Yes, we all know the clichés we’re taught about true beauty coming from within, but let’s be real… looking good on the outside makes you feel good as hell too. I don’t know about you, but when I walk out of the hair salon I feel like a brand new woman ready to conquer anything. And conversely, when I’m having a bad hair day it seems as if everything else that day is bad too. This could be combated with mind over matter theories, but there’s a real correlation between looking good and feeling good. And sometimes that starts with a good skincare routine.
A bad day I had a few weeks ago sparked this. I didn’t feel like waking up so I pressed snooze until all I had time for was a quick shower, tossing my hair in a bun and screaming at old ladies in traffic to make it to work on time. Not only was my vibe off, each time I walked past a mirror that day the feeling was exacerbated. Tired of not being happy with my reflection, I was led to a revelation. How could I improve internally if I couldn’t dedicate time for myself and like the person looking in the mirror? Not to mention your outward appearance is a reflection of your self-value, and how others will then interpret your worth.
A SKINCARE ROUTINE IS ESSENTIAL
The empowering feeling of looking good shouldn’t be something that’s occasion-based, but rather something we achieve every day. The same effort that I put into my looks the morning of a career-changing presentation, or the night before a long-anticipated first date, should be the same effort I give to just myself. When I’m saying my daily affirmations I want to look and feel like the person I’m pushing myself to be. I know my visual- learners feel me. That extra effort may seem like a daunting task, but you just need a good foundation that’ll eventually become routine. Personally, I think clearer when my skin is clear so my foundation begins with an essential skincare routine. And nature’s best offering for revitalization are fruits, so all of these products get their glory from them.
YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE SUPERBERRY HYDRATE + GLOW DREAM MASK
The YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE Superberry Hydrate + Glow Dream Mask is all about intense hydration and protection for your skin. The mask works its magic overnight by requiring you to sleep with it on. And it promises not to get on your pillows. It uses exotic Maqui berries which are known for high antioxidant properties, along with acai, prickly pear, and goji berries. It locks in moisture with a formulation of Vitamin-C, Squalane and Hyaluronic Acid. All of these ingredients work together to overall plump, moisturize, and brighten your skin. Your rinse it off in the morning and your skin is left feeling and looking so fresh. Not to mention that it smells good, it’s made in the USA and the packaging is recyclable. There’s nothing like it.
PIXI BEAUTY VITAMIN-C JUICE CLEANSER
The PIXI BEAUTY Vitamin-C Juice Cleanser is different in the fact that it is a no-rinse cleansing water that uses the power of orange, grapefruit, and lemon oils to really brighten your skin. It’s a gentle cleanser, yet it has probiotics, Vitamin-C, and Ferulic Acid that help to strengthen and protect your skin. It just leaves your skin feeling good and refreshed, and naturally brighter & better.
FRESH VITAMIN NECTAR GLOW JUICE FACE SERUM
The FRESH Vitamin Nectar Glow Juice Antioxidant Face Serum is full of nutrition containing lemon, orange, and Vitamins-C & E. And for a hydrating, post-gym glow it uses a combo of coconut oil, ginger water, jicama root, and chicory root juice. It’s just healthy goodness for your skin, and is what you need to wake up and energize your face.
GLOW RECIPE WATERMELON GLOW PINK JUICE MOISTURIZER
The GLOW RECIPE Watermelon Glow Pink Juice Moisturizer is a great ending to a hydration filled skincare routine. Powered by Watermelon Extract and Hyaluronic Acid, this moisturizer is lightweight and oil-free. It also has Jasmine and Peony plant extracts for antioxidant protection. So it provides a touch more of hydration, and soothes and shields your skin. And yes, it smells like watermelon.
Skin poppin, reflection cute, confidence boosted, so mission accomplished. When you dedicate time to yourself and add in a good skincare routine, you feel overall good as hell. And when you feel like a million bucks, you’ll feel empowered enough to chase a million bucks, and inspire others. So hair toss, check your nails, baby how you feeling?!