5 beauty products i swear by

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1. Kate Somerville Clinic-to-Go Peel Pads $56

These peel pads are so good! They’re made up mostly of lactic acid which really helps dissolve whatever is inside the pores, leaving your skin feeling super clean and pores are tighter. I use these twice per week, at night, after I cleanse. It tingles at first, yesss. I leave it on for about 10 minutes (the tingling stops because it does self-neutralize) and then just rinse with warm water.

2. Lip Smacker Lip Balm $2

I’m so happy this stuff has always been around! No matter the trends with lip balm, gloss and everything else, Lip Smacker had it figured out from the beginning and has never changed. I really appreciate that. I also appreciate the Bubble Gum, Cotton Candy and Watermelon flavors. So silky and hydrating with a little bit of a pink tint. Love.

3. RMS Living Luminizer $38

I own a huge portion of the RMS Beauty line, but the Living Luminizer is the one I seriously haven’t gone a day without using in….like 2 years. It’s a very natural, “pretty” highlighter that’s super easy to apply. Literally just swipe with your finger and apply to cheek bones like sponge painting. I even started applying it to my cupids bow to draw more light to my lips. This is a beautiful formula and looks great on everyone.

4. Schmidt’s Natural Deodorant $13

Especially the Geranium! Geranium, anything and everything, please. This is the first natural deodorant that really does last all day. Trust me, I’ve tried so many. I still try not to think about how much money I’ve wasted on trying out new deodorants. Not cool.

5. Paul Mitchell Color Protect Locking Spray $14

UVA protection for your hair! Sunflower extract provides sun protection so your hair doesn’t dry out and color doesn’t fade. This spray also has castor oil in it, which is the best natural ingredient for strengthening and growing your hair. Jason says I’m over the top when it comes to sunscreen. I’m cool with that.

XOXO
~Aly

the best anti-aging supplements everyone should be taking

♡ Fish Oil ♡
Fish oil is the best supplement for your heart and overall health, but it also provides intense hydration to your skin and reduces inflammation. Skin diseases such as acne and psoriasis are both triggered by inflammation, in which taking a daily anti-inflammatory supplement will literally change your life. If I had to choose one supplement to take for the rest of my life this would be it. If you’re vegan, try flax seed oil, chia seed oil or even walnut oil. These are my favorite fish oil capsules. They also come in liquid form (they’re naturally flavored and taste just fine, pinky prom.), which is how I prefer it, but if you’re a beginner, stick with the capsules!
 
♡ Zinc ♡
 Zinc is arguably as strong as antibiotics when it comes to killing bacteria. It’s also a great healing and anti-inflammatory supplement. If you suffer from acne, I highly recommend incorporating zinc into your diet. Try these supplements by Dr. Murad.
 
♡ Vitamins ACE ♡
 Vitamin A helps balance sebum production (great for oily skin types), while vitamin C is an antioxidant that protects us from free radicals and sun damage. Vitamin E is another anti-inflammatory that pairs well with Vitamin C for they both are a good source of UVA protection. I recommend eating a high-veggie diet that includes leafy greens like spinach and kale, along with others rich in beta-carotene like carrots and sweet potatoes. Vegetables are packed with micronutrients that are essential to healthy, supple skin. 
xoxo, 
Aly