I have always been a little obsessive about having clear skin, I wasn’t one of those girls genetically gifted with a perfect complexion. My skin was never TERRIBLE but I got breakouts and had my fair share of appointments to see our dermatologist. My family has always been religious about seeing a dermatologist after my dad had a cancerous mole on his arm removed that was diagnosed melanoma carcinoma. Thank goodness nothing aggressive came from it but it definitely has made us more aware of the importance of taking care of our skin and using SPF daily. I’ve had several people email me asking me what I recommend for skincare and makeup so here is my rundown and tagged below on my favorites!
I have used SO many different skin care lines, my skin is pretty sensitive and have had some serious allergic reactions! I had a year of trying out new products so often and waking up looking like Shrek on a monthly basis.. I wish I had a photo for proof, my eyes would be completely swollen with one more than the other. Im very particular about what I put on my face now and all about using clean, high potency products. I haven’t had any issue for years and have had no more shrek moments! WOOP! I now use SCINCEAUTICALS and ARCONA. They are THE BEST! I have linked both websites that explain the benefits of these lines, they are organically made with the best ingredients and if you’re into smells, ARCONA smells heavenly!
“Born from decades of skin cancer research that led to pivotal breakthroughs in antioxidants,
our high potency formulas are concentrated in pure actives and proven to penetrate optimally into skin.
Made in the USA, our clinical skincare is used by dermatologists, plastic surgeons,and medi-spas for daily
homecare and to complement aesthetic procedures. We formulate to correct signs of aging,protect healthy skin,
and prevent future damage.” – SKINCEUTICALS
I think this was my first foundation purchased in high school and one that I always buy to this day! The coverage is light, has an SPF 30, and gives your skin the perfect dewy finish. If you like more coverage this is great underneath and you kill two birds, with SPF too!
I always have 2-3 different foundations that I use depending on what Im doing. For more coverage that still feels breathable on the skin and gives the prettiest finish go for this new Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation, I am obsessed with this one(the link would not work for here, but is tagged on liketoknowit sent to your email)! The person helping me at Nordstrom was wearing this and it looked so flawless that I switched the one I was leaning towards and bought this one, Im so happy I did. This might be a new favorite of mine! AND it has SPF 35. It comes in a compact with a sponge, which is fine to use but I prefer using my beauty blender.
Hope this was helpful, xoxo Michelle!