May 17, 2016

When it comes to skincare, the two words I pretty much live by is maintenance and prevention. It's easier to take preamptive measures than try and a problem once it occurs, don't you think? I certainly have my share of regrets when it comes to taking care of my skin. I wish I started using SPF products earlier, I wish I ate a little better and drank more water in college, I wish I remembered to take my make up off every night, if I did, I would've had to deal with sun spots on my nose, enlarged pores and blackheads later. But of course there is really no point of harboring regrets. The best you can do is learn your lessons and try and do better in the future.

One of the most important lessons I've learned is that maintaining healthy skin and preventing future damage is really a combination of a few key elements. First and foremost it's proper diet, drinking plenty of water and being active! I know, I know, we hear about the importance of proper diet, exercise and hydration all the time! But, I can tell you from personal experience, when I eat well, and by well I mean eating plenty of fruits and vegetables, my skin looks a lot better! Secondly, it's really important to use the right beauty products on regular basis! Basically, morning and night, no exceptions!:) In the past, I've talked to you about my morning skin-care routine. But I've introduced a new product to my morning beauty ritual recently and wanted to talk to you a little about it.

Because I love to be outdoors so much, I have to be really diligent about using SPF products. But as good as I was about using SPF products when I planned to stay outdoors for a while, I never really realized that even a few minutes of sun-exposure or indirect sun exposure can do some serious damage! Take my morning coffee run for example, my morning doesn't start until I have a cup of coffee! Rather than making a cup at home, prefer to walk to a cute little coffee shop right around the corner from where I live. In the past, I've made a mistake of thinking I don't have to wear SPF because it's such a short walk! Well, an unprotected few minutes here and there can add up to a ton of sun exposure over time – lesson learned thanks to a few new sun spots on my nose!

Now, SPF is basically one of the most important aspects of my morning skin-care routine! The product I've started using recently is OLAY Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream with SPF 30. What I like about this one in particular is that aside from offering a really high level of sun protection, this lightweight moisturizer helps to hydrate and soften my skin and also helps to prevent any future damage like fine lines and wrinkles for example. Normally, I apply it to a freshly cleansed face just before I put my foundation on and reapply every two hours or so! The trick to reapplying without messing up your make up is by going with liquid foundation ( since powders tend to cake ) and simply layering it over foundation, spot correcting with a bit of concealer or BB cream!

Thank you Olay for partnering with me for this post!


Natali said...

I never leave my house without a good SPF protection and a nutritious breakfast like yours on these photos. :) This is such a sweet post and you look stunning!

Elena said...

Such a nice post! Each single photo is just awesome! And the orange dress suits you absolutely amazing! :)
XO from Germany

Noey Lolita said...

I have used it to, it goes really well

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Dressed With Soul said...

I do the same: I never leave the house without sun protection!
Love the orange dress.
xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

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Нина Васиљевић said...

Such a nice post! True beauty starts from inside the skin :)

Anonymous said...

So true, protecting ourselves from the sun is so important! Also, where is your outfit of the first picture from? greetings from France x

Sophie Spiegelberger said...

Love that orange shade, so great for summer!
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Rupa said...

You are right. Ask any dermatologist and they would tell you a hundred bad things that sun can do to skin.

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Love the orange dress and the sandals are beautiful too!

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Esther Mbeka said...

such a good share, abso love the dress and PJs.


Great routines! xx

Nicoletta De Luca said...

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Camille said...

Awesome post

Wonky Lauren said...

I've loved Olay products for years and your skin looks amazing for it x

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Bill said...

I agree

Georgia Bobar said...

Love your pictures so much!


Sasa Zoe said...

Looking great:P

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Monika Wlodarczyk said...

Love that! I also see that whenever I start eating bad my skin gets worse.


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thanks for sharing such a great the orange dress.

Holly Rose said...

Thanks for sharing! I think wearing SPF every day- moisturizer or foundation- makes SUCH a difference. It's such a simple change to make too! & I agree, drinking water, eating well and exercising are so important when it comes to skincare.
Lovely post!
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Deborah D said...

Love Olay products, your skin care must be really efffective cause you always look flawless!


Alona said...

Creams with SPF in them are so, so important! The damages from the sun are hard to fix. This post is lovely (as always). Thanks for sharing your tips :) x Alona

Lauren said...

Your skin is beautiful and I love the orange outfit - gorgeous! <3

Milica Nikolić said...

Great post!♥
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Monika Basiaga said...

I'm totally in love with your outfit! :)
The dress is amazing.

P.S.LilyBoutique said...

Thanks for sharing!! Love the orange dress :)

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Diane Hoang said...

All that breakfast food looks amazing! Your skin looks so flawless!

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I have been using solvaderm products as part of my morning skin care routine. Every morning I used solvaderm facial and moisturizer to keep the smoothness of the skin and to feel refresh.

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Teresa Hamilton said...

Thank you for sharing your experience. I rarely use product from OLAY. Just a some simple advice so I think I can do it.
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