Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Kelly's Favorite Daily Products!

Probably the most important things you do for your hair, skin and nails are the things that you do every day.  Not the special treatments that you get every once in a while.  As a stay at home mother of two, my daily routine must be efficient, effective and not dip into my children’s college fund!  With all the wonderful products out there to choose from, it can be a daunting task to find the ones that are right for you for every day use.   Follow me through my day and I’ll give you some hints on my must-have daily products to keep my skin, nails and hair looking great!

Favorite Daily Products
Morning Shower Time - I use gloEssentials Volume Infusion Lift Enhancing Shampoo and Conditioner for my thin hair.  It is safe to use with my highlights and is a super light-weight formula with keratin to improve the strength and look of my hair.   When my hair dries I spray a tiny bit of  Kenra Platinum Silkening Mist to help control split ends and give my hair wonderful shine.  My face cleaning starts with a two minute scrub with my Clarisonic Mia and the Clarisonic Refreshing Gel Cleanser.  This is a wonderful combination of strength to clean out dirt and oil from pores. but gentle enough to use every day without drying or irritation.  Pevonia Botanica Anti-Stress Bath and Shower Gel is a wonderful way to start your day.  It has great chamomile and lavender scents to soothe and leave you smelling great.  For my “problem areas”, namely my upper arms and shoulders that get those little red bumps, I use Glytone Retexturize Exfoliating Body Wash. 
Morning Skin Care - The first question is whether to apply make-up.  9 times out of 10, that’s not going to happen.  So I prep for my day using gentle hydration WITH sunscreen.  If you have read my blogs before, you know I believe sunscreen is a big deal!  And I hate the way sunscreen feels on my skin so I opt for iS Clinical Sunscreen Powder SPF20.  It has UVA/UVB protection in a weightless tinted powder!  If I am going to wear make-up I first apply my Demalogica mediBac Clearing Mattifier.  It makes my face feel like it has a barrier to the environment as well as my make-up. And it keeps that oily shine away all day!  Then, with my kabuki brush, I put on gloMinerals gloPressed Base for a flawless, matte finish.  And it has a built in broad spectrum UV protectant.  Boom!  Two-in-one!  I’m all for that!  The rest of my make-up regime is minimalist at best, some mascara (always Blinc Mascara in Medium Brown- so cool!) and lip gloss (Super-sexy LipToxyl Sheer Lip Plumper.)
Bedtime and Body Lotion - We’ll start at the bottom, I am in love with FootLogix #3 Very Dry Skin Formula.  I never wear shoes at home and wear sandals the rest of the time, so my heels used to always be cracked.   I’ve never found anything that works like FootLogix to soothe and heal feet.  For all over skin moisture I am intoxicated by the scent of Sircuit Skin Handsome + Luxurious Lavender Body Crème.  It’s quick-absorbing and has a range of beneficial ingredients for your skin. Lotion is best applied right after a shower to lock in moisture and at night so it can soak in while you sleep.   And before bed I always use my Dermalogica AGE Smart Multivitamin Hand and Nail Treatment to keep my cuticles from drying and my hands baby soft.
The great thing about all these products is that you don’t have to use more than a tiny amount to sufficiently cleanse, treat and prep for your day!  And, the better you take care of your body on a daily basis, the less costly, drastic treatments you’ll need over the course of time!  So spend a few moments every day to keep yourself looking healthy and beautiful!


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