Whether you rub, tug, or dab it, no two are alike. Get your mind out of the gutter because we’re not talking about that! We’re talking about your skin.
Years before Alicia Keys dared to go bare and embrace the no-makeup movement, there was a 15 year old girl in the tiny, sunny island nation of Trinidad and Tobago, stealing her mom’s moisturizer.
Maybe ‘stealing’ is a bit too harsh; what I was doing was more along the lines of ‘borrowing’. All this goes to prove my long-standing obsession with skincare that’s responsible for the good health of my skin today.
I might have come a long way from the drugstore products my mom used, but the intention has remained the same – to have beautiful, supple skin like hers. I’m no expert, but hours of habitual practice has taught me a thing or two on how to best treat my skin.
Watch the video to follow my four-step routine to flawless, glowing skin, and scroll down for a list of some of the must-have skin care creams and serums in my beauty drawer.
Keep reading for some of my favorite skin care products
1. CAUDALIE OVERNIGHT DETOX OIL
Infused with grape seed, rose hip, neroli, and lavender, this 100% plant-based serum is one of my favourite French beauty products. Not only does it smell heavenly, but this little bottle is a skin care powerhouse.
Its natural ingredients help regenerate, purify, soothe, detox, and rid your ski of oxidants. Warm between 3-6 drops in the palm of your hands, and apply to your face, neck, and décolletage, and gently pat into freshly washed skin. Make sure to avoid the eye countour – there are special products for that.
2. PURE VITAMIN E OIL
Using your fingertips, pat a few drops of pure vitamin E oil into your eye contour and laugh lines. Vitamin E oil helps repair scars, prevent wrinkles, and keep your skin youthful-looking. It does so by blocking free radicals – molecules in the air that play a large part in hastening the aging process – from reacting with skin.
Avoid using tugging or sweeping motions around your eyes, as the area underneath is extremely sensitive and prone to wrinkling.
3. CAUDALIE FIRMING SERUM
One of my favourites in my skincare arsenal, this Caudalie Firming Serum, has helped improve the elasticity, tonality, and texture of my skin. It lifts, shapes, defines, and glides on like a breeze.
The products works on natural collagen and elastin to lift the look of facial contours and reduce visible effects of aging, and is a great night time treatment for your skin. Apply a few drops to your face, and dab on gently in a sweeping motion, to really lock in all the moisture.
4. CAUDALIE NIGHT INFUSION CREAM
You might have guessed by now that I’m a little bit obsessed with this brand, and there’s a very good reason – it works! The winner of Good Housekeeping‘s “Miracle Anti-Agers” Award for Best Hero-Hydrating Night Cream, the Caudalie Night Infusion Cream is the last part of my night time skin routine.
Its texture is more akin to a butter than a lotion, but it works just the same. Use sparingly, apply all over, and wake up to smoother, brighter, firmer-looking skin.
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