This mask here by Blue Tansy is a nice mask that you can FEEL working. It makes my skin really soft when I wash it off.
I am OBSESSED with the Tatcha moisturizers. They are perfect for my combination skin. Then if I need something for when my skin is really dry I will use something more creamy like my mom’s Esetee Lauder moisturizer, or this one here.
Lastly I LOVE anything that smells good, so I linked this lotion from Tiffany’s above. Don’t get me wrong all of this stuff can end up being pricey but I usually try to mix in some drug store products like this, this and this. It helps make my high end stuff last WAY longer (like almost up to six months). Plus I use free samples anytime I can get them.
Well this should be obvious shouldnt it? Everyone should take care of themselves right? Well I have a confession…I am really bad at that. As some of you may know we bought a house a little over a year ago and it was a TOTAL fixer upper. I don’t think we realized just how large of a project it was until we got in here and started knocking things down. The entire house smelled of smoke. There was wallpaper infused with smoke. Cat pee under the carpet when we pulled it up. Water damage. Bug infestation. Just HORRIBLE. So it took me about a year to completely gut the place and fix it back up. We still have a few more projects left to do, but all the big stuff is done. I posted alot about it here.
With all that said, I spent the last year fixing up this house and completely neglected myself and everything I liked doing. Needless to say, I DO NOT want to do that again. They say there is a lesson in everything. I think the lesson I learned was that DIY/home renovations are not for me and that I should not get so consumed into something that I neglect everything else.
Ok so not to be so long winded, but I decided to do a SERIES on what I do for “self care.” This post just highlights the basics for me which is skin care. There is just something about having super smooth skin that makes me feel so much better. When my skin is dirty (or has drywall dust all over it), I just do not feel my best. Then after a solid skin care routine I LOVE to get into something soft and cozy. Slowly we are getting back to a normal life (it’s not perfect, but it is dreamy:).