Drugstore Skincare

I wanted to put together a super quick post on my favorite drugstore skincare products for you lovelies! Most of my family has dealt with terrible acne throughout their lives so though I’ve been lucky to not bear the brunt of that, I am extremely cautious and try to take care of my skin as much as I can to avoid it. My skin is really dry because I’ve dealt with eczema my entire life but I do get fairly oily in my t-zone. The main skincare issue I deal with is getting really large painful pimples every once in a while that take a long time to go away and leave behind lots of scarring and hyperpigmentation. 

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Clean and Clear Advantage Acne Control 3-in-1 Foaming Wash ($8): This is a really great face wash for daily use and fighting acne. It contains salicylic acid, though, so please be careful in case you are allergic! Though the price seems a bit much, there is a LOT of product and you need only a pea-sized amount for your entire face! I’ve noticed that this one does dry my skin out a bit, so I recommend using it only once a day (I do it before bed).

Dead Sea Essentials by Ahava Chamomile Mud Mask ($16): Again, this does seem a bit pricey but with skincare, we often don’t have to use a lot of product so it lasts quite a while. This is a fairly nice mud mask - the smell is pretty distinct so watch out for that, but it’s a good for doing a deep clean. This, too, can be a bit drying, so I use it in the shower and only once every 2 weeks. 

St. Ives Fresh Skin Apricot Scrub ($4): This is, hands down, the BEST drugstore skincare product I’ve ever used. I use it every 3-4 days or whenever I am having a bad skin day and it’s the most clarifying, exfoliating scrub I’ve ever used. I usually use this first and then the Clean and Clear wash. It’s helped loads with keeping my skin under control and with scarring. However, it is fairly rough on the skin so be gentle if you have very sensitive skin or try it on your hand first because it does exfoliate extremely well and you don’t want to hurt yourself.  Fun fact: I will use this all over my body for a really good deep clean every once in a while.Try it - you’ll feel super clean!

Tea Tree Oil (<$10): Tea tree oil is one of the best things for hyperpigmentation or scarring. I use a very tiny amount on a cotton swab and apply it before bed every once in a while. You can definitely use it more often for faster results but watch out for the scent of this one, too - it’s really strong so I recommend using it before bed, allowing it to work overnight and lose some of the smell. Also, do make sure you aren’t allergic to it before using! 

File under // beauty news 

Boots Beauty - creator of this awesome mask - has officially arrived in NYC! Okay not just the products, because we’ve had those. Let me specify - their Boots Beauty Experience can now be found in Duane Reades and Walgreens across the city. This is the experience that made them a hot commodity in the UK. 

What is This Experience you wonder? Well - let me inform. It includes Beauty Advisers to give you tips and tricks on the latest products, Skincare Consultations to diagnose you as combo/oily/dry + products to help that sitch, and a Match Made foundation service because you’ve never really understood the difference between Ivory, Light Ivory and Nude have you? It’s okay - same here. 

Odds of forgetting you are in the drugstore altogether and thinking you are in Sephora are very high. Enjoy!!

PS - this eye makeup remover is a dream

Image via FGR / Experience CO The Brand

-Kristin

Skin Intern Tabby tells us why she loves to exercise!

Why Your Beat’s The Best

I’m sure you know about the benefits of exercise for your body, but did you know it’s great for your skin, too?

We know that exercise helps increase blood flow to the skin surface by making your heart beat. The result? Your skin can look more radiant and have a gorgeous added glow! Exercise brings oxygen to the skin’s surface helping it to glow, plus it helps purge skin of toxins through sweating.

It’s also true that both fitness and exercise can have prompt as well as long term benefits and advantages. So whether you enjoy dancing, jogging, football or anything else that gets your heart pumping, literally get up and go for it! Haven’t found your thing yet? Take that leap of faith and find out what works for you, and your skin. There’s no better excuse you need now…

Let’s get up and work!

Tabby xo

started asked:

hey can you recommend any good products that removes blackhead? like my blackhead arent that bad but if i put foundation it really brings them out, so my foundation application is bumpy :/

the biore charcoal face cleanser has worked super well on me especially in the shower when your pores are like opened up from the hot steam. 

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I thought I would make a masterpost of my current (night) skincare routine. I get asked what my skincare routine is very often so I figured I’d start with this first 💆

I start by cleansing my face with the Neutrogena Naturals cleanser, I’ve used this religiously for almost 2 years now and I seriously never get tired of it! Afterwards, I exfoliate (2-3 times a week) with either the Fresh Soy Exfoliant or Kate Somerville’s- Tonight I used Kate’s for the first time in a while and forgot how smooth and soft it made my skin. If I don’t need to exfoliate and want to do a mask I use Tata Harper’s Resurfacing mask, it gives such a noticeable glow to your skin! To follow I moisturize-I’ve been using L’oreals Age Perfect Night cream and I love it. The cream smells so good and it makes my skin baby soft and smooth. Afterwards, I like to pat a nickel sized amount of Clarins Vital Night Light cream on my face for and added boost. I just picked up the Super Restorative Night and used it now- super impressed. Sometimes I’ll also apply 2-3 drops of Boscia’s Tsubaki beauty oil to my L’oreal moisturizer and mix it in for a super amazing glow! I love love love this beauty oil it’s extremely versatile. And finally.. I pat in some of Estée Lauder’s Ultimate Lift Eye cream under my eyes and on top of my lids.

Hope this was informative and inspires you to try something I use ☺️ I highly recommend everything!

justanothermega asked:

Hi! I'm going to be doing a lot of cross-continent traveling this summer, and I was wondering what are some of the best Lush products to bounce back from jet lag?

Hello! That sounds super exciting! What I would recommend is picking up the Lush Spa Box Gift. The contents inside are AWESOME for helping with jet lag and fatigue. First of all you’ve got two bath goodies. One reusable bubble stone called Energizer which is good to help get you alert and ready. Then you’ve got the temple balm which is calming and helps the travel jitters that can come from jet lag. The Therapy Massage Bar and Golden Slumbers bath bomb are good to use after a long exploring day. And the Comforter scrub and Stepping Stone scrub are a good quick way to exfoliate and moisturize in a pinch! 

One of the coolest parts of this box is it has postcards in it that you can send tp friends and family during your trip!!

Have a safe journey and stay beautiful!

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