My skin care routine at 40

My skin care routine at 40

Hello my friends! Hope you all are doing well! We are doing great besides a crazy stomach bug Breaker caught. He’s so tough my little guy! He always has such good spirits even when he’s puking. He’s better today and now we can get ready for his birthday celebrations. He turns 6 on Monday! I seriously can’t believe it. I’ll share some more next week.

Today I wanted to share some of my favorite skin care products. I’ve done a post before but I have changed it up being that I turned 40 this year. And I noticed I needed to add a bit more to my skin care needs. I’ll link my old post here! I still love the ones I posted but I feel it’s good to change it up during the year as seasons change or add something more when needed.
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So first is my daily face wash. I was using cerave which I still love but I did feel like I needed something a little more aggressive but still not harming to my skin. I do have sensitive skin. So I started using Dermalogica daily microfoliant. I used one similar before but it was the age defying one and it was too aggressive I think this one is just perfect. I’ll use this at night mostly since through out the day we get more dirt on our face. Normally in the morning I just get a wash cloth rinse with warm water and lightly wipe my face, I try not to wash with a wash in the morning since I wash at night. I do use a toner after the warm cloth wipe just to remove any dirt from sleeping. I’ve noticed this method has worked and my face has not been dry even in this dry weather.
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Ok so now for the secret gems! First always use an SPF during the day I still use the Cerave daily face moisturizer with SPF. I do want to try the Super goop one soon! So after my morning face wipe and toner, I add the newest addition to my skin care routine, Summer Friday’s CC me serum! It’s fantastic I’ve used it now for a month and I love it. I’ve noticed my pores are less noticeable and my hyper pigmentation on my upper lip has gotten much lighter. That is the one that bothered me the most. I do have age spots and I still don’t see much difference but I’m ok with that because I don’t see them any darker either. So once I add my CC serum I will add on my SPF moisturizer! That’s my morning routine. Night routine after using My face wash I’ll add a tiny bit of the CC serum above my upper lip and my age spots, difference from morning is I put it all over. After that I will use Summer Friday’s jet lag mask as a night cream this has been my holy grail for over a year now. My under eye area is so good because of this! I did recently start using this tea spray from teami blends I do love it but realized it has oils so I am very carful when using because of my eye lash extensions. But it smells amazing! Last but definitely not least is Summer Friday’s overtime mask this has been a game changer! My skin feels so great after using this. I use it about 3 times a week it’s just the best exfoliating mask ever. I feel like this routine has been the best for my skin so far! And now for my secret. I had been feeling extremely self conscious with my skin. I mean I have good skin thankfully my Mom taught me young to take care of it and not to wear so much makeup! Because I’ll always need it. Glad she told me that.
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But I’m 40 and I mean naturally we get older and things change. Well I was not wanting to wear foundation because I thought it made my forehead wrinkles more visible especially that annoying 11! Well I decided to start my journey with Botox! I say journey because I will continue to get it every 6 months as advised by my Dr! I received 25 units on my 11 area. And I couldn’t be more happier! It’s given me more confidence especially the fact that I take photos for my blog! I don’t have to edit much. I’m so happy with my decision. And highly recommend anyone thinking about it to please do your research before getting it done! Side note doesn’t hurt at all and the myths of Botox headache is not true! It actually took my headaches away!

So why is this something I’m thankful for? Because my mom taught me to take care of my skin that I’ll have forever. And thankful for my Botox,Lol!

So that’s my beauty secrets,Lol! Hope you liked this post, till next post!

XO Lisa

Makeup for travel

Makeup for travel

Hello Ladies!! I feel like it’s been so long since I’ve written. That means I had a long Week! Getting back to the school routine has me exhausted. And I forgot how much more laundry we use during school days! The boys are transitioning so good.

The next couple weekends and weeks are going to be a little busy. I leave for my trip in a month. I still need a few things for my trip. And some appointments to get to before.  I’m pretty excited, I booked my very first spray tan. I will share once I’ve done it. If this was just a more mommy getaway trip I would be doing less. But we are actually going for a wedding. So I want to make sure I’m prepared and groomed, Lol!

So with that said, Makeup! So like I said if this was more of a let mom getaway to R&R, I probably wouldn’t even take much makeup or if any. But we are going for a wedding so I will need makeup. But for some reason whenever we’ve gone to Vegas or short trips I always over pack makeup. Why? I have no clue. I’m trying to keep my packing to carry-ons only. I’d rather take an extra pair of shoes than more makeup.

Besides my face routine items, This is pretty much all I plan to take with me. First my face prep. Since will be traveling by airplane I know my skin will be so dry. So an exfoliate and Summer Fridays jet lag mask is a must. The exfoliate besides my normal wash will be much-needed. I know I will get dry skin. The Jet lag mask is fantastic So that’s definitely coming. Which Summer Fridays just released an exfoliate! I’m hoping to get my hands on that one before I leave. SPF for sure! We are traveling at night but will be arriving in Punta Cana in the am, so I will need this with me. I also forgot to picture my Mario Badescu rose water spray, that will definitely be with me.

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For sure I’ll be taking my traveling light mirror. If I’m getting ready once the sun goes down hotel lighting is horrible, So this comes in handy. My brushes I always pack in this brush bag. It’s perfect and the makeup brushes don’t get smashed. I’ll be bringing two eyeshadow palettes. Better look in next pic.

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So I’m a total neutral more bronzy makeup lover. These are my favorites and you can do so many looks with just these two eyeshadow palettes, Colourpop is still available, my Mario Palette isn’t. My favorite bronzer at the moment will be coming. And since I’m trying to keep packing to a minimal. I love this highlighter/blush duo from Becca cosmetics, Mine pictured is not available anymore but this looks even better! The blush is pretty with any bronzy look and I also like wearing just my bronzer if I’m going for a more natural look instead of blush.

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These are a few other items I will be bringing as well. I love liquid highlighter and this one from Sephora is my favorite. Can’t forget a tinted moisturizer. Lately I’ve been just wearing this and no foundation. Gotta have the brow precise to fill in my eyebrows. Some lose highlighter dust will be fun for some added highlight with swimsuits. Can’t forget some fun color lips. I have eyelashes extensions so I’m planning on adding some tinted moisturizer, some highlight and a pop of color on my lips. And done!

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I couldn’t find my exact makeup traveling bag but it’s pretty much like this one. You open it up and it has two sides with zipper openings and fits quite a bit of stuff and will fit perfectly in my carry on bag!

 

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Well that’s it! Let’s hope I stick to my plan, LOL! My goal is to pack light, fingers crossed! Hope you all enjoyed this post. Till next post!

XO Lisa