Friday, July 16, 2010

3 Daily Steps to Perfect Skin!

Here's my daily skin routine and what I use to get my skin in great shape!

I went through a bad year or so with horrible skin....I changed a few things, and use different products, stop using some other ones...and voila!My skin is back to shiny, smooth goodness again.

so here's what I do everyday:
(i took this picture at Whole Foods, my go to health store, yesterday when re-stocking on this!)
I use Burt's Bees Citrus Facial Scrub, EVERYDAY! I wash my face with it in the shower, it is gentle enough to use everyday.
When I ran out, or when I've tried other scrubs, they contain too many  "bad" oils, or lanolin, or mineral oil, all which make me break out.

TO REMOVE MAKE-UP, I'm going to do a video on the eye make-up remover I make, made from Olive Oil. It works wonders and is so good for your skin.

After I wash my face, I dry it and apply moisturizer.
I have a couple favorites:

One is a little too pricey, but it's so DIVINE...it's actually called, Immortelle Divine Cream from L'Occitane. (It is their BEST SELLER!) L'Occitane uses all natural ingredients, never tests on animals, and the essential oils in this cream, made my skin look AMAMZING! I received a free jar in my prize box from winning the ELLE Video Star contest, and I haven't been able to afford to buy a new jar yet, it's $95! But if you wanna see the most amazing skin you'll ever have, and if you're worried about aging ~ this is the CUPCAKES, baby!

What I have been using for months now is: Exuberance, it's the: She's So Lovely Rose Daily Moisturizer. Exuberance is made with mostly all organic ingredients, and definitely all natural! It comes in a beautiful pump dispenser which is very sanitary, love that! It is a great daily moisturizer that just makes your skin glow! IT travels with me everywhere, well except for when the bottle broke during one of my travels...I was so sad, but now I've got a new bottle and I'm good to "glow"!

NOW FOR MY "SECRET" (well, I guess not since I talk about it in a video, ha ha ha) MOISTURIZING TRICK:

After I've moisturized...AND ONLY AT NIGHT (you don't want to put this on, and then try to put make-up on...it'll me a melty mess! ha ha ha), I put it on at night after I've washed my face:

I glide on a layer of ALBA Un-Petroleum, over my moisturizer to seal in the moisturizer and provide the most deeply moisturizing power ever! It is all natural, contains no PARABENS, or mineral oil (which is the result of making petrol products like gasoline, yuck!) This is the ultimate skin-multi-tasking-moistutrizer! Put in on your nails or feet for perfect looking manicure / pedicures! I apply a little to dry, chapped lips, to soften them up really well. AND DEFINITELY SLAP A BIG HELPING AROUND THE EYE AREA, to keep those wrinkles away! I can't tell you how I love this stuff, and it's super cheap!

LAST BUT NOT LEAST....MY SUPER SKIN TRICK!
My LEMON FACE SCRUB...I was even in a hotel, and my skin was having a horrible reaction to some moisturizer I had to by at CVS, because I had forgotten my whole "beauty bag" at home, and I quickly got some lemon slices for the tea in the room, some sugar packets, whipped up a little scrub, rubbed it over my skin for a few seconds...and instantly my skin looked and felt better!
So here it is again! I love this!



Now you know how to get the glow! Hope my tips and tricks help you want to show off your your face even more!
huge love and glowing skin... Kandee

46 comments:

Stavroula said...

I'm totally in love with the lemon face scrub!! :) So efficient and yet so cheap!! ;)

drugstoreandbargainlover

Kat O said...

You have amazing skin - I must try the Burt's Bees scrub!
Kat x Click&Make-Up

Tiffany said...

DO u have any tips on acne scars? Like how to get rid of them or fade the redness?

Ana said...

I will definitely try this lemon scrub, cause I have also some bad days when it comes to my skin care routine :)...Thank you for your advice!!

Carolyne said...

Do you still use the Dermanew microdermabrasion?
xoxo

Dilek said...

I have tried the lemon scrub, it is perfect!

Janu said...

I love the lemon sugar scrub!
I use it every other day and what a difference it's made...and it tastes good too!! Thanks Kandee!
Christine
xoxo

Tiffani Watson said...

I want to try out the exuberance moisturizer, but the shipping is outrageous! Unless I'm doing something wrong at checkout. Their website is kind of messed up a little. Do you know of any other places to purchase Exuberance? I want to come see you in Chicago sooooo bad! I live about 2 hours away--not bad at all. Will there be a chance to win a seat? :)

Dimitra said...

I saw that video two days ago and I immediately tried it! All over my face and body aswell!!!!!!!! A M A Z I N G results!!!!!!!!!!!!! <3

Maryam said...

omg i use olive oil for my makeup and removes perfectly and love the sugar and lemon scrub great for the skin u should do more tutorials on skin stuff

Tanna said...

Yay! i'm so glad you're going to do a make up remover vid for the eyes! My eyes are super sensitive and go red really easy from eye make up removers so i have yet to find one i really like!

My Name is A. said...

I'm going to try out that burt's bees product! I keep hearing great reviews on it.

http://lifeinscribblez.blogspot.com/

niea999 said...

Hi Kandee,
I have a request.

for some months now, my nails are going so bad and worst and worst..

maybe it's the weather (I'm now living in Japan but I'm from France, and everytime I go back home, my hair stops growing but my nails seems going stronger)
but now, they are just totally..flabby..
they split in an almost scary way.. I used post trauma nail Treatment by Revlon, and creams, but.. I'm all day on bicycle and working with books and boxes well.. nothing to help the situation, then !
I don't know what to do..

If you have good advices.. I'm waiting for ^^

Have a wonderful day !

Charmina said...

Hey Kandee I just wanna say that I love your blog and wanna tell you that it's not only tur skin that is glowing it's YOU! I have a question for you, during time I've got dark circles arund my eyes. It does'nt seem to bed bloodvessels under the skin around the eyearea that some aother people have. They are more blue in color and my cirles are brownish. I know my father have some serious dark circles around his eyes and wonder if I inhertied them?! I serious need help to get rid of them. I cant seem to find a good consealer that covers and match my skintone (It's olive) but most of all I wanna get rid of the circles...do you have any tips? Love all the way from Sweden... /Yessi

pammiedoodle said...

I am looking forward to your eye makeup remover DIY. I LOOOOVE that kind of stuff!!

hopstar72 said...

I love the sugar, lemon scrub. It's awesome:)

Kandee = you-so-wise:)

preparationmeetingopportunity said...

Again, that lemon scrub is some crazy goodness. My skin is soft and smooth and it smelled like lemonade for hours after I applied it! Yay for sharing!

Leah said...

Great tips! Do you have any for body breakouts? Im dressing too warm for summer weather bc I'm embarrassed about my shoulders. :-(

ashley arcane said...

Thanks for the great tips! Would you recommend the same products for oily skin? Mine's terrible! It won't stay matte for the life of me, and continues to break out. :(

**"Liza"** said...

This are aawsome tips kandee. I will try that burts bees scrub. My skin has been horrible lately I think because of all the stress that Iv been having lately. I tried your lemon scrub and works like a charm for me atleast..

erynash said...

Kandee, I just wanted to tell you that I think you are soooo AMAZING!! I love watching all your videos and you are so different in your own little ways, I learn allot from you and you inspire me in so many ways other than makeup!! Keep up the amazing work that you do, me and my little sister watch all your videos and just love you!!!I seriously don't understand how anyone could hate on you? What is there to hate?
XOXO Ashlee

Nichole said...

I have the most sensitive skin ever. If I use soap or face wash or anything, my skin totally dries out. I have found the best thing to use. You probably wouldn't have thought to use it, but it totally makes sense. Ready for it????
Baby Shampoo.
It's tearless, so it's amazing for taking off eye makeup and it's super for sensitive skin. I get complements on how nice my skin is all the time.
For lotion? I also use, you guessed it, baby lotion!
Just thought I should let you in on my secret.

Pass The Glam ! said...

Kandee ...... I am going to try the Alba... I LOOOOOOOOOVE their lotions ..... the best ever !!!! I have not done much on my very first blog ever (but if you check it out please give me some cc!! :D )

Kristen said...

Kandee, I've been using that lemon facial scrub since you posted that video and my skin has improved SO much. It's like a miracle worker! Thanks so much for sharing your secret(s)!

Natasha said...

I'm gonna try this scrub on my legs! heh I have the most awful aligator, snake whatever you wanna call it skin on my legs. sooo dry. I tried an oil from India that made it softer, but not smooth and i,m kinda lazy to use it cause its a pretty strong smell and its greasy. I'll let u know if the lemon works. please work :)

@nichole I occasionally use baby lotion to remove make-up. Really gets it off and moisturises at the same time.

Gena B. said...

I have to try your lemon scrub!

http://asofterversion.blogspot.com

Yvaine said...

Hey Kandee, great post as usual! I'm so happy to read you talking about organic materials and paraben- and mineral oils-free products!!! I'm from Greece and here only few people know about these ingredients. In fact, you need to search a lot to find cosmetic products without them (I personally found more than one "organic" and "natural" products with parabens!). So I'm really thankful to learn about good products from an expert!!
Love, Yvaine.

Stacy said...

If people are going to use lemon on their faces PLEASE remember to wear sunscreen!!! The oils in citrus make skin more sensitive to the sun.

Also thanks for the info on the un-petroleum ! I'm a big fan of alba and had NO idea they made that stuff! Yay! My hands and feet say thank you also! ; )

Stacy said...

Oh and about that EVOO makeup remover...

What would/could you use to remove waterproof makeup that's natural? I've been using Pond's or straight baby oil, cause it's cheaper, and I hate it.

Thanks!

capperson said...

I love your lemon scrub! And I def need to try the burt's bees :)

Also do you have any tips on how to fade scars on your face and/or cover them up? I recently was on some medication that caused me to get sun poison on my nose after being outside for just 30 minutes late in the evening grilling and now I have a huge scar on my nose :(

threechicks and a blog said...

I just HAD to try the lemon scrub....It actually is GREAT!!!

Michelle St. Darling said...

Hi Kandee,
Love your tips and tricks! I too am a beauty blogger! I'm a freelance hairstylist and wanted to let you know I linked to your lemon trick in a blog that I just wrote! check out my blog at michellestdarling.blogspot.com

Kind Regards,
Michelle St. Darling

Tonya said...

I was wondering if this routine is good for oily skin. I don't know about the jelly, I wash my face and wake up in the morning and I'm an oil slick. What do I do?

Pink Glitter Rock'n Roll said...

Love this... Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU for sharing. XO.

Panda, Panda! said...

Got the ALBA un-petrolium, works great!

Thank you for all the great tips and product suggestions!

Waiting for the St.Tropez bronzer to come in the mail. Hope it works and looks good on my ultra-pale skin!

philippians4:4 said...

Hi Kandee,
I want to try this to help clear up my skin. One question, if it gets rid of freckles or sunspots would it also fade a natural tan? I seriously just started to finally get one.
could you let me know some how?
thanks,

Misscat said...

I cant wait to try the lemon face scrub!

kettlekitty said...

HELP!!!!!!!!!! I have Laugh lines and I am really self conscious about them. What can I do to get rid of them. I don't want botox or any fillers such as this. I sing so I have to wear stage makeup and I find that my foundation just seeps into my wrinkle and makes them worse. Please help me!!!!

Necole B. said...

Trying out organic products, including the citrus scrub... just to see if it helps better than non... I can definitely feel a difference. Thanks for your tips!

VAL said...

THX FOR THE LEMON SCRUB INFO I TRIED IT AND LIKE IT. WHAT IS YOUR OPINION ON CLINIUQE 3 STEP SYSTEM AND THERE MAKE UP??????? I,VE BEEN USING THE SUPER FIT MAKE-UP BUT IT DOES NOT SEEM TO BE COVERING AS WELL AS IT USE TO?????

Panda, Panda! said...

Tried the lemon scrub, it's great!

Also have been using the Alba un-petrolium this works great too!

Got the St.Tropez tanning mousse today and I am amazed! Did not make my pale skin look orange at all! Very nice! I also like the way it smells! So fancy!

Thank you for sharing your products and tips!

Kandee, by the way have you tried the St. Ives scrubs and masks? They are usually between $3-5 at Wal Mart; I have found these work well for my oily skin.

Cheap and Easy said...

I am trying this trick out! I even posted a video of my mishap/experiment lol

I also linked to you in my blog post... I hope this is ok

Necole E. Bluhm said...

Kandee, I just wanted to let you know that I love this regimen! In just a week, my skin has significantly improved!! All that remains are the obvious spots of evil acne (that will vanish eventually). I love the effectiveness and I LOVE how it doesn't feel like I am wearing anything. It even makes less conscious and wear gobs of foundation (of which I could live without).
I love your tips, I love your personality and I love that you give me the tools to make me beautiful!
Thank you.

Bre said...

So... I haven't seen any replies from Kandee... I'm sure she's super busY, but can anyone help me out with some tips for a natural eye moisturizer/cream? I don't usually put lotion on my face at night cuz i'm prone to breakouts (currently i use cetaphil spf 15 during the day), should i be???? help! please!

raymond said...

These blogs are AMAZING!

laurika said...

thanks for the tips Kandee...you have an amazing skin...here in my country i don't have this products but i use Yves Rocher Products..are amazing...the products are 100% naturals...the website is:www.yvesrocher.com ..try it girls !!! thank you Kandee for all...pupici pupici

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