All Natural Skin Care for Younger Looking Skin

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Moms, we are tired, often running on little sleep and still dreaming of being able to look our best. It sometimes feels impossible. Take a little time for yourself by trying one of our beauty expert's favorite products that are all natural and proven to make skin feel amazing!

While I jokingly refer to my bangs as my "natural botox," the truth is I am borderline obsessed (in a totally healthy way, I promise) with finding as many options for "natural botox" as I possibly can when it comes to skin care products. The more I research, the more excited I get, and the more my vanity of goodies grows. 

However, over the last few months, I feel as though I have stumbled upon some true Holy Grail, Ride or Die, age defying gems. I have been one those lucky gals that not only is aging with fine lines and wrinkles BUT have also been battling breakouts like I'm still 13. Not too sure what that's about, and I'm pretty certain it's not fair...but then again, like I tell my kids...What is fair, right?

But, that's okay, because like I said, these products (more specifically, the key ingredients) are changing my life, my fine lines and even my breakouts, and I can't wait to share them all with you!

Acure Argan Unscented Facial Cleansing Wipes: We waste a TON of water washing our faces, and here in California, we simply don't have the water to waste. So I begin my facial routine with the best natural makeup removing wipes I've ever used! Not only are these free from all the toxic junk ingredients but they also are amazing at removing makeup, even stubborn mascara! I take just a few seconds (if I'm wearing makeup, which let's be honest, with 4 kids isn't as often as it used to be), to do a little pre-cleaning before the master cleanse.

Andalou Natural Brightening Cleanser: I'm pretty certain I will never love another cleanser as much as I love this one. Every time I've strayed to test out another, my skin gets mad and life won't settle until I bring this one back into the routine. This cleanser is definitely not boyfriend material, it's marriage material...for life. With meyer lemon, vitamin c and manuka honey, (all holy grail ingredients I die for), this cleanser is the ultimate for brightening, clarity, tone and texture. It's even amazing at keeping breakouts at bay! (manuka honey is incredibly helpful with acne!) I use one pump, day and night, and take my time massaging it into my skin so that I do my best to truly get the most out of the cleansers benefits.

Beauty Shelf Konjac Sponge: After I've cleansed and rinsed, I bring in the finishing cleansing touch. This little facial cleansing sponge is going to be your new BFF, as I honestly don't know how I ever lived without it. Gently exfoliate, detoxify and balance your skin each time you wash and watch your acne, blackheads, rosacea, excema, dermatitis & psoriasis become a thing of the past! {20% coupon: Use the code "KSPONGES'} Plus, they're hearts. How cute is that?

Andalou Natural Brightening Toner: This toner is awesome because it targets hyperpigmentation and UV damage, balances proper Ph levels & removes any last traces of cleanser or makeup.

Andalou Naturals Brightening Serum: Now that I'm cleansed and toned, my skin is primed and ready to soak in the benefits of a vitamin infused serum. This serum, which is a skin care must have, has Vitamin C & Tumeric which work together to tighten, brighten and lighten the skin, making you look younger with every application! While you can use this day or night, I just apply each morning before moisturizer since I have other goodies to play with it night!

Andalou Naturals Daily Defense Day Moisturizer: Perfect for sensitive skin, this lightweight moisturizer has quickly become one of my ultimates. Not only does it battle UV and environmental damage, but it works against fine lines and wrinkles as well. (The sensitive rose line as also to die for!)

Derma Roller (Collagen Induction Therapy): After cleansing at night, about 2 times a week, I have a little session with the Derma Roller. Okay, I'll be honest, this little contraption freaked me out a little when my sister first began telling me about it. But, because we're in the anti-aging obsession together, I knew I needed to give it at least one good shot. Even my husband, when he took one look at all the little needles, immediately followed me to the bathroom to supervise my little research project. But, oh my word. Let me just tell you, one session with the my derma roller, and I was hooked. It absolutely did NOT hurt, and while it does make your skin appear as though you spent all day in the sun, I have been amazed at how it has worked to fade my sun spots and acne scars in such a short time. This scary looking device is a must have because it reduces and eliminates wrinkles, scars, fine lines, cellulite, stretch marks, and hyper-pigmentation. Plus, it works to increase natural collagen production and skin elasticity, which if you can't tell by now, is exactly what I'm working to do. The experts suggest this practice a few times a week, making sure after each session, you ONLY follow up with products that don't contain parabens or other carcinogenics in the ingredients. (See the next three products for good suggestions!)

Radha Rosehip Seed Oil: In the evening, after I've cleansed and toned, it's time for the most amazing Rosehip Oil. This oil, you guys, is a true gift from Jesus. We all NEED this oil in our lives (along with a good Vitamin C serum), to really see BIG changes in our skin. This non greasy, super light "dry" oil works to make fine lines visibly reduced and will make your skin immediately look brighter and more radiant. This miracle oil is amazing for wrinkles, scars, rashes, acne scars, dry skin, dermatitis, age spots, psoriasis, eczema, hyper-pigmentation, and sun damage, just to name a few. I seriously want to BATHE in this oil.

Palmetto Collagen Booster or Pura D'or Vitamin C: As we age, collagen production slows, which basically just means we get saggier and duller and older looking. No bueno. But that's where Vitamin C literally saves the day. By applying topical Vitamin C serums, we can once again stimulate collagen bringing back the light and bright and plump (the good kind) back into our skin. According to Dr. Oz, we can drop a decade (off our skin, not our life...sorry girls) by simply introducing this serum into our skin care routine.

Beenigma: This cream, which is all the rage among beauty YouTubers, lifts, plumps, and reduces fines lines (are we noticing a theme here with these products???). Beenigma is infused with bee venom (so don't use if you're allergic to bees!), manuka honey and shea butter which will not only transform your skin but will also fight our breakouts as well! And with this product, my routine is done, and I can sleep peacefully knowing that I've done everything I can, short of the real botox, to keep my skin younger (in the non breakout way), firmer, and well cared for.

Okay, so these are my life changing skin care essentials, what are yours? Get involved!!!

Blessings,

Summer

Summer Saldana

Summer is one of those women who certainly isn’t trying to hide anything — except maybe what is behind her beloved bangs. She is refreshingly open about her mommy meltdowns (she has 2 children, but one is strong willed, so it’s more like 4), her faith, and her obsession with bargain shopping and makeup/skincare hauls. But, whether it’s through writing, speaking, or the missions work her & her family do, Summer’s greatest passion is connecting with others. And she does this by being open and honest, all while trying to find the humor and lesson in it all.