Summer Skincare Routine 2019: Update

Summer Skincare Routine 2019: Update

My skincare routine doesn’t vary that much from season-to-season, but this summer I tried a few new beauty products that I really enjoyed (even loved). The newest product for me was a cleansing balm. For those of you not familiar with a cleansing balm, it’s a product that is used to take off makeup as part of a double cleanse (a double cleanse consists of using a cleansing balm and then a face wash). Previously I’d use coconut or olive oil, but after doing more research and just trial-and-error, I realized that coconut oil doesn’t really wash off of your face and it prevents products for penetrating your pores.

I didn’t realize how important vitamin C was to a skincare routine; it’s a powerful and potent antioxidant. And antioxidants helps to protect the body — and in this case the skin on your face — from free radicals such as environmental pollutants (dust, smog). Using a Vitamin C serum daily has tremendously improved my skin. It’s helped with some of my hyperpigmentation and it makes the texture of my skin feel softer and brighter. I was using the Mad Hippie serum for a while, but I decided to try the Andalou Naturals one since it was on sale at Whole Foods. After using each of these for a month  I think I like the Mad Hippie one better. I liked the texture and the consistency.

Here is the order that I use these products:

 

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I hope this information is helpful for you reading right now. I think the key with skincare is to be patient and consistent — that’s honestly what’s worked for me. Whenever I try a new product, I give it time before I give up on it. Also, don’t get frustrated with your skin. Sometimes our bodies just go through phases.

If you have any other questions, please let me know. I’d love to hear your feedback, too.

xo,
Sabrina

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HydraFacial Treatment: What is it?

HydraFacial Treatment: What is it?

I’m sure many of you have seen the HydraFacial all over Instagram and wondered what this facial was all about. It’s a non-invasive, and quick facial that claims use, “patented technology to cleanse, extract, and hydrate.”

Supreet, the owner of Skin Sutra MedSpa and the one who did my facial, told me that the HydraFacial is replacing conventional facials. That means, no more squeezing and painful extractions — this two-step process is the only thing needed for your facials. Supreet recommended doing the HydraFacial monthly to help maintain skin elasticity, keep your pores small, and leave your face feeling smooth.


The process 

  1. She started off with cleansing my face. Supreet used a Sente face wash and made sure my face was clean so that it could properly absorb the serums. There are a few serums that you can choose from before the treatment — I chose the HydraFacial Growth Factor (to help with cell turnover and wrinkles) and Britenol Boost (this gives the face a brighter glow).
  2. Supreet then exfoliated the skin so that the dead cells were sloughed away and my pores were open — enabling maximum absorption of the serums.
  3. Then a glycolic acid was placed on my skin. Glycolic is used to reveal brighter smoother skin and it left my face baby soft.
  4. After that, the serums that I chose were “pushed” into my skin using a vortex-fusion tool.
  5. Finally, she used an LED light all over my face. This is suppose to help with inflammation and any hyperpigmentation.

After the treatment was done, my skin looked refreshed and I had this natural glow. Unlike other facials it wasn’t red at all. Also, if I really wanted to, Supreet said that I would have been able to wear makeup that same night, but I just let my skin breathe.

It’s been about two months (by the time this blog will be live) since I got the treatment and I’ve been really happy with how my face looks. I only use skin makeup (including BB and CC creams) when I have a special occasion.

Overall, it’s way less invasive than the other treatments that I did with her, i.e. Venus Viva and SkinPen, but the results weren’t as dramatic. For example with the SkinPen and the VenusViva, I felt like it really helped with some of my hyperpigmentation.

My take? Well, If I was looking for something to give my skin a boost and I didn’t have downtime to let my skin heal, I would definitely opt for the HydraFacial.

Also, I know that sometimes self-care can be expensive so Supreet gave me a 20% discount code for the regular HydraFacial. Use this link http://spab.kr/HzClzBf and this code: SabrinaSummer19 (it expires at the end of August 2019).

xo,

Sabrina

SkinPen Treatment

SkinPen Treatment

Hi friends!

I’m back with another skincare tool. This time, Supreet ( of the Skin Sutra MedSpa in Virginia) and I did the SkinPen treatment. I really liked it because it helped with some of the annoying hyperpigmentation that I have around my chin and mouth area. I have to admit, it does hurt a bit, especially around the forehead and on my nose. Also, if you don’t like blood, this might not be for you since some people tend to bleed. I would say that it felt like a cat scratching you; afterwards, it feels like a sunburn. Overall, it was quick and easy, however.

To see how it works, please take a look at my video below:

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Thank you for reading and watching!

Easy Work Makeup | Everyday makeup products

Easy Work Makeup | Everyday makeup products

Hi friends,

Thank you for visiting my blog again. As promised, I’m back with another video. These are some of the makeup/ skincare products that I use on a daily basis. In the morning, I’m usually on a time crunch, so I don’t want to spend too much time on my face; I just want to get read and go.

These products change depending on how my skin is feeling that day. Sometimes I will add a serum in the morning if my face feels tight or dry. I will also switch up my tinted moisturizer depending on the time of year and how tan I get.  Hope these products are helpful!


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‘Slipsilk™’ Pure Silk Pillowcase Review

‘Slipsilk™’ Pure Silk Pillowcase Review

You know when you take those intense naps and sometimes wake up with your face squashed and lines that run down your cheek like a road map? Well, I was tired of those. In my mind, those lines would eventually lead to wrinkles. So I considered getting a silk pillowcases.

I always thought they were too fancy for me. And being the girl who occasionally slept in her makeup, I figured it would be a waste of money to get a silk pillowcase; I was sure one day it’d be smeared with black eyeliner and red lipstick. Nevertheless,  I started doing research on silk pillowcases and I decided to invest in the Slipsilk ($85) one from Nordstrom.

During my research I didn’t find any conclusive evidence to show that there is actual science proving its benefits. However, after sleeping on it for the past week or so I can tell you that it’s worked so well for me.

My hair was noticeably smoother, I wouldn’t wake up to broken hairs on my pillowcase. And since my hair is very dry and can break easily so this was a big benefit for me. I also noticed that my skin looked smoother, I don’t know if this can be conclusively attributed to the pillowcase or if it’s just in my head.

Nevertheless, I love the Slipsilk pillowcase and I plan on purchasing another one.

 

Disclaimer: This is not a paid post, I purchased the pillowcase with my own money.

DIY Acne Clearing Manuka Honey Face Mask

DIY Acne Clearing Manuka Honey Face Mask

Hi all,

Thank you so much for visiting me again! A few weeks ago, I had this really small pimple on my face, and being a picker, I squeezed it so hard that it left a scab and bruise on my face. I was researching ways to help heal it naturally and quickly and I found an amazing DIY remedy — manuka honey.

What is is?

It’s a product of New Zealand and it comes from bees that pollinate the New Zealand teatree.

Manuka honey is antibacterial, which mean that it’s great for fighting those nasty zits. It is also used by doctors in New Zealand to treat burn victims (note: the honey that is use by medical professionals is a medical grade manuka honey, and it’s not just off of the shelf).

How do I use it?

I use this on my skin a few times a week to help keep my naturally dry skin soft and supple. Take half of a tablespoon and rub it all over your face and neck. Leave it on for 15-20 minutes and wash it off with warm water. Pat you face dry with a clean towel. If you skin feels extra dry you can add a moisturizer, but mine usually feels hydrated after I do the mask so I don’t add anything.

 

Where can I buy it?

I bought mine from Whole Foods but you can purchase it on Amazon.

Thanks for reading and I hope this information was useful!

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Indian Wedding Makeup

Indian Wedding Makeup

Hi guys!

Here are a list of products that I used to create this look.

1. Face:
NARS Sheer Glow Foundation – Tahoe
Maybelline Fit Me! Concealer – Medium
Urban Decay Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Blush – Bang
e.l.f. Studio Contour Palette

2. Lips:
MAC Lip Pencil – Spice
MAC Tinted Lipglass – Lust

3. Eyes:
Anastasia Beverly Hills Shadow Couture World Traveler Palette
Inglot Matte Eyeliner Gel 77 (black)
Ardell Glamour Wispies
Maybelline Great Lash BIG Washable Mascara – Blackest Black