Dry Brushing 101

I recently discovered dry brushing and added it to my daily routine, so today I want to share all of its benefits with you!


I recently added dry brushing to my daily beauty routine and thought I’d do up a little 101 guide on the beauty hack for you. For starters, let me explain what exactly dry brushing is! Dry brushing is basically what it sounds like, brushing your skin with a dry body brush. It’s usually done before showering and has a few great benefits.

Benefits of Dry Brushing

  1. Exfoliates and smooths. As you can imagine, brushing your skin is an amazing way to exfoliate because of the natural bristles. By brushing the skin with this tool, it helps to loosen and remove dead skin cells, therefore making your skin much smoother.
  2. Lymphatic drainage. If you haven’t heard of this before then it might sound complicated, so I’ll explain it simple terms. Your body is made up of lymph (it’s a fluid) and the body detoxifies through lymph vessels. Since a lot of the lymph vessels are right below the surface of your skin, dry brushing helps to stimulate normal lymph flow in the body. This basically means that the brushing is helping your body naturally detoxify!
  3. Smaller pores. Since the natural bristles help to exfoliate the skin, your pores are regularly being cleaned out by the dry brushing. As a result, pores appear smaller and the skin smoother!

How to Dry Brush

It’s been said that dry brushing creates energy as it increases circulation, so doing it in the morning before a shower is best! You can even do it twice a day if you feel like it. Always brush towards the center of the body as the heart and chest area are where lymph is drained. Very little pressure is needed if you have a firm brush!

Legs: Brush from the ankles upward in long strokes and repeat around 8-10 times per leg.

Arms: Brush from the wrists to the armpit in long strokes, repeat 8-10 times per arm.

Circular motions can be used on the abdomen, back and armpits.

Where to Buy a Dry Brush

Below are a few options for dry brushes, they’re not super pricey and definitely don’t need to be splurged on! Any firm, natural bristle brush will work. Larger ones with long sticks can be used for the body, and smaller gentler bristled brushes can be used for the face.

After dry brushing daily for about 3 weeks now, I’ve found that my skin is much smoother than before and seems to also be a bit tighter in stubborn fattier areas. I also find that the small bumps on the back of my thighs have disappeared! If you have any questions about dry brushing feel free to comment below.




My Current Daytime Skincare Routine

Here’s what I use on the daily to keep my skin healthy and glowing!

It’s been a while since I’ve shared my update skincare routine, so today I’m laying it all out for you. I’ve been struggling a bit with acne recently so I’ve switched over to some products that are helping to control it. In addition, I’ve been using some products that help with the texture and enlarged pores. Let’s dive in shall we?

#1 Mario Badescu Acne Facial Cleanser

This is the cleanser that I’ve been using to combat incoming acne and pimples that have already surfaced. It has salicylic acid which is a chemical exfoliant and helps to break down impurities!

#2 Sunday Riley Good Genes

To get rid of my acne scars I’ve been using the Good Genes because it has Lactic Acid. It exfoliates the skin and helps to unclog pores, even out texture and reduce dark spots. I’ve found that after using this for even just a month my scars have lightened quite a bit.

#3 Swiss Line Recovery Serum

Basically this serum helps to revive the skin. So whether it’s because I’ve been out drinking too much or maybe eating poorly during the week, this serum improves my skin’s self-renewal. The signs of fatigue and stress are much less visible!

#4 Swiss Line Perfection Booster

This is a booster that I mix in with the Recovery Serum. It has 10% lactic acid which again helps to exfoliate the skin. Basically this booster helps to resurface and smooth skin texture and reduce the size of my pores.

#5 Decorté Overnight Performance Cream

This cream hydrates, lifts and firms my skin. A little bit goes a long way and I love it because my skin feels so moisturized when I wake up! The ingredients in it help the skin to look more youthful and bouncy over time.

#6 Summer Fridays Jetlag Mask

Under my eyes I use the jetlag mask because out of all the eye creams I’ve tried, this one truly helps to reduce puffiness and darkness when I’m extremely tired.

#7 Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask

I don’t remember the last time I had chapped lips and this sleeping mask is why! It’s super thick and smells amazing. It keeps my lips super hydrated and plump.

What are some skincare products you’re loving right now?



My In-Flight Essentials

A list of my absolute essentials for the plane!

Travel can be stressful in many ways, and one of my least favourites is having to carry a ton of stuff on the plane. It seems to happen every time I travel and I’m putting a stop to it. Whether it’s because my checked luggage was overweight or because I packed unnecessary items, I often end up with a 10lb purse on the plane. For the France trip that I’m currently on, I told myself that I would aim to strictly pack my personal bag with only essentials. Guess what? I successfully did it, and here’s what I packed.

Essentials to me, well also by definition, are things that are absolutely necessary. So I decided that the items I usually pack which I thought were necessary, actually weren’t because I never ended up using them during my travels! The items that I pack now are things that I KNOW I’m going to use either in flight, or before and after.

Wet Wipes

I usually pack a hand sanitizer for my travels but I realize that I don’t really use it! When I’m in-flight I’ll just get up to wash my hands in the restroom and when I get off the plane I also go straight to the restroom, so hand sanitizer is kind of pointless to me. Instead, I’ve packed super light and easy to carry wipe packets from Fur. Since they’re so thin, it’s almost like they’re not even in my bag and they’re much better to clean off or refresh during the flight.

Sleeping Mask & Ear Plugs

I only pack these two things when I’m on a flight that’s longer than four hours. I’m a very light sleeper so ear plugs are absolutely essential, and if I’m trying to sleep and someone has their reading light on, then a sleeping mask also comes in handy.

Lip Balm

Duh. Instead of bringing my whole collection of glosses, lipsticks and liners, I’ve cut it down to one lip balm that I love. The most hydrating one that I own is the Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask and it also gives off a nice glossy look if enough is applied! Win-win!

Laptop & Charger

Since a personal bag gets heavy so easily I try to choose my heavier items wisely. Something that’s essential for me is my laptop and charger. It allows me to get some work done on the flight and ensures it’s safe and secure during travel!

Passport & Wallet

Okay these are completely obvious necessities, but I store them together in one flat pouch so that I don’t lose anything. The pouch I use is also big enough for my boarding passes, trip itinerary and any other documents I get while traveling. Since the pouch is flat, it’s easy to stick it in my bag and forget about it!

Emergen-C Packets

The last thing I want while travelling is to get sick, so I pack two or three Emergen-C packets for my flight to give my immune system a little help! These are also super flat and easy to pack.

Pack of Gum

This isn’t just for fresh breath though! Chewing gum on the plane helps with ear pressure, which happens quite a lot for me. I make sure I have one full pack before flying.

What are your in-flight essentials?



Guide to Glowing Skin

Here is how I keep my skin glowing 24/7!

Spring is here and summer is not too far away, and one of my favourite parts about the warmer seasons is bodycare. I love a good shimmer mist or body cream that makes my skin glow. So today I’m sharing my guide to glowy skin, so that you can shine all spring and summer long.

The underlying cause of glowing skin is hydration, so to start off this guide, my first tip would be to drink enough water on the daily. I aim to drink at least 2 litres of water a day and something that helps keep me on track is my Healthish WB-1 waterbottle. Staying hydrated from the inside, will ensure a brighter and radiant glow on the outside.

My next tip for glowy skin is to moisturize twice daily, with an intense body moisturizer. My personal favourites are listed below because they penetrate deep into the skin to ensure that the moisture lasts a long time and they help with the appearance of smoother skin.

#1 The Body Shop Shea Body Butter

#2 Rodan + Fields Active Hydration Body Replenish

Another great way to hydrate the skin, especially during the daytime is to use a body oil. I say during the daytime because I find that using a body oil makes the skin look much more glowy than a regular moisturizer, and they usually smell really good so it’s a win-win! My favourite body oil right now is the OUAI Rose Hair and Body Oil. It’s got an amazing rose fragrance and doesn’t leave a sticky residue on the skin after applying.

My final tip for glowy skin in the spring and summer time is to use a shimmer mist! Recently, I started using this and it has made a big difference in how my skin looks in person and in photos. It’s particularly amazing for photos where you’re showing a bit more skin, aka the legs, chest or arm areas. The mist that I use in the OUAI Hair and Body Shine Mist. It has a really unique scent and can be used on hair and your skin. I love it because you don’t need a lot when you apply and it gives a very natural glowy look.

How do you keep your skin glowing all spring and summer long?



Nexcare Pimple Patch Review

I’m usually not one to get pimples on a regular basis, maybe one or two a month during that time, but recently I had a huge breakout on my chin and I had no idea why. It had me searching high and low for products that would get rid of them ASAP. It was quite unusual because there were about four pimples that surfaced at the same time. Thankfully, earlier that week I had seen a girlfriend of mine post about pimple patches and her IG stories intrigued me to try them out.

Pimple patches work as protective covers and sponges for all the gross sh*t that’s inside. It’s suggested that you puncture the pimple before applying the patch so that there’s an exit point. They work best when the pimple has already become white and is right at the point where you want to pop it.

I ordered the Cosrx Patches from Amazon, but since they didn’t arrive as soon as I’d hoped, I picked up the Nexcare Pimple Patches instead. This was my first time trying anything like this, so I thought I’d give a “first impressions” review!

How to Use Them

  1. Make sure your hands are clean and the area of the pimple is completely clean.
  2. Puncture the pimple, preferably at the pore, with the tiniest needle you can find or a sterile lancet.
  3. Using tissues (do not go skin to skin) or the ends of q-tips, gently squeeze out any excess oils.
  4. Apply the pimple patch. Leave it on until it changes from translucent to white. This means that the pus and oil has been absorbed.

First Impressions

I applied four different pimple patches on my first try and two out of the four actually worked. The other two didn’t work as well and I know will be coming back because not all of the oils were absorbed. I can tell because there is still swelling in the area.

The two pimple patches that worked flattened in about 3 hours, however I do have small dark spots. Hopefully they will disappear with my consistent skincare routine.

The packaging doesn’t tell you to rupture the pimple first, however I do believe that creating an exit point is what makes the product work best. Next time I use these I’ll try to find a smaller needle, as I feel like the small pin I used was a bit too large and may have caused the dark spot that is now left.

A couple of things that I didn’t love about the Nexcare Pimple Patches were 1) the thickness of the patches and 2) how well they stuck to my skin. I’ve heard that the Cosrx brand is better in both of these ways so I’m excited to try those ones out. The Nexcare patches were very visible because they were so thick, and I had to keep pressing them down onto my skin because the edges would actually lift after a few minutes, especially if I was talking or eating.

Overall, I do think that the pimple patches work but I’m looking forward to trying out the Cosrx brand to see how they compare. If you want to see a review on those ones let me know in the comments! You can shop the Nexcare Pimple Patches here.



How to Achieve Fullness & Volume with Thin Hair

Over the past six months I’ve been using Viviscal Canada’s products to thicken and densify my naturally thin hair. Here’s how they worked for me!

If you follow me on Instagram you may have noticed that for the past six months I’ve been taking the Viviscal Extra Strength Supplements and using the Viviscal Gorgeous Growth Densifying Shampoo, Conditioner and Elixir. The reason behind this is because I’ve been trying to add fullness and volume to my naturally fine hair. I’m finally done with my supplements and I’ve already run out of the shampoo and conditioner duo, and I can happily say that I’ve seen a big improvement in my hair!

Today I want to share my full experience with these products and hopefully if you’ve been looking for something to help volumize and densify your hair this will be the answer! Please note that this post is sponsored, however I have been using the products for six months and the results shown and stated are truly my own opinions and thoughts.

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The products I was using…

Viviscal Extra Strength Supplements

The Viviscal Extra Strength Supplements promote thicker and fuller looking hair, and honestly at first I was skeptical, but after using them for six months I can see how they’ve worked from the inside out to thicken my hair. My natural hair is very difficult to give a voluminous appearance and I used to use a lot of hairspray and hair teasing to achieve a “fuller look”. Now I wake up in the morning and the volume is already there, no joke. My hair also feels thicker rather than fine and weak. This is one of my favourite results from the product as I’ve always wanted thicker hair!

Viviscal Gorgeous Growth Densifying Shampoo & Conditioner

Over my time as a blogger I have tried multiple shampoo and conditioner duos, and many of them have left my hair looking plain bland. The Viviscal Gorgeous Growth Densifying Shampoo and Conditioner do the exact opposite and it has become my go-to shampoo and conditioner. When trying out a new shampoo and conditioner I look for a few things; volume, oil control and proper hydration. The Viviscal Gorgeous Growth duo checked all of these boxes for me. I mean duh, I didn’t finish two full bottles for no reason 😛 They have a lovely botanical scent, they properly clean my scalp so it doesn’t feel like there’s residue after showering and upon air drying or blow drying my hair, I can see instant volume and thickness.

Viviscal Gorgeous Growth Densifying Elixir

One of the most important parts of my hair routine is hydrating it after I shower. I often use hair oils after towel drying my hair, so adding in the Viviscal Gorgeous Growth Densifying Elixir was no problem for me. The Elixir was a pleasant surprise after one application because it didn’t feel like a hair oil, but it provided nourishment and volume. My favourite part about this is that it’s lightweight and it really works well before blow drying and styling!

Before and after…

Although I cut my hair about half way through my Viviscal journey, the improvement in volume and thickness is very obvious. Here’s my before and after…IMG_7310-2.jpg

The before image was taken at the start of my Viviscal journey. My hair was a little longer at that time but it’s evident that it had no form of volume or thickness. In this image I had styled it as regular with my other hair products. That’s about as voluminous as my hair could get LOL.

BEFORE – September 2018

The after image was taken a couple weeks ago and yes it’s shorter, but WOW the volume and thickness have improved a ton. The last thing I wanted when I chopped my hair off was to have a limp bob, and the Viviscal products I was using helped the most to prevent that from happening. In this photo I’ve styled it using only Viviscal products; shampoo, conditioner and elixir. I blow dried my hair and then straightened it to achieve the final look!

AFTER – February 2019

And there you have it, my journey with Viviscal Canada. If you have any questions about the products or my results feel free to comment or message me on IG 🙂 As well, the entire Viviscal Gorgeous Growth Densifying Range ($19.99-$29.99) and the Viviscal Extra Strength Supplements ($59.99 for one month) are available at Shopper’s Drug Mart and www.viviscal.ca.



My Microblading Experience

I recently had my eyebrows “microbladed” and although I posted a YouTube video (here) on the process and what not, I know that some of you would prefer to see before and after photos in blog post form. So here you go!

This post isn’t sponsored, however the services I received were complimentary.

I went in to my first session in January and had my eyebrows “micro-feathered” rather than “micro-bladed”. The micro-feathering technique gives off a more natural fluffy look, rather than the thicker blade used for microblading. It also doesn’t last as long as microblading because the strokes are much finer to resemble natural hairs. I had my touch up appointment in the beginning of March, about four weeks after my first session. During my touch up we decided to do the microfeathering and add on microshading to get a more “filled in” look.

What is microfeathering?

Microfeathering is a form of microblading, a technique that uses a very fine blade to deposit pigment into the skin. Essentially it is a type of semi-permanent tattoo that aims to resemble a natural eyebrow. Microfeathering is ideal for someone look to add a bit more “fluff” to their already full brows.

What is microshading?

Microshading is a technique that is done by an electric hand tool and creates a powdered look, which resembles eyebrow powder. This is ideal for someone who is looking to create a brow that is “done”.

Does it hurt?

In my opinion, these services do not hurt. They do tend to sting sometimes, however it is completely bearable. During the session my technician applied one layer of numbing cream before the procedure, and one more layer of it halfway through the procedure. Pain levels depend on your tolerance for pain and whether or not your appointment is around your “womanly time of the month”. If your appointment is during or after (sometimes right before) your period, then you are more likely to feel a bit of pain. The feeling is like getting your eyebrows threaded!

How long do they take to heal?

Ideally you want the scabs to stay on for 2-3 weeks, but this is only possible with good care. After my first session, the scabs stayed on for about 10-12 days, however I know I could have cared for them a bit more. I did get them wet a couple times and accidentally pulled off a front scab with my wash cloth. The earlier the scab comes off, the less pigment there will be underneath. Below are a couple tips on how you can take care of your brows.

How To Care For Them

Caring for your eyebrows depends on your skin type. In my case I have combo/oily skin so I’ve been doing dry healing. Dry healing means that you leave the brows alone during the entire healing process. I refrain from applying any skincare, makeup and even water until the scabs come off. People with dry skin are advised to apply coconut oil once in a while or an ointment given by the technician to ensure that dry flakes don’t cause scabs to come off prematurely.

It’s good practice to remove makeup with a cotton pad or makeup wipe so that you can avoid the eyebrows. If there’s makeup around my eyebrows (foundation, concealer, eyeshadow) I use a q-tip and micellar water to clean the area. I also like to use a warm face cloth to cleanse my skin after removing makeup, rather than lathering and applying a cleanser.

After my touch up session I was more careful of my eyebrows and refrained from applying makeup near them. This included foundation and eyeshadow.

How much does it cost?

Depending on your technician, these services can really range depending on experience and skill level. The service I got done (microfeathering) is $300CAD and includes the first touchup. The added on microshading during my second appointment would probably add on $50-100 as well. If you’re in the Lower Mainland and are interested in getting your brows done, you can use my code “HALEY110” to get $10 off your service.


I’m so happy with my results and so relieved that I don’t need to use makeup anymore! This in addition to eyelash extensions makes getting ready a BREEZE. Below are the before and afters of both of my appointments.

TOP (natural brows before 1st session); BOTTOM (after 1st session of microfeathering)
LEFT (4 weeks after 1st session); RIGHT (after touch up appointment for microfeathering and microshading
LEFT (before touch-up appointment); RIGHT (right after touch up)
LEFT (before touch up appointment); RIGHT (after touch up appointment)
Both eyebrows 8 days after the touch up session. At about day 6 they began to get flaky so I started applying some coconut oil. Here they are in the horrible patchy stage.

If you have any questions about my microblading experience please comment your question below or DM me on Instagram (@haleyestradaa).



Luxury Skincare Dupes

Here are three of my tried and true luxury skincare dupes!

Skincare is a big part of my life and although there are many amazing products out there, it’s hard to find affordable ones that do what they’re supposed to do. I’ve tried a mix of everything, from luxury skincare to drugstore products and as much as I’ve loved using the more expensive items, they haven’t always been the best for my skin. In fact a lot of my affordable skincare works just as well. So today I want to share my tried and true “luxury skincare dupes” with you.

I completely understand that the more expensive products are sometimes manufactured, sourced and produced with different ingredients. However this doesn’t always mean that they’re better than some of the more affordable options out there. Unless your skin has been trained to use only the most expensive products on the market, you’re probably going to be fine using the $20 moisturizer versus the $300 one.

This post isn’t to bash the more expensive products, because I’ll admit, if I could afford them, I’d certainly be using them. There’s something about putting luxury skincare on your face that makes you feel GOOD. Sometimes this is because of special and more expensive ingredients within them, and other times it’s just because you’re using La Mer. If you know what I mean 😉 But skincare that WORKS isn’t always expensive. It doesn’t have to be! And with that being said, let’s dive into the dupes!

La Mer Moisturizing Cool Gel Cream

Last summer I received a 1oz tub of the La Mer Moisturizing Cool Gel Cream. It’s safe to say that I was swooning. It was AMAZING! I used that product like it was the last one ever made. I used it mainly in the daytime because I knew the full benefits would show beneath makeup and on a fresh face. I also used it on minor sunburns, which healed after just two days. The cream smoothed my skin, smelled amazing and miraculously healed my sunburns. And YES, I have found a dupe for it.

The moisturizer that I am now using comes very close to the La Mer Cool Gel Cream, besides the sunburn healing (because I haven’t tested that yet). I’m currently using the Youth Cream from The Body Shop and I’m already on my second jar. This cream moisturizes, without leaving a greasy finish; it actually leaves a very pretty glow on the skin! I use it day and night, underneath makeup and on a fresh face. I’ve seen a huge improvement in the texture of my skin as well as hydration. In comparison to the La Mer Cool Gel Cream at $230CAD, this Youth Cream rings in at a total of $34.00CAD. It’s definitely approved on my end!

Lancôme Advanced Génifique Youth Activating Serum

In June last year I was gifted the Lancôme Advanced Génifique Youth Activating Serum (that’s a mouthful) and put it to use right away. After using it overnight for just a week I saw a huge improvement in the size of my pores and the smoothness of my skin. I believe I even reviewed it on the blog here once or twice. This was a product that I also used as if it was the last one ever produced. I used it up until the last drop and was very sad to say goodbye. Since it retails for $134CAD I was not willing to purchase it myself, and instead went on a hunt for a comparable but affordable serum.

Last month I was introduced to the Youth Concentrate Serum from The Body Shop and instantly fell in love. This serum has the exact same consistency as the Lâncome one and seems to work just as well. I use it overnight after my toner and before my facial oil. I’ve seen a big improvement in the size of my pores, softness of my skin and the overall appearance of my skin. In comparison, the Youth Concentrate Serum from TBS costs less than half the price of the Lâncome ($50CAD).

Rodan + Fields Redefine Multi-Function Eye Cream

When I was an active R+F Consultant I used the Multi-Function Eye Cream every single night and had amazing results. I realize though that $75CAD for a small eye cream just isn’t in some people’s budgets, so I started to look for alternatives to share with you guys. I tried a lot of eye products, serums, rollers, creams etc. and it took me months to find something comparable in size and cheaper in price. The R+F eye cream is fantastic, I won’t lie about that, but it is steep in price so a great alternative is Kiehl’s Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado.

The Kiehl’s eye cream is the same size as the R+F one and costs almost less than half the price ($40CAD). It’s just as good in my opinion because it de-puffs and reduces darkness. I can’t speak for the reduction of fine lines because I don’t have any….so that will be reviewed at a later time LOL.

If you have any of your own tried and true luxury skincare dupes, I would love to hear about them in the comments!



My Experience with Body Contouring

Over the past few months I’ve been going to The Skin Girls (TSG) for body contouring and I feel that this post is long overdue! Many of you have asked me questions about it on IG, so I want to share everything I can with you in this post. If you still have questions after reading this you can always comment below or DM me on IG!

Area Contoured: UPPER ARMS

The reason I chose to get my arms contoured is because it’s always been a stubborn fat part on my body and something that I was always insecure about. We all have idealistic images of our own bodies and no matter what I did or ate, my arms just wouldn’t tone down the way I wanted them to. I knew that with a healthy diet and consistent working out, this treatment would pay off and get me the results I wanted.

How it works…

BodyFX is a form of body contouring that permanently reduces fat and tightens your skin. In simple terms, it basically zaps your fat with heat. I’ll leave the technical explanation for the pros. The machine that TSG uses heats up to 42 degrees Celsius, which is the temperature that fat melts at.

How it feels…

I’m not going to lie and say that this procedure is painless because it depends on your pain tolerance. For me, the procedure on my arms burns for very short periods of time when the machine heats up to its highest temperature, but after the treatment I feel normal and don’t experience any sort of pain.

In regards to how your skin looks after, depending on your skin type there may be bruise-like marks where the area has been heated and suctioned. Since I naturally bruise easily, I always leave with red marks and over the next few days after treatment they begin to turn purple. But they do not hurt. These marks last up to a week and a half for me. Some people don’t experience any marks at all, it really depends.

What it costs…

I’ve been fortunate enough to work with The Skin Girls so the treatments I’ve had done were complimentary. Body Contouring at TSG costs $299CAD/session plus tax. Before you gasp at the price, average costs for this type of treatment are usually around $599CAD and from the results I’ve experienced, I would certainly pay for this treatment myself.

Did it really work…

After my very first session of Body Contouring at TSG I couldn’t immediately see results because of the red marks and also because it takes up to 4 weeks for the fat to dissolve. After about two weeks I noticed that my arms had toned down a bit. They say that each session typically lowers your fat percentage by 5%. Now after three sessions I can see a huge difference from before the treatment (pictured below). I’ll update this post a few weeks after the session I have today to show you my final results. I’m happy with the way my arms look now and am no longer insecure about them, so I think my 4th session will be my last.


In addition to getting these treatments done I have been watching what I eat, not crazy dieting, but eating in moderation and working out consistently. I believe that working out 5-6 times a week has really helped to maintain the fat loss and tone down my arms. The bulkier parts of my arms, the upper shoulder area, are mainly muscle now which is what my goal was in the first place! If you’re looking to slim down your arms and you workout, don’t expect to get stick-thin results as muscle plays a huge role in their appearance.

If you have any questions feel free to comment below! If you’re local and are interested in visiting The Skin Girls you can get 10% off services by mentioning my name “HALEY10”.





My Current Skincare Routine: AM & PM

As you know, my skincare routine changes almost every month and over the past few weeks I’ve been on a routine that has done wonders for my face. A couple of the products I’ve been using are newer to me, but they truly work and I’m super happy with my results. My newer products are from The Body Shop’s “Drops of Youth” line. I was introduced to this line about mid-January and have been using them day and night ever since.

A skincare routine for me consists of serums, moisturizers, eye creams, lip products and face wash. Since I have combination skin, it’s often difficult to find a balance between all of those products and find something that works for every part of my face. Luckily with the products I’m using now, my skin is looking and feeling amazing.

A routine that works for me tightens my pores, rids my blackheads, keeps my skin feeling hydrated, prevents breakouts and improves the texture (smoothness) all around. Enough of the chit chat though, below are the products I’m using and loving.

Morning Routine

Face Wash: Tatcha The Deep Cleanse Exfoliating Cleanser

Serum: Alumier MD EverActive C&E Serum

Moisturizer: Drops of Youth, Youth Cream

Sunscreen: Coola Sun Silk Drops (SPF 30)

Evening Routine

Face Wash: Tatcha The Deep Cleanse Exfoliating Cleanser

Serum: Drops of Youth, Youth Concentrate

Moisturizer: Drops of Youth, Youth Cream

Eye Cream: Kiehl’s Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado

Lips: Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask

None of the content in this post is sponsored however products were gifted to me a while back. Most of the skincare I use is gifted, and that’s only because I hate to waste what I receive! When I recommend products, I genuinely am using them and loving them. These are the ones that are on heavy rotation atm.