I’ve got baby on the brain! But not in the way you may think 😉 I had the wonderful privilege of visiting the cutest baby that ever walked this green earth the other week in California. My nephew! He is literally like a Gerber baby! Perfect skin, perfect little face, beautiful personality…. everything an aunt can dream of! When I was gooing and gahing over his precious little self, I could NOT help but notice how darn soft his amazing skin was. I mean….. I can only dream about having arms and legs that soft! I guess I did at one time LOL! Lawd, between my ingrown arm hairs (so gorgeous I can’t stand it…..) and extensive amounts of hair in general, my extremities sure don’t feel like the sweet baby, but I can actually say that my face felt ALMOST as soft as his sweet face. Not bragging of course because I’m totally gonna tell you what I do and I’m so excited. But I was pretty prideful when feeling the skin of a 5 month old and then the other morning woke up and thought, ‘Hey, my skin is pretty similar to the babe!!!’
I don’t know about you, but really soft facial skin is something I truly get great satisfaction over. I’ve become more and more obsessed with ‘texture’ as I’ve aged rather than let’s say wrinkles. If you’re an avid Cheeky, then you know that we see a ton of changes to our skin’s texture as we get wiser and that is something that we’ve gotta think about & be attuned to. It’s not just those creases here and there… it’s skin suppleness, it’s skin’s integrity, it’s our pores, it’s our sun damage, lifestyle, ethnicity.. yada yada, that all play a part in how our skin feels.
I thought I would share with you what my current nightly routine is for glowing & soft skin each morning and see what you Cheeky’s think. I can 100% say that when I don’t follow this routine to a T, I notice a different in my skin’s softness and suppleness. In fact, with the changing temperatures the other day, I took a few days off my normal nightly routine to give my skin a chance to deal with the increased heat and dryness and I definitely noticed my skin wasn’t as supple. It was a little grittier and just not as plump. So I do feel confident in the current regime.
Let’s take a look!
First off… I 100% swear by a gentle cleanser & a Clarisonic-type device (I own the Clarisonic MIA 2 & the Uplift). Hands down, this is what helps my skin look and feel the softest. The cleansing brush REALLY helps to pull off all the dirt and grime, but it also gently exfoliates and even preps your skin for all the products that are to come. If you haven’t started using one by now, I would highly recommend it. We had a Cheeky the other month get one and she LOVES it. Her husband has also started stealing it from her (he uses a different insert), and we loved to hear that.
I use my jade roller after cleansing & I love how my skin feels and even the ritual of it all. They often recommend using it with an oil on your skin, but for some reason the texture of that just grosses me out, so I do it right before I begin adding all my skincare products. Can’t say enough good things about this guy! My sister-in-law was really interested in it too this past weekend. YAY! Another convert! (remember, I get absolutely no kickback from products unless I mention it really obviously & hell even then… I’d tell ya if i loved it or hated it)
Elemis Peptide4 Night Recovery Oil – Life changer!! This stuff right here is AWESOME! I think this product is what really got my skin feeling like the sweet baby’s skin! It smells amazing, goes on well, little goes a long way and is just a REALLY great product.
- 98% agreed it was the best overnight treatment they had ever used
- 99% agreed their skin looked five years younger
- 100% agreed after using this product it looked like they had had 8 hours sleep
- 100% agreed after using this product their skin look like it had bounced back to life
Sunday Riley Good Genes – This is another goody that was recently added to my regime! It acts as an amazing exfoliator and really helps to soften and brighten my skin. It can be strong sometimes, so if you get it and it’s drying you out, start with every couple days and then work your way into it. If you notice any flakiness, skip it for the night and then try again. It’s not harsh in texture or anything, but your skin can definitely be like ‘whew!’
- Clinically tested and proven to significantly improve the appearance of lines and wrinkles in 3 minutes.
- 100% of women said their skin looked and felt significantly smoother and more radiant, with visibly reduced lines and wrinkles after application
- 100% of women said this was the most effective skin-plumping product they have ever used and would definitely recommend this product to a friend
Kora Organics Noni Glow Face Oil – I’m on my 3rd bottle of this and I use this every morning and night. I’m pretty sure this is what helped get rid of my dryness all together. Even if you have oily skin, this product is safe for all skin types. ‘The formula is designed to absorb quickly into dehydrated skin to smooth, nourish, and brighten while providing a natural glow. Skin feels softer, smoother, well-hydrated, and plumper, and the visible effects of sun damage and scarring appear diminished.’
Herbivore Phoenix Facial Oil – For this guy, I would certainly say he can be hit or miss and NOT for all skin types. I had some issues with my skin when I first started using this facial oil, but I kept at it and really love it. It’s absolutely heavy and thick and I’m pretty sure my pillow is half oil at this point, so it’s UBER important to apply this about 30 minutes before bed so it’s not all lost when ya toss and turn. Or god forbid, get in your hair if you’ve got hair 😉
Side note: This product is excellent against dryness and heat (most importantly HEAT, cause not many products can protect your skin from that)
First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream Intense Hydration – Next up is my moisturizer. While I really do love this moisturizer, I wanna splurge on La Mer, but I’ll keep this ‘tub’ for a while and it’s really been beneficial for my dry skin. Maybe my favorite moisturizer ever. It’s got lots of goodies that help with dry skin, eczema, acne (ceramides) and overall skin health so I’d definitely recommend if you struggle with any of those.
In an independent clinical study:
– 169% immediate improvement in skin hydration
– 100% reported a lasting improvement in skin dryness
– 100% found that the product helped soothe, moisturize and condition skin
Herbivore Rose Hibiscus Face Spray – This is probably most about holistic care and the routine of it… though I think it is super hydrating. I just love the idea of spraying my face with goodness and sealing in all that I did before hitting the sack. ‘Rose Hibiscus Hydrating Face Mist is created with pure plant actives — no fillers. A base of coconut water is infused with youth-boosting hibiscus flower petals and moisture-enhancing rose to tone, hydrate, and soften all skin types. ‘
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