TIPS FOR KEEPING SUMMER SKIN REFRESHED FOR THE SUMMER:
1. ANTI-OXIDANTS ARE YOUR FRIEND!!! THESE GUYS WILL REALLY HELP TO KEEP YOUR SKIN PROTECTED FROM THE DAMAGING RAYS OF THE SUN + PREVENT SUN SPOTS AND PREMATURE AGING! PACK THEM ON WITH AN ANTIOXIDANT RICH MOISTURIZER OR DAY CREAM-PREFERABLY ONE THAT'S OIL-FREE.
2. DON'T LET YOUR MAKEUP SUFFER FROM THE DREADED "MELT" AND INSTEAD GO FOR A PRODUCT THAT WILL STOP IT DEAD IN ITS TRACKS, STARTING WITH A GOOD PRIMER AND COMPLETING YOUR LOOK WITH MAKEUP FINISHING SPRAY TO LOCK MAKEUP IN PLACE.
3. REDUCE SHINE, OIL, & DIRT WITH SOME BLOTTING PAPER! THEY'RE AN INEXPENSIVE SOLUTION TO THAT AGE-OLD SHINE PROBLEM AND YOU CAN TAKE THEM WITH YOU ON-THE-TO AS WELL.
4. STAY WELL-HYDRATED BY DRINKING PLENTY OF WATER AND REDUCING FOODS HIGH IN SALT CONTENT/YOUR SALT INTAKE AS THIS WILL ONLY CAUSE YOUR SKIN TO LOOK AND FEEL DRY AND CAUSE PUFFINESS TOO!
5. MAKE SURE TO REMOVE THOSE EXCESS LAYERS OF DEAD SKIN CELLS THAT CAN CAUSE IT TO LOOK DULL AND LACKLUSTER AS A RESULT! EXFOLIATION WILL ALSO HELP REDUCE CLOGGING AND SIZE OF PORES :)
SUMMER SKINCARE PRODUCT REVIEW:
CARAPEX BOTANICAL FACIAL CLEANSER $14.47
I was REALLY impressed with the overall quality and feel of my skin after using this cleanser and it's probably the first naturally-minded, gentle facial cleanser that I've come across that really does work well-consistently! The formula isn't too thick and doesn't lather up like the typical cleansers usually do, but that is because this product doesn't contain sulfates! It will cleanse without leather AND irritation :)
If your skin is easily effected by artificial fragrances, chemicals, or colors which means that you can use this cleanser on a daily basis without any aggravation to skin. At under $15 this product from Carapex is very affordable and for the quality of organic skincare you're receiving, it's a wonderful value as well. I'd recommend this to anyone of any age and skintype- it's all-around great facial cleanser :)
BONUS PRODUCT REVIEW:
CARAPEX RENEWAL FACIAL CLEANSER $14.47
This cleanser product from Carapex will replace your current exfoliating cleanser after the first time you use it! I loved how fresh and clean my skin skin felt after using this cleanser and even though it also doesn't lather up as much as many facial cleansers out on the market. The reason being, is that this product doesn't contain harmful detergents which although they can cause lather, will also bring skin irritation and dryness.
If you've had issues in the past with exfoliating cleansers being too harsh or rough on the skin, this is DEF the cleanser for you :) With the cost coming just under $15 as well, the pricing is just right! You really get a great value in this cleanser for the pricing. I'd recommend this Carapex Renewal Cleanser to anyone looking to add a good, organic product to their beauty regimen or you want to replace your existing facial cleanser with a better alternative that really works- for a decent price!
CARAPEX HEALING AFTER BATH LOTION $14.47
Carapex really does make excellent naturally-minded skincare products that are top-notch quality, affordable, and deliver! This product is not exception, and my FAV out of this bunch that I am reviewing today! The moisturizer is chalked full of natural ingredients including shea butter, aloe vera, soybean oil, vitamin E, and Japanese green tea extract and it really leaves skin feeling soft without being greasy :) The formula is not heavy or thick, but goes on light and is almost whipped in texture.
There is a very light scent to the product when first applied due to the aloe vera and shea butter, but this disappears after the product dries [takes about 3-4 minutes, tops!]. I like putting this moisturizer on after I get out of the shower and sometimes in the am. when I get up and it lasts all day, providing great softness and protection. I'd recommend this product as well to anyone- even those with very sensitive skin or other chronic skin issues and ALL ages and skin types! It's affordable and would make a great gift for a girlfriend or yourself too.
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