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EMPTIES: August 2020

EMPTIES: August 2020

EMPTIES: August 2020 | STAINED COUTURE

Took last week off from blogging, because I needed to recharge on so many levels. However, I’m ready to share what products I used up last month in August. I used up a little of everything and there were quite a few stars in this bunch. Keep reading to see what I loved and didn’t love that much out of EMPTIES: August 2020.

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IOTW: Dr. PawPaw Lip Sugar Scrub and Balm Duo

ITEM OF THE WEEK: Dr. PawPaw Lip Sugar Scrub and Balm Duo

ITEM OF THE WEEK: Dr PAWPAW Lip Sugar Scrub and Lip Balm | STAINED COUTURE

With our new norm of having to wear a mask everywhere, it’s starting to take a toll on our skin. I’m sure pretty sure the word of the year for skincare and beauty community is “maskne” – acne caused by wearing a face mask. I just got my first taste of maskne a couple of weeks ago, because I hadn’t washed my face mask. Luckily, my face has mostly cleared up and I now know the importance of making sure your face masks is clean.

Other than causing my skin to flare up, masks has caused my lips to get dry. My lips were getting extremely dry and I was trying every product to get them back in smooth and not flaky. After a while, I realized that I needed to find something that worked and use it consistently. That’s when I took a chance on Dr. PawPaw lip sugar scrub and lip balm duo. This is the product that finally got my lips to stop being dry and cracked.

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IOTW: Elta MD Tinted Sunscreen

One of the best things you can do for your skin is to never forget your sunscreen. Over the past few years, I’ve become that person that never leaves the house without sunscreen. Matter of fact, I keep a tube in my car for my hands to reapply to my face, if needed. Personally, I feel like most sunscreens are the same, as long as they are 35+ or better. My go-to sunscreen has been one from Neutrogena and it has been holding me down for years. However, I recently ran out of my sunscreen and decide it was a good time to try a new sunscreen – a tinted sunscreen. The one that was at the top of my list was Elta MD Tinted Sunscreen.

ITEM OF THE WEEK: Elta MD Tinted Sunscreen | STAINED COUTURE

Most of the skin care addicts and professionals I follow on social media have mentioned and/or raved about this Elta MD sunscreen before. Therefore, I knew at some point that I was going to have to buy this. The opportunity presented itself when I went for a facial a couple of weeks ago. Luckily, I ran out of my Neutrogena sunscreen the next day and was able to start using this one ASAP. I’ve been using it every day since I got it and it was definitely worth the wait. Keep reading to see why I think this probably going to be my favorite tinted sunscreen for life.

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Nightly PreCleanse Routine

I’m pretty sure that I’ve mentioned that I don’t have a go-to nightly skincare routine. Instead of using the same products, religiously every night, I instead listen to what my skin needs. There are days when my skin feels dry and I use hydrating products and get a little heavy handed with bedtime skin oil. However, I use the same nightly precleanse routine every night on days when I wear makeup.

Nightly PreCleanse Routine | STAINED COUTURE

 

What’s a precleanse routine? Well, it’s basically just removing your makeup before washing your face. Some people consider removing their makeup as part of their skincare routine, which it can be considered part of – not the cleansing part. I consider removing your makeup before washing your face the same as removing your clothes before taking a bath/shower. You need to remove to remove your clothes to wash your body. So, you need to remove your makeup in order to clean your face. Makes sense, right? Well, keep reading to see what I use and how.

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