The Skincare Mistake I Was Making That Wearing My Mask Taught Me. Ellery

The Skincare Mistake I Was Making That Wearing My Mask Taught Me.

I'm a summer person through and through, and I LOVE being outside in the heat and the sun! 


But I had a HUGE realization last summer and realized that while I love being out in the sun it is VERY important to take care of your skin. 


So last year during the pandemic I would wear my mask ALL the time, like a lot of us was doing. I was wearing them outside a lot too. On all my walks with Dagwood and at all the outdoor shows. 


As the summer wore on I was still just wearing the same mask outside time and time again. 


In the winter my mom was wearing the same mask (we all had matching at one point) and hers was still pink the original color. Mine had completely faded to white. 


This was incredibly shocking to me. I know to always wear sunscreen, I spent entire days at the pool growing up, I know the risks of sun damage and what can happen to your skin, 


But the visual of the mask completely changing colors and knowing that the upper part of my face and arms all received the same amount of sun was shocking. It really hit home that I need to start doing more to take care of my skin!!


So yes, I am 28 and just now taking care and caution of my skincare and I wanted to share with you the reason why I chose these skincare products for the shop! I don't have anything in the shop that I wouldn't wear or use personally so I just wanted to share my experience with these products with ya! 

Rose and Mint Glass Spray Bottle Skin Tonic

Ok I am someone who can get preeetttyyy lazy when it comes to a nighttime routine or a morning routine, or honestly any routine. The only thing I consistently do time and time again is take Dagwood on an hour-long morning walk.

So for me having an effortless product is KEY for me to use it. 

This Skin Tonic is just that. The rosewater and peppermint is an amazing floral and refreshing fragrance that I find to be really calming. 

I love that you can just spritz it onto your skin and let it soak in or sometimes I use a cotton ball and use it as a toner and clean my face with it that way. It is light, not sticky and I do not notice it drying out my face and making my skin feel tight which I have noticed from some other products. 

Rose Mint Skin Tonic- Rosewater, Aloe, Peppermint 

Rose Mint skin tonic is designed to restore skin's PH with rose water & hydrate with argan oil + aloe vera. Peppermint fights off acne-causing bacteria while lifting your mood & providing mental clarity. A healthy face & well-being provided by the power of plants.

INGREDIENTS: aloe vera leaf water, rose floral water, peppermint hydrosol, argan oil, geranium & peppermint leaf essential oil.

All that I said about the Rose and Mint Skin Tonic is also the same for the Desert Garden. This one is a little more earthy and I have been using this one before bed each night. 


Desert Garden Skin Tonic Lua Skincare

Desert Garden-Orange Blossom Water, Aloe, White Grapefruit

The magical scent of the desert brought to you in a skin tonic with all of the wild scents from plants of the southwest: orange blossoms, creosote, white grapefruit & aloe vera! Perfect to balance skin plus boost your mood.

INGREDIENTS: neroli floral water, aloe vera leaf water, wild-harvested creosote oil, jojoba oil, coriander essential oil, white grapefruit essential oil, lemon essential oil, & grapefruit seed extract.

I love these products because in the summer heat I want as little on as possible and these sprays are moisturizing without being greasy. 

Most days I just use this and then top with sunscreen. 

At night I have been wiping off my face with this spray and then using the Clarity Oil listed below. 


Clarity Face Oil Lua Skincare

So I don't know about you but the masks, the sweat and the sun definitely take a toll on my skin during the summer. I have been LOVING this oil. 

It's incredibly soothing and moisturizing and a little goes a long way which I always LOVE. 

Be kind to problem skin by giving it the nutrients it needs without stripping it dry.

Clarifying oils such as hemp seed + grapeseed power up with face clearing plant oils reduces inflammation, allowing skin's natural glow to shine through!

To Use: After cleansing, rub 2-3 drops of oil in the palm and gently pat over the face and neck. Can be used morning & night. Follow with your favorite sunscreen! 

INGREDIENTS: grapeseed oil, hemp seed oil, castor oil, lavender oil, cypress oil, sweet orange oil, rosemary oil, benzoin resin, tea tree oil, & vitamin e.

This has been such an easy addition in my getting ready routine 

When I saw the packaging for these products I fell in LOVE. The bright, happy colors really stand out in the world of skincare which has definitely gone the more minimal route. The brightness and dynamic lines and shapes is so fun and playful and it makes it feel less pressure and adds an element of joy to what could be a boring morning routine. 

LUA skincare was created with the philosophy that nature has the power to heal, protect, & rejuvenate skin. Founder, Lori Fenn, is an artist & nature lover whose artwork is the design inspiration behind the brand. After using oils on her own skin for over 15 years, she wanted to create something that would appeal to her teenage daughter that was both clean, green, & aesthetic. In the summer of 2016, the first LUA skincare set was created as a simple way to help start a daily skincare ritual that was plant-based, vegan, & cruelty-free with a desire to incorporate eco-conscious packaging whenever possible. Combined with the power of plant & flower oils, LUA truly embodies a product created from the heart & soul.



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