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October 19, 2020
Today I’m sharing my top ten must-have beauty products – and they’re all from Amazon! From skincare products to haircare items, you’ve got to check out these faves!
There are soooo many beauty products out there on the market, it can be overwhelming trying to sort through and decide what you need and what you don’t. I have tried my fair share of them over the years, as I’m sure a lot of us have!
Today I wanted to share with you my top 10 must-have beauty products – items I have been using time and again for quite a while now. That’s the true test of a good beauty product – is it something that you want to come back to again and again to use? In the case of these products, the answer has been a big yes for me, and so I wanted to share these recommendations with you too! The best part? they are all easily available on Amazon! Scroll down to see the products and why each of them is a must-have for my beauty routine!
Makeup primer is a must, and I love this one. I love that it a little goes a long way, I can easily reorder on Amazon, and that it is natural, organic and cruelty-free.
There is nothing better than a good soak, and this pregnant lady loves it even more than usual! I usually do a combo of this lavender hypoallergenic bubble bath by The Honest Company and these lavender salts from the Midwest Sea Salt Company. A little bit goes a long way, I find that they are easy to dissolve, and the aroma is so relaxing!
I absolutely love my micro-roller by Stacked Skincare! Micro-rolling at home is a cost-effective way to achieve some of the results you can get with micro-needing by a dermatologist (although it is definitely not a replacement; but it is more affordable). You can read all about it in this piece over at Glamour. I have temporarily stopped micro-rolling while pregnant because it does carry some risks, such as infection. (As always, consult with your own dermatologist!) But I can’t wait to restart after baby girl is born!
This is my everyday facial moisturizer, and let me tell you – it works great for hydration. I find thats my skin is normally very dry (although it’s been all over the place during pregnancy), and even more-so when I’m traveling (see #5 below!). Neutrogena’s Hydroboost Gel gives me a ton of moisture and keeps my skin soft. And the best part? Hyaluronic acid is a natural product made in the body and dermatologists say it is safe during pregnancy. (You should always consult with your doctor when making decisions about using products while pregnant, of course!)
As I mentioned earlier, my skin gets pretty dry sometimes. Especially during air travel, where airplane cabins can have a humidity of 20%, and your skin likes to live between 40-70%! I started learning all about the effects of travel on your skin when I visited Walt Disney World last year and had my facial hydration tested at the Kiehl’s store in Disney Springs… only to find out my moisture content was 18%. 18! The guy who tested it said he had never seen such a low number 😀 (for reference, it should be closer to 50%.) So as soon as I got home I made it my mission to hydrate, especially when traveling. I love this portable moisture analyzer because it’s easy and quick to use and small enough to easily pop into my toiletry bag – for on-the-go moisture testing!
I’ve also been regularly using vitamin C in my skincare routine every night, because it has a lot of benefits for your skin. These include brightening of the skin and triggering acceleration of the production of collagen and elastin in the skin. I typically apply before my moisturizer and it’s great that I can still use it in pregnancy. (As always – talk to your doctor for recommendations!) I had previously been using a retinol-based topical as well, so for now it will be just this vitamin C serum!
This lady likes her mani/pedis (as my husband will attest to – I mean who doesn’t want hot stones rubbed all over their calves every now and then?), but I don’t always have time to run to the salon to have them taken off when I want to giver my nails a break from the routine. I used to do the soaking method where you would use tinfoil pieces and cotton balls and soak them in acetone, however, I thought to myself one day – how wasteful! One trip to Amazon.com, eight bucks, and two days later I had my own set of reusable clips for when I want to take my own mani off at home. They also stay one way better than the foil!
If you don’t have this wet brush, how are you even brushing your post-shower hair?! I use this most days regardless of whether I have wet hair or not, but I really love using it post-shower because it helps to detangle without knotting my hair into a mess. It also helps to speed up the blow-drying process with all those holes. Win-win!
Satin hair ties are a non-negotiable must-have for sleeping. I’ve got to have my hair up and out of my face and neck area when I sleep, but I tend to toss and turn. I started throwing my hair up into a high pony at night with one of these scrunchies and it allows me to loosely tie away my hair while preventing that annoying (and uncomfortable!) “hair bump” from regular pony tail holders. ‘Nough said!
I’ve been trying to be more environmentally-conscious with the decisions I make with everyday products and routines, and recently have stopped using disposable makeup wipes. I’ve replaced them with these machine-washable reusable makeup pads instead, and I use them with my favorite bareMinerals Mineral Cleansing Water (love love love!). I love that the natural bamboo fibers make them really soft, and I just throw them in the washer in one of my delicates bags for easy cleaning!
If I’ve missed anything, let me know below – what are your must-have beauty products from Amazon?
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