let’s talk about the real MVP’s: Serums!

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I’m corny and I’m proud.

I love serum… can you tell? If you’re 25+ you could benefit from using a serum. There are SO many serums out there and they all claim to do different, amazing things for your skin! How do you choose just one or two?!

I use a day serum and a night serum. If that’s too complicated, you can always use one for both. However, I’m all about optimization. If I can use one product at night that will fight off the wrinkles or dig deep and detox, and use another product during the day that will make me glow and keep my skin from looking dull, I’m all about it!

Wakey – Wakey Prep Your Face-y

We keep it super corny over here.

Seriously though, serum is great before moisturizer. it’s one of those steps that some people skin simply because they don’t want so many steps in their morning or evening routines. Heres the thing, serum is for treating specific problems or issues. Think about it like this, your cleanser cleans your face and your moisturizer keeps it nice and hydrated. What do you do about fine lines, wrinkles, dark spots, acne, dry or dull skin? You have to treat it with something because cleaning and moisturizing are simply not enough (for me at least).

So what’s my daily dose of serum?

In the AM, I use a vitamin C serum and there’s about 3 that I have tried and LOVED.

The OLEHENRIKSEN Truth Serum is THE TRUTH. I like this stuff a lot. it’s not super heavy or oily going on and it makes a noticeable difference in my skin. I love anything that makes my skin glow, especially on the days I don’t feel like wearing make-up. It’s great for dryness, dullness, and uneven texture, and loss of elasticity or firmness. I can’t speak to wether it helps with loss of firmness as I don’t currently struggle with that, but it absolutely contributed to evening out my skins texture.

I also love the Dr. Dennis Gross C+ Collage Brighten + Firm Vitamin C serum (that’s a mouthful). I actually started using this after having use the Drunk Elephant serum for awhile and to be honest, I liked this one a lot better in comparison. The Drunk Elephant serum worked wonders, I just wasn’t a fan of the texture. Anyway, this one comes out more like a gel which is super refreshing. It does exactly what it claims to: even texture, help with dullness, and fine lines and wrinkles. I’m a big fan of Dr. Gross products so i definitely recommend trying this one out!

From AM to PM

you guys remember that song?! Christina Milian? “Everybody lookin’ like stars, all the chicks and the fellas in the bars, all of y’all bumping this in your car, from AM to PM!”

Yes? No? Anybody?

Ok, my night serums. Oh man, I LOVE night serums so MUCH.

I always feel like my skin shedded a layer of crap when I wake up in the morning because it feels soft and brand new.

A few of my favorites: Luna Oil by Sunday Riley, Good Genes by Sunday Riley (this one is good for day time too, but it made me oily under my make-up so it’s a night time one for me), and last but NOT LEAST the Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair serum. I just started this one about two weeks ago and I’m completely obsessed with how it’s literally transformed my skin in such a short amount of time!

Curious about eye creams?! Come back on Saturday to see my favorites!

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with love & gratitude,



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