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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

My Morning Skincare Routine

Hello everyone!

I wanted to share my latest skincare routine with you all because a. I'm obsessed with these products b. I love sharing tips that I believe will benefit others  c. who doesn't want amazing skin?!

Since skin is the largest organ in our body, taking care of it should be at the very top of our priority list!  I have to admit I used to put skincare at the bottom of my health routine.  My focus for living a healthy lifestyle was always centered around other areas, but lately I’ve been paying a lot of attention to my skin in an attempt to take better care of it.  I mean, who doesn’t want effortlessly glowing skin?!  With Miss USA coming up, I’m trying to be proactive and get my skin in tiptop shape… ready for the long days and non-stop makeup!

After using the same products for years, I decided to take a leap of faith and try a completely new routine.  A new cleanser, new lotion, and new products that I’ve never invested in before.  The results?  My skin is LOVING it!  My face has never felt more soft, looked more bright, or been as smooth!

The most important thing for me when looking for new products to use, were the ingredients.  I try to use as many all natural products as possible.  I also have combination skin and get pretty oily in the t-zone.  Thankfully, I found a brand that was both all natural and right for my skin.  And that brand would be AVEDA!  For the first time in forever, my skin feels FRESH!  

What I love most about these products is that they feel so light and airy on my skin.  I can layer all of the products I’m using without feeling like I just caked a bunch of stuff on my face.  Another thing I’ve been loving about these products is how they’re making my skin look.  I can tell such a HUGE difference already.  Previously, even on my “no makeup” days I would still wear powder.  With these new Aveda products, I can go completely makeup free! In fact, today I was out running errands with no makeup on, and this woman stopped me and asked what foundation I use!  My face is clear, looks bright and firm, and it’s glowing naturally!

So what products am I using?  My current morning skincare regimen as of right now includes:

Botanical Kinetics Creme Cleanser
Botanical Kinetics Hydrating Lotion
Tulasāra calm Serum
Daily Light Guard SPF 30

 If you're interested in where to purchase any of these products, click HERE

Botanical Kinetics Creme Cleanser
In the a.m. and p.m., smooth over damp face and throat, rinse with warm water and pat dry.

Improve the comfort level of daily facial cleansing with a rich creme that removes surface dirt and impurities. Extra-mild on skin with plant-derived oils.
• gently dissolves makeup and impurities
• leaves skin feeling soft, supple and comfortable
• for normal to dry skin
• dermatologist-tested

Botanical Kinetics Hydrating Lotion
Press into skin after cleansing a.m. and p.m.

Instantly pump up your hydration levels for plump, dewy skin.
• spiked with nutrient-rich algae
• instantly boosts skin's moisture
• prepares skin for your next layer, serum or moisturizer
• lightweight liquid texture
• dermatologist-tested
• non-acnegenic
• for all skin types
• 99% naturally derived*

Tulasāra™ calm concentrate
Apply a.m. and p.m. before moisturizing.

• instantly calms and hydrates to help restore skin's natural balance. Gives skin an immediate cooling sensation.
• diminishes the look of redness over time
• helps strengthen and restore skin's natural protective barrier to improve skin's resilience
• contains more than one-hundred thousand red raspberry plant stem cells known for their restorative powers
• dermatologist-tested
• non-acnegenic
• for all skin types

Daily light guard™ defense fluid broad spectrum spf 30
The final step in your morning skin care ritual.

• non-chemical 100% mineral-derived sunscreen technology: advanced coating technology makes zinc oxide and titanium dioxide glide on sheer and smooth as they provide UVA/UVB protection
• with plant-derived pollution defense: kukui seed oil helps strengthen skin's natural environmental barrier, while an anti-oxidant blend with ginger extracts helps defend against free radical damage
• dermatologist-tested
• non-acnegenic
• for all skin types

• 74% naturally derived*

Believe me when I say that I am so passionate about these Aveda products!  The ingredients, the smell, the benefits, the results!  You can pick up these products for yourself, at any Mark Pardo Salon in Albuquerque!

I hope you enjoyed this blog!  I'll be sharing my my nighttime skincare routine soon, so stay tuned! 



I get all of my beauty services done at Mark Pardo in Albuquerque! I absolutely LOVE MP! I've been getting my hair colored there for over 7 years!  They took me from brunette to blonde so effortlessly... I trust them with my life!  I truly believe in the brand and wouldn't be sharing unless I was extremely passionate about the products and services!  If you're in the Albuquerque area, check them out!