My Affordable Skin Care Routine

I truly believe that good skin comes from diet, stress-reduction, and balanced hormones. That being said, I’m always on the hunt for budget-friendly skincare products that have simple ingredients and won’t irritate my skin. I’m prone to redness, and I have the struggle of combination skin.

Step 1- I start with the Face Halo to take off my make-up. You can read all about my obsession with this product by reading this post.

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$22 for 3 Face Halos. This pack will last you for months.

Step 2- Orange Blossom Face Wash

Several months ago, I posted to Instagram Stories searching for a great facewash. Several of you suggested that I try Young Living’s Orange Blossom Face Wash. I’m obsessed. It leaves my skin feeling so clean. I also love the earthy scent.

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Young Living’s Orange Blossom Face Wash  $33.50


Last month, I had the pleasure of attending Modern Dermatology’s Media Party with my fellow-blogging buddy, Helen Phillips. Doctors Klein and Robinson have created the most gorgeous space. (Stay tuned as I will be visiting the office for my annual skin check.) As if opening a state-of-the-art facility in Westport wasn’t enough, they even have their own affordable skincare line. Their hydrating serum is AH-FREAKIN-MAZING! This product is a fast absorbing gel that feels like heaven on your face. It is a hyaluronic acid serum that also contains cucumber, arnica, willow bark, chamomile, & licorice extract. I wanted to post about this product after the first time I used it- that is how amazing it is. To be fair, I told myself I would use it for a full month before singing its praises. Well, it’s been a month, and the serum is just as amazing as it was on Day 1.

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PureBioDerm Hydrating Serum $28.50


Health Warrior Chia Bars

I’m not sure about you, but I wish I had time to make my own juices, almond milk, and granola bars every week. The reality is, I don’t. Some days, I’m eating while driving. (Which I hope is not a ticketable offense). The words “quick and convenient” don’t usually coincide with the word “healthy”. The fact that I’ve enjoyed these bars for several years is the truest testament of all. They’re healthy, convenient, and tasty.

Meet Health Warrior Chia Bars! These bars have few ingredients and contain only 3 grams of sugar. These bars are real food, and that is rare to find amongst the sea of overly-processed snack bars on the market. They also have 3 grams of protein, which isn’t too shabby considering there are only 100 calories in each bar.

Why chia seeds? The ancient Tarahumara, descendents of the Aztecs, were fueled by chia seeds. Anything that has been considered healthy for that long is legitimate in my book.  Chia seeds are high in Omega-3 fatty acids. Many studies have demonstrated that chia seeds can have a positive impact on hair/skin health, digestive health, and even cardiovascular health. More importantly, they actually taste good. During the school year, my afternoon snack often consists of a Health Warrior Chia Bar and a piece of fruit. FYI, the coconut is my absolute favorite and the dark chocolate is a close second. Ben prefers the açai berry, and it’s always comical to ask him to pronounce “açai”.

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If you watch me on Instastories or Pinterest, you know that I’m a huge fan of snack bars. You also know that I’m a huge fan of understanding where my food comes from. Health Warrior was founded in 2010 by three former college athletes who quickly found themselves off the field and adjusting to a normal adulting routine. One thing remained constant, they still needed to fuel their bodies with nutrient-dense foods. They built their brand off the belief that when it comes to food, it should be quality over quantity. This is the exact reason why I don’t count calories. Instead, I aim to fuel my body with the healthiest foods possible.

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Health Warrior is offering 20% with the code twentyfiveplus5 (all lowercase letters!). I would love to know your favorite flavor!