Today I want to discuss a very, VERY important part of all our lives I’m sure: SKIN.
That’s right, skin is so important that it’s almost NUTS that anyone would avoid taking care of their skin.
Here’s the thing: people go to the gym, they work their ass off, & they keep their homes clean but then they neglect their skin? I DON’T GET IT.
The weird thing is, it doesn’t have to be a difficult task.
In fact, my whole skin regime is rather simple. Embarrassingly so…?
Sometimes life gets so overwhelmingly crazy that skincare is the last thing on anyone’s mind. So I’m going to share 3 easy, simple skincare tips that MAKE ALL THE DIFFERENCE in the world. Really, give me two weeks with these three tips & you won’t believe the changes in your skin.
Oh yah it’s true, I have to be honest here: I haven’t had a pimple in months…I take care of my skin ( the largest organ in the body ) with simple tips that really take 5 seconds. Not trying to brag here because trust me I’ve had my fair share of pimples, just trying to share what’s worked for me!
Here’s my top secret sauce:
1.) Get an ice roller.
Yes, you just read a post on this but I can’t STRESS the importance of an ice roller for every single person on the planet. There’s no downside. None. If you don’t have an ice roller & want to get right into it. Grab some ice & throw it on your face in the morning. This may sound intense but I prefer INTENSE, INSANE temperatures, you know? Really the colder, the hotter the better. Every morning I wake up & use an ice roller. EVERY morning. It sort of sets my skin. I use it even before I go to bed. Plus, it provides lymphatic drainage. You really can’t lose with an ice roller.
2.) OIL it UP.
I’ve been preaching oils for YEARS. They’re my MAIN, RIDE OR DIE skincare go-to. Recently Burt’s Bees sent me their 100% natural Cleansing Oil with coconut & argan oils and I was hooked. I’ve been using it to take my makeup off, oil cleanse, & even post-shower. Basically it’s oil that cleanses the skin without the nasty residue. Think of this step as nutrition for the skin. I put this oil on in the morning to set my foundation & at night to remove my makeup AND after my makeup is off. It’s super versatile, you know. Oils work for all skin-types. Watch the video for more info. Plus, it smells divine, YUM.
3.) Gelatin, gelatin, gelatin.
Firstly, it promotes collagen ( GOODBYE WRINKLES, K ). Supermodels everywhere swear by it. Make sure you’re getting a gelatin pill that doesn’t have extra added shit. I recommend this one. I take 1 to 2 a day with my trusty probiotic. Gelatin gives you that plump, moisturized look we all love…well at least that’s the look I LOVE. You know that very fresh, young look. I swear it’s a game-changer. You can read more on gelatin here.
So yes, it’s just really that simple.
Very random tips, but that’s what you come here for, random tips. These tips work, trust me. I’ve tried them all myself.
This subject is SO very important that I even went & created a little video for you guys:
So the truth is it’s 2016 & no one has time. The whole Korean skincare thing was too gnarly for me because it took forty-five minutes. Like who has an extra forty-five minutes? Not I, said the fly.
Life is too difficult & too busy to be worried about your skin. Just literally set 3 minutes in the AM & 3 minutes in the PM for your skin and you’re golden.
And PLEASEEEEEEE, take your makeup off before you go to bed. No excuses on this one. There’s nothing worse…I mean nothing…than waking up with fake eyelashes stuck to your cheek or mascara running down your face. Plus, using oils to remove makeup takes legit 5 seconds so there’s really no excuse.
Not to sound like your mom here, but PLEASE take off your makeup!
Last tip: if you get a zit? Grab some tea tree oil. Put it on with a Q-Tip before you go to bed. Peace out, zits.
& the obvious: I always find when I’m working out, getting enough sleep, & drinking enough water…it shows in my skin. I know, ground-breaking, but I had to share it at least.
What’s your easy ( keep it easy! ) skincare tips? Anything that’s new & noteworthy? I’m also about vintage, back in the day tips too. Get crazy.
Off to bed, taking off my makeup first though…
– lauryn, x
- this post is in collaboration with Burt’s Bees, as always ALL opinions are my own.