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The Skinny Confidential TEAM SKINCARE GUIDE: EYE CREAMS, SERUMS, TOOLS & EVERYTHING IN-BETWEEN

by
LAURYN

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I feel like you guys really loved it when the team posted their favorite gifts so I went back to the drawing board with them & we sat down to brainstorm their favorite skincare items. You’re gonna find everything from the best serums to the best oils.

Since the TSC team is in the beauty industry, I feel like they definitely know their shit when it comes to skincare. I know I picked up a bunch of tips from them & added my favorites of the moment for you too. Let’s get right to it.

♡ eye cream

Mimi
This eye cream is my go-to before makeup ( I talked about the other eye creams I use in 
this skincare post ). But this one is perfect for a quick fix. I can feel my skin tightening beneath it. The sensation is similar to if you have ever done a clay face mask- when it begins to dry, your skin tightens underneath. It’s the same feeling but on your under eyes, so it makes me look like I’ve basically had an eye lift.

Val
Finding an eye cream I love has been a challenge for me. Our eyes are delicate and I’ve learned how important it is to find a product specially formulated for our eyes after listening to Dr. Dennis Gross on TSC podcast. After asking around for recommendations I was directed to the Ole Henriksen vitamin c eye cream and boy oh boy is it amazing! This cream brightens my dark circles so I look refreshed in the morning. Say buh-bye to concealer, which is HUGE.

Hilary
I’m in the market to find a really good one, but for now the serum I’m obsessed with does the trick. I just pay extra special attention to lightly dab it around my whole eye. This brand also has an eye serum I think I’ll try when I place my next Sephora order.

Emily
Well, you’ve probably never heard of Dr. Dennis Gross but let me be the first to introduce you LOL….this is actually an eye serum, not a cream which I tend to get better results from. And speaking of results, this stuff delivers. I was starting to notice aging around my eyes and this stuff really turned that around.

Lauryn
Eye cream is something I have a hard time with. I haven’t found one that I’m obsessed with. I like to do an oil under the eyes because I feel it fills in wrinkles & fine lines. Instanatural rosehip oil is good for or a more high-end one I like is Vintner’s Daughter Botanical Serum. Michael absolutely lives & dies by Dr. Dennis Gross’s eye cream.

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♡ moisturizer

Mimi
This winter has got my skin feeling slightly sandpaper-esque. Once I read that in your teens your skin’s focus should be on acne prevention, in your early 20s it should be on moisture, 25-35 should be age prevention, and 35+ is more drastic age prevention. So ever since I discovered that retinol helps with age prevention, dark spot lightening, and hydration locking, I’ve been using this Dr. Dennis Gross moisturizer.

Val
Oils have been my go-to moisturizer since I started reading TSC in high school ( whoa! ). Typically I’ll use a mix of rosehip & jojoba to keep it simple, however, I’m always interested in learning about new oils. That’s where this Volcanic Elixir comes into play. It contains tamanu oil which is thick and different than any oil I’ve used. The tamanu fruit grows in the South Pacific and contains added minerals from volcanic ash. I slather this on at night since it’s too heavy for daytime and so it can really seep in overnight. It helps with hydration and overall skin complexion.

Hilary
I love Peter Thomas Roth’s Cloud Cream because it’s perfect under makeup, not too heavy, but very moisturizing. I have EXTREMELY sensitive skin and this feels gentle, cooling & calming and I never get a reaction. it also lasts forever because you only need to use a tiny bit.

Emily
I’m in love with this entire collection by Elemis. Their marine collagen formula is just the silkiest and absorbs sooooo well. I use this after serum & before spf. Smells and feels like a dream.

Lauryn
Right now I’m having a huge moment with Dr. Lancer’s moisturizer, Nourish. He is the dermatologist to the stars & I recently went to his office & had the whole shebang tour. He wrote a book called Younger that tells you exactly how to cleanse, exfoliate & nourish the skin. Nourish is the nicest moisturizer ever. Very much about it lately. If you’re looking for something more affordable, you can always reach for Biossance squalene oil or Elemis’s superfood day cream.

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♡ serum

Mimi
This serum has changed my life. It’s lightweight, glittery, & thin but is powerful yet gentle ( looking for a boyfriend with the same characteristics as this serum ). Growing up in San Diego, I spent tons of time at the beach when I was little, so I have freckles. A combination of this serum &
peel pads have helped to lighten my dark spots for an overall glowy, bright look. I talked about how I used this serum in my skincare post here.

Val
Mention rose and I’m hooked. Usually you can find me spraying a rose mist everywhere. There’s something about the scent that instantly makes me feel peaceful and beautiful. This serum is my latest favorite since it’s 1. An oil , 2. Rose scented, 3. Contains vitamin C – win – win – win. Vitamin C helps to brighten your skin and reduce lines. People say my skin is glowing and I 100% credit this oil.

Hilary
I travel to the Faroe Islands a couple times a year, always with a stopover in Iceland. I stock up on this BIOeffect EGF Serum on my way there & back. It’s a bit pricey but I think it’s so worth it. It’s so gentle & you only need a few drops to cover your whole face, neck & chest. I only use this at night & my skin is always moisturized & dewy when I wake up.

Emily
I was introduced to this serum with the amazing GLOW RECIPE watermelon mask ( more here ). It is made with 5 different types of hyaluronic acid which I love. I like to let my serum set in before I apply moisturizer and can get impatient ( I like to brush my teeth at this time ) but this serum absorbs quickly. I am typically only looking for lightweight, quick absorption in a serum….oils & creams I prefer to never fully absorb!

Lauryn
Vitamin C serum by Dr. Dennis Gross is my favorite. I like it because it tightens the skin. I continuously go back to Dr. Dennis Gross products. They just get my skin. I think they lay nice under makeup too. Another serum I like is the superfood serum by Elemis– it really fills in fine lines & wrinkles.

♡ sunscreen

Mimi
My sunscreen choice is dependent on what I am doing that day. As of late, I haven’t been wearing much makeup. So I have been wearing caffeine sunscreen over my skincare regime. The only thing about this sunscreen is that it kills if it gets in your eyes- one time I was so hungover and got some in my eye while driving to LA, I had to pull over into the shoulder and literally flush my eye with my only water bottle. So I got in this bad habit of not wearing sunscreen near my eyes, and thus developed dark spots under my eyes. This sunscreen is specifically made for your eyes. I use it daily now.

Val
Let’s talk BLUE LIGHT. We often think about sunscreen for protecting our skin from the sun but have you thought about protecting your skin from screens? If you spend most of your day in front of a computer like I do then this is something you need to check out. This Blue Ray Sun Gel counteracts the damage caused by hot infrared waves & radiation, plus it’s formulated with chia seed extract, niacinamide and centella extract. The texture is amazing and works as a mattifying primer without any white cast. This is an essential. PS – please get blue light glasses too. Protect your eyes and your skin.

Hilary
Again, my skin is super sensitive so I tend to completely cover my face rather than use sunscreen because it really irritates my skin. BUT when I know I need to, and should wear it, I use La Roche Posay or Clarins. Both are gentle, don’t sting, are mattifying & lightweight so you can put makeup on top of it.

Emily
I dont typically see improvement in my skin from SPF moisturizers. That is not the case with this one. Elemis Pro Collagen SPF 30 is VERY nourishing and refreshing. It smells great and feels amazing- hands down my favorite product to apply. I swear it resembles a lush night cream and I feel super bougie every time I use it.

Lauryn
Caffeinated sunscreen is the shit. You guys know I love this because I’m a huge fan of SPF & this one is the perfect makeup for primer. The caffeine tightens the skin to so it’s like you’re getting an instant facelift. HOT TIP: ALWAYS apply with a damp BeautyBlender– TRUST ME.

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♡ tool

Mimi
When it comes to tools, there is one that I use multiple times a week without fail. Whenever I write about skincare on The Skinny Confidential, the feedback I get is that I suggest items that are too expensive. I understand that the items are crazy expensive and it can seem overwhelming. I also understand that I am in an unusual position because I prioritize skincare over most other things. That being said, I feel comfortable spending $200 on this facial massager because I know I will use it to cleanse and contour my face for at least 2 years ( or until I lose it LOL ).

Val
A jade roller is a classic tool that should be in everyone’s toolkit. Sure you can massage with your hands but there’s something more soothing about using a tool. You can use this in the morning to reduce puffiness and drain the extra fluid in your face after sleeping. I especially love rolling under my eyes to wake up. You can also use this at night to help your serums absorb into your skin. If you’re into energy, jade is also known for helping to open the heart chakra while supporting abundance. Yes plz.

Hilary
I recently got an ice roller & I’m obsessed. I’m in the late stages of pregnancy and I’m so puffy all over right now, especially in my face when I wake up- it’s out of control. This feels so good, depuffs almost instantly & the roller stays cold for a long time.

Emily
The tool I use most often is my rose quartz roller which I keep in my freezer ( obviously ). I honestly haven’t seen a difference in using other face rollers I put in my freezer but this is pink and cute and I’m single AF so, why not?

Lauryn
The Clarisonic Uplift is one of the best investments I’ve ever made. I like to apply a little oil & move it around in circles. I take the massage down my neck & sometimes down to my chest to really get the circulation going. We’re all about the lymph system over here. It totally depuffs & contours. Check out this video for more on why I love the Clarisonic.

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♡ perfume

Mimi
Anyone who wears this perfume has a weird bond with everyone else who wears it. I found it when I hugged Neda Varbanova at The Beverly Hills Hotel, then she gifted it to Lauryn and I would secretly steal spritzes of it when I was at her house. Recently when Lauryn, Neda and I were at lunch at the very same place, we smelled someone else wearing it as they walked by. When I was in Paris over the summer, I went to the Maison Francis Kurkdijan store by the Louvre and bought the perfume, body oil, AND candle because when I like something, I LOVE it. ( Whenever I go to Europe I buy fancy things like this because it is way more affordable there, tax free, and fun to shop abroad! )

Val
Typically you can find me wearing essential oils as I find commercial scents pretty overwhelming and chemically. I probably smell like a yoga studio since that’s where I spend most of my time LOL. Depending on my mood and energy you can find me wearing rose ( surprise, surprise ) to feel pretty and light or sandalwood to feel grounded and calm. Now, that being said, if it’s a special occasion and I want to switch it up my classic is Le Labo Santal 33. This scent is understated and sexy. It’s musky, clean and alluring.

Hilary
I don’t wear perfume anymore, but when I did my favorite was Burberry Classic. I can’t even describe the smell but I always got SO MANY compliments when I wore it. In recent years I’ve gone the more natural route & just use a nice naturally scented lotion or any body spray from Saje.

Emily
First of all let’s be clear…vanilla is my scent and not my flavor ( if you know what I mean, wink wink ). I’ve used Pink Sugar since college and lately have been realizing how silly it is not to use an all natural perfume…I mean it’s vanilla. I’ve always had a bottle of this perfume as well and need to make the full switch….I just love Pink Sugar! Not only is the scent rich and pure but it is made in Paris and the bottle is so french and chic….actually called Eau De Toilette Vanille.

Lauryn
You can always catch me wearing Egyptian Musk Oil. This was Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy’s favorite. She used to put it on her temples & wrists every day. I love to wear this to the gym or to the store. The rest of the time you can catch me drenched in Baccarat Rouge 540 ( for the record, Mimi totally copied me- the little shit ). This was gifted to me by my friend Neda of Healthy With Nedi. It’s just the most iconic perfume. Oprah wears it & people stop me in the street to ask me what it is. It’s just the most perfect scent.

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♡ supplement

Mimi
E
ver since I started taking a multivitamin every day my hair & nails have grown stronger and longer, it’s a dream. I used to take the Silver Fern multivitamin and those were great as well. But this Ritual multivitamin incorporates mint into the ingredients, making the taste more desirable.   

Val
My smoothie cabinet is pretty gnarly since I’m a huge proponent of food as medicine. I’m always interested in learning about the latest adaptogens ( herbs that help the body adapt to stress ) and superfood mushrooms. My most recent addition is He Shou Wu. It’s been known to help nourish the blood, hair, skin, nervous system, and increase longevity. The thing about adaptogens is they provide a subtle shift with regular consumption. This isn’t something you take once and you’re done. Consume it everyday for at least 2 months to notice a shift. The commitment is worth it. Superfoods are a great addition to enhance an already healthy routine.

Hilary
I love marine collagen and have been taking it for years. It’s tasteless in coffee & smoothies, but not so much in tea or water I’ve found. After 1.5 months of taking it I noticed clicking in my joints stopped and my hair and nails were stronger. FOR REAL, ACTUALLY! Even my 81 year old grandpa noticed my hair was nicer.

Emily
The day The Skinny Confidential introduced me to Four Sigmatic, life was forever changed. Saying I’m obsessed with mushrooms lately is an understatement. THEY’RE SO GOOD FOR YOU. I love all Four Sigmatic products but have been carrying Cordyceps packets around with me everywhere I go. Like I can’t enjoy my coffee without it ( and the Superfood Blend of course ). I add this to my coffee every weekday because it keeps my energy up throughout the day and I haven’t needed a second cup since I started! It’s also a strong antioxidant which is important daily.

Lauryn
Ritual vitamins is something that I’ve taken for the last 6 months & I’ve been loving. They’re filled with all the essentials: iron, magnesium, folate, omega 3, B12, biotin & choline to name a few. Supplementing with vitamin D3 is also something I do because I like to stay out fo the sun. I’m always low on D3. I’m not sure if inulin counts as as supplement but I have it every day in my coffee.

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♡ mask

Mimi
Since I had jaw surgery I was struggling with some breakouts caused by anesthesia & only eating pudding for 4 weeks. But this tumeric mask by FAB really helped to draw out toxins from my skin & soothe inflammation. Also, it has a nice gel texture which feels hydrating in the winter dryness.

Val
Have you heard of the vampire facial? Well, this isn’t quite like that but while this mask is on you kinda look like you had one. This mask is deep red and different than any other mask I’ve used. It contains 30% Alpha Hydroxy Acids,
2% Beta Hydroxy Acid, Hyaluronic Acid Crosspolymer, Vitamin B5, Black Carrot and Tasmanian Pepperberry. Honestly, I’m not sure what that all means but I know that it’s pretty potent. AHAs help exfoliate the skin for brightness and BHAs help clear your pores. This mask is INTENSE. You will feel it tingling once you put it on so only keep it on for 10 minutes. After using this I feel like my skin is baby smooth.

Hilary
This mask is my favorite by far. The scent isn’t overpowering and it’s so hydrating and fresh. It’s cooling and soothing too. Once a week I use Dr. Dennis’s peel pads (sensitive ones for me!), then this mask, then massage my face. And, like Lauryn, I LOVE the
Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask. Chapped lips are gone in one night! ( More here. )

Emily
Glow Recipe does it again! This overnight avacodo mask is so mousturizing and I feel so pretty and glowy every morning. The packaging is adorable so I keep this one on display!

Lauryn
If we’re talking Instagram you’re gonna wanna go with Glam Glow’s Gravity Mud Mask. It’s nice for the Instagram aesthetic & peels off in one swoop which we love. I’m a big fan of the Glow Recipe Watermelon Jelly Sheet Mask. It really keeps your skin moisturized. It’s also only $8 & smells delicious. I love to do a mask before I put makeup on because it really creates a smooth base. Another favorite right now is Dr. Jart’s Brightening Mask. It really helps with dark circles & dullness.

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I hope you guys loved this post.

You can expect to hear more from TSC team- these girls know their shit when it comes to skincare, clearly. Let us know what team-inspired post you want to see next.

I’m off to workout with Kim Kelly. We’re doing the BODY GUIDE over Skype. Later I’m grabbing some authentic Mexican with my friend Westin. Skinny margs, spicy guac, tomatillo salsa & chips galore – YES PLZ!

See you tomorrow,

x, lauryn

+ If you love this post check out Mimi’s World where she REALLY breaks down her favorite nighttime products & skincare routine.

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3 Beauty Tools You Really Shouldn’t Live Without

by
LAURYN

SKIN TOOLS!!

I’d rather talk about skin tools more than anything. You know how much I love my facial manipulation & the tools really come in handy when you wanna tighten & contour the face.

Some of you have been DMing about my favorite standouts & I wanted to talk about 3 that I’m loving right now.

This video was one of the most fun for me to film because it’s completely in my comfort zone. I’m perpetually puffy & I know my shit when it comes to tools. I’ve tried everything under the sun & these are 3 that you need on your vanity immediately.

Clarisonic Uplift
The Clarisonic is my favorite & totally worth the investment if you ask me. I like to apply a little oil & move it around in circles. I take the massage down my neck & sometimes down to my chest to really get the circulation going. We’re all about the lymph system over here. It totally depuffs & contours.

Tinkle razors
I’ve been shaving my face since 2014 & no, it doesn’t grow back darker. Why shave? It exfoliates your face which increases cell turnover. This creates younger looking skin & prevents signs of aging. Don’t believe me? Well I have this little theory. After noticing that men seem to age more gracefully in their faces I was wondering why. They shave for most of their lives. This keeps their skin fresh. Also Kate Somerville shaves her face. Yes the queen of skincare recommends shaving your face. Doing it at home is easy with Tinkles.

Gua sha tools
Gua sha tools usually come in jade & rose quartz. I like rose quartz because Cleopatra used soak in a bath with rose quartz. Obviously I’m gonna copy Cleopatra. When doing this at home, the key is to always work from the inside of the face then go outwards. And ALWAYS scrape UP, never down. Don’t ever pull your face down. This is so important, I can’t say it enough.
Make sure you use an oil with your gua sha tools, too.

SHOP THE TOOLS
Clarisonic Uplift
Tinkle razors
Gua sha tools

You guys should know I’m releasing videos every Wednesday night. Think beauty, wellness, & lifestyle tips. So be sure you’re subscribed to my channel to get the latest updates.

What are your favorite beauty tools? Would love to know what you guys are using & why you love them.

x, lauryn

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A Eucalyptus Shower For The Lazy Girl

by
LAURYN

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THERE’S NOTHING BETTER THAN A LIFE HACK.

Personally, I love myself a life hack. Not only a life hack, but an EASY life hack.

Combined with a fab find at the farmer’s market, & you have yourself an ideal situation.

This hack is so easy, & so therapeutic that you’re going to want to run to your local farmer’s market asap.

All you need for this project is eucalyptus leaves & a black hair tie. Yup that’s it. A rolling pin would also be great but if you don’t have one, don’t stress.

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What you do is grab the eucalyptus leaves- I get mine from the farmer’s market, because like I said, the fresher the better. Take your leaves, grab a rolling pin or something similar ( an empty wine bottle works too! ) & roll it over the leaves to release the aroma.

After this, I like to run the leaves under water to get rid of any bugs, dust or debris because I definitely don’t want that shit trickling down me in the shower. ( Again, this is why I like the farmer’s market- no pesticides on my eucalyptus leaves PLZ. Also they were only $4.39. ) I run them under the water for about a minute then shake the water off.

Then, take a hair tie & wrap it around the bottom of the leaves, then hang it upside down & wrap the hair tie around your shower head so it hangs down under it.

If you don’t want to hang it on your shower head, you could also just fill a vase with water & the eucalyptus leaves & keep it in your shower. Just be very careful & make sure the vase is secure on a ledge. No one wants a shattered glass situation when they’re supposed to be having a soothing shower.

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Once you have the leaves attached to your shower head, every time you shower the water will trickle through them & it will create this beautiful, soothing, decongesting aromatherapy throughout your whole bathroom. It will smell like the most amazing garden.

Recently I got a salt lamp night light to put in my bathroom, so this combined with the eucalyptus at night makes my whole bathroom feel like a bougie spa. It seriously transports me to another place.

There are a ton of sites that say you need tools to make this situation happen- hammer, nails, string, scissors. Nope. I say just do it the lazy girl’s way with a hair tie. It’s efficient & quick. Honestly, I’ve had it hanging for a week & a half & it’s totally fine.

AND if you’re just too lazy for all of it, you can just buy a eucalyptus spray on Amazon.

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Before I get in the shower, I like to let the steam go for a few minutes to get the shower nice & warm & eucalyptusy. I pop on my salt lamp night light, throw on some Parisian jazz & hop into my homemade forest.

If you don’t have access to eucalyptus leaves, you can always put some eucalyptus oil in a spray bottle & bring it in the shower with you. Just spritz it everywhere while you’re in there. You can also do this with lavender, tangerine or lemon essential oils. ( More on why I love essential oils here. )

You can switch the leaves out every 2 weeks.

“The idea is to hang eucalyptus around your shower head, so that it’s not directly beneath the water. Instead, you want it to hang around over the shower nozzle, so you benefit from the aromatherapy without beating the plant to death after a quick shower.” source

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benefits of a eucalyptus shower

♡ helps with stress

♡ opens sinuses

♡ immediately freshens up the bathroom

♡ provides a therapeutic vibe

♡ helps provide clarity

♡ helps fight allergies

♡ looks amazing & pretty

♡ eucalyptus is known as a natural healer

The STRESS RELIEF is so major for me. To be in a calming atmosphere with a delicious smell after a hectic day really transforms my anxiety into a peaceful, calming energy.

Also having plants around your home is so beneficial. They purify the air, sharpen your focus & creativity, boost your mood, reduce stress & just create a cool vibe overall.

I found this idea on Pinterest. Pinterest ALWAYS hooks it up.

Alright, I feel like Martha fucking Stewart today- don’t mean to brag. I’m gonna go hop in my eucalyptus steam shower.

x, lauryn

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Foods That Will Make Your Skin All Glowy & Shit

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LAURYN

youtube beauty skincare video foods inside outside by tscI’ve always been a HUGE believer in health from the inside out- what you eat shows up in your skin. So I’m always eating foods that promote dewy, glowy skin.

Adding kale to pasta or adding lemon to pizza are just some ways I like to get these foods in. There are lots of creative ways you can get these skin-friendly foods into your meals that won’t make you feel like you’re going crazy.

Below are some of my favorite glowy go-tos, but we really dive deep in the video so be sure to watch:

Kale

Kale is known to reduce wrinkles & has more antioxidants than any other leafy green vegetable. Vitamin A is really great for your skin & kale is filled with it. Big fan of vitamin A. Kale is packed with omega 3 & 6 fatty acids which is a super rare combination. This is also known to really promote hair growth & who doesn’t want hair growth? As long as it’s on my head, I’m good- I just don’t want it on my mustache.

Lemon

Lemon is my OG favorite. Everyone knows lemon is my thing. I put it on ANYTHING & EVERYTHING. I eat the peels, I eat it raw & straight-up, I put it on pasta, pizza, cookies, dark chocolate, you name it, lemon is on it. I would squeeze lemon on Michael’s lips before I kiss him if I could. Lemon is filled with tons of minerals & vitamins- calcium, potassium, obviously vitamin C, antioxidants & it’s known to kill bacteria. If you wanted to get crazy with it, it’s also known as a lightener. This means it can lighten hyperpigmentation on the skin. Whenever I make a homemade mask I add lemon to it- because you know I have brown spots. Lemon peels can even be rubbed on your face for a nice skin glow too.

Sauerkraut

Sauerkraut is famous for treating acne. It’s really great as a probiotic & it has so much healthy bacteria & yeast in it. People from Asia swear by fermented foods- they say it’s the key if you’re breaking out. Fermented foods like kimchi & sauerkraut help digestion which in turn helps your skin. I believe everything starts in the gut & sauerkraut is a great thing to add to your plate. I put it in salads or eat it raw.

Bone Broth

Bone broth contains hyaluronic acid. This is an ingredient a lot of famous dermatologists use in their products. Dr. Dennis has one that I’m obsessed with. It’s also used in fillers- so what we want to do is drink that hyaluronic acid. It promotes clear skin by reducing acne, rosacea, eczema & psoriasis. It also really helps with cell repair which in turn helps with dark circles under the eyes. It’s even known to prevent stretch marks during weight gain or pregnancy, since there’s collagen in it. SOME people even report that bone broth gets rid of their cellulite because of the collagen.

Four Sigmatic mushrooms

Mushrooms are great for someone like me who is prone to swelling. They’re anti-inflammatory & high in vitamin D which I need because I stay out of the sun. Mushrooms also have selenium which is great for wrinkles. DRINK YOUR MUSHROOMS! I like to drink mine at night using the mushroom cacao mix or I like to add it to my smoothie ( use my link for 15% off ).

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Let me know what foods you guys like to eat for glowing skin.

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3 Products for Dehydrated, Prune-ass, Winter Skin

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LAURYN

beauty video product balm cleansing oils tscToday on The Skinny Confidential YouTube channel we’re talking about 3 winter favorites for dehydrated, dry skin.

Listen, we’ve all been there when the winter season hits & your skin feels like a dried up old prune. There’s nothing worse than having damp, dewy, pretty, youthful skin for the summer time, then getting to winter & being completely dried out.

So today I’m talking about 3 game-changing products that I use to keep my skin plump & dewy. Rest assured, I’ve tried these for the last 6 months- they’re ones that you’re going to want on your vanity & they’re ones that your BF will probably end up stealing.

We’re going to discuss a MAJOR cleansing balm, an iconic serum, & an oil that you’ll want to pour all over your body.

These 3 standouts have been my go-tos, especially when the skin is dry AF.

That’s that, let’s get straight into the video:

The Skinny Confidential 3 winter saviors for your skin:

Elemis Rose Cleaning Balm
This is like a lip balm for your face without the stickiness & removes your makeup with one swipe.

Vintner’s Daughter Active Botanical Serum
This is pricey, but honestly you guys, after using it for the last 6 months every single day, I HIGHLY recommend this & know that it’s worth every penny. It’s like liquid gold.

Biossance Squalane Oil
This oil is amazing & so versatile. You can use it all over your arms, elbows, cracked knuckles, hands & even your hair.

+ optional: dry brush
If you don’t know about the benefits of dry brushing, you have to check out this post.

I would love to know what you guys are using to stay juicy & wet ( LOL ) for winter. Tell me what I need to pour all over my body to be a glowing goddess.

Be sure to check out my weekly videos on The Skinny Confidential YouTube channel. We post every Wednesday & there’s everything from skin to beauty to wellness to blogs.

Alright, I’m off to do my winter skincare routine while I watch Teresa & Melissa get into it on The Real Housewives of New Jersey. I’ll also be enjoying my farmer’s market vanilla kefir that I just got. If you guys haven’t tried vanilla kefir yet, you HAVE to. It’s sweetened with vanilla beans & it’s so good.

See you tomorrow!

x, lauryn

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