Put Your Best Face Forward

Updated: Feb 7, 2019

Like many girls, I love makeup. There's something about getting dolled up for a GNO or date night that makes me feel like a princess. But every masterpiece begins with a clean canvas. A few years ago I started to realize that what's underneath the makeup is where the REAL MAGIC lies. The healthier your skin is, the better your makeup will look.

Growing up my mother stressed the importance of taking care of my skin. She taught me to use a moisturizer, wash my face nightly - even if I get home at 2 am and although aging is inevitable the combination of products and lifestyle habits can slow it. Your skin is the largest organ so why not make it one of your highest priorities??

Hydrating your skin is KEY. Using a cream is one way but drinking enough water throughout the day hydrates your skin from the inside out. I have oily skin and for most of my life I thought that meant I shouldn't moisturize as often. WRONG. People with oily skin - such as myself - actually need to HYDRATE, HYDRATE, HYDRATE!! When your skin is dehydrated your sebaceous glands produce more oils. When you have oily skin it can leave you more prone to breakouts. So when you think you should be using products that strip your skin of oils, hold off and try out a moisturizer.

Now, if your an avid instagram scroller you have probably come across a brand called TULA. TULA is a probiotic skin care line that was created by Gastroenterologist Dr. Raj. If you are not familiar, probiotics are commonly known as "good bacteria" that promote gut health. What I discovered is that these probiotics can lock in moisture and soothe inflammation. After reading through their website and learning more about their products and how they were created, I was intrigued enough to give it a try. In order to document results of how well a product works, my preferred method is taking before & after photos. Below are may before photos prior to my "Day One" application of the 3 Step Balanced Skin Bundle, which included:

  1. Purifying Face Cleanser

  2. Pro-Glycolic Resurfacing pH serum

  3. Hydrating Day & Night cream



3 Weeks Later...


The differences between the before & after photos speak for themselves. I used the products religiously, morning and night, for 3 weeks and I was nothing short of wow-ed with my results. Today, I have been using TULA for a little over a month and a half and I still LOVE it. I received the Exfoliating Treatment Mask for Christmas and I have incorporated it into my routine twice a week.

RESULTS

During my trial, the 3 major changes I noticed in my skin are:

  1. Natural glow

  2. Balanced complexion

  3. LESS OILY - which is HUGE

I have a passion for skin care. These three weeks were meant to be fun and showcase my results of a popular brand. My intent is not to claim everyone will have the same experience, but that I personally am very pleased with where my skin is after using these products. Bottom line, there are zillions of moisturizers, serums and cleansers to choose from, get out there and try several and see what works best for your skin type.

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