Summer is almost here! So the skin preparation shall begin, how else can I rock my bare tanned bronzed skin on the beach? This month’s finds are just fab! Everything here contributed to the revival of my skin after those long cold month that left us all pale and sallow. So here they are, my May Skin Care Favourite Finds!

 

Tatcha Pure Camellia Cleansing Oil

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Every now and then I step out of my comfort zone and give a new makeup remover a shot. I will be completley honest here, I only got this because I wanted to try the Tatcha Polish enzyme (check below), and Sephora had them both in a package for $32 so what’s a girl to do.When I first got this I was extremely hesitant, because I wasn’t sure how it works. I always had this illusion that makeup cleaning oils seem to work the makeup into your skin more than cleanse and remove the makeup. But oh boy, was I wrong, I know a lot of people seem to have this concept about makeup cleansing oils that is untrue. The way I used this is by removing my makeup with micellar water as an initial step to get rid of all the make up on the surface and then want in with this calming cleansing oil to remove any leftover gunk that my micellar water couldn’t reach. After I cleanse with my Aloe soothing cleanser ensuring that my skin is squeaky clean for the next step. I will write a more in-depth post about this but for now, I wanted to mention this because it was sitting there on my vanity yelling for me to use, and I don’t want to say it’s my absolute favourite product of all time, but it did the job without harming or even mildly irritating my skin.

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Tatcha Polish Classic Rice Enzyme Powder

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Another one from Tatcha, yes this is the type of product that makes me want to scream, WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN ALL MY TEENAGE LIFE? Okay, I know it may seem a little alien and difficult to understand at first, but it is so easy to use. I will be honest with you, the term “daily exfoliant” made me squirm away for a while, but then as per usual I started having those visions of how this product might be the one to solve all my skin problems ( spoiler alert, these visions almost never come to life) but let’s be honest here, no one single product will completely transform your skin overnight and make all your wishes comes true, but granted it is the routine and the right products involved in your routine that will give you the skin of your dreams.  This is one of them, this is a daily exfoliant that is activated by adding water. It is made of Japanese rice bran and papaya extracts (talk about smoothness!). Over the course of 1 week using & using this every other day, I saw MAJOR improvements in my overall skin texture and appearance. The way to use this is after cleansing your skin and while skin is still damp, apply a tiny amount into your wet hands and massage into your skin, then rinse. I can’t say enough about this, oh and for those of you wondering, I do still use my usual physical weekly exfoliant from clinique along with this.

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Glam Glow SuperMud Clearing Treatment

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My Favourite mask for this month is the Glam Glow Mud Mask, p.s: yes my wallet is still crying from all these purchases, but what’s a girl gotta do, I love my skin and I like to splurge on it to ensure it looks and feels it’s best. I am sure you have heard so much about this, this mud mask is perfect for acne prone skin. When you first apply this, it will appear light gray and then as it dries on your skin it becomes a dark gray. For some reason watching the mask transform, colors is so exciting. After removing this my skin looked instantly more pure, and clean. If you have problematic skin, I believe this is a good investment, totally worth it.

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TarteGaurd SPF 30

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Should I go on and on about how important it is to wear SPF?  I feel like everywhere you go people are telling you prevention is key, and the first thing they throw into the mixture to get good skin is SPF. I swear I feel like they throw it down our throats all the time, and then we are left straddling whether we want a beautiful golden glow or a youthful skin. I am here to tell you can get both, the misconception about sunblock is that it doesn’t create a tan, but the truth is, it is there to help protect your skin, it is your friend, and you can still get a nice color with an SPF like this one. The higher the SPF the less likely you are to get darker, therefore the key to tan skin is wearing sunscreen and enjoying yourself in the sun. Can we just talk about how amazing of a job Tarte is doing, branching out their line into a bit of skin care? I loved this sunscreen lotion because it didn’t clog my pores and irritate my skin, plus it comes with a pump which makes applying it so much easier. Oh, and the packaging is so cute and has a velvet texture which is always a bonus!

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Clinique Sweet Pots

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I don’t believe in lip scrubs as much because I feel like the one I do myself is so much more effective. I got this on the go, with the weather change my lips were beginning to feel dry and if there is anything I learned about dry lips is that the sooner you treat them the better. So I made my friends pull up to a drugstore, ran in and got this. I would say I am pretty impressed with how moisturizing it is. It has two sides, one for scrubbing and the other for moisturizing. It is your typical lip balm, and just to warn you it has a little bit of a tint. But Vaseline lip balm still has my heart.

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OZ Naturals Hyaluronic Acid Facial Serum

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When should someone start caring for their skin aging? Now, now is the time for you to care about your skin youth. The sooner you start the better, and this was something I was interested in since 10th grade, yes that young. I went to my dermatologist and asked him to tell me what exactly I should use on my skin that was appropriate for my age, again I will do an intensive, detailed blog post about that. Hyaluronic Acid is one of those things that are a staple in maintaining youth and so is Vitamin C and Rose Hip oils. This has it all. This product is a serum that I apply every other night to my skin containing Vitamin C, E, Rose Hip and Green tea. This is like youth in a bottle, I just love it, but I have to warn your skin will need time to get used to this because it is a pretty strong astringent. So I would recommend diluting this in water or adding it to your moisturizer and then gently increasing the intensity.

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So there you guys go, this is this month’s skin care finds! I hope you found this blog post helpful and don’t forget to follow my blog!

 

 

 

 

 

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  1. […] After a very long weekend spent all around the city and wearing foundation every day, it’s time to rejuvenate my skin in preparation for the week ahead. On this week’s Mask Mondays, I am going to review the GlamGlow Supermud Clearing Treatment (mentioned in my May Skin Care Finds). […]

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