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TWSM Beauty Tips ‘Facial Recognition’

Facial recognition….When you talk to someone face to face or via facetime, skype or through a zoom meeting, what is the first thing you notice? Is it their eyes? Their hair, or is it their skin? For me, I always seem to notice people’s skin. Skin is that outer layer of tissue on our body that guards everything inside. Let’s think about that, it guards everything inside our bodies. It’s our outer armour, right?

Well, truth be told, if we don’t take care of the inside, it shows on the outside. Am I right? Many people have self sabotaging behaviors like poor diet, smoking and over-consuming alcohol. All of these habits can be relating to inner struggles that people have and they find comfort in the food, smokes and alcohol. AND IT SHOWS!  

Especially as people age you can always notice the difference in people’s skin. Not only by the color, or amount of wrinkles, but also by the tone and texture of someone’s skin. I’m not going to sit here and lecture you about diet, exercise and bad habits. But, what I am going to talk about is skin care.

I recently wrote about the importance of hydrating your body which has benefits for the skin too. Another basic skin care regimen is using a moisturizer. Not just any moisturizer, but make sure it contains at least the minimum of a 15 SPF. It’s recommended to be higher to about 25-30. I can’t stress enough how important this one simple step is. 

Before you put on your foundation,bronzer, concealer or whatever your beauty weapons might be, always put on a simple layer of moisturizer with SPF first!  This simple basic daily step added to your makeup routine will leave your skin hydrated, glowing and protected from the strong rays of the sun.

It’s also good to get into the habit of putting moisturizer on before you go to bed to rejuvenate your skin overnight. After you wash off your makeup and pat dry your face, take that extra ten seconds and rub on some moisturizer. Over a short period of time you will definitely notice a difference in the tone and elasticity in your face and you will also love the feel and the glow of your skin.

There are many options out there for different moisturizers, and just as with makeup they range in price from low to high end. I personally like a moisturizer that isn’t thick and goes on smooth and not sticky. Everyone has their preference. Go to a beauty counter and ask for samples. Get multiple brands and try them out. Also check out the travel size sections in your local pharmacy. You’ll be surprised how many brand name products are available in affordable trial travel sizes. Grab a few and sample them all. As with any new facial product, Be sure to dab it on the top of your hand first, and rub it in.  Let it sit there for a few minutes to an hour just to make sure you aren’t allergic. You definitely don’t want to try new products on your face and end up with swelling or red blotches from an allergic reaction!

So,take a few minutes and pamper yourself and hydrate your skin. Go, go get that glow on!


My Trip To Sephora

My trip to Sephora…

Hi Friends! Selena here. How’s everyone doing? 

While shopping I had noticed that my very same items I was going for were in gift sets and they were full sized products! 

I left the store a very happy Selena because I knew I got a good deal. I made two separate purchases and used my Sephora points to get $10 off each transaction. If you didn’t know you could do this ask the cashier and you’re welcome. 

The eye cream I use is Kiehl’s Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado ($50). The cost is not an issue for me because I know it works and it’ll last me 5-6 months, so I am always mentally prepared. But when I saw it in a set with the full sized moisturizer ($32), a full sized corrective dark spot serum ($56) and a decently sized face wash all for $74…. I was sold! I figured Brian (my Fiance’) could use the skincare, his routine is nonexistent. 

Kiehl’s Since 1851 Brighten Up & Glow 

The moisturizer I use is Fresh Rose & Hyaluronic Acid Deep Hydration Moisturizer ($42). It’s so good I want to eat it. I found her in a set with the Fresh Rose Deep Hydration Toner ($45), which I had never tried but had been eyeing her for a very long time and just never purchased. The set is $68 but was and still is on sale for a whopping $55. What a good deal, I called all my friends hollering about how I basically pulled a fast one on Sephora (I did not). Since then I have tried the toner and I love it 10 out of 10…for now. 

Fresh Rose Hydration Skincare Essentials 

Well that’s all the time we have left, wasn’t that such a good Sephora visit? I’m still high off all those savings. If you’re in need of some self care now is the time to pull the trigger. I’m itching to wash my face and do my nighttime routine! If you have any questions or would like me to review a product please DM me @Selena_willcutyou 

Ciao for now