My everyday skincare routine

I mostly talk about makeup on my project pan, but I decided to show you the skincare products I use everyday. It is really important to have a nice clean, hydrated skin to do your makeup and make it look nice and protect  your skin from the sun is key for reasons we all know about.

 

Skincare 1

 

1 – Tea tree skin clearing facial wash, 2 – Tea Tree skin clearing toner, 3 – Tea Tree skin clearing lotion  (The Body Shop)I bought this kit the last time I went to the US, and I’ve been loving using it so much. It makes my skin feel so fresh in the morning and I believe it helps with redness on my skin.

 

Skincare 2

 

4 – Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel: I use this sometimes in place of the tea tree lotion.

5 – Aveeno Positively radiant daily moisturizer: Since it’s winter here in the southern hemisphere, my skin sometimes needs extra hydration, and this moisturizer does it for me, specially with an spf of 15 that I feel is enough when I’m not gonna be out and about in the sun.

6- La Roche-Posay fps 60 sunscreen: I use this sunscreen everyday.

 

Skincare 3

 

 7 – Yes to cucumbers soothing eye gel: I use it everyday before my Shiseido eye cream (that is on my project pan) to reduce puffiness around my eyes.

 

Next week I’ll show you my everyday makeup products that are not necessarily in my project pan.

 

What are your skincare favorites?

 

Luiza

 

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Fixing broken products

A couple weeks ago I accidentally dropped my Lee Stafford “Blow dry your hair faster”, and the spritzer was unfixable. I was really sad about it because the product was in the beginning, I was only using it for a few months and thought I would have to toss it. My boyfriend then gave me the idea to depot it in another container, which I did, and the product kept working just fine.

 

 

So the other day I was organizing my makeup collection and saw my full size Benefit Stay Don’t Stray that I was thinking about tossing. It is a product I swear by because of a sample I got a long time ago, but when I got the full size, the product came all messed up. I didn’t want to go through the hassle of returning it to Sephora online (there’s no Sephora store in my town), which I should have, because they sent me a bad product. The water part of it was always separated from the rest of the product, no matter how long I shook the bottle, so it was really hard to use.

 

 

 

Then, inspired by what happened with my hair product, I had the idea of depotting it, put it in an old Erase Paste jar, took the water off, stirred it with a little spatula and the product was as good as new! I was so happy about it, because it wasn’t a complete waste of money. Hopefully this will inspire us all to keep finding solutions for our problematic products, instead of just giving up and tossing them.

 

 

 

Has something like that ever happened to you? Did you find a solution for it?

Luiza