Since childhood, I’ve had a continuing battle with sensitive, problematic skin. With psoriasis & eczema, searching for products capable of controlling my outbreaks, without irritating the skin, was found to be a bit challenging. If we share this problem, then you know that anything with a scent or fragrance 9/10 times, is out of the question. Forcing us to use natural based or “dermatologist recommended” products, which to be honest do not always smell great. Here are a few products (some natural, some not) that have worked for me over the years! Keeping my skin moisturized, fresh, smelling good all without irritant. Remember, these products that work for ME! The point is to keep trying new things. Explore Beauty, Your Way! Eventually, you will find what you are looking for. Feel free to email me any of your beauty questions to Bee@allthingsbee.com! Look out for your answers in future posts to come.
St. Ives Apricot Face Scrub
Feel a break out coming on? St. Ives Apricot Scrub works wonders. This Paraben-Free, Hypoallergenic, Dermatologist Tested exfoliate has been a beauty staple of mine for many years now. Its key ingredients of Apricot, Corn Kernel Meal, & Walnut is formulated to, “…gently cleans pores and help stop breakouts before they occur.” A statement pulled from St. Ives website that in my case, found to be true.
This iconic moisturizer is another beauty staple of mine. Its intensive moisturizing solution is especially for extremely dry skin. After exfoliating with St. Ives Apricot Face Scrub, I pat dry my face with a towel, and apply a small (dime size) amount to my face. Can be used all over the body, and is best for rough spots such as knees, feet, elbows and hands.
Clo-vee Organic Shea Body Butter (Pomegranate-Orange)
I know what many of you are thinking, “Organic Shea Butter smells terrible!”, but not this one! Body Accents by Clo-vee Organic Shea Body Butter in Pomegranate Orange smells like vacation! I can almost feel sand in between my toes, and the warmth of the sun gently gracing the surface of my skin, as it melts in the palm of my hands. This unique combination of Organic Butters and Essential Oils, leaves the skin healthy and moisturized. While promoting the healing of scars, sunburn, minor wounds and skin irritations.
MAC Fix +
Fix + by Mac is mainly used for setting makeup. Personally, I like to use this aqua-spritz of vitamin and minerals even when I’m wearing no makeup at all. Its infused with a calm-the-skin blend of green tea, chamomile, cucumber, topped off with the fresh, natural, energizing scent of Sugi. A great mid day pick me up for my skin. Adds radiance. Spray it on. Skin drinks it up! I also carry the travel size in my purse for emergencies.
Cantu Body Butter
Cantu Natural Skin Care Body Butter’s enriched with cocoa butter and vitamin E to tone skin, smooth marks and scars and help diminish the signs of aging. Its light yet smooth texture makes it easy to apply. This body butter also has a pleasant, lingering scent that will have others asking what it is you are wearing.
Aquaphor Healing Ointment
Every once in a while my skin decides to break out for reasons unknown to man. On such days, when my skin refuses to cooperate, Aquaphor is to the rescue! This Dermatologist Recommended ointment is free of fragrance, dye, and preservatives. Use this multi-purpose ointment to protect or sooth extremely dry skin, chapped lips, cracked hands, minor cuts and burns, and any other skin irritations.
So those are a few of my beauty staples! Be sure to share with me some of your own in the comment box!
…until next time,