As of late, paying attention to products I use and apply to my skin has become daunting to be honest. The chemicals, the acids, the this, the that… I mean, the list goes on & on. Truthfully, it makes me feel sorta skeptic.
Indulging in a new beauty brand has always felt a bit skeptical for me, maybe because I’ve dealt with sensitive skin issues all my life — you never really know what to expect. Social media, particularly Instagram, shifted the perspective of my old ways to go ahead and dive into trying new brands. As a style & beauty content creator, I spend (too much) time searching for new innovative designers & natural beauty brands to discover.
Because most brands share product information on their social platforms, this allows us to easily study useful details, engagement & authenticity of their products.
Everything I’m touching base on in today’s post is the complete opposite of what my usual makeup routine consisted of. Naturally, I have oily skin and setting my entire face with powder was a no-brainer — until this summer. After vacationing in a humid climate in the month of June and being that I live in humid-muggy Miami, I decided early on to embrace the oiliness without prepping my skin with primer or setting my makeup with powder. I know, crazy right? How dare I? Turns out actually, the dewy look grew on me rather quickly.
As my use of natural-based beauty products expands, my skin definitely shows great appreciation for it. Hyper-pigmentation is under control, pores have tightened, and the texture on my face has diminished.
Since the start of summer I’ve indulged in a new skincare method known as oil cleansing, with the help of an invigorating jojoba & argan oil infused product that breaks down impurities and magically removes all makeup (even waterproof). During a recent Instagram Live session I thoroughly demonstrated my current cleanse & repair routine so today I’m bringing the details to the blog.
While living in a city that reaches high levels of heat and having color treated hair, it is crucial to maintain a functional haircare routine. Like skin, there’s product upon product applied daily to hair and WORST, styling with heated tools. I’m sure you get it — giving some TLC to hair is important. Amongst digging deeper into natural beauty products, there’s been a particular ingredient saving my thick-Latina-locks from hair loss while keeping it alive & shiny.