The pursuit of true beauty—that is what this blog’s all about. As Christian women we know that it’s the development of our inner beauty that truly matters in life.
That doesn’t mean we have to ignore outward beauty. As Matt Chandler says, “If the barn needs painting…” :)
So today, I wanted to tell you about my favorite health and beauty products. It seems I rarely find much that impresses me in this arena, but since I’ve actually found a few products to be helpful, I thought I’d tell you about them. Maybe you’ll find them helpful too.
I deal with dry skin year-round, but once winter sets in, I might as well start bathing in lotion. Dry skin on my face is especially bothersome. I’ve tried a number of different facial lotions over the years, spending more and more money as time went on. As it turns out, the products that have helped me the most are also the least expensive.
I picked up Pond’s Cold Cream and Pond’s Dry Skin cream during a BOGO free sale at a drugstore this winter and have been pleasantly surprised by the results. My skin has become much better moisturized without developing the usual complication of breakouts.
I know everyone’s skin is different, but if dry skin is your problem, Pond’s may provide a solution for you too.
Sensitive skin is another familiar issue for me. Since my longstanding childhood struggle with eczema, rashes and unexplained skin irritation have been my frequent and unwelcome companions in life. Last year, my lips decided they couldn’t handle any lipstick or moisturizer, including ones I’d used for years.
When Neosporin released their lip health line, I decided to give it a try. Lo, and behold, after all of the new lip products I’d purchased, this one worked wonders for me. The irritation and dryness disappeared within days of using both the daily and overnight therapy. Neosporin has kept my lips moist and healthy as promised.
Neosporin Lip Health is available at drugstores, Target, or Wal-Mart.
I’ve saved my favorite product for last. My sister apparently got all of the good nail genes in the family, because I ended up with thin, flimsy, and brittle nails while hers were naturally strong. Once again, I tried multiple products over the years with little to no results until one of my college roommates told me to try Nail Envy by OPI.
This product really works. You have to be faithful in using it (one coat every other day), but based on my experience, I can honestly say that it transforms weak nails. Sometimes I use it on my nails alone, and other times I use it as a base and top coat.
The other day someone complimented me on my nails, and I mentioned how much Nail Envy has helped. She said, “You mean those are your real nails?”
Nail Envy is expensive in the stores (around $16), but you can find it online for almost half that price with shipping included.
Check it out on Amazon. In my opinion, it’s been well worth the price. Now, my sister gets to envy my fingernails. ;)
What are your must-have beauty products?