Taking care of your skin and keeping it as healthy, fresh and young as possible is truly the best gift you can give to yourself! I know we all have hectic lifestyles, between our work, college, family and friends – (balancing it all is hard enough sometimes!), but I can’t stress how important it really is to take care of your skin.
My life for the past few months has been constantly busy as I was doing a very exciting internship with Michael Kors, and also working on my blog. Having two full time occupations is extremely difficult, especially since the schedules leave you with less than 6 hours of sleep every night if you want to make sure you get everything done! That is when I started to notice my skin was looking paler than usual, and not only was I feeling tired but I was looking it to. That was a wake up call – I had to do something about it.
If you’ve been following my blog or read my previous beauty posts before, you perhaps know that I am not one to wear much makeup. Apart from the exceptional thick cat-eye liner and lipstick, I really don’t wear any makeup at all – which goes on to explain why I never felt the need to really take care of my skin in the way that I should. But as you get older (I’ve reached the old age of 19..), you notice your skin starts to change and becomes more sensitive. So once I decided it was time to make a change, I discovered Neal’s Yard Remedies’ skincare and it was miraculous!
When it comes to beauty, I’m one to always use the best quality, rich products for my skin. It’s all about making sure you look as healthy as ever, and in my opinion there’s truly no other way than with good skincare followed by a good diet (and good sleep always helps too)! Skincare is new to me, but Neal’s Yard’s products just made it so easy. Their best selling products (the Wild Rose Beauty Balm, White Tea Facial Mist and Melissa Hand Cream) are now my absolute favorites to use. But before sharing these products with you, I wanted to make sure they worked well for me and that I sincerely liked them, by trying them for a month or so. I can now say that they are my must-haves, and exactly what my skin needed!
Now let’s go ahead and talk through all the products…
Beginning with the Wild Rose Beauty Balm, (which I didn’t expect to be using so soon), it has made my skin feel so soft and fresh that I can’t imagine living without it! This balm is so amazing because it acts as three separate skincare products in one: a cleanser, a mask and a balm for dry skin, leaving your face feeling so revitalized.
How I like to use it is as an exfoliating cleanser, every night after removing my makeup to clean my skin. You gently massage a small amount of the balm onto your face and rinse right after with warm water (using the muslin cloth given with the balm!). I’ve also tried using the product as a balancing mask a few times, which is amazing for opening the pores and nourishing your skin! It’s a similar process: you first have to apply to cleansed skin, then cover your face with a hot cloth (which opens up the pores), then you remove the cloth and lie back for a half an hour to let it sink in before washing the balm off with the hot cloth. I noticed that taking the time to use the mask is really worth it, my skin feels so light and radiant!
The second product that I’ve tried from Neal’s Yard is the White Tea Facial Mist, which is so simple and easy to use, perfect for travel as well. It’s a gentle facial mist infused with white tea, organic aloe vera and essential oils that leaves your skin feeling fresh and rehydrated. Simply spray onto your face and you’re good to go! I use this product every morning before starting my day.
Finally, another simple yet extremely important product is the Melissa hand Cream – a must-have that is suitable for all skin types. There are times, especially during the colder months, where my hands just get so dry that it is irritating, so using hand cream was always a necessity. I wish that I had known about Neal’s Yard’s hand cream during the winter because this product is the best I’ve used so far! It’s rich and extremely nourishing, lasting for a long time and leaving my hands so soft. I definitely recommend this one!
I really hope you’ve enjoyed reading this skincare post, and be sure to check out the links below to read more about these special products! Have any of you tried them before? Also I would love to know what are your must-have skincare products at the moment so I could check them out! Wishing you all a great week ahead.
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