skin healing products

I love beauty, I really do. But despite what you may think there are some days I curse it. Those days are usually a result of waking with a rash on my skin that makes it unbearable to face the day. Pun intended!

Trying so many different products makes me prone to this terror though through my mishaps comes a concoction of products that have finally helped my skin clear up within a couple of days.

What really prompted me to do this was my reaction I had to a combination of meds I was taking after having my wisdom teeth out. I woke with bumps all over my face and quickly got rid of them for a TV segment that was two days later. THIS WORKS.

Read more for the secret recipe…

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overnight serum oil treatment

overnight serum oil treatment

As I apply this oil for the fifth night in a row I decided I had to snap a pic and share, immediately. I’ve been using overnight masks and creams for a while but the sticky texture always left for a messy pillow.

 The Body Shop Vitamin E Overnight Serum-In-Oil ($28) and I are so good in bed together.

A silky oil that my skin just wants to devour. In seconds my skin is softer, smoother and way more comfortable.

I’ve been suffering the consequences of the Polar Vortex and had nothing but tight skin, even after the use of intensely hydrating moisturizers, it just wasn’t quenching the thirst.

The morning after was worthy of a walk of fame. The product claims to offer eight hours of overnight bliss but I needed it to work in six or seven and that it did. I woke up to delectably soft, glowing and best of all hydrated skin after the first use.

Day five and I’m in evening-skin bliss.

Have you tried this amazing oil yet? Join the conversation! #GoodInBed

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no make up face mask

no make up face mask

Chocolate always has a place in my heart and I mean in any shape or form. As a drink, in baked goods, plain and simple bars and even on my face. Canadian beauty brand, Yula Organics offer a variety of masks to meet your skincare needs and the best part is you can mix it with your favourite oils and even water to apply.

chocolate powder

{Eat chocolate, wear chocolate}

  yula organics chocolate face mask

{Chocolate face mask and avocado oil}

I’m mixing my powder with a pure avocado oil (softens the texture and is great for really dry skin like mine). Using olive oil is also super hydrating and beautifying for your skin, if you’re prone to oily skin then try mixing with The Body Shop’s tea tree oil.

chocolate mix mask paste

{Mixing mess}

chocolate mask yula organics

{Nom Nom}

No really, doesn’t it look edible? And also hilarious! Your fam jam will love to see you in this one.

As you can probably tell from the company name, this all natural brand gives you a chocolate mask ($30) featuring only kaolin (a type of clay), cocoa powder and aloe barbadensis leaf (mm calming).

The act of mixing this mess was so much more fun than your average squeeze bottle, I loved getting stuck in this concoction.

It was probably the oil that did it but my skin felt instantly softer and more delicate. The clay offered a gentle extraction so my skin looked without a doubt clearer.

I wouldn’t normally opt for an all natural product (if you do you’ll love this) but I have to say it oh so refreshing to take a break from the harsh chemicals I usually play with…

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redken collection

 redken collection

{Diamond Oil by Redken}

You may or may not know that I have a serious obsession with beauty blogger (and fragrance pro) Jane Daly’s hair. I mean come on, how can one’s hair be so perfect? It’s thick, it’s shiny, it’s lustrous. It’s everything.

So, that being said. Whenever I’m trying new products I always ask myself “WILL THIS GIVE ME JANE DALY HAIR?!”

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{Jane Daly and her awesome hair}

Redken may have come in close. With the new Diamond Oil line it has everything you need to protect and perfect dry, damaged brittle hair (ugh, hiii). Featuring lots of oils; camelina oil, coriander oil, apricot oil, olive oil, jojoba oil, coconut oil – it works to perfect your hair from the inside out.

diamond oil mask

{Shatterproof Shine and Deep Facets Mask}

Featuring Redken’s exclusive Interlock Protein Network (our hair is made up of 90% protein you know!) it harnesses three key ingredients to work three different points of our damaged strands, delivering the protein layers deeper than your usual treatments may.

It offers the surface protection that your hair needs but also repairs your strands over time and with more use. You know what that means — it won’t be one of those shampoo’s that your hair gets used to after a few washes. The best part of IPN is that it’ll deliver these strengthening properties right to the core of your hair, helping it become stronger from within.

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{Shatterproof Shine Intense}

So this Shatterproof Shine stuff — a product that you can go oh so wrong with and not realize until it’s too late. Case: In my excitement of holding this heavy glass bottle, I filled the dropper with a ton of serum and doused my hair in it. Why not? It’s going to make me shine BRIGHT like a diamond, right? Yeah, not so much. Think 90s’ grunge back when we didn’t wash our hair and being pale and greasy was cool…

This serum is SERIOUSLY concentrated so when it says 1-2 drops. Just use 1-2 drops. Trust me.

The line in general smells so delectable (must be all those oils), and you can really feel the nourishing properties work their magic almost immediately.  My favourite part of the collection has to be the Diamond Oil Deep Facets Mask. It’s my go-to mask whatever the shampoo I’ve used when I’m in desperate need of a repair and shine boost.

Hair like Jane Daly? ALMOST. Just wish it could make my flat strands look little thicker…

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