Spring Cleaning with Biore

Spring is almost here!

.... and as we all know it is the time best known as "Spring Cleaning". This time of year is best known as clearing clutter out of their lives, whether it be downsizing your home, wardrobe, getting rid of friends or relationships, RARELY do we take the time to self-care; especially for our skin, as that's where Biore is here to help!

Biore has two amazing products that are perfect to help get you right for the warm weather, cute outfits, vacations, fun times with friends, new or future baes.

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Biore Self-Heating One Minute Mask is an amazing 1 minute deep cleansing mask that heats up as soon as you apply it (with the help of water). What I love about the mask is that it does not get hard and it rinses clean. This product contains charcoal which is a hydrocarbon and natural treatment for helping to rid your body of toxins and chemicals. With the help of charcoal, the mask helps to release dirt (which we know clogs pores), oil and impurities. It left my skin feeling refreshed and cleansed. While you may be skeptical how this mask could possible work so well in one minute, it really is the intense heating action that purifies your pores 2.5x better in that minute!

This 4 pack (which is also great for travelling) is available on Amazon for $5.82. If you want it now, you can also find similar pricing at Walmart, Target or other major retailers.

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Biore Deep Cleansing Charcoal Pore Strips are so magical! Again, this product contains charcoal which helps to remove deep down dirt, oil and blackheads from even the most cloggiest pores. This product works in 10-15 minutes to reveal a smoother nose with diminished pores. I have never used a pore strip before, so the removal process for me was a bit painful, however the results are so work it (just like waxing). Regular use will diminish the appearance of pores and help avoid complexion problems!!

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You can get your 6 pack again at Amazon for $5.99 and they are also available at other major retailers.

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Feel Like You Have A Brand New Face

It’s easy to look at your face and feel downhearted about how it looks. Whether you have a flurry of spots on your forehead, or you are dealing with wrinkles underneath your eyes, you wish you could scrap your current face and start all over again. In fact, it leads a lot of people to lose confidence.

Here are three steps to take to feel like you have a brand-new face!

Opt for a face mask

You might be surprised how many benefits there can be from having a face mask. For one thing, if your current skin is looking a bit dull and tired, it can give it an instant lift, and you can be left with a stunning complexion. In fact, a lot of girls benefit from a beautiful glow after having a facelift. Also, if your skin is a bit dehydrated, a face mask can give it a boost of hydration. Therefore, you are less likely to have dry and weary skin. Also, a face mask can help with any redness you might be facing if you are prone to acne. It can clear it up to reduce the inflammation on your face. You could choose to buy a face mask which you can just buy and apply to your skin. After all, you can put it on your skin and then relax for 20 minutes while you induce the benefits of the face mask. Or you might want to make your own with natural ingredients. For instance, applying coconut oil to your face can do wonders for your skin!

Go for a facial treatment

A lot of people opt for a facial treatment if they are feeling low about their skin. After all, if you have tons of wrinkles and spots, it can be an excellent way to ease them to leave you with young looking skin again. It might be a simple treatment like a facial which you go for. After all, they can often apply creams to help your skin become soft and glowing. And they can give you further advice on how to protect your skin in future. If you are someone who has been considering a more permanent solution, you could opt for facial plastic surgery. I have come across a lot of women who have mentioned that for them, subtle surgery was the way to go.  But make sure you check out all the different options before you do consider going for a treatment.    

Go for a different makeup style

We tend to get into a routine when it comes to makeup. After all, we pick the same items to use every day, and we know exactly how we will apply them to create our daily look. But if you want to give your face a new look, it’s time to go different with your makeup. Opt for a new style which will wow everyone. After all, it can make you look completely different if you change your makeup look. You might want to try something different like extra long mascara. Or you ought to opt for a brighter eyeshadow to really raise heads, and then it can feel like you are a brand-new you without changing much!

 

And remember that you can try and rid signs of aging from your face by following a healthy diet and lifestyle.

 


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Streamline Your Skincare Routine: What Do You REALLY Need?

Walk into any drugstore, or department store beauty aisle, and you’re absolutely bombarded with products. If you’re new to skincare, it can be a complete minefield. Not only are there all kinds of weird and wonderful things claiming all sorts, but it’s knowing how to apply them and the order to put them on too! However, skincare really doesn’t have to be complicated. Here are the essentials to create a quick regime that will do your skin the world of good- without having to spend tons of time or money on it.

Day/ Night Moisturizers

Ideally, you need two moisturizers, one for day and one for night. Day creams tend to be light and easily absorbed, you pop it on in the morning, and it will protect your skin throughout the day. If you get one with added SPF, you kill two birds with one stone! It sits well under makeup without feeling heavy or sticky on the skin. Night cream is a little more rich and hydrating. Apply it after you’ve cleansed your face and it will absorb during the night to replenish and restore your skin.

An Oil or Serum

If your skin is very dry or you want to focus on anti-aging, applying an oil or serum before your night cream is the way to go. You can buy pure hyaluronic acid for face which sounds a little scary but is actually an incredible hydration product which is perfect for fine lines and wrinkles. Argan oil is also great, and coconut oil is a very budget and practical option. You can buy it from any grocery store, a small amount will hugely hydrate the skin and will cost you next to nothing.

An Eye Cream

The delicate skin around the eyes is the most prone to damage. That’s why when the signs of aging creep in, the eyes are the first to show it. You can protect against this by using an eye cream. This will nourish and protect the area, and if you spend a little more, it will contain ingredients that will actively reduce the fine lines. Retinol and neuropeptides amongst others can help to smooth the appearance. Apply a small amount in the evenings, being very careful when you’re rubbing it in. Tugging or pulling at the skin will cause damage and you’ll end up exacerbating the problem you’re trying to solve.

A Lip Balm

When you think about skincare, it’s easy to neglect or overlook the lips. However, they need just as much (if not more) care than elsewhere on the face. The lips lose more moisture than anywhere else, which is why they can so easily become sore, chapped and flaky. Invest in a couple of lip balms containing SPF, if you keep one at home, one in the car and one at work you’ll never be caught short.

Face Masks

Every now and again your skin might need a bit of pepping up, even if you stick to your skincare routine. Perhaps it’s looking a little tired, dull and lackluster. Maybe it feels a little sore, or you just want to give it a boost of hydration. Once a week (or when needed) apply one that targets the problem. Use it as an excuse to have a little ‘me- time’ you could meditate while it’s on to reduce stress or just relax in a hot bubble bath. Your skin will thank you for it, and your mind will feel refreshed and rejuvenated too.


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Rejuvenating "at-home" Spa experience with Revelations | RX + Discount Code!

Just as eating the right foods is important in regards to caring for your body, the same is said about your skin. Using the right products, especially for your face is essential to make sure that you develop and maintain a healthy youthful look! I make sure that I follow a morning and nightly skin routine to maintain and care for my face, especially since I work as a therapist for kids (we all know they cough and sneeze all over the place) and I want to make sure that I remove the impurities from the environment from my face. 

With that being said, I love to stay in the know with the latest skin care products that can help me maintain healthy skin, so when I received the Revelations | RX face masks in the mail, I was very curious to see how they would work for me. 

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About RevelationsRX

The tough outer layer of skin has always been a barrier to effective skin rejuvenation, preventing topical products from penetrating to the source of most skin concerns. RevelationsRX breakthrough technology overcomes this challenge because their patented serums, born out of wound healing science, offer a remarkable improvement in the appearance and rejuvenation of skin. 

Science Behind RevelationsRX
• Patented Cell penetrating technology surround and protects key ingredients, transporting large amounts of vitamins and nutrients to the deep layers of the skin, targeting concerns and rejuvenating
RevelationsRX delivers their serum in two unique ways – biocellulose masks and targeted serum Rollers:  their unique mask delivery system enables more proven serum ingredients to drench the face more quickly and the targeted serum rollers maintain results between treatments with no mess or waste.   

I was sent the Firming & Anti-Aging and the Crow's Feet & Fine Lines masks which are proven to deliver more nourishing ingredients to the deeper layer of your skin that needs it most. I tried the Firming & Anti-Aging masks which is designed to increase levels of elastin and collagen in your skin. These antioxidants are clinically proven to firm, tone , resotre and protect the skin to help minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The Crow's feet & fine lines masks help minimize the appearance of crow's feet and fine lines around the eye area for a more youthful looking appearance.

Advantages of biocellulose masks:
• Natural mask derived from coconut fibers conforms gently to skin
• Delivers more proven ingredients directly to the skin
• Calming and cooling 

Advantages of anytime serum roller Serums:
• Easy and targeted delivery right to the desired area 
• Maintains and optimizes results
• No mess or waste

The ingredients in RevelationsRX products are scientifically proven and natural.  RevelationsRX products are free of parabens, dyes, sulphates, petrochemicals, synthetic fragrances and gluten.  We also formulate without UREA, DEA or TEA.

I applied the mask to freshly cleansed skin and left on for 45 minutes so the serum in the bio-cellulose mask was absorbed into my skin. Afterwards, I moisturized and followed my daily skin regimen. I applied the serum in the roller to freshly cleansed skin morning and night to enhance the results from the mask.

MY RESULTS

I believe my skin is already on a good track with the regimen that I already use, but my skin did feel really good and had that dewy glow afterwards. I will continue to use the Firming & Anti-Aging masks for a full month and try out the Crow's Feet & Fine Lines masks and report back to ya!

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RevelationsRX wants YOU to also have an amazing "at-home" spa experience, so they are offering all of my subscribers $15 off EACH ITEM IN YOUR 1ST PURCHASE  + A COMPLEMENTARY MASK TRIAL. Use coupon code "LQ02" and you can purchase here.


HAVE YOU TRIED THESE PRODUCTS BEFORE? IF SO, WHAT WERE YOU'RE RESULTS?


DISCLAIMER: This post was sponsored by RevelationsRX via Linqia, but as always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.



My Top 5 Beauty Products for flawless glowing skin

Once you find skin care products that work for you, it's like winning the lottery! All of the trials and errors of using harsh products that burned, left my skin not hydrated enough are over.

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My Top 5 Beauty Products....

  1. Herbalife SKIN Soothing Aloe Cleanser: I LOVE this cleanser because it's very moisturizing on my normal - dry skin. It gently cleans any dirt, excess make up and environmental impurities from my skin w/o being too harsh. It contains aloe vera (good for softening & moisturizing), Rosemary,  Vitamins B3, C and E to promote healthy skin and it's Paraben and Sulfate free. I must also mention that I did have a few dark spots on my face and they cleared up in a week from using this product...... 5 STARS*****
  2. Herbalife SKIN Instant Reveal Berry Scrub: This scrub DEFINITELY lives up to it's name. I like this product because it is a gentle exfoliate on my skin. I use it once a week to get rid of the dead skin cells for smoother/glowing skin (of course water plays a part as well). It is Paraben and Sulfate free and is rich in vitamins, antioxidants and berry extracts.
  3. Herbalife SKIN Energizing Herbal Toner: I love this toner because it is alcohol free and doesn't burn or dry out my skin. It conditions while getting rid of excess dirt that wasn't all removed from the cleansing step and it leaves my skin feeling fresh with an invigorating feel. It contains Botanicals, Vitamins and Aloe Vera and it's Paraben free.
  4. Lumene Rejuvenating Eye Cream: I have been using Lumene products for 4 years now and they have never disappointed me! This eye cream is amazing in that it keeps my under eye area hydrated and helps prevent wrinkles and puffiness.
  5. Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion: This has been a staple in my routine for years now and I love how rich and smooth this moisturizer always makes my skin feel. It helps to strength my skin's moisturize content while leaving it glowing.
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Of course with proper nutrition and hydration on the inside of your body will ultimately shape how your skin looks on the outside. I try to take very good care of myself by making sure I take a multivitamin which supports healthy bones, hair and skin as well as making sure I have enough healthy protein, carbs, fats and water in my diet.

You can read about other products that I use in my routine here....

Giovanni's D:tox Purifying Mask

Lumene Pure Radiance Night Cream

What do you currently use to achieve healthy glowing skin???