WELL, WELL, WELL! Look what we have here- another SKINCARE post.
Shocking! But not really at all because you guys are like me AND JUST LOVE SKIN. I have been looking at my analytics ( for once in my whole life ! ) & have really seen that we all share the same obsession: SKIN. I can’t say I’m surprised- but really, are you?
Anyway, I figured this would be a good time to have a happy hour-like conversation with you & we could go over the products that have been keeping my skin VERY hydrated after surgery ( boob job revision if you didn’t know ).
So yah, I have been sharing here & there on IG Stories but you know that isn’t enough for me ( or you! ); I like to get specific & IG Stories is hard to keep organized. HENCE THE BLOG POST! Ok, ok- I’ll get to the point: POST-SURGERY SKIN VIBES.
I feel like the best way here is to just breakdown each product/tool & tell you WHY I LOVVVVEE. Shall we? Of course we shall ( but then you shall tell me some of your tips below? ). With that:
IDEAL FOR POST SURGERY…because did you know Karl Lagerfeld BATHES in this stuff. That’s right- yes, I kid you not. The second this stuff arrived on my doorstep I ate it up. Skin felt: FRESH- CHECK ✓, DEWY- CHECK ✓, TIGHT- CHECK ✓. I’m SO not a fan of over-cleansing. I like to cleanse in the morning or night but not both, so this cleansing milk solves the problem. Because here’s the catch- you don’t use water with it. That’s right, just use an organic cotton round & rub it all over your face. I’m a fan of going upwards here but you do you. This magic milk also removes makeup.
OH & did I mention it’s for babies too? Which we just love. Because if it’s fussy enough for a baby’s skin, it’s good for troop TSC. We don’t ask for much.
You can find this at French pharmacies or online.
Alessandra Steinherr, Beauty Director of Glamour UK says “it is the secret to my skin, because it makes it so soft. It brings my face to life. I’ve never talked about it because I’ve never wanted to share it, but I do think this is a wonder product. People always ask me, ‘What are you buying in the French pharmacies?’ I’m always saying, ‘You can get everything everywhere now, but this is the one thing.”
For the naysayers who are going to ask: “why not use micellar water?” Well it’s different- it’s milky, you know the consistency. The micellar water smells & feels chemical-y to me. I hate that, you know? When products are ruined with that chemical-ish smell. Anyway, my magic milk obsession certainly doesn’t smell like your tile cleaning spray. My skin also feels softer after Collosol.
Again, perfect for post-surgery or any kind of recovery really.
ALGENIST LIP TREATMENT + COLLAGEN TREATMENT:
WE MEET AGAIN! Really, we’ve been here before. If you haven’t stocked up on collagen lip treatment, what is life? Lip wrinkles are a thing. And this treatment is all the rage. Like no prune lips for us TSC-ers. Only nice plump, hydrated pouts. This stuff is BADASS- if you want to get scientific because sometimes you do? Here you go: it has botanical lip enhancers + hundreds of beads of micro algae oil in collagen water to help visibly fill out lips/improve lip definition with long-lasting benefits. JAZZ HANDS because it’s filled with active plant collagen AND Alguronic Acid ( which helps smooth the appearance of fine lines & wrinkles on the lips and mouth area for a youthful, more enhanced appearance ). WE LOVE TO KEEP IT YOUTHFUL!
While we’re at it we need to discuss THE LIQUID COLLAGEN. It very much goes along with the whole theme of hydration here: you know for the last 3 to 4 months I have been using liquid collagen by Algenist ( remember! I told you this here ). Anyway, I’m telling you there’s something about this stuff guys. It really is gold. My skin eats it up-ESPECIALLY AFTER SURGERY. I was as dry as a desert. Between the lip treatment & the liquid collagen, I’ve been good.
Funny story: my whole team of girls ( Emily, Val, Mimi ) are all huge fans too- even Arielle, my photographer, is on board. We have all fallen in love- & that’s when I know a product RULES. One that I can recommend to you knowing that you will receive it in the mail & love it. One that I know you will tell YOUR friends about & one that I know will make us a real hydrated bunch.
ELEMIS’ INSANE Frangipani Monoi Body Oil
STEP INTO HEAVEN!
This truly exotic oil is rapidly absorbed providing superior moisturization for dry, parched or mature skin. Smells like coconut & flowers.
Don’t sue me here: I USED THIS ON MY TITS!!!!! I need to keep my boobs nice & soft after surgery so this oil saved my girls. I even added this to my chest & shoulders after surgery too. Dr. Lancer who’s like this famous Derm. who does Kim K.’s skin told me that you should never forget your chest, SHOULDERS, & back. SO NOW!! LOOK AT ME!!
I AM NOT FORGETTING. And neither are you hopefully because this post is maybe inspiring you to remember those shoulders !! And boobs…of course.
GLOW SKIN WATERMELON MASK:
You know I loved these after surgery…I mean I used them 23402 times on IG Stories. This mask smells the part: WATERMELON MADNESS. I like the way they come too- they’re in these cute, little watermelon packets that look perfect on the IG feed. You will like, trust me. I like to mask on the weekends while I read. WHEN I MASK, I commit to it- you know?
To get detailed: WHAT’S IN IT?
This one-of-a-kind sheet mask gets its jelly texture from a blend of watermelon extract and natto gum. That’s right, it’s a sheet mask made out of watermelons that gives you all the benefits of the amino-acid rich fruit directly into the skin. HYDRATION SITUATION!
FOREO MAKEUP REMOVER:
This is called “I can’t lift my hands above my head after surgery so I have to be strategic”. More than a facial massager, this is a makeup remover. And yes, it also massages your face which is a real plus. I put oil ( as you can see I used The Vintner’s Daughter oil ) to remove my makeup or get the lymphatic flow going. If we’re getting specific ( & we are since this is like happy hour, right? ): I also used this pink Foreo on my chest- I wanted to get my circulation going, you know? Dr. Barrett ( my surgeon ) told me that he’s never seen a patient heal as quickly as me- I attribute that to little things like this that ADD UP. Every step counts. Especially when it comes to skin!
THAT’S IT FOLKS!
OH WAIT, you know I can’t forget about the pink box– I wouldn’t do that to you. A TSC reader, Heidi Mares, recommended this gem for my skincare AND I LOVE IT!! Isn’t it perfect. Everything fits right in it. I lugged this around in the car which was easy & efficient post-surgery. Like, I didn’t have to go digging for my oil when I was tired & lazy.
With that: what are your TOP hydration recommendations- get into it. I want all the details.
I’m off to watch The Soprano’s- we are RE-watching it. I’m having such a Tony S. moment. I JUST love him so much. Maybe more than lymphatic drainage. MAYBE.
Hope you’re all having an insanely productive week.
Kiss, kiss, & lots of collagen, lauryn x
++ more lip collagen realness HERE.