Thursday, August 13, 2015


Yesterday I shared the post 3 STEPS TO LOVE THE SKIN YOU’RE IN about how I am learning to love my own skin and how using certain products has helped me accomplish that. I promised I would share the products that have helped change how I feel about my skin and here they are! My top 6 skin care products. 
After my dark spot started darkening I knew I had to take action. I went in to Sephora to purchase some products to help eliminate the dark spot. I spoke with one of their skin care specialists (for the record she was FANTASTIC!) She helped me pick out a dark spot corrector and a sunscreen. She told me that I needed to make sure I always used sunscreen on my face to prevent any more dark spots from appearing and to keep the one I had from getting any darker.  
You might notice that 4 of the 6 products I am sharing today are actually sunscreens. I honestly will not leave the house anymore without slathering this stuff on my face. 
The first one is the MaryKay TimeWise Day Solution Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 35. This one is awesome because it is super light and helps to protect your skin from sun damage before any discoloration occurs. 
The second one is is the Vitamin C Daily Moisturizer SPF 30 from The Body Shop. This one is quite a bit thicker but still just as amazing. I love using this one in the morning because the smell is seriously so divine and helps jumpstart my morning. It is super moisturizing and literally makes your skin look so much brighter.
The third sunscreen is The Skin Renew Daily Moisture Lotion Anti-Sun-Damage from Garnier. This particular sunscreen is perfect if you already have signs of sun damage. It not only protects your skin from future damage but it helps to correct previous damage. I swear by this stuff! I use it all over my whole face and I have already noticed a recognizable difference in my skin’s complexion. 
The last sunscreen was the one recommended to me by the skin specialist at Sephora. This is the Shiseido Urban Environment Oil-Free UV Protector Broad Spectrum SPF 42 For Face. This one is a little bit pricy at $32.00 a bottle so I only use it on the spots that I want to have extra protection like dark spots I don’t want getting any darker. So far I have absolutely loved it. 
Now for the absolute miracle worker. I was starting to lose faith that my dark spot would ever even get any lighter until I started using the Murad Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum. The skin specialist at Sephora recommended to put it on the dark spot each night and that within about 3 months I would notice it starting to get lighter. Within less than one month of using the product I started noticing major improvements. At first the specialist said I could use it both morning and night so I did that for a little while. I stopped doing that recently because it started causing the skin on my upper lip to peel and look flakey. Not cute. Applying it every night is honestly plenty. If you are dealing with pesky dark spots, this stuff is so worth it. It is $60 for the bottle which is crazy expensive in my mind but in a month of use I haven’t even made a dent. So worth it. 
Last but not least is the Vitamin E Overnight Serum-In-Oil from The Body Shop. This stuff really does make your skin look better in the morning. I also found that using the Murad Lightening Serum made that particular area of skin more dry and flakey. So after I applied it and let it dry I would cover my whole face, including where I applied the Murad Serum, to help keep it from being flakey in the morning. 
Well, there it is! The top 6 products that helped me learn to love my skin. I can honestly recommend all of them and guarantee you will love them! Try them out and let me know what you think! 
What are your favorite skin care products? 

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