Current Skin Care Crushes

For whatever reason, I've been seriously getting into skin care products lately. I love feeling my best, and taking care of my skin is one of the easiest ways I can do that.  All of these products are amazing, in my opinion, and they all help me feel more with it, which is saying a lot. Being a writer and freelancer is awesome, don't get me wrong, but it's also kind of...complicated. Working from home certainly has its perks, but not getting dressed up to go into an office every day has a tendency to make me feel a little blah.  So, establishing a skin care routine helps me feel like my life is together, even when I'm spending my day in Nike shorts with no makeup.  That being said, I bring you my current skin care favorites that have been serious game-changers for me, and I hope they can help you as well! 

For whatever reason, I've been seriously getting into skin care products lately. I love feeling my best, and taking care of my skin is one of the easiest ways I can do that. 

All of these products are amazing, in my opinion, and they all help me feel more with it, which is saying a lot. Being a writer and freelancer is awesome, don't get me wrong, but it's also kind of...complicated. Working from home certainly has its perks, but not getting dressed up to go into an office every day has a tendency to make me feel a little blah. 

So, establishing a skin care routine helps me feel like my life is together, even when I'm spending my day in Nike shorts with no makeup. 

That being said, I bring you my current skin care favorites that have been serious game-changers for me, and I hope they can help you as well! 


GlamGlow SuperCleanse & Daily Clearing Cleanser This GlamGlow cleanser is perfect for pretty much anyone. It effectively washes off all of the dirt and grime from your day, while also leaving your skin feeling fresh and clean. It starts as a darker mud, then turns into a thick foam as you wash. It has a kind of interesting smell, but I think that's part of the magic. Buy it here. 

GlamGlow SuperCleanse & Daily Clearing Cleanser

This GlamGlow cleanser is perfect for pretty much anyone. It effectively washes off all of the dirt and grime from your day, while also leaving your skin feeling fresh and clean. It starts as a darker mud, then turns into a thick foam as you wash. It has a kind of interesting smell, but I think that's part of the magic. Buy it here

Dr. Brandt microdermabrasion age-defying exfoliator. So, this scrub has completely stolen my heart. It's seriously intense, in a good way. You really only need to use it 2-3 times a week because it scrubs off dead skin so well. It smells amazing, and you only need a tiny, dime-sized drop to get the job done. Buy it here. 

Dr. Brandt microdermabrasion age-defying exfoliator.

So, this scrub has completely stolen my heart. It's seriously intense, in a good way. You really only need to use it 2-3 times a week because it scrubs off dead skin so well. It smells amazing, and you only need a tiny, dime-sized drop to get the job done. Buy it here

Mary Kay Clearproof deep-cleanising charcoal mask.  I know, I know. At this point, you're probably wondering how any charcoal mask can be that much different than all the ones before it. But, trust me when I say, this one from Mary Kay is on a whole new level. It doesn't painfully peel off your face, or strip your skin dry. It simply dries, and in the process, dries out any imperfections you may have, zits, blackheads, and cystic pimples included. It's literally my favorite mask of all time. You can order it here. 

Mary Kay Clearproof deep-cleanising charcoal mask. 

I know, I know. At this point, you're probably wondering how any charcoal mask can be that much different than all the ones before it. But, trust me when I say, this one from Mary Kay is on a whole new level. It doesn't painfully peel off your face, or strip your skin dry. It simply dries, and in the process, dries out any imperfections you may have, zits, blackheads, and cystic pimples included. It's literally my favorite mask of all time. You can order it here

Kiehls Ultra Facial Oil-Free Toner I'm well aware that Kiehls is a super popular skin care brand, but this is the first time I've tried them out. And the verdict? I LOVE this toner. It is gentle, but effective, and a little bit goes a long way. My skin has a tendency to get pretty red, and after using this stuff for a month, my skin tone is much more even and smooth. Buy it here. 

Kiehls Ultra Facial Oil-Free Toner

I'm well aware that Kiehls is a super popular skin care brand, but this is the first time I've tried them out. And the verdict? I LOVE this toner. It is gentle, but effective, and a little bit goes a long way. My skin has a tendency to get pretty red, and after using this stuff for a month, my skin tone is much more even and smooth. Buy it here

ArtNaturals Enhanced Retinol Serum So, for a while I'd been hearing about how important it is to start using anti-aging products in your mid twenties. But, since I still have the occasional breakout, I was afraid of giving up my awesome acne products. But then I discovered retinol. It works basically as a skin superhero, reducing wrinkles and fighting acne. This serum is my new favorite thing to put on because it feels amazing and I know it's working wonders. Buy it here.

ArtNaturals Enhanced Retinol Serum

So, for a while I'd been hearing about how important it is to start using anti-aging products in your mid twenties. But, since I still have the occasional breakout, I was afraid of giving up my awesome acne products. But then I discovered retinol. It works basically as a skin superhero, reducing wrinkles and fighting acne. This serum is my new favorite thing to put on because it feels amazing and I know it's working wonders. Buy it here.

Alba Good & Clean Pore Purifying Mini Peel To be honest, this is the first time I've ever used a peel product, but I really like this one. It basically works to dig deep down to your pores to extract all the gunk out. You only leave it on for a few minutes, and it stings for a little bit, but when you wash it off, your skin will thank you. Buy it here. 

Alba Good & Clean Pore Purifying Mini Peel

To be honest, this is the first time I've ever used a peel product, but I really like this one. It basically works to dig deep down to your pores to extract all the gunk out. You only leave it on for a few minutes, and it stings for a little bit, but when you wash it off, your skin will thank you. Buy it here