There's nothing better than feeling your best. But let's be honest, that can take a little bit of work sometimes - amiright? Queue our Clean Face story and an inside look into some of our favorite products. To note: these are some brands we love but everyone's skin is unique and will have different reactions to different ingredients. I've learned over the years to sample and play with my beauty regimen to keep it fun and to really hone-in on what's best for me. We invite you to do the same! ----
Since the era of the influencer has inspired us to have beautifully merchandised bathroom counters I've fallen in love with the POP of color that these Wary Meyers soaps bring to the scene. We've also included their CBD lip balm that also has the same eye-catching effect while activating and chilling out some other senses. Their boutique products are on-point. ----
I gave up traditional deodorant years ago. While it was a rough beginning I couldn't be happier that I persevered through some stinky pits and self-conscious moments while I searched high and low for the right alternative product. If you're on the fence about switching to something more natural or if you've already taken that step and still playing with different products we invite you to try type: A. I personally love their wipes (not pictured) to stash in my purse, the car and in my travel bag for those scary moments when you need a little back-up and refresh. Secondly I've learned that your pits need some exfoliation once in a while and these wipes do just that upon application. Two birds, one stone! ----
Step 1: I have about 3 different facial cleansers going at any given time. I've got my travel one (travel toiletries packed and ready to go at all times), my shower one and my bathroom counter one. We love the Osea products with their focus on plant-based skincare. I'm all about a cleanser that doesn't strip your face. It's important to get clean while maintaining natural moisture. ----
Step 2: We've included 2 options here for exfoliating. Exfoliating is really important to include in your regimen. You want to try and incorporate this step in your routine 3-4 days a week. @nomostache is launching this cute star brush to help you do just that. Get your face lathered with your favorite cleanser and gently scrub in circular motion for a very light exfoliation. You can also use a stronger method in conjunction with the brush tool, replacing the brush with a product like French Girl's facial polish every-other time. ----
**GET RID OF THE BLOCKAGE. Peach fuzz is cute (is it cute?) but it disrupts your skin's ability to absorb your fancy ass products. Make sure you include waxing - or shaving, more on that later - into your routine as needed. You would add this step after cleansing and before toning. Following the toner and before moisturizing you would add a little post=wax oil to your freshly plucked zone to give it a little extra love. ----
**A lot of people forget about incorporating masks but they're so important. We do not all have the luxury of money or time to get facials as often as we should - recommended at a minimum every season. Masks help our skin in between facials, however long that may be. There are so many good ones out there but I absolutely love the detox mask from Asarai. You would add this step here, after cleansing. Your skin will react best to a mask when it's clean and the pores are open. ----
Step 3: ALWAYS TONE! Seriously. It may feel like an unnecessary step sometimes but it's a very important part of your routine. We pulled the Bibi Mega Mist for this story because it's a great hyaluronic product, delivering moisture back to your thirsty skin. ----
Step 4: MOISTURIZE baby. Dried skin is aged skin. Moisturizing the right way keeps skin supple and glowing. We like this product from Joanna Vargas because it's a great non-complicated hydrating product for all skin types. ----
Step: 5 DEPUFF TAKE 5-10 and take 5-10 years off your under eyes with @peaceoutskincare eye pads. Lock in that glow baby!!
We encourage you to adventure and explore different products to help you learn more about what YOUR skin needs to look and feel it's best! More tomorrow for those of you with sensitive skin. ——
We’ve also included in the next scroll a new hair line that we’re big fans of. I don’t know about you but I don’t feel fully clean or fully ready unless my hair is clean too. My hair is really fine and gets oily quickly and dry shampoo never quite cuts the cake 🍰 And because my hair is fine it gets tangled very easily. I always have to incorporate a detangler or leave -in conditioner to not break my hair when brushing through post-shampoo. Virtue has gone a step further with their split-end serum. Check them out!
Photographed and produced by @hailleyhoward