical spa, I frequently get asked questions regarding skin care products, and the answer is never one size fits all. You may have oily skin, dry skin, combination skin or normal skin (lucky duck). Your concern may be texture, discoloration or acne. I always recommend seeing an esthetician for a skin assessment and help to establish a regimen. Your esthetician will be able to lead you in the right direction until you establish a routine that works for you. Currently, my issues have been fine lines, dryness and hyper pigmentation, and the following 5 products have been giving me life!
Eminence Organic’s Strawberry Rhubarb Hyaluronic Serum replenishes moisture into the skin to help reduce the appearance of fine lines. It also contains the natural antibacterial ingredient, honey! Using honey has many benefits to the skin and it’s a humectant—meaning it attracts water and retains it in the skin, keeping the skin smooth and protecting it from dryness and premature wrinkles. Yes it feels and smells as amazing as it sounds. For people who are a little thrown off by the slight stickiness of this product, I recommend mixing it with one of your thinner serums.
You can purchase this by visiting our office: Infinity Wellness Center
or the Eminence Organics Website: here
We tend to shy away from using oils on the skin for fear of breaking out, but the right oils can actually prevent breakouts and prevent pores form being clogged. This cannabis oil helps keep my skin moisturized and glowing. It even contains antioxidants like meadow foam seed oil ! You can purchase this at Sephora. Yes, it smells a little bit like weed, but hey, some people love that.
Minimizing pores and evening out my skin tone is a constant battle for me. One of the products I use that really “feels like it works” is this Lira PRO C4 Retinol Serum which contains 1% retinol. I use it a couple times a week. I recently tried to use it daily, and it was too much for my sensitive skin. Hey, lesson learned. Listen to your skin people.
Not only has my skin been dry, but my lips as well. Sometimes during a shift, I barely have time to pee, let alone re-apply my lip balm. This is meant to be an overnight lip mask, but using it as my daily lip balm not only keeps my lips hydrated, but adds a subtle shine that I love. Recently Sephora had it available in this trial size for points! Score!
Okay, lastly I’ve been trying out the Summer Fridays Jet Lag Mask. It can be left on overnight, or wiped off. It can also be used as a primer under makeup! So far, I’ve been loving it! It’s ingredients include Ceramides that protect the skin against pollutants, and niacinamide which is a water-soluble B vitamin that works with you skin’s natural substances to help visibly improve the appearance of enlarged pores, uneven skin tone, fine lines and wrinkles, dullness, and a weakened surface. This product is for all skin types.
It also now comes in a “perfect for travel” mini size!
Instead of using every product, every day, I use what my skin feels like it needs.
Along with finding the products that work for you, be sure to stick to an anti-inflammatory diet that will help your skin adapt to fluctuations caused by hormones, stress and aging. Oh and most importantly, wear your sunscreen!