Steamy Skin Care Items

Lately I’ve been considering going to esthetician school sometime in the future. It’s something I’ve thought about for years, and I can’t quite make up my mind. I used to have bad skin when I was a teenager, into my early twenties. I never had absolute horrible skin, but I generally always had hormonal acne no matter what time of the month it was. My complexion started to get better when I began getting regular facials at a local esthetician school in Springfield. That’s when started to get into skin care and became more aware of how I was treating my skin and what I was putting on it.

When I started my flight attendant job I began to wear more makeup than I usually would, since it’s a requirement for the job. I started trying new makeup techniques and watching Youtube tutorials and became a bit makeup obsessed, I suppose. I’m also interested in microblading, lash extensions, massage, cool sculpting, microdermabrasion, microneedling and many other skills that estheticians learn. I don’t know if it’s something I should pursue, or just keep it as an interest/hobby. Anyway, those are some of the thoughts on my mind today.

Today I’d love to share a few things I purchased that I’m loving for my skin!

Facial Steamer

Who said steamers were just for vegetables?! I bought this baby at TJ Maxx a while back, and my sister and I have loved using it. It makes your skin dewy and moisturized! I used it the other day and then used a sheet mask and it was glorious.  I like to steam while watching The Handmaid’s Tale.

Jade Roller

Jade rollers may be a little woo woo for you, I understand completely.  I actually really like mine! (I bought it in on Amazon, and I did purchase one made with real jade.)  Jade rolling can help with lymphatic drainage, reducing under eye darkness, increasing circulation, decreasing fine lines and wrinkles, and can help skincare product absorption.  I like to use it in the morning when my face is a little puffy from sleeping.  I’ve been using it chilled out of the refrigerator and it feels really nice and soothing on the face.  Jade Rolling has been used for centuries in ancient Chinese medicine, and jade supposedly draws out negative energy and balances your ‘chi.’ 🙂

Dry Brush

I heard about dry brushing a few months ago and I’m giving it a shot.  Dry brushing is the practice of brushing the skin daily with a soft but firm brush.  Dry brushing sweeps away dead skin cells, improves skin appearance, supports digestion, and stimulates the lymphatic system.  The light pressure against your skin and the direction in which you brush helps move lymph fluid into the lymph nodes so this waste can then be eliminated.  Your body naturally does this, but dry brushing speeds up the process whilst boosting circulation, and delivering oxygenated blood to the skin and other organs, which helps them do their jobs.  I bought mine at Walmart.

Trader Joe’s Rose Water Facial Toner

I heard about this toner via Instagram, I believe. As I was purchasing it, the cashier said, “We got that back in stock today – we’ve been out for weeks!” Then I did some research and found out it’s a hot commodity at Trader Joe’s and sells out frequently.  I guess I got lucky the day I went!  I think it’s nice and it feels like the same formula as the Mario Badescu Rosewater.  I added a little rosehip oil to the spray to add even more hydration.  Oooh.

D.I.Y. Tan Customizable Self-Tan Drops

I thought these drops from Bath & Body Works were really cool! My sister bought them for my birthday. You mix them into your favorite moisturizer and boom – you become an instant bronzed goddess.

Lotion Brush

Speaking of bronzed goddess, in all my years of applying self tanner, I’ve always asked someone to help me put it on my back, or have attempted to do it myself, which results in a splotchy mess. Why did I never think to look for such a tool!  How helpful!  I’m an idiot for just now discovering this.  I bought mine from Walmart.

What are you loving lately when it comes to skincare and beauty??


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