Coconut Oil Facial Scrub: this scrub is incredible - it works to exfoliate your skin using raw coconut sugar and I swear, my skin has never felt as smooth and refreshed as it does after I exfoliate with this scrub. A lot of exfoliants can be drying, and warn to only apply to small areas/not to use it more than 1-2 times a week but the beauty of coconut oil is that it's SO hydrating. You could use this scrub as much as you want/need and not have to worry about losing moisture. These warm months when we're out in the sun (most especially!) you need even more added moisture than normal and the coconut water helps keep balance in your skins hydration levels.
Hydrating Facial Mask: it's no secret that I have a serious face mask obsession - and the only con about this facial mask is that I didn't start using it sooner! This mask is meant to replenish and restore your skins natural glow by conditioning your skin using coconut oil. I swear that coconut oil is magic, because this stuff seriously works. If you follow me on Instagram, you likely saw that I took a weekend trip down south last weekend. I brought this mask with me and thank God I did - it worked wonders on my sunburned (oops!) skin. I was soaking up as much sun as possible (I wore sunscreen!) since I was at the beach for a short time and my skin really needed all of the hydration possible during that short time. I've been using this mask daily since my trip and I didn't even peel from the sunburn on my forehead AT. ALL. I still can't believe it!
Cleansing Balm: since these products work best when used together (as any line of products does), this cleanser has been on repeat for me! It's creamy but doesn't leave your face oily and a little bit goes such a long way. So at the already super affordable $7.95, it'll last a LONG time! It's great for removing leftover makeup and I mean really can we talk about the amazing, coconut scent?! I'm in love, for real.
Luminous Hydration Facial Oil: if you have problematic skin, are recovering from harsh winter temperatures or really just need a great way to repair your skin and bring back your natural glow, this face oil will do that for you. I've always used coconut oil as a way to hydrate my skin but this Palmer's oil is curated with 9 of the most pure and precious oils to really hydrate your skin. I naturally have a bit of redness in my cheeks and this face oil always helps reduce that redness when I need it the most. There's nothing better than a dewy, glowing look to your skin and this really does just that! It's also amazing because it doesn't make your face oily at all - in fact it helps contain your skins natural oils to prevent your face from looking shiny.
Facial Moisturizer: you know that amazing first bite of your favorite dessert or food? That's what this moisturizer feels like for your skin. And yes, I just compared food to my skincare products, HA! #foodieforlife ;) During my 7 day challenge I used this both in the morning and at night and I really can't believe that it's made such a great difference in a matter of a week. I really, REALLY can't believe how amazing it smells!
1. Drink more water. I have always loved water and luckily drink a LOT of it. In fact, I hate soda and water is all I'll drink on a regular basis. The more water you drink, the better your skin will appear and of course, the healthier you'll be too. I can't stress this one enough although it may be blatantly obvious!
2. Increase your Vitamin C intake. This one is huge too - making sure you get your daily value of Vitamin C helps your skin immensely. There's lots of foods that have great sources of Vitamin C in them, but taking the actual vitamin works too. I've been working on adding more Vitamin C enriched foods to my meals to help boost my skins glow along with using my Palmer's products lately and I really never realized just how many foods have Vitamin C - mind, blown!
3. Use cooler water in the shower. It may sound sort of miserable, but you don't need a freezing cold shower. Hot water is actually really bad for your skin - it takes your skins natural oils away and is said to open your pores up. I always take a normal temperature shower but for the last 2-3 minutes of my shower, I turn the water so it's a bit cooler. Colder water closes your pores and is one of the healthiest, simplest things you can do for your skin. The good news is now that the weather is warming up, it isn't so hard (in fact it feels SO good!) to take cooler showers.