Prepping Your Skin For The Holidays

Today let’s talk skin. I don’t know about you, but skincare routine has always been important to me. I know some people are blessed with flawless, picture-perfect skin and others…need to invest a little more care and time to maintain healthy skin. That someone is definitely me.

For as long as I could remember I had very soft skin, but as soon as I hit 17, my skin completely changed to acne prone, and the oily/dry combination was something I had to deal with. In truth, having acne, dry, uneven, and dull skin sucks. Take it from someone who has been through A LOT when it comes to skin. I spent countless hours researching remedies, and from expensive products to dermatology treatments, I finally feel like my skin is in the best state that it has been in years!

I know a lot of things could have contributed to that… like pregnancy hormones, age, stress etc. but I’m a strong believer in good quality products and a daily skincare routine. I swear by these two.

That being said, I’ve partnered up with Skin Forum to share some of these awesome products that I have been using for the past week.

*Disclaimer* I only use products that fit within my niche and that I personally recommend. This is not an ad, but these products were received for complimentary purposes.

OK, I just had to throw that in there because I wanted you to know that I’m being authentic, and honest when I recommend products.

So what exactly is Skin Forum? They are Korean inspired ingredients, made in New York. That help dry, oily, wrinkled, or dull skin- you name it, their products are the perfect match! I tried their “Botanical Fuse” line, one mask a day which is the easiest K-beauty routine for naturally glowing, flawless skin…and I can attest to that after my 5 days of masks.

Here is a little review of each:

*tip: before placing the mask I highly recommend exfoilating. It doesn’t have to be fancy…you can use seasalt, or baking soda with warm water. Scrub, rinse and apply your sheet mask!

Citrus:
Glowy skin starts with me. Squeezed with orange, lime and grapefruit extracts, I’ll handle your skin’s hangover, toxin and all that.

My thoughts: This mask made my skin feel completely refreshed…it almost felt like I had mint/peppermint sensation on my face.

Herb:
Your skin is safe and supple with me. I’m bulletproofed with Rosemary, Witch Hazel, Green Tea and Aloe to get rid of skin irritation and premature aging.
My thoughts: This mask really helped my tired mommy skin appear more refreshed. As a mom, I often have tired/stressed skin and I feel this really helped with that.

Lavender:
Let me be your skin’s blanket. I’m packed with Lavender Oil, Chamomile, Aloe and Rosemary top wrap your skin in soothness and relaxation.

My thoughts: After applying this mask my skin felt and appeared very smooth! My makeup never looked so fresh. It almost seemed like I had a primer on before applying it to my face.

Charcoal:
Your daily dose of healthy skin. My dark and rich combination of Activated Charcoal and botanical ingredients will banish dry skin and strip off impurities.

My thoughts: Ok, this was my favorite! I had a few dry spot around my eyebrows and after this mask, my skin was as smooth as my baby’s bum…haha! But seriously, this mask was very effective. Also, another neat thing was the mask gave off an “ice cold” effect while wearing it as if I was wearing ice on my face! Really cool.

Oxygen Bubble:
Ready, Set, Flawless! My oxygen-infused wash-off black charcoal bubble mask will give you the plumping and rejuvenate your skin deserves.

My thoughts: This mask was so fun! Totally a mask to a girls night/slumber party! It was so fun to watch this mask in action as it bubbled up! And the result? My pores looked so much cleaner.

Face/body contouring roller:
I’ll be honest, I never thought this roller would be effective when I first looked at it until I applied it to my face! It really helped message my skin- which aids in moving water cells, helping the skin look more awake and plump (this is a theory that came to mind- something I learned in one of my biology classes back in university days lol)! I used it on my mama-tired face in the morning and I feel like it took away that tired face syndrome after a few minutes, you know what i’m talking about, right? I think this is a mama/busy-gal must have!

Summary
Honestly, this was the first time I ever used sheet masks. But now I see what all the fuss is about! I feel like the products were better absorbed in my skin because the mask serum did not dry up during the application process unlike non-sheet masks (in my theory at least), and overall (honestly) my skin feels VERY smooth, glows, and it really helped with dry spots on my face. And if you don’t believe me, ask my hubby! He definitely noticed too. 🙂

Check out Skin Forum today if you feel like you have any of those issues, and how about try this 5 day mask challenge, as I did? It’s always worth a try! And don’t forget to stick to a skin care routine that works for you, consistency is key.

Use ohlafemme15 at checkout to receive 15% off your purchase from SkinForum. 

XOX. I.P.

 

With love, Ina Petz

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