Category Archives: skincare

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

SKINCARE : Pregnant Safe

Here it is folks : the highly requested updating skincare routine that is not only minimal, but safe for your skin while pregnant or nursing! I have narrowed my products down and while I use less on my face I honest to goodness feel like my skin has never felt better. I hope that you can find something that works for you here because I have never been happier with my skin.

CLEANSER : If you have been hesitant to try an oil cleanser because you have read it may clog your pores or includes bad oils, than look no further. I invested in this CLEANSING BALM and I have never looked back. It takes off all my makeup (including waterproof liner and mascara ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ), doesn’t irritate my eyes, leaves my skin squeaky clean, but also hydrated and *best of all* contains ONLY great ingredients for my skin and is chemical free!

HOW TO USE : I love this not only because it has helped my acne prone skin, but because it is easy to travel with too and is far less messy than my other oil cleansers! Simply warm up a nickel sized amount between fingers and then apply in small circular motions to your dry face. Work into skin, then add water to the finger tips and continue to massage onto the face until your makeup is off the face. Wet a linen cloth that the balm comes with or THIS CLOTH (I swear by) with warm or cool water and remove the oil and makeup from the face!

EXFOLIATOR : Once a week I use the PMD Classic to exfoliate any dead skin and to help promote collagen in my skin! Since I can’t use my chemical exfoliators I have been relying on this tool heavily to give me smooth, bright skin. It has helped SO MUCH with my acne scarring and texture around my chin area. It is the safest tool on the market and is patented, so you will not find anything like it out there. I have had my PMD for almost four years now and it is an investment that I will never regret in my skincare routine!

HOW TO USE : The set comes with suuuuper clear instructions direct from the manufacturer, so my biggest recommendation is to simply read those instructions! I just work from my chin upward to keep the blood flow up to the heavens and in turn my skin will follow suit ๐Ÿ˜˜

EXFOLIATING MASK : ย I use this gentle ENZYME MASK in the shower once a week (two days before or after the PMD) to keep my skin looking reaaaaal fresh and bright! My husband and I both love this mask because we can feel it working and it is soooo simple to use.

HOW TO USE : Apply a generous amount to the fingertips and massage all over damp face. Leave this mask on for 15-30 minutes! I will apply in the shower and rinse after I dry off, brush my teeth, get ready for bed etc OR I will just leave it on as long as I can in the shower (while I shave my legs, wash my hair etc) and rinse before I get out. It is absolutely up to you!

BLEMISH CARE : If I do have a zit pop up I have figured out how to clear this up quickly (like, OVERNIGHT!). First, I use THIS TOOL to extract the blemish and then I apply a SMALL ZIT PATCH over the area, leave on overnight and wake up to a healed blemish. I am fully aware it sounds like magic, but this system has proven the absolute best for me!

FACE OIL : Thanks to my dear friend Jenna (@jennaskitchen) I have learned all the incredible benefits of blue tansy oil! Along with it’s anti-bacterial properties it also relieves pain and inflammation in the skin. I have seen incredible results in the texture, hydration and redness in my own skin by using this is now it is the ONLY thing a apply to my face at night. What’s more? I don’t usually need a moisturizer in the morning!!! I just wake up with plump hydrated skin and go!

HOW TO USE : I apply a nickel sized amount after washing/exfoliating my face and pat into skin avoiding the eye area.

FACE TANNERย : I add a few pumps of THIS FACE SERUM to my face oil every other night to keep my face looking bronzed without the irritation. I swear by this stuff and it is worth every penny!

EYE CREAM : I talked recently all about my favorite EYE CREAMS, but THIS ONE has come out on top. I use this only at night and I don’t need anything more around my eyes in the morning!! A little bit goes a real real long way so although the bottle is a bit spendy this tub should last me a year – no joke!

HYDRATING MASKS : I used to liiiiiiive for a great sheet mask, but lately I just want a super simple mask that will deliver results overnight! I have absolutely LOVED this HYDRATING MASK and this BRIGHTENING MASK (*this you can ONLY grab from @platinumstudio! So send them a text to try it for yourself w/ FREE SHIPPING!) for quick results while I lay in bed. I just rotate between the two and use them each once a week and wake up to supple, silky soft skin!

HOW TO USE : I apply one mask right after my evening skincare THICK and leave it on overnight! No need to wash off in the morning ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ just apply your skincare or makeup over.

LIP SCRUB : You babes always ask about my favorite lip scrubs, but honestly I just use THESE TOWELS in the shower or rub my dry towel over my lips AFTER my shower for best results!

LIP MASK : I swear by THIS BALM each and every night. I have found nothing that actually HEALS and repairs the lips better than this!

MORNING MOISTURIZER : If I need any more moisture on my skin in the morning I will either use my FACE OIL or THIS CREAM that I have sworn by for years now! I looooove a thick cream that actually absorbs into the skin and leaves my skin feeling real incredible.

SEE? Simple!! My night routine is short a sweet, but my skin has not suffered and I could not be more grateful.

xo, K

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

EYE CREAM

While it has taken me a looooooong while to jump on I have FINALLY found a few eye creams that WERK and for that reason I am on the eye cream train full steam ahead!! There are three that I am loving and each for a different reason, so I wanted to dish with you babes if you’re on the fence about snagging one for yourself.

OLE HENRIKSEN Banana Bright Eye $38 : While this cream is the most budget friendly of the bunch I don’t find that it gives me the anti-aging benefits that I am looking for in a night cream. BUT it looks incredible under makeup and brightens my tired eyes in the morning! If you are looking for a cream that will keep your concealer from looking cakey with the brightening benefits THIS is the one for you.

SKYN ICELAND Icelandic Relief Eye Cream $45 : This cream came as a shock to me not only because it’s texture is like nothing I have used before, but I truthfully didn’t expect to see results as quickly as I did. This actually plumps the skin and actually DOES what the claims say it will do! ย It absorbs quickly into the skin and truly revives the skin around the eyes and firms the skin while also reducing puffiness!! I cannot get enough of this cream before bed and the gal who gives me facials commented on my eyes after using it for just a few weeks – BOOM. *The one downside to this product is that it DOES have a shelf life, sooooo if you don’t think you’ll use the entire tub within three months might I suggest buying THIS (same benefits, smaller packaging) ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿผ

SHISEIDO Benefiance WrinkleResist24 Intensive Eye Cream $51 : This cream is the most luxe of all the options, but for good reason. You can use this intensive eye cream both under and on the eye while it combats crow’s feet, corner creases, undereye wrinkles, lid creases! This is a RICH cream and a little bit goes a very very long way. Under makeup this is a tad oily and so you need to be sure you use the slightest amount and be certain it’s fully absorbed or it will disrupt your concealer. With that said, if you have any issues with your concealer looking cakey or bumpy use this at night and everything will go on so dang smoothly in the morning!!

Owning all three is certainly not necessary so choosing one that is best for you can be a challenge, I know! Hope that this information helps you!!

xo, Kayti

Thursday, March 15, 2018

SKINCARE ROUTINE

I am so so thrilled to bring you my latest skincare routine! I have spend so much time fine tuning these products and I love each of them as if they were my own children. I have seen HUGE changes in my skin in the past year and I am grateful to finally feel confident in my own skin.

Educating yourself on your skin is one thing and THEN investing in the right products is another. I am not just talking about the skincare from the drugstore shelves that “promises” to erase wrinkles, revive bounce and provide you with younger looking skin overnight. I am talking about skincare the was specifically suggested TO YOU & FOR YOU! I have started investing in GOOD skincare and not only can I see a difference, but the people around me can see it too. I get regular chemical peels that helps to slough off dead skin, lightening acne scarring and increase collagen production (read: the fountain of youthย ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ). I leave with skincare for my specific needs from Lisa who understands the science behind each product and who educates me on how to use each thing properly. I have fewer products now than ever and I am seeing more results with those few products than I have in years #truth.

These are the products that work for me in my routine and why I love them, BUT to create your own custom routine to YOUR needs be sure to contact Lisa Richards atย skinboss02@gmail.com or send @platinumstudios a DM on Instagram!

CLEANSER : I swear by oil cleansers because they don’t strip my face of natural oils, but DO remove even the toughest waterproof makeup! This one has been the most gentle on my acne-prone/sensitive skin and a little bit goes a really long way. Not to mention, it is one of the more budget friendly cleansers on the market and you can snag it through Amazon Prime ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ

WASHCLOTH : I have used a lot of washcloths in my day, but this one just takes the cake. It is SO soft, but uses microfibers to pull off any excess gunk that my face wash just could get too.

SPA HEAD BAND: This is a lil’ extra item, but I include it here because I use it every night to keep my hairs dry while I wash my face! It is truly an item that I cannot live without. AAAANNNNND if you prefer the kitty vibe, THIS one is kinda the most darling thing ever!!

MAKEUP WIPES: On the lazy days when I am too tired to take off the day and am equally too consumed by ManHunt on Netflix (have you watched that??! OMG) I use my favorite sensitive makeup wipes. I love these because they are oil based and so they break up my makeup SO WELL and leave my skin feeling hydrated instead of stripped and tight!

EXFOLIATING MASK : ONCE a week I have started using this mask to really brighten the skin and keep my skin feeling fresh. It sits on the skin eating away the old, dry, dead cells and leaves me with the most youthful looking skin! Then I apply my skincare as follows.

TONER: I used to think this was a load of crap, but since using this stuff I see a significant difference in my skin – it looks brighter and scarring blemishes turn over quicker. A toners’ purpose is to rebalance the skin after cleansing and allow the skin to be in its best state to absorb the rest of your skincare efficiently! *THESE are the cotton squares of heaven that I use to apply ๐Ÿ™‚

OIL : If you are new around here, let me just be clear – I am addicted to face oils. I have very very dry skin and this oil has become my very best friend in my skincare routine! I use this both morning and night and it leaves my skin looking luminous without feeling heavy on the skin. This line ALSO includes powerful Vitamin C to help brighten the skin (bye bye age spots)!!

 

NIGHT LOTION : After those steps (only at night) I use a thick moisturizer to keep the skin plump and hydrated. I looooooove going to bed with glowing skin and this keeps my skin bouncy until the morning.

DAY LOTION : Before my sunscreen I apply this moisturizer to really bring life back into my skin in the morning. I love that this lotion is creamy, but doesn’t sit heavy on the face.

DAYTIME EYE CREAM: This thick eye cream has been a life saver for my makeup routine because everything sits on top of this BEAUTIFULLY! It keeps my eyes looking youthful and fresh with even the driest concealer.

SUNCREEN : This is the last step in my skincare and since I usually LOOOOOATHE sunscreen, this is saying a lot for me to actually use this stuff!

LIP MASK: CANNOT FORGET my favorite lip mask that heals and repairs overnight!! I keep this in my nightstand and slather it on before I rest my eyes for the night!

SHOWER OIL: If you are in need of a new body wash (can’t forget to care for that body!!!) then you need this stuff. I use it as my wash and shaving cream and it has changed my shower game for the better!

ACNE PATCHES: I will forever purchase these until the day I die because they are MAGIC I tell you! They remove any extra puss from your blemish and after application you will wake up without redness, without puss and without that pesky zit!!

PIMPLE POPPER: I have tried every tool on the market and this one just WERKS. I haven’t found anything else like it because it has a puncture tool on one end and a gentle extrator on the other. The duo has been a lifesaver for me and keeps my skin from scarring!!

BLACKHEAD MASK: I love this mask for taking EXTRA care of my pores and keeping my inherently large pores smaller. Just use once or twice a week to see best results!!

There you have it!!! Everything I am using currently! I will say it again: things that work for me, may not work for you. I have worked with the professionals I listed to curate this routine just for me and it has truly worked miracles on my skin! I cannot force you to meet with Lisa, but I will encourage that until the end of time ๐Ÿ˜

Cheers to great skin my friends – let me know if you have ANY questions at all.

xo – Kayti