National Novel Writing Month Day 5: Makeup Removers for Your Skintype

Most of us have been there–it’s late at night and you are extremely tired. Now, you have three choices. 1. You can go straight to bed. However, not only is sleeping with your makeup on bad for your skin, it is annoying to wash your sheets with foundation and lipstick all over the place! 2. You could wash your face; but you are so tired you can’t even go through the whole routine. Well, that leaves these lovely towelettes! Quick and easy to remove your makeup, these facial wipes can do a lot more than remove that old makeup; they can moisturize and tone too!

Here are the following best makeup removal wipes for your skintype!

Makeup removal Wipes SkinType

  • Blum Naturals Daily Cleansing & Make up Remover Towelettes for Combination/Oily skin are made with organic tea tree oil to help remove excess oils and makeup. PURCHASE HERE: $7.49/30 Wipes
  • Pacifica Purify Coconut Water Cleansing Wipes do it all! These wipes can remove, tone, soften, soothe and heal your skin in one wipe. PURCHASE HERE: $6.00/30 Wipes
  • Burt’s Bee Sensitive Facial Cleansing Towelettes has three main ingredients.
    Cotton Extract to soften your skin, Rice Extract to moisturize and Aloe to soothe! PURCHASE HERE: $6.00/30 Wipes
  • Yes To Carrots Fragrance-Free Wipes quotes to have vitamin E to moisturize normal to dry skin types! PURCHASE HERE: $5.99/25 Wipes

National Novel Writing Month Day 3: Serums 101

Day 3! Still going strong~ Today, we are looking at serums.

What are Serums?

There are light, fast-absorbing liquids used as an alternative or in addition to creams or lotions.

Why use Serums?

Serums are meant to treat problem areas–big or small. Whether the problem is dry skin or age spots, serums are effective because of the deep penetration properties to them. Admittedly, serums are expensive (average serum costs are around $20), but a dime-size pump goes a long way!

How do Serums work?

Most serums are water-based. Ingredients such as mineral oil,  petroleum, nut & seed oils are not found in serums unlike their facial moisturizer cousin. What is left is a product that is high in active ingredients for target treatment.

Who can use Serums?

Anyone can apply serums! Whatever your issue–there is a serum out there to help. But be careful; applying serums onto broken skin, eczema or rosacea can cause more irritation. If you have experience one of these skin issues, please consider other options or wait until the skin is completely healed. For everyone else: choosing the RIGHT serum is very important to the benefit of your skin.

Listed below are serums that are a mix of vegan, organic, and cruelty-free!

Dry Skin (ORGANIC, VEGAN, CRUELTY-FREE)

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Made Simple Skin Care Argan Ceranium Face Serum ($20.00)

– Highly Concentrated: no water, no filler, just pure product
– 100% Natural and Organic
– Raw, Vegan Non-GMO using only Food-Grade Ingredients
– Rejuvenating Argan & Jojoba nourish and restore
– Evening Primrose is packed with beneficial nutrients like omega-6 fatty acids
– Essential oils calm and nurture the spirit and body
– Glass bottle prevents leeching of plastics into product

Oily/Combination Skin Type (ORGANIC, VEGAN, CRUELTY-FREE)

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Thesis Facial Serum for Oily Skin ($24.95)

Naturally balancing, calming and hydrating Face Serum for problem, oily, blemished skin, and T-zone. Boasts 99% organic content and natural vitamin E to help skin find its balance and peace. Light, fast absorbing and non-clogging.

Sensitive Skin Type (VEGAN & CRUELTY-FREE)

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Grateful Body Healing Serum ($50.00)

Our Healing Serum restores glowing health to skin that is prone to be overly reactive. The result is a stronger, less-sensitive and more beautiful complexion.

Normal Skin Type (VEGAN & CRUELTY-FREE)

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Osea Vitamin Sea Serum ($68.00)

This easily absorbed, potent serum contains an anti-aging blend of seven organic seaweed extracts in a hydrating Hyaluronic Acid base. Packed with powerful antioxidants including Ferulic Acid, Turmeric, and Walnut Seed and Green Tea extracts, this serum will plump up moisture-depleted skin and restore a youthful glow.

Acne-Prone Skin Type (ORGANIC, VEGAN, CRUELTY-FREE)

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Rodale Organic Anti-Acne Treatment ($24.00)

This powerfully effective, non-drying formula includes an ultra-concentrated blend of certified organic active ingredients, all carefully chosen for their proven excellence in both treating and preventing acne. Antibacterial, moisturizing, and balancing, this non-greasy treatment deeply penetrates into your pores to treat each and every acne symptom.

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National Novel Writing Month Day 1: Facial Moisturizers for Your Skin Type

Happy November 1st (November 2nd for me)!

I am going to start National Novel Writing Month to talk about facial moisturizers for your skin type.

Moisturizing is key to great skin. No matter what your skin type is, facial cleansers strip the skin of essential oils and protection. Just like choosing the best wash, finding the correct moisturizer is important to the health and improvement of your skin. Below are some facial moisturizers for all skin types!

Oily/Combination

Desert Essence Thoroughly Clean Oil Control Lotion

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Organic Chamomile and Lavender Oil are formulated with the natural antiseptic properties of Tea Tree Oil to help soothe and calm skin, even while improving texture and clarity. Heavy on hydration and easy on your pores, this lightweight moisturizer controls oils and leaves a matte finish so your skin looks refreshed and healthy. Vegan. Gluten-Free. Cruelty-Free. Paraben-Free. No Artifical Fragrances or Dyes. No Animal Derived Ingredients. No Petroleum Compounds. No SLS PEGS, PPG, MEA, DEA or TEA Glycols Phthalates. PURCHASE HERE $12.99

Dry

Nourish Organic Ultra-Hydrating
Organic Face Cream

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This rich, creamy formula replenishes moisture, softens skin and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Moroccan Argan oil intensely hydrates and replenishes, pomegranate firms and protects the skin from environmental damage and acai fights fine lines and reduces signs of stress and fatigue. Fragrance-Free. Gluten-Free. Vegan. PURCHASE HERE $22.99

Sensitive

Yes to Cucumbers Soothing Daily Calming Moisturizer

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You’ll be turning others green with envy from that gorgeous glow emanating from your sensitive skin! Yes to Cucumbers Soothing Daily Calming Moisturizer delights your skin with an extra dose of proteins and nutrients to purify and regenerate your complexion – while enhancing its natural healthy glow with gentle, fast-absorbing hydration. Go on, get out there show off that wonderful gleam and paint the town…green!99.6% Natural. Petroleum, SLS & Paraben-Free. Creulty-Free. PURCHASE HERE $14.99

Normal

Mineral Fusion Skin Balancing Facial Moisturizer

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Lightweight Rosehip Oil and nutrient-replenishing Mineral Water provide ideal hydration for normal skin types. Gluten Free. Vegan. Paraben Free. Cruelty Free. No Artificial Color. No Phthalates. PURCHASE HERE $22.99

Just for MEN: How to Prevent Razor Bumps

Ingrown hair happen to everyone. All races of men and women can experience them. However, men with African heritage can experience a higher risk of ingrowns because the hair shaft is curved, not straight. After a close shave, the hair can grow in a curly pattern into the skin. This can lead to inflamed hair follicles!

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To prevent these razor bumps, certain steps are important to keep them at bay! Purchasing a good shaving cream or gel and after shave (post-shave) for your skin type can help heal your skin after a close shave.

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Prime Time: Primers For Your Skin Type

Primers for Skin Type

  • Normal Skin: Personally, I used this  primer for a while. However, I found it works better for normal to dry skin types. It did not reduce the appearance of oil or matte me, but it was very moisturizing and concealed my pores. With 7 ingredients listed, Reviva Lab’s Makeup Primer is a great choice!
  • Oily or Combination Skin: Made with Kaolin clay, a well-known natural substance to help acne-prone and oily skin, Mineral Fusion’s Mattifying Primer will do the trick of matting you and controlling the appearance of oil throughout the day.
  • Dry Skin: Emani’s Perfect 10 Primer Serum is cream-based primer made with 10 different plant extracts that not only give you a dose of antioxidants but also calms and moisturizes dry skin.
  • Sensitive Skin: Cover FX is considered one of the best brands out there for people with normal-to-high sensitive skin. Removing harsh chemicals and dyes, Cover FX produced this amazing product: The Calming Primer. It is dermalogically designed to be worn by people with sensitive skin types, even individuals with Rosacea.

Finding Your Perfect Blush for Your Skin Type

Like other cosmetics, it is important to know your skin type (along with your skin tone!). One blush type may work for your friend but it may not work for you. Save your time and money and check out the chart displaying which blushes work for your skin type!

Blush Skin Types

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  • For Oily/ Combination Skin: Powders work best on us! Liquid-type blushes make us look even oilier. So try Silk Natural’s mineral powder in Afterglow. It is a peachy pink color with gold shimmer. This color works for all skin tones and undertones.
  • For Dry Skin: Unlike oily skin, powders aren’t your friend. Stick to more moisturizing, liquid blushes such as 100% Pure Cream Blush in Peachy.
  • For Normal Skin: You are lucky! You can choose ANY blush type.
  • For Sensitive Skin: Follow the rule if your skin is more oily, normal, or dry but be more mindful of unknown ingredients. W3LL PEOPLE creates products free of artificial preservatives, parabens, chemicals, dyes, fragrance, silicone, dimethicone, pthalates, sulphates, petroleum, talc, bismuth oxychloride, and nanoparticles! Try their Purist Blush Powder in number 63, a luminous apricot tone.