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Personal care is part of your well-being. There is nothing frivolous or silly about taking care of your own body – it’s the only one you get!
I think it’s especially important to treat our bodies gently as we age. It’s not about clinging to youth, but rather a focus on projecting our best selves at whatever time of life we are in.
Here are a few of my favorite personal care products. Why do I love them? Because they all work really well! I would never recommend them otherwise.
They are each a good solid, practical choice to do the job they are meant to do. As a bonus, they each cost less than $30! Give them a try, you will not be disappointed.
My Favorite Personal Care Products
Let’s start with a product that really does a little of everything. You can use the Brooklyn Botany Matcha Green Tea Exfoliating Body Scrub as a body scrub, foot scrub, and facial scrub. It moisturizes and nourishes your skin, exfoliates, and helps reduce inflammation. Did I mention it smells like heaven? It’s got a light, pepperminty scent – It’s also available in several other fragrances including Brown Sugar and Sweet Orange.
Molivera Organics Fractionated Coconut Oil was created to be used for hair, skin, massage and as an aromatherapy carrier oil. What do I use it for? Moisturizing my very dry skin! Right after my shower, I rub this oil into my skin from head to toes, every single day. It’s addictive. End of story.
Nothing, nothing, nothing removes every trace of makeup like Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm. This balm starts off as a solid, then transforms to an oil as you spread it on your face. Interestingly, I started using Clinique as a teenager, then grew away from it for many years while I tried out so many other brands. Recently, I find myself drawn back to Clinique and the brand’s excellent product line.
A friend of mine recommended the L’Oréal Paris Skincare Pure-Clay Face Mask with Charcoal when I was saying my skin was feeling dull and dry. First of all, it’s really fun to use – it’s a black mask! Charcoal is a known detoxifier and this mask will leave your face feeling fresh and clean.
I was a little hesitant to believe the claims made about the Nano Towel Makeup Remover Face Wash Cloth. Could it really remove makeup “like an eraser”? Answer: yes it does. However, it takes a little more rubbing than I prefer on my face. I now use this in conjunction with the fabulous Clinique Cleansing Balm above. After I work the balm in, I dampen this towel and wipe the excess balm away. My face is clean and soft and moist and ready for night cream before I climb into bed.
CND SolarOil Nail & Cuticle Care is a conditioning treatment that has done wonders for my rough cuticles and nail flexibility. I made the mistake of getting gel nails, followed by dip powder, earlier this year and the combination just destroyed my nails. I found out about this oil during my growing-out period, and wow, what a difference it has made. A little lasts a long, long time, too, so don’t be surprised at the small size of the bottle! It is an excellent value!
It’s still pretty hot here in California, so I am still using my #1 summer product to keep my cool – Mario Badescu Skin Care Facial Spray with Aloe, Cucumber And Green Tea. This facial mist is like a little burst of refreshment, and it’s so light and hydrating. I’m addicted to the Cucumber and Green Tea scent, but it also comes in Lavender and Rose.
Everyone has their favorite personal care products, and these are some of mine. I hope you’ll give them a try – then let me know in the comments if you love them as much as I do!