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This post was sponsored by VIIcode and I received free product for review. As always, opinions are my own!

Aside from the skin woes I mentioned yesterday, I have been way better over the past few years about preventative care for my fair skin. SPF is a must, as well as a moisturizer. But I’ve been neglecting my eyes! That is until VIIcode reached out to me asking if I would like to try their oxygen eye cream. And now I’m wondering why I left my eyes alone for so long when I can get what feels like a spa treatment right at home, especially if you try to turn your beauty routine into a ritual, like I do!

Make sure to start with a clean face, then gently massage your under eye with the crescent activation strip. Honestly, I was tempted to skip this step, but whether this was psychosomatic or not, I really did feel like the cells under my eyes were coming alive! It’s sometimes good to follow instructions, no?

After the little message, just dab a tiny bit of the VIIcode T2 Oxygen Eye Cream (VII pronounced ‘vee two’) under your eyes. Oh my goodness it smelled and felt so good from first opening. The cream has no greasy feeling to it, but a nice thickness. It makes sense that it smells so good because of the key ingredients:

  • Elderberries: Antioxidant content maintains the skin cells, leaving you with glowing, younger skin
  • Jojoba Oil: Not only firms and keeps your skin hydrated, but also useful in lessening the appearance of skin wrinkles. Rich in antioxidants, which help regenerate the skin cells.
  • Evening Primrose: Boosts blood circulation, which is helpful to treat tired skin and eyes and is especially effective in removing wrinkles.

VIIcode T2 Oxygen Eye Cream c/o

Using this stuff is literally giving your skin the royal treatment. Apparently, Napoleon Bonaparte’s wife, Josephine, is said to have used this same luxurious formula, developed more than 250 years ago.

History lesson aside, I fully endorse this eye cream. While I’m not seeing a significant difference in dark circles per say, my very sensitive eyes love the stuff, and they feel brighter and tighter. I’m tempted to use it all over my face, but I want to treasure my little bottle of VIIcode T2 Oxygen Eye Cream and make it last.

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…charcoal that is. I’ve been naughty- to my skin. Let me explain.

Just when my skin was happy, soft, and clear… I messed up. I read a blog post from a British blogger about a Korean BB cream with tea tree oil in it. I was intrigued, as tea tree oil is supposed to be very good for the skin. I found it on Amazon for under $10 and decided to give it a go, even though I was perfectly happy with my Neutrogena Healthy Skin Enhancer  for every day.

Ladies, if I teach you nothing else in the whole of this entire blog- let me tell you that once you find something that works for your skin, don’t mess with it! Especially if the ingredients are in another language because who the heck knows what I was doing to myself.

I went from having skin complimented by makeup friends to the return of the cystic acne all over my chin and neck. It’s horrible. I call it uggo-face and I feel like I’m back in middle school. And my stubborn ass just FINALLY threw the stuff away because I didn’t want to waste it. Yes. I KEPT using it like an idiot until I finally started getting itchy hives on top of the breakout. No. More.

I told you yesterday about my online Etsy community. I have found some of the nicest little extras for Christmas from that group, but I also went to these makers with my skin problem. Not only did I receive a bunch of product suggestions, but an aesthetician also answered my plea for help. She said to monitor my stress levels, monitor my cycle (hormones have a lot to do with chin acne), pay attention to my diet, and watch my routine for talking on the phone more, etc. She also suggested a mask and an exfoliator one to two times a week.

Based on her suggestions for a routine and the recommendation of products from other Etsy sellers, I think I’ve come up with a new skincare routine. I’m wanting to go more natural with my skincare, because forget ingredients being in another language, even if they’re in English I don’t always know what they are and that’s probably not good.

Check out the products on my wish list to help get me glowing again:

Anti-Acne and Facial Cleansing Mask

Tea tree oil, Vitamin E, Honey, Cinnamon, Witch hazel

Activated Charcoal Scrub

organic Shea butter, sunflower oil, mango butter, colloidal oatmeal, activated charcoal

peppermint charcoal goats milk soap

EDTA, Triethanolamine, sorbitol, Titanium Dioxide, goats milk powder, Lauric acid, sodium hydroxide, aqua, coconut oil, palm oil, glycerin, peppermint essential, activated charcoal

Frankincense Face Cream

frankincense essential oil, meadowfoam oil, vitamin E, jojoba oil, citric acid and sunflower oil, goats milk

I can’t wait to try out my more natural skincare routine, and I’ll keep you updated on what works (hopefully all of it). Plus I love that I’m supporting small businesses and let’s be honest… the packaging is way cuter than anything you’d find at a drugstore!

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This post was sponsored by Crystal Secret LTD. Thank you for supporting the brands that keep The CaroLøve up and running!

Skin issues are normal. Irritated and problematic skin most often includes blackheads and whiteheads, acne and pimples. It can affect everyone, no matter the age, skin color or gender. Those  conditions mostly are caused by one small, dull and persistent skin bacteria, medically known as Propionibacterium. Hormonal changes in our body, poor diet and neglect of self-care and hygiene are also included but it is important to emphasize that these are all connected. Your body is a machine- make sure ALL the parts are working.

Getting enough sleep and having healthy diet can help you get to flawless skin. By healthy diet I mean eating raw food (vegetables and fruits) and drinking plenty of fluids. Going to bed with makeup on is a total no-no, and I keep face wipes in bulk so there are no excuses. I also don’t usually wear a ton of makeup, opting for the natural look most of the time- my fave Healthy Skin Enhancer and a little bit of mascara.

I think that giving your skin a healthy treat is an indulgence we can all afford. For example, peeling masks are one of the easy ways to have a perfect skin. Using a facial peel off mask once per week will help you remove dead skin cells and blackheads which in fact are clogged pores. My recommendation, and also a great experience would be the Crystal Secret Black Mask. The product can be found online here: https://www.thecrystalsecret.com/products/black-mask, and surprisingly with a reasonable price. You will notice the outcome the very first time you try it. All in all, my advice is going to be very short and sweet:

Sleep, Drink water and don’t forget to treat your skin!

 

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An issue with your skin can really alter both your look and the way you feel about yourself. Even a small issue can make you feel as though everyone is looking at you, watching you, honing in on that exact spot on your face that is making you feel embarrassed. Does that sound familiar? Of course, it does because we all experience this type of issue at one point or another.

You can go to bed in the evening with no blemish in sight and in the morning wake up with a face full of spots. Or, if you have been sunbathing the night before you might even wake up with an age spot.

Thankfully, there are options to deal with issues like this. So, let’s look at some of the fixes you can consider for common skin problems.

Anti-Aging Fading Serum

Vanquishing Age Spots

Yes, age spots are a nuisance and one that you may encounter if you spend too long lying underneath the sun, perhaps on your beach vacation. This leads to the discoloration of the skin and essentially the death of the skin cells leaving behind a nasty blemish. While you may hate seeing a mark like this on your face, it can be dealt with. To do so, you just need to look for a beauty product that is high in vitamin C.

The benefit of vitamin C is that it causes skin cells to replenish and replace quicker than usual. As such, it will lead to the blemish on your skin fading at a faster rate.

Blemish Face Oil for Acne Scar Treatment

Acne Scars

Anyone who has had acne will have at least a few scars from the condition on their face. The issue with this then is that even though acne is generally considered to be a pubescent issue, the effects can follow you long into adulthood. But again, there are treatment options like Dore Aesthetics. They can help rejuvenate your skin, smoothing over the scars and eradicated the issue completely.

Petechiae

Petechiae are annoying, harmless little red dots that appear on your skin and can be on your face. While annoying they are, virtually harmless. You don’t need to worry about them causing issues with your health, but they can look rather unpleasant, depending on how large they are and how many are there. They can be up to the size of a fingernail in diameter. They aren’t raised like acne but they are bright red and as such are very noticeable. Usually, these are caused by burst blood vessels.

That can happen due to a high level of strain on the body from an activity like lifting weights. The good news is that they can quickly be depleted with cold pressure. You just need to apply and ice bag to your face for ten minutes. If you do this, you should find that the redness disappears. If it doesn’t, and there are numerous red dots, you may want to contact a doctor. It could point to a more serious issue.

As you can see then for every complexion catastrophe, there is a solution. You don’t have to live your life embarrassed by the state of your skin.

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Your skin can be your biggest beauty feature or your biggest pet peeve. In a world where women are made to think that makeup is an absolute must – and where wearing makeup can be fun and pretty – more often or not, your skin takes a beating. Forgetting to go through a skin care routine once or twice might be okay, but not to do it at all is the worst thing. Not only can it clog up your pores creating those pimples everyone hates, but it can also age you prematurely and create blemishes and discoloration.

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Type of Skin

The first thing you need to do is recognize what sort of skin you have;

  • Oily skin is greasy, shiny and can have large pores.
  • Dry skin can be flakey, scaly and rough.
  • Combination skin can have both of the above, usually oily centers around the nose and forehead, and the dry skin stays on the cheeks and chin.
  • Sensitive skin can react to different products and can be a result of asthma or Rhodesia.

You should always buy products that are right for your skin type. If you’re unsure which, then ask a beautician or a trained someone at your drugstore of choice.

Skin Care Routine

A daily skin care routine doesn’t have to be complicated or time-consuming.

  • AM: wash your face with lukewarm water and pat dry with a clean towel – change your towel daily to avoid dabbing bacteria on your clean face. Washing first will rinse off the sleep and sweat from the night. Then apply a cleanser that is right for your skin type. Once this has been absorbed or washed off, continue with a toner, this helps to reduce any blemishes or discoloration. Next, apply a face moisturizer – these are different from what you would put on your body as it is lighter and conditioned to not clog up your pores.
  • PM: Wipe off your makeup with a makeup cloth or good old water – no soap and try not to scrub at your skin. Then repeat your morning routine, after your moisturizer has absorbed apply any particular skin treatment you might need. This might be some Marine collagen treatment or localized acne treatment.

Never go to bed with makeup on.

Makeup

When choosing your makeup make sure you avoid oil-based products, you want something water based and light for your skin. Again check if there are any that suit your skin type.

Apply an SPF primer before putting on your makeup, this helps to even out any blemishes and protects your pores from the worst of your makeup.

If you need to cover up, then use a green concealer for redness, purple for yellow undertones and peach or yellow for dark circles or bruising.

Avoid layering your makeup throughout the day, and try to not redo your makeup multiple times. The act of scrubbing clean your face and immediately applying chemicals will just irritate your skin.

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