Lately, skin care has been top of mind. During our last family trip, my sister was complaining about her under eye area and how she just couldn't get the crow's feet to stop. While I still think she looks great, I went looking for eye creams for her birthday, knowing that the gift would be well received. It also got me thinking about how I should probably take better care of my self just generally - I definitely need to moisturize more and not put off important appointments like the eye doctor.
When it comes to skin care, I think less is probably more and investing in moisturizers that don't have any probates/those that have natural ingredients is probably the best way to go.
These are the three I use: Indie Lee Squalane Oil, Burt's Bees Radiance Cream, and Kiehl's Ultra Facial Cream. The squalane oil is completely natural; Indie Lee is actually an incredible company that I recommend everyone check out. The oil itself is very intensely moisturizing. I like to use this in the winter and as an overnight moisturizer when my skin needs a little extra. A little bit also goes a long way. I don't use this as a moisturizer before I put on make up, and I don't think it's meant to be used that way.
The Burt's Bees cream is really great as a moisturizer overall - I actually use this on tricky spots that just get really dry, like under eyes, my forehead, and even my elbows. I was using it as a moisturizer before applying makeup as well, but it was feeling a little too heavy for this, especially in the summer.
I've only had the Kiehl's Ultra Facial Cream for about a week and a half, but I can already tell a difference - so much so that it's what inspired this post. I've been using this after washing my face/before applying makeup. Not only is it an awesome moisturizer, but when combined with a primer, it helps my makeup apply even better. Plus, my skin just generally looks better, something I am very happy about.
Update: My sister recently texted me that she LOVES the Indie Lee eye cream... which is awesome. So if you're searching high and low for an eye cream (there are SO MANY out there), the Indie Lee eye balm may be a good place to start.
That's all for today - have an amazing weekend!