5 Holy Grail Skincare Products That Will Change Your Skin

I’m all about skincare and sticking to a routine that works well for you. One of the things I love about beauty blogs is when they share products they use every single day that have benefitted their skin. I have been so happy with my skin over the last few years and I want to share my holy grail beauty products that have brought a lot of bliss to my life. So, keep reading if:

1| You’re looking to breathe new life to your skin.

2| Add new products that will help clear your skin for good.

3| Change your routine to feel good in your skin.


1| Cleanser: Cetaphil Daily Facial Cleanser

I haven’t used a facial cleanser other than this one from Cetaphil for seven years; and my skin has thanked me for it. It’s perfect if you’re looking for something that will cleanse your skin without irritation. My pro skin tip: Only wash your face at night instead of twice a day. This has helped my skin even more because I’m not drying it out with excessive washing or water drying out my skin.

2| Serum: Estēe Lauder Pore-Minimizing Skin Refinisher

This Estēe Lauder duo I’ve mentioned so many times includes this serum and moisturizer below. Both have been used on my skin every. single. day for about seven years. This serum specifically has done wonders for my pores and been a skincare essential for me over the years. I’ve tried other products over the years, but nothing compares to this product!

3| Moisturizer: Estēe Lauder Day Wear Moisturizer 

I always believe in investing in skincare products and investing in high-quality items that will truly benefit your skin in the long run. Make sure your moisturizer includes SPF in it and includes ingredients that will help your skin glow all year long. Trust me, it is worth investing in skincare products. Your future self will thank you.

4| Masks: Sephora Rose Sheet Mask & Boscia Black Mask

I’ve been using the Sephora Rose Sheet Mask for over two years now, and I truly love the results it gives my skin if I use it frequently, which is two or three times a month when my skin really needs a little more TLC. I know sheet masks aren’t for everyone, but when you use them often enough, you see a difference in your skin’s hydration and clarity altogether. And let’s be real, we all want glowing skin for spring and summer, right?

The Boscia Black Mask is something I’ve only used for a few months, but let me tell you—it’s worth mentioning in this list of essentials. I know I’ll be repurchasing this for years to come because of the results it gives to my nose and skin for unwanted blackheads and whiteheads. TBH no one wants those in their life, so keep your skin and pores extra clear with this product and you’ll love the changes to your skin.

5| Makeup Remover: Bi-Facil Makeup Remover

I have to thank my mom for getting me into my skincare routine with products from Estēe Lauder and Lancome because she taught me form a young age that you should invest in your skincare products. Even at her age, people easily think she is 10 or more years younger because of her glowing skin. I aspire to have her beauty and radiance at her age. This makeup remover is perfect after wearing a day of mascara, eyeliner and more. It takes everything away without feeling harsh on your skin or eyes, which is very important! Plus, a little goes a long way so you’ll definitely get your bang for your buck with this product.

What products are you most interested in adding to your routine? What are some of your holy grail skincare products? Make sure to share in the comments below!

 

Ki Signature

 

Other places you can find me:
facebook bloglovin twitter pinterest linkedin instagram

I Added Sugar to my Shampoo for a Month & Here’s What Happened

Girl say whaaa? 

Yes, you heard me. Shampoo + Sugar = Beautiful Hair. Who knew? If you’re interested in seeing how you can transform your hair in a month, keep on reading! I promise this one addition to your hair-care routine will be life changing!

With all the crazy, inconsistent weather and not taking care of my hair like I normally do—my hair was in desperate need of a little extra TLC. It was dry, damaged, and needed help ASAP. And you know me, you know that I’m not one to spend a lot of money on special hair treatments, products, etc. because I’m not about that life. I like to keep my beauty routine short and sweet.

In all honesty, I should lay off the dry shampoo a little more. I notice that even though it’s one of two products I use in my hair, it doesn’t help keep it healthy. Sure, you don’t need to wash your hair every day. But I have taken this a little too seriously and by Thursday my hair is 99 percent dry shampoo and one percent hair. I was out looking for a way to treat my hair and reverse some damage over the last few months.

One night I was 150 pins deep on Pinterest when I found an article about adding white sugar to shampoo to help exfoliate it and help treat the damaged parts of your hair. Needless to say my mind was BLOWN because I use sugar to create my own lip/face/body scrubs, so why wouldn’t I think to do the same for my hair? I was ready to try this the same night and create my own experiment to see how it would change my hair after a few weeks.

The perk of using sugar is that it dissolves easily while still giving all those benefits for your scalp. When I realized that I could incorporate this into my hair-care routine, I got to work. Since I wash my hair every other day, I thought that exfoliating my hair once a week would be acceptable. I simply added a tablespoon of sugar to my shampoo, lathered up, rinsed, and conditioned as normal. I recommend really taking your time when you shampoo your hair to work the sugar and shampoo all over your scalp. Take your time since you’re only going to do this once a week.

While exfoliating my hair for the first time, I immediately noticed how good it made my scalp feel. TBH it was a mini massage, which felt incredible. When I finished washing my hair, it felt even more clean and pampered than normal. It was an extra treat for my hair. The next day, styling my hair felt like a breeze. I don’t know if this was because I was having a good hair day or, or if it was from exfoliating—but I’ll take it! You know when you exfoliate your face, and it feels soft and free of any excess dryness? That’s exactly how my hair felt after my shower and the following day. Needless to say, I was hooked.

After three weeks, I noticed that my hair wasn’t shedding as much when I shampooed my hair. I know it’s completely normal to shed hair throughout the day, but it helps keep the drain clean and doesn’t make me panic like when I used to see a cat-sized mound of hair on the shower wall. (I don’t think I’m the only one who feels this way, right?!) Also, I noticed that my scalp was less oily. I learned that when you stimulate your scalp more, it helps to remove excess oils to keep your hair healthy. This was  a huge perk for me because it helps me use just a little less dry shampoo than I normally would on my no-wash days for my hair.

All in all, I have noticed that this once simple addition to my hair routine has shown a huge difference in my hair. Like exfoliating your face, body or lips, your hair deserves to reap the benefits of exfoliating, too!

Have you ever tried this beauty hack before? Would you consider it? What other tips to you have to treat your hair in winter? Make sure to share in the comments below!

Ki Signature

 

Other places you can find me:
facebook bloglovin twitter pinterest linkedin instagram

5 Easy Beauty DIYs Using Honey

BB91416_5 Beauty DIYs Using Honey

It’s been quite some time since I’ve talked about some beauty DIYs. Once in awhile, I notice my skin, hair, etc. need a little extra TLC from the change in weather, and I know I have better results when I use all natural products like honey, coconut oil, and other natural ingredients.

The best part about these beauty DIYs is that you can easily make them at home with very little time and effort. I don’t know about you, but I love DIYs are that effective and simple.

Honey has so many wonderful properties for your skin and hair. It replenishes hydration and helps to heal any acne, scarring, etc. on your skin. If you want to treat your skin weekly, you can simply rub raw honey into your skin instead of washing your face in the morning or evening. It gives your skin a break from chemicals in face wash, and it helps soothe, clean, and treat your skin.

1| Hair Mask

Ingredients: Honey and Coconut Oil.

This treatment will hydrate your hair, repair some damage from hot tools, and it will give your hair extra shine! If your hair has been looking dull and lifeless like mine (tbh it’s not pretty) I would definitely recommend it.

2| Brightening Face Scrub

Ingredients: Honey, One Lemon, and Sugar.

I have been using lemon so much from drinking hot water with lemon in the morning, to making this DIY for a skin-brightening, face scrub. You only need three ingredients to create a scrub that will brighten your skin after a few treatments.

3| Cuticle Treatment

Ingredients: Honey, Apple Cider Vinegar, and Coconut Oil.

I don’t know about you guys, but I need to take better care of my nails! My nails and cuticles have been horrible recently because I don’t have time to keep up with them weekly. So, I treat myself to a little treatment every other week to keep them moisturized and maintained.

4| Sunburn Treatment

Ingredients: Honey and Aloe Vera.

Awhile back, I fell asleep outside for almost an hour without any sun protection. When I woke up—I had two lines of sunburn. I knew aloe vera and ice were essentials, but combining honey and aloe vera is helpful for relieving your skin. I would definitely recommend this if you experience sunburn.

5| Coffee Body Scrub

Ingredients: Honey, Coffee Grounds, Olive Oil, and Brown Sugar.

You all know how much I love to use body scrubs on a weekly basis. Recently, I’ve been taking a break from Lush’s Cup O’ Coffee to create a simple, DIY version myself. You only need a few ingredients to give your skin the treatment it deserves. This will remove dead skin cells and soften your skin.

I hope this gave you a little inspiration to try a new DIY treatment for your hair, skin, etc. Make sure to leave a comment if you try any of these DIYs, or if you have a different DIY you want to share.


What was your favorite DIY? What other DIYs have you been loving recently? Make sure to leave a comment below!

Ki Signature

 

 

Other places you can find me:
facebook bloglovin twitter pinterest linkedin instagram

5 Skin Tips to Master NOW!

BB71816_5SkinTipstoMasterNOW

1| Remove Your Makeup

I feel like a broken record when I talk about this, but I cannot stress this enough! You need to remove your makeup every single night no matter how tired you may feel. Your skin is already dirty from bacteria, and adding makeup to the mix will break you out even more. Take off your makeup, and you’ll notice a huge difference in the clarity of your skin.

2| Exfoliate

Invest in good exfoliating products that you can use once or twice a week. Make sure you’re not using the same product for your face and body (unless the package says it’s safe to do so). Some exfoliating products can be harsh on your face instead of your body, which will do more harm than good. Make sure it’s suitable for your skin type and use it religiously.

3| Moisturize

I can’t believe how many people my age don’t use moisturizer on a daily basis. This boggles my mind because it’s so important for your skin health. Don’t just pick up a cheap, off-brand from Target. Do your research and invest in some high-quality products that will truly benefit your skin type. You will be happy you splurged on those products!

4| SPF

Make sure your moisturizer and face products contain SPF in them so that you’re well protected from the sun. Even when it’s not summer, you still need to make sure your skin is protected from the sun. If you’re spending the day at the beach, wear a hat, sunscreen, and cover your body properly to ensure that you won’t get burned.

5| Keep Your Diet In Check

Truth be told is that your skin can definitely be affected by what you’re eating. If you’re looking to clear up any blemishes and imperfections on your skin—try to eat more fruits and vegetables for a week and cut back on animal fat like dairy products and meat. When you eat meat and dairy in high quantities, it can lead to skin problems, so make sure you’re eating the healthy stuff to keep your skin in check.

What tips would you add to this list? Make sure to leave a comment below!

Ki Signature

 

 

Other places you can find me:
facebook bloglovin twitter pinterest linkedin instagram